Do not expect the same predictable playoff series where the top two teams make it to the Conference Finals as both the top seeded San Antonio Spurs and Oklahoma City Thunder will be facing truly challenging foes and not the usual pushovers that higher seeds face in the playoffs. In fact, as I predicted with the East, neither Oklahoma City Thunder nor the San Antonio Spurs will be heading to the Western Conference Finals and the one who will win the west will be a familiar face that has been to the NBA Finals three of the last four years. Many will disagree with my assessment, especially concerning the Oklahoma City Thunder pointing to their record which happens to be the second best record in the West; however, it is my affirmation that right now the regular season means nothing and it is now all about match ups. So prepare to be astounded and amazed as titans will fall and old champions will rise again in this years NBA Western Conference Playoff series.
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