Updated: Apr 15, 2011, 3:02 PM

Vote: NBA playoffs (first round)

Celtics/Knicks Will the Celtics beat the Knicks in the first round?

Now that the NBA playoffs are set, it's time to determine which team will win each first-round matchup.

In the Eastern Conference, the Bulls have made a strong case in the second half for the mantle of best team in the league. Will they have any trouble taking care of the Pacers in the first round? Meanwhile, the Celtics have fallen out of the race a bit after their trade of Kendrick Perkins. Are they still tough enough to take the Knicks down?

In the Western Conference, the Lakers will look to erase the bad memories of a late-season losing streak by bringing Phil Jackson his 12th NBA title. Injuries could play a big part in the first round in the West, as the Spurs will be without Manu Ginobili for their first game against the Grizzlies.

It's time for you, SportsNation, to sound off and vote!


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