Experts' predictions for the conference semifinals

Can the Blazers make it to the Western Conference finals? (1:26)

Paul Pierce and Amin Elhassan break down how the Blazers could face the Warriors or Rockets in the conference finals. (1:26)

Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers reached the conference semifinals in grand fashion, while the Denver Nuggets needed all seven games in Round 1. Who has the edge in this West showdown? Our experts make their picks for the second round of the 2019 NBA playoffs.

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Western Conference semifinals

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