A look at how the two series that start on Monday night shape up.
2 Oklahoma City vs. 3
Season series: Tied, 2-2.
Key stat: Oklahoma City's
Outlook: These teams are so evenly matched that it's hard to envision the series going any shorter than six games. The Clippers offset the Thunder's duo of Durant and Westbrook with superior depth and feature advantages in the coaching and intangibles departments, having withstood the furor of owner
Prediction: Clipper Nation continues its rapid border expansion. Clippers in seven.
1 Indiana vs. 5 Washington
Season series: Indiana, 2-1.
Key stat: Washington's
Outlook: Everything is trending toward an upset. Indiana needed seven games to dispatch eighth-seeded Atlanta in the first round, extending its struggles that started in early March when the team went 10-13 to close the regular season, including a loss to Washington. The Wizards defeated the defense-oriented Bulls in the first round, giving them the confidence they need to topple the similarly styled