A look at how the two series that start Tuesday night shape up.
1 San Antonio vs. 5 Portland
Key stat: Veteran guard
Season series: Tied, 2-2.
Outlook: This is a matchup of old-timers versus up-and-comers. The question is, are the youthful
Prediction: Slow and steady wins what should be a wild race. Spurs in six.
2 Miami vs. 6 Brooklyn
Season series: Brooklyn, 4-0.
Outlook: It almost seemed as if Brooklyn went into a deliberate tailspin to end the regular season so that it might draw the Heat given its sweep of the four games between the teams. But those games weren't exactly one-sided; the