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NBA Western Conference playoff preview: Predictions for the four first-round series

NBA Western Conference playoff preview: Predictions for the four first-round series

A series-by-series look at the NBA's Western Conference playoffs:

1. GOLDEN STATE

Record: 73-9 (home 39-2; road 34-7)

8. HOUSTON

Record: 41-41 (home 23-18, road 18-23)

Season series: Warriors 3-0.

Key stats: Golden State's 73-9 record is the best in NBA history. Houston gave up 106.4 points a game, the most of any of the 16 playoff teams.

Outlook: The rematch of last year's Western Conference finalists won't be much of a contest this time. Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green were on a...

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