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NBA playoffs first-round expert picks

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Our NBA experts reveal their picks for the 2013 NBA playoffs' first-round series. Beneath each pick, you'll find our confidence meter.

The confidence meter reflects an estimation of how confident we are in the selection of winning team and number of games. So, for instance, Matt Moore is 80 percent confident the Heat will win in four games, but 98 percent confident the Heat will win the series overall.

In other words, a low confidence does not reflect a lack of confidence in the winning team necessarily, only a low level of confidence in that specific pick (i.e. Knicks in five).

For our Eastern Conference series preview, click here. For the complete playoffs schedule, click here.

NBA Playoff Expert Picks
SeriesKen Berger
@KBergCBS
Matt Moore
@MattMooreCBS
Royce Young
@DailyThunder
Zach Harper
@TalkHoops
Eastern Conference
(1) Heat vs.
(8) Bucks

4 games

4 games

4 games

5 games
Confidence Meter:
(2) Knicks vs.
(7) Celtics

5 games

5 games

6 games

7 games
Confidence Meter:
(3) Pacers vs.
(6) Hawks

5 games

6 games

5 games

5 games
Confidence Meter:
(4) Nets vs.
(5) Bulls

6 games

7 games

7 games

7 games
Confidence Meter:
Western Conference
(1) Thunder vs.
(8) Rockets

5 games

5 games

4 games

5 games
Confidence Meter:
(2) Spurs vs.
(7) Lakers

6 games

6 games

6 games

5 games
Confidence Meter:
(3) Nuggets vs.
(6) Warriors

6 games

5 games

7 games

6 games
Confidence Meter:
(4) Clippers vs.
(5) Grizzlies

7 games

6 games

7 games

6 games
Confidence Meter:
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