Regular season heroes will rise and fall, rivalries will be renewed and the dark horses will get their chance when the National Basketball Association playoffs begin this weekend. The Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs are the favourites, but there's always someone who does the unexpected and launches a team to prominence. Golden State finished with 6
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It took all 82 games to decide many of the playoff seedings, but the field is now set. Here’s a look at some of the playoff matchups.