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NBA playoffs 2023: Experts' picks for the play-in and every first-round series

The 2023 NBA playoffs are here!

Eighteen teams still have a chance -- some, uh, smaller than others -- to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June. But first, two more teams need to come out of the play-in tournament. After losing to the Lakers, can the No. 8 seed Minnesota Timberwolves overcome Rudy Gobert's suspension and Jaden McDaniel's wall punch to defeat the the No. 10-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder, who continued their shocking run by shutting down the No. 9 seed Pelicans in New Orleans?

Over in the East, we have a Miami Heat team that has spent all season trying to overcome injuries and inconsistency taking on the Chicago Bulls.