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Syracuse in the NBA: Conference semifinals recap

Two former Syracuse Orange men’s basketball players advanced in the NBA Playoffs and are now set to meet in the Western Conference Finals.

The Los Angeles Lakers and the Denver Nuggets will square off in the west, which subsequently means either Dion Waiters or Jerami Grant will appear in the NBA Finals this year.

As for other Syracuse alumi in the NBA Playoffs, Carmelo Anthony and the Portland Trail Blazers were knocked out in the first round by the Lakers. The Orlando Magic and Michael Carter-Williams were ousted from the playoffs by the Milwaukee Bucks, but three erstwhile Syracuse players were represented in the conference semifinals.