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

The 2023 NBA playoffs are here!

Twenty teams have a chance -- some, uh, smaller than others -- to take home the Larry O'Brien Trophy in June. But first, four teams need to come out of the play-in tournament. Can the No. 8 seed Minnesota Timberwolves overcome Rudy Gobert's suspension and Jaden McDaniel's wall punch to surprise LeBron James and the No. 7 seed Los Angeles Lakers? Can the No. 10-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder continue their shocking run by shutting down the No. 9 seed Pelicans in New Orleans?