TERESA M. WALKER
AP Sports Writer

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April 18, 2013
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West braces for tough postseason matchups

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The West has been the better conference during the regular season, and now teams are looking for the payoff during the NBA postseason. The conference has been so dominant that the second-seeded New York Knicks in the East would be only the No. 6 seed in the West. Sure, the NBA playoffs will run through the defending champion Miami Heat and LeBron James, but Memphis coach Lionel Hollins says he prefers playing against the best to make his team better. “That’s why I like playing in the West instead of in the East,” Hollins said. But that …

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