NBA Playoffs 2013: Saturday Game 1 Overview/Predictions

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Mar 13, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Los Angeles Clippers guard Chris Paul (3) and Memphis Grizzlies guard Mike Conley (11) battle for the ball at the Staples Center. The Grizzlies defeated the Clippers 96-85. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Today is the day every basketball fan has been longing for. The 2013 NBA Playoffs will officially tip off 3 PM ET on Saturday.

Game 1 can be one of the most exciting games in a series. We can finally evaluate how the teams truly match up in a playoff environment. Both teams in every series will look to come out strong, set the tone and send a message to their opponents.

Could there be any upsets? Here are the predictions for Saturday’s games.

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