Posted Date: April 18, 2014

2014 NBA playoffs: 5 storylines to watch

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Damian Lillard and Kemba Walker are set to make their playoff debuts. (Brock Williams-Smith/Getty Images)

The 2014 NBA playoff matchups are finally set, and postseason play is set to commence on Saturday. Here’s a quick-hitting look at five storylines to watch as 16 teams begin their pursuit of a title.

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Posted Date: April 17, 2014

Heat’s LeBron James maintains top spot on list of NBA’s best-selling jerseys

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LeBron James (right) had the NBA’s best-selling jersey for the 2013-14 season. (Steve Cunningham/NBAE/Getty Images)

MVP or not, LeBron James continues to reign atop the NBA’s best-selling jerseys list.

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Posted Date: April 18, 2014

SI.com’s 2014 NBA playoff preview hub

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Chris Paul and Stephen Curry meet in the first round. (Danny Moloshok/AP)

Welcome to SI.com’s 2013-14 NBA playoff preview hub, home of all of your postseason preparation needs.

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Posted Date: April 17, 2014

Kentucky’s James Young declares for 2014 NBA draft

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Kentucky’s James Young has declared for the 2014 NBA draft. (Jamie Squire/Getty Images Sport)

Kentucky freshman guard James Young declared for the NBA draft at a press conference on Thursday.

“My time at Kentucky has been special to me, something I’ll always treasure, but I feel that I’m ready to take the next step to the NBA,” Young said, according to WTVQ. “I’ve learned more this year, on and off the court, about life from [coach John Calipari] and the staff and appreciate all of their guidance and support. I can’t say enough about my teammates. The journey helped us build a bond that we will always share for the rest of our lives.”

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Posted Date: April 17, 2014

Oddsmaker sets Heat, Spurs as title favorites with 2014 NBA playoffs set to open

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LeBron James (center) and the Heat are favored to win their third straight title. (Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE/Getty Images)

Are we headed for a sequel to one of the greatest Finals in NBA history?

Oddsmaking service Bovada.LV has set the Heat and Spurs as the top two favorites to win the 2014 title, one year after Miami prevailed over San Antonio in an epic, seven-game Finals.

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