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NBA Playoffs: There Will Be a New World Champion

The Suns ended the Lakers' bid for a repeat championship after a 113-100 win in Game Six. It was the only first-round playoff loss of LeBron James' career. Presently, all but one playoff series is in the second round. The Nets, with stars Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, and James Harden, are a favorite to win their first title. However, injuries are the wild card that could help an underdog capture the crown. Here's a look at where things stand and the top storylines heading into the next round.

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