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** 2013 NBA Playoffs **

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The *2013 NBA Playoffs* was the postseason tournament of the National
Basketball Association's 2012–13 season, which began play on April 20,
2013 and ended on June 20, 2013 with the 2013 NBA Finals . The Eastern
Conference champion Miami Heat defeated the Western Conference champion San
Antonio Spurs in 7 games, with Miami's LeBron James being named NBA Finals
MVP.

The Miami Heat headed into the playoffs with a franchise-best 66 wins,
topping the league in the regular season. Their 2012 Finals opponents, the
Oklahoma City Thunder, topped the Western Conference with 60 wins, making
it the first time since 2006 that the two teams who faced off in the
previous year's finals topped their respective conferences in the next
regular season.

The New York Knicks entered the playoffs with their best regular-season
performance since 1997, finishing atop the Atlantic Division for the first
time since 1994. The Indiana Pacers won the Central Division for the first
time since 2004, while the Los Angeles Clippers made franchise history by
winning their first Pacific Division title and having a 56-win season, tied
with the Memphis Grizzlies, whose 56 wins were also a franchise record. The
Denver Nuggets earned the West's third seed and headed into the playoffs
with a franchise-record 57 wins.

The Brooklyn Nets and Golden State Warriors made their first playoff
appearances since 2007. This also marked the first time that Barclays
Center hosted a playoff game. The Houston Rockets made their first playoff
appearance since 2009, while the Milwaukee Bucks appeared for the first
time since 2010. The Bucks were also the first team in two years to qualify
for the playoffs despite finishing below .500


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