LOOK: 14 ESPN analysts pick Suns’ first-round series against Clippers

The Phoenix Suns, who are the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, will play the fifth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round series of the NBA playoffs.

Phoenix and Los Angeles split four meetings this year, though the Clippers' final two wins came when the Suns were shorthanded.

The Clippers and Suns played in the regular-season finale for both teams Sunday. Los Angeles won, 119-114, but struggled as the Suns were without seven rotation players.

The Suns are expected to have a deep run in the postseason. They have an incredibly talented foursome in their starting lineup with guards Devin Booker and Chris Paul, center Deandre Ayton and forward Kevin Durant, who might be the best player in the NBA.

Analysts Skip Bayless and Kendrick Perkins each offered their take on how the Suns will fare in the first round. Tuesday morning, ESPN released a story in which they had select media members pick the NBA's play-in games, which will begin Tuesday night, and each of the first-round series.

The network's 14 analysts polled for the Suns-Clippers series each picked Phoenix to win. Here are the names of each of the members and their prediction for how many games.

The Suns also opened as favorites for the series on DraftKings.

Game 1 for the Suns-Clippers series will be Sunday at Footprint Center in Phoenix. The time and TV information for the game is yet to be announced

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