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Key lineup decisions for the conference finals

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Whether it's the choice of injury replacements, depth players or deployment of the special teams, all four teams in the conference finals are faced with at least one key lineup decision. Here's a look at each one and how the underlying numbers suggest the teams proceed.


Eastern Conference final