Pelicans vs. Warriors
The USA Basketball Men's National Team -- past and present -- is well represented in the 2015 NBA Playoffs that began this past weekend. Between New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, who was an assistant coach with the golden USA World Cup Team, Pelicans forward and Olympic and World Cup gold medalist Anthony Davis and World Cup gold medalists and Golden State's Splash Brothers Klay Thompson and Stephen Curry, there's plenty of gold to go around the Pelicans-Warriors first-round matchup.
Raptors vs. Wizards
DeMar DeRozan of the Toronto Raptors won gold with the 2014 USA World Cup Team, while John Wall of the Washington Wizards was part of the 2014 USA National Team Training Camp roster.
Clippers vs. Spurs
Chris Paul, a two-time Olympic gold medalist who is a member of the USA Basketball National Team, leads the Los Angeles Clippers in a first-round matchup against 2004 Olympian Tim Duncan and the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs.
Rockets vs. Mavericks
James Harden, gold medalist with the 2012 U.S. Men's Olympic Team and the leading scorer on the gold medalist 2014 USA World Cup Team, leads the Houston Rockets in a first-round matchup against Chandler Parsons and the Dallas Mavericks. Parsons was a 2014 USA World Cup Team finalist.
Cavaliers vs. Celtics
Kyrie Irving, MVP of the 2014 FIBA World Cup, and his Cleveland Cavaliers squad take on the Boston Celtics, featuring rookie Marcus Smart, who participated in the 2013 Men's National Team training camp.
Hawks vs. Nets
Kyle Korver, a finalist for the 2014 USA World Cup Team roster, leads the Atlanta Hawks in a first-round matchup against 2014 World Cup gold medalist Mason Plumlee and the Brooklyn Nets.
Trail Blazers vs. Grizzlies
The Portland Trail Blazers, led by 2014 USA World Cup Team finalist Damian Lillard, face 2000 Olympian Vince Carter and the Memphis Grizzlies.
Bulls vs. Bucks
Bulls head coach and USA National Team assistant coach Tom Thibodeau and the Bulls' playoff hopes have been bolstered by the return of two-time FIBA World Cup gold medalist Derrick Rose. Chicago faces a Milwaukee Bucks team coached by Jason Kidd, who as a player won two Olympic golds (2000, 2004).
National Team Players In the 2015 NBA Playoffs
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