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Primer for the first round of the postseason

Primer for the first round of the postseason

CNNSI.com Updated Apr 18, 2013
Are the Lakers one-and-done? Can Carmelo carry the Knicks? Will the Nuggets be able to keep pace? Chris Mannix tackles what should be a memorable first round of the playoffs.
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Sports Columnists

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    This won't be the most competitive first-round series, but it may be the most entertaining, however long it lasts. Conventional wisdom says pace slows and scores dip in the playoffs, but that won't be the case with Houston and Oklahoma City, who rank se…
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoffs: New York Knicks vs. Boston Celtics preview

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    The Celtics had won the Atlantic every year since their 2007 trade for Kevin Garnett -- until this season, when New York broke through for its first divisional title in 19 years. But now the Knicks have to make good on the playoff expectations that acco…
  • Ian Thomsen: NBA playoff preview: Spurs vs. Lakers

    Apr 18
    Since Tim Duncan's 1997 arrival in San Antonio, the extraordinary Spurs have won at least 50 games (or the equivalent, taking into account the lockout year of '99) and contended for the championship every year. They've met the Lakers in six playoff seri…
  • Lee Jenkins: NBA playoff preview: Clippers vs. Grizzlies

    Apr 18
    For the second straight year, the Clippers and Grizzlies meet in the most intriguing first-round matchup as the No. 4 and 5 seeds. Again, they are stylistic opposites. The Clippers try to push the pace, with Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, while the Grizz…