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April 21, 2008
The NBA (playoffs): Where amazing happens

As much as you see in an NBA game when sitting courtside, it's amazing how much you miss at the same time.
If only they had DVRs for live action.
So after a weekend of watching from my couch with the advantage of the HD bird's eye view combined with the ability to pause and rewind, I weighed in on the wild weekend in this story.

BLOG UPDATE: I'm getting roasted for picking Shaq as the 'Defensive Player of the (Games 1)! Oh well, I'm sticking by it. Yes, Duncan killed, but I still like the way Shaq played in the paint.


* LeBron's coach wants more calls in the Cleveland-Washington series.

* Former Kings coaching candidate and Boston assistant Tom Thibodeau will be juggling a long postseason run with more head coaching opportunities. This guy was already considered a defensive-coaching guru before helping the Celtics go from near worst to first in the league on that end of the floor.
His team rolled over Atlanta in Game 1, where Mike Bibby struggled badly in his return to the postseason stage on which he made much of his name.

* For the lede alone, let Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News recap the Nuggets' loss to the Lakers for you.

* Ron Artest enjoyed the Lakers game while sitting courtside at Staples.

* The Suns are cranky after blowing it in San Antonio on Saturday. We'll see tomorrow if their edginess can give them an edge.

* I've been a Reggie Evans fan ever since the Sonics beat the Kings in the playoffs in 2005. Now helping Philadelphia move closer to an upset over Detroit, he's still a one-man ugly win every night.

* Paul has Dallas reeling big-time in the Big Easy.

* The Dwight Howard era has officially begun now, by way of his first career playoff win. Geesh, big man, what took so long? You're already 22!

* Rick Adelman says his Houston Rockets are better than their Game 1 loss to Utah. - Sam Amick

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