Other thoughts from the weekend of playoff basketball…
1. I think it is pretty clear we are in for a bunch of 6 and 7 game series. You aren’t going to see anybody ran off the floor in this first round, especially with the 7 and 8 seed in the Western Conference winning game one and the 7 and 8 seed in the Eastern Conference coming minutes away from stealing a victory themselves.
2. Who would have thought Atlanta would start trying after taking the past few months off and show some pride this time around in the playoffs? I know I didn’t…if Orlando can’t win a game when Dwight Howard puts on that kind of performance, where are they going this year?
3. Despite their embarrassing effort in game one, I do think the Lakers will bounce back and win their series in six games. San Antonio/Memphis has the feel of a seven game series, which could really go either way.
4. Derrick Rose showed why he was the MVP on Saturday. Let’s see how the Bulls respond tonight after surviving Indiana’s best shot in game one.