Apr 29, 2011, 2:34 AM EDT
Now we get serious.
Indiana, New Orleans and Portland made things interesting. The Knicks were entertaining. But now we get down to business.
Now we are down to the eight best teams in the NBA and now contenders have to start facing off. Now everything gets more intense.
Here are our previews for the second round. All in one handy little location. This makes it easier for you to check back and point out how we missed things once the series is over.
- Jim Buss open to the idea of Kobe Bryant playing beyond this season 25
- Derrick Rose on sexual assault suit: “I am confident I will be proven innocent” 2
- Report: Kyrie Irving likely not back opening night, could be out until January 14
- Legendary Sixer, backboard-shattering dunker Darryl Dawkins dies at 58 14
- After Rio Olympics next summer, who takes over at Team USA coach? 7
- Kobe, Shaq discuss regrets over feud that ended their Lakers era 48
- NBA fines Clippers for attempting to circumvent salary cap with DeAndre Jordan 10
- The most overlooked – and maybe most significant – reason Carmelo Anthony won’t waive his no-trade clause this season 18