Apr 29, 2011, 2:34 AM EST
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.
- Trade rumor update: Nets may be Kyle Lowry frontrunners 0
- PBT Podcast for Dec. 13: Talking Asik, Gasol trades plus NBA Draft with Rob Dauster 0
- Pau Gasol expresses frustration with D’Antoni offense. Lakers have to think trade. 26
- Report: Grizzlies shopping Zach Randolph around, want deal with Pelicans 6
- Nets notes: Kidd takes some credit, Lopez downplays injury, and Pierce off the bench 2
- NFL legend Jim Brown takes shot at Kobe Bryant, Kobe fires back (64)
- Why question “When did basketball get so bad?” misses mark (62)
- Pacers win first Conference Finals rematch vs. Heat (53)
- Raptors trade Rudy Gay to Sacramento for multiple players (47)
- Deserving or not Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade among All-Star starters in early voting returns (40)