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The NBA Playoffs previews had the Boston – New York series going  the full distance, but the Knicks are in complete control after a Game 2 blowout in New York.  The Knicks have a tough hill to climb on the road for Games 3 & 4, going into a city devastated by last week’s bombings at the Boston Marathon.  Another fascinating match-up is the Oklahoma City / Houston series where the Thunder have former teammate and All-Star guard James Harden’s number, beating the Rockets twice at home to take a controlling 2 – zip lead in their series.

In San Antonio, the Spurs are expecting to make quick work of the Los Angeles Lakers, who enter the playoffs without their superstar Kobe Bryant.  The Spurs won the opening game of the series although the Lakers did put up a gallant effort in defeat.   That series resumes tonight.   The world champion Miami Heat won their opener against the Milwaukee Bucks in South Beach on Sunday afternoon, and deer hunting season was on again Tuesday in South Florida as the Heat scorched the Bucks in Game 2 of their series.  The Brooklyn Nets won their first ever playoff game on Saturday, defeating the Chicago Bulls in Game 1 of their series, but laid an egg in Game 2 and now head to Chicago where the Bulls can seize homecourt advantage.

The team from L.A. not named Lakers are rolling along, the Los Angeles Clippers are now the new “big thing” in the City of Angels as they go into Game 3 of their match-up with Memphis looking to close the door early on the Grizzlies.  And don’t look now, but the Indiana Pacers are kind of scary and could make some noise with a break here or there.  The Pacers have had their way in their playoff series and lead the Atlanta Hawks 2 – 0 with Game 3 this weekend in the ATL.  The Denver Nuggets and Golden State are now tied after the Warriors picked up a road win in the Mile High City last night to carry the series back to Oakland with a chance to take home court advantage.