#3 San Antonio Spurs vs. #6 Phoenix Suns 1st Round Western Conference

Posted in Amare Stoudemire, Manu Ginobli, Shaquille O’Neal, Steve Nash, Tim Duncan on April 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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Does it look like Amare wants a ring? He’s gonna boof it on everyone.

Shaq or Tim Duncan has played in the last nine NBA Finals and have 4 championship rings apiece. Shaq has been the most dominant player of his generation; Duncan the most steady.

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#4 Cleveland Cavaliers vs. #5 Washington Wizards 1st Round Eastern Conference

Posted in Antawn Jamison, Ben Wallace, Caron Butler, Charles Barkley, Cleveland Cavaliers, Daniel Gibson, Delonte West, Deshawn Stevenson, Devin Brown, Gilbert Arenas, LeBron James, Mike Lee, Washington Post, Washington Wizards on April 19th, 2008 by Michael Tillery

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The Cavs swept the Wizards last year. Is there anything that’s gonna change? Yes.

Funny, when I previewed this series last year Gilbert was on the bench suited up with Caron Butler on the outside looking in. The two teams are bringing back childhood memories for me personally and conjuring images of Doc and Marques Johnson going at it again and again this time of year. Look for Gilbert’s game awareness to be elevated in an ambitious attempt to match LBJ’s.

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