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Gift of a Superstar- LeBron James vs Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade vs Kevin Garnett, Carmelo Anthony vs Carlos Boozer :: 2010 NBA Playoffs Day 1

Don't sleep on Feltbot's 1st round playoff preview: 2010 NBA Playoff Preview: 1st Round Predictions and Bets


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The 2010 NBA Playoffs are here! Day 1 features so many (as Monta Ellis would say) "soop-a-stahs" that I didn't even have room to list Deron Williams, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, Rajon Rondo, Joe Johnson, Zaza Pachulia (just checking if you're reading), and Josh Smith.

Feeling a little lost this playoff season Warriors fans? Don't know who to root for? Look no further than Adopt an NBA Playoff Team: Reasons to root for each squad still playing [SB]

Anyhow jump like a SOOP-A-STAH!

#8 Chicago Bulls @ #1 Cleveland LeBrons Cavaliers

12:00pm PST | ABC

Blog Buddies: Blog-a-Bull + Fear the Sword

Seriously can we hurry up and get this series over?


Seriously can we hurry up and knock out the Cavs from the playoffs so we can free LeBron James from the armpit of America?


Prediction: Cavs by 11

#6 Milwaukee Bucks @ #3 Atlanta Hawks

2:30pm PST | ESPN

Blog Buddies: Brew Hoop + Peachtree Hoops

The Bucks won 46 games this season. In other words they wouldn't have even sniffed the playoffs in the Western Conference.

He's still got a ways to go, but call me a Brandon Jennings fan:

So much flava! He'll get there.

Prediction: Hawks by 5

#5 Miami Heat @ #4 Boston Celtics

5:00pm PST | ESPN

Blog Buddies: Peninsula is Mightier + CelticsBlog

It's a battle of mediocre vs old. Oooh, I can't wait!


The KG intimidation factor cannot be underestimated. [via]

Prediction: Celtics by 7

#5 Utah Jazz vs #4 Denver Nuggets

7:30pm EST | ESPN

Blog Buddies: SLC Dunk + Denver Stiffs

To quote San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary (check Niners Nation- Ted Ginn?!) this series is going to be "physical... with an F".


No head butts about it- FYSICAL. [via]

Also get well Coach Karl!


We're rooting for you Coach! [via]

Prediction: Nuggets by 7