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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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Fill out your brackets for the NBA's Sweet Sixteen! [NBA.com]

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 Nation.com]

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?

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

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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!

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The KG intimidation factor cannot be underestimated. [via cache.boston.com]

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".

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No head butts about it- FYSICAL. [via assets.sbnation.com]

Also get well Coach Karl!

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We're rooting for you Coach! [via www.nba.com]

Prediction: Nuggets by 7