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CP3, Hornets Look to Build on Game 1 Intensity.

Hornets coach Monte Williams knows that in order for his squad to take a 2-0 series lead on the heavily favored Los Angeles Lakers, they are going to have to play better than they did in game 1.

Much credit given to Chris Paul and the rest of the Hornets for playing a near-perfect game, but they played against a Laker team that, other than Kobe, looked flat and didn’t give much resistence to the Hornets attack. Chris Paul spent most of his time in the heart of the Lakers defense, which yields the biggest front-court in the NBA.

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Eastern Conference Playoff Preview: Celtics-Knicks

The New York Knicks are back in the playoffs for the first time since they were swept by the New Jersey Nets in 2004.

This Knick unit has been inconsistent since the February deal that brought in Carmelo Anthony from the Nuggets. They have struggled to find an identity, at times looking like a well-oiled offensive machine, and at other times looking like a bad AAU team. As they continue to grow as a unit, I see big things in the future of the New York Knicks- but who doesn’t?

Unfortunately for them, and Knicks fans who are the most ungrateful yet loyal fans int NBA, they are facing a Celtics team in the first round of this years playoffs who have played together, know their roles, and play them well.

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