BSTFWNHO: Last Night in NBA Playoffs

Every weekday, Shoals recounts playoff action in terms of the seven categories that govern the universe. ↵

↵ ↵Big: Carl Effin' Landry. He lost a front tooth, and still came back to grab 11 boards and win the game with a blocked shot/save combo. T-Mac didn't come up short, and Rafer's return was a boost, but Landry's night was the stuff of lore. Like Willis Reed if Reed had done a damn thing on the floor. ↵

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↵ ↵Small: All Cavs, even LeBron. Last game, they blew out Washington and supposedly put it all together. This time, mush. And no one-man atom bomb from James, either, who really should learn that trick consistently. ↵

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↵ ↵True: Toronto/Orlando might go the distance. At the risk of over-simplifying, it's Dwight Howard's might against Toronto's depth. He wants to make a name for himself, and here's a pretty bald-faced opportunity. ↵

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↵ ↵False: All these formerly 0-2 teams are now just 1-2. Yes, they're one game away from evening things up, but if they drop the next one, they're down 1-3. So let's hold back on changing the momentum just yet. ↵

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↵ ↵Wide: The Wizards and Cavs are doing a great job of lowering each other's post-season stock. When this ends, they might as well both be eliminated. ↵

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↵ ↵Narrow: McGrady scoring points in the fourth was a relief to all of his fans. Now we can let that particular witch hunt alone. ↵ ↵

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↵ ↵Obama/Hillary: This is a lot like when Hillary won Ohio, or Texas, or Pennsylvania. Namely, Obama is still winning. ↵

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This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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