BSTFWNHO: Last Night in NBA Playoffs

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

↵ ↵Big: Here's a riddle for you: If Tim Duncan is the best power forward ever, but doesn't play like it until this win, can we use the expression "came up big?" Wouldn't that just underscore what a disappointment he's been thus far? Couldn't you actually look at most of the Spurs wins, ever, like that? ↵

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↵ ↵Small: This might be unfair, since Byron Scott isn't a fan of having a bench. But if Bonzi Wells or Mike James could occasionally have—or have the chance to have—a strong showing, this series might have looked quite different. ↵

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↵ ↵True: Jeff Van Gundy's dismissal of home court advantage was about the funniest thing I've ever heard come out of a television. Meanwhile, Mark Jackson is trying way to hard to have gravitas and prove he should've been hired in New York. ↵

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↵ ↵False: If West hadn't already been hurt, Horry's hit would've been just another great moment in playoff basketball. So don't hate, for once. ↵

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↵ ↵Wide: I don't understand how anyone who isn't paid to watch the playoffs can be enjoying this round. You already know who's going to win. Like I sort of said yesterday, it's more like a pamphlet for the existence of a higher power than the high drama of sport. ↵

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↵ ↵Narrow: At least these Hornets losses allow Julian Wright maximum exposure. ↵

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↵ ↵Obama/Hillary: The way this series has worked, it's like they didn't even need to play the first six games. That's basically Hillary's strategy to winning the nomination. ↵

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

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