words // Luis Sanchez
If last night was any indication as to what we can expect the rest of the way during these NBA Playoffs, then we sure are in for one amazing ride. We kicked off the night in Boston, where the defending Eastern Conference champion Celtics were poised to take a 2-0 lead on the Knickerbockers of New York. And although the Knicks were incredibly short-handed, they were just shy of leaving Boston with 1-1 tie thanks to 42 points from a determined Carmelo Anthony. However, thanks to a late basket by Kevin Garnett, the Celts' were able to pull off the 96-93 victory.
Down in Orlando, the Magic looked to overcome a disappointing game one loss to the Hawks, and were determined to get back on their game. And boy did they, led by yet another stellar performance from Dwight Howard with 33 points and 19 rebounds, the Magic were able to take care of the Hawks and even the series at a game a piece.
Last night's final game was yet another early-round thriller, with the Blazer and Mavs going at it in game two. Led by 33 points from MVP candidate Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs were able to pull away in the 4th quarter to take a 2-0 series lead before heading to Portland.
With all the great talent competing in the playoffs, yo...