As far as the basketball goes I think TNT's announcers and color men do a fine job of covering. But does the Miami-NJ series really excite anybody? It doesn't get me going. The only compelling quesiton I see is why Vince Carter is not in the same class as Dwyane Wade. I mean seriously, Wade is as tough a matchup as anybody in the league. Some people will say "But Wade plays with Shaq so it's not a fair comparison!" I suppose. Phewey. Wade was impossible to stop last year too after the All-Star break. He's a great team player who doesn't seem likely to quit on his team like Carter did. And that settles it for me, as a fan.
Long story short in the Eastern Conference: Wake me when that Detroit-Miami series starts. That's gonna be a six or seven game feast of good hoops.
As for the West: If Duncan (He's a noun. He's a verb.) is healthy then Denver is in real trouble. That game last night was a laugher from the get-go. Duncan's only getting healthier and I've no doubt that Denver could relax its way to a 4-2 series loss in a hurry. And then they'll probably beat up on Seattle. And then the Suns will learn what playoff basketball really is.
The OC is preempted. And that makes me sad. So here's a Rachel Bilson photo spread. Probably not office suitable.