2010 NBA Playoffs: The 10 Biggest Questions Surrounding the Second Round

May 4th, 2010 by Eric Felkey Leave a reply »
The NBA Playoffs are rapidly heating up; the Celtics and Cavaliers have an intense, physical series on their hands, the Jazz are still scrapping, clawing, and executing against the Lakers, Suns-Spurs has all the makings of a seven-game instant classic, and the Magic and Hawks are ready to tip off after Orlando has been resting for more than a week. There are a lot of directions these playoffs could go in. For instance, is this the year that LeBron James finally gets his first championship? Or will Kobe lead the Lakers to a repeat and cement his status as the greatest player of our generation? Or will the Magic and Dwight Howard overcome last year's humbling experience in the Finals to become the team administering the lesson? Or can the aging veterans on the Celtics and Spurs make one last push for an NBA title while the window remains ever-so-slightly cracked? If you break down all these potential storylines, there are even more at the individual level—will Rajon Rondo continue to dominate against the Cavs? Can Tim Duncan slow down Amar'e Stoudemire? Does Derek Fisher have any chance of keeping up with Deron Williams? Who is going to guard Kobe Byrant in the final mi ...

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