On this day in 1990, the Celtics set an NBA single-game playoff scoring record in beating the Knicks 157-128 in Game 2 of their first round series. The Celtics shot .670 from the field (63-of-94 FG attempts), setting another playoff mark. However, the No. 5 seed Knicks would win the next three and take the best-of-five series to upset the No. 4 C's.
Will the Knicks pull off another (and larger) first round upset this year? The 2011/12 playoffs kick off today with a slate of four games, including Game 1 of Knicks-Heat. As we wait for the action to begin, here's this week's look around the basketball blogosphere..
- KnowHitter has a plan for the Bobcats going forward.
- RealGM put together a statistical breakdown of the compressed schedule.
- The Basketball Post wonders what's next for Orlando.
- The Good Point wants you to get reacquainted with Josh Smith.
- Euroleague Adventures looks at five rising stars.
- Red's Army salutes the progress made by Avery Bradley.
- Basketball Prospectus would like to see some changes made to the lottery.
- Cavs The Blog profiles Anthony Davis and Terrence Jones.
- Warriors World wonders if Golden State has clutch players.
- Posting and Toasting wants you to know what the Knicks have going in their favor.
- Denver Stiffs looks back on the good times with Chris Andersen.
- The Orlando Pinstriped Post recaps Orlando's crazy season.
- Pounding The Rock examines the Spurs' cap situation in 2012/13.
- True Hoop bloggers cast their votes for this year's awards.
- Hoops Addict writes that the Pacers have something to prove.
- Hoopinion has an idea of what could be next for Steve Nash.
- Wages Of Wins looks at how Kevin Durant edged Kobe Bryant.
- Nets Are Scorching outlined the ten best highlights of the Nets' season.
- Red94 says that Kyle Lowry was the Rockets' MVP in 2011/12.
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