Chad takes a look at the NBA Playoffs and gives us his favorites. Also, when this was posted The Oklahoma City Thunder are up 2-0 in the NBA’s Western Conference semifinals after closing on a 9-0 run to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 77-75. Kevin Durant had a team-high 22 points for the Thunder, including a game-winning bucket with 18 seconds left. Andrew Bynum and Kobe Bryant each scored 20 points for the Lakers, who led 75-68 with 2:09 remaining.

In Philadelphia, Kevin Garnett scored 27 points and had 13 rebounds as the Boston Celtics ripped the 76ers 107-91 in Philadelphia to take a two-games-to-one lead in the NBA’s Eastern Conference semifinals. Rajon Rondo (RAH’-zhahn RAHN’-doh) finished with 23 points, 14 assists and six rebounds, while Paul Pierce added 24 points and 12 boards to the lopsided win. The Sixers were outscored 61-33 over the second and third quarters after scoring 33 in the first period.

Updated sports scores provided by The Associated Press.

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