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The New Orleans Hornets showed the NBA that they are not to be taken lightly as they handled the Dallas Mavericks in the first game of their best of seven series on Saturday. The Hornets will try and make it two straight on Tuesday. Chris Paul had 35 points and 10 assists to lead New Orleans to the 104-92 win in game one.
The Utah Jazz will look to take a commanding lead tonight in their Western Conference playoff series against the Houston Rockets. The Jazz won game one on Saturday 93-82 and if they win tonight in Houston the series will be effectively over considering the Jazz would be returning home where they have the NBA’s best record.
The top seeded Los Angeles Lakers open up the Western Conference playoffs at home against the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. The Lakers were 3-0 against the Nuggets during the regular season. This is the fourth time the teams have met in playoff history and the Lakers have won each of the previous three series.
The Boston Celtics finished with the best record in the NBA this season with 66 wins but everything starts over now that the playoffs begin. The Celtics will begin against the team with the worst record that made the playoffs, the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta is playing in the postseason for the first time since 1999.