A scintillating second round has more than made up for the NBA playoffs' forgettable first round.
Feelings of Minnesota's first playoff series win are in the air. Also: Notes on Lakers, Kings, Wiz and Bucks.
Gary Payton, frustrated by his playing time and the triangle offense, told David Aldridge that he may leave the Lakers after the season.
The Kings, Lakers, Mavs, Nets, Pistons, Pacers, Spurs and Wolves are all good enough to win it all.
Let's ponder the Rockets, Wolves, new coaches, Blazers, Kings, Rookie of the Year, Mavs and Kobe.
Judging from the battle scars, the best of the West will do anything to get to the Finals.