Looking forward to Cavs-Lakers? Better look out for the Magic first - NBA - CBSSports.com Basketball
Ken Berger of CBSSports.com argues that the Orlando Magic are just as dangerous as any other team this postseason.
Dwyane Wade, Heat stay alive; Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks lose cool - Britt Robson - SI.com
Britt Robson of Sports Illustrated breaks down some key postseason storylines so far. Here's what he has to say about Vince Carter.
Vince Carter needs a breakout game. Not to close out the Bobcats, but to quell the whispers of the "haters" and the worries of Magic fans who wonder if Carter will ever warm up under the spotlight this spring.
He also praises Jameer Nelson and notes that, while Dwight Howard deserves criticism "for allowing himself to be baited into tit-for-tat shenanigans away from the action that result in whistles," the Charlotte Bobcats' centers have actually been worse.
Dwight Howard's new nickname: "foul on you" - ProBasketballTalk - Basketball - NBC Sports
Kurt Helin of ProBasketballTalk passes along an AP report that Howard's teammates have nicknamed him "Foul on You."
NBA.com: One big choice in '04 affecting both Magic, Bobcats now
Shaun Powell of NBA.com writes that the Magic effectively put the Bobcats in this 0-3 hole six seasons ago when they drafted Howard with the first overall selection, leaving the Bobcats to take Emeka Okafor with the second pick.