Rating the first playoff weekend

The NBA playoffs are off to a roaring start. Here are the 'bests' from the first weekend

Originally Published: April 20, 2009
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

It's the first Monday in months without a fresh batch of NBA Power Rankings to unveil. But we're still in that mode.

The most natural transition, then, is ranking the various developments from the maiden weekend of playoff basketball to help us project what will happen from here. So ...

Here are eight bests culled from the first eight games of the NBA postseason:

Best Weekend: Cleveland Cavaliers

Not even Derrick Rose -- even if we look at nothing other than his ...

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