Curry is lights-out in playoff debut

Originally Published: April 30, 2013
ESPN Playbook

When playing in your first NBA playoff series, your nerves are supposed to be at an all-time high. Your confidence might even be a little shaky. Well, that's definitely not the case with Stephen Curry. Hobbled by a sprained left ankle, the Warriors shooting guard netted 30, 29 and 31 points on better than 50 percent shooting from the field in three consecutive wins over the heavily favored Nuggets. Speaking of spectacular offensive performances, two 10-year vets, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, got in on the fun, joining Curry among the league's top five postseason scorers.

What happened inside the Octagon at UFC 159 and on stage at Radio City Music Hall was high on our experts' lists, too. Jon "Bones" Jones made light work of Chael Sonnen to retain his title three days after Eric Fisher took center stage as the top pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Do you agree? Check out the complete top 10 and let your voice be heard in the comments.

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