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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
First and ten questions

By First Take staff


1. Dirk Nowitzki made 10 of his first 11 shots and an NBA playoff-record 24 straight free throws on the way to 48 points, leading the Mavericks to a 121-112 victory over the Thunder in Game 1. On a scale of 1-10, how impressed were you with Dirk's performance?

2. Who or what do you blame for the Thunder's loss?

3. Who will win Game 2 between the Heat and the Bulls?


4. The Cavaliers won the draft lottery and earned the No. 1 pick in the draft, one year after losing LeBron James. Were you surprised?

5. Many have pointed to Kyrie Irving as the top pick in the draft. Derrick Williams disagreed, and calimed to be "a bigger star." Who should the Cavs pick?


6. Over the next five years, who do you want leading your team  LeBron, Wade or Rose?

7. Skip picked the Thunder to win the series and advance to the NBA Finals. Is he sticking with that pick?


8. It looks like Juan Manuel Marquez will get his long-awaited third fight with pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao, pushing back a fight with Floyd Mayweather at least another year. Will we ever see Manny and Floyd in the ring?

9. Skip feels that J.J. Barea is creeping into the conversation of all-time great NBA little men. He'll try to convince Jalen and Fabolous why.

10. Kevin Durant has made a backpack part of his post game attire. What do you make of this?