PER Diem: April 20, 2009

The best, the worst and everything in between from the playoff's opening weekend

Originally Published: April 20, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

This all may be a two-month prelude to a much-anticipated Lakers-Cavs NBA Finals, but at least it's turning out to be interesting. While L.A. and Cleveland cruised, four other home teams lost over the weekend before Atlanta and Denver restored order Sunday night, throwing the outcome of several first-round series in doubt.

We had it all this weekend, actually -- surprise blowouts (Houston's win in Portland), shocking comebacks (Philly in Orlando), an overtime thriller (Chicago's ...

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