Surprises and disappointments so far

5-on-5 roundtable: Our crew breaks down early first-round highlights and lowlights

Updated: May 7, 2012, 4:15 PM ET

Thirty games are in the books. What have been the biggest developments? What do we have to look forward to? Time for another playoff edition of 5-on-5:

1. Most pleasant surprise so far?

Jared Dubin, Hardwood Paroxysm: James Harden's fourth-quarter takeover (15 points, 3 assists) against the Mavericks in the Thunder's series-clinching Game 4 win was marvelous. Neglected in crunch time for much of the season, Harden put on a show Saturday night and left no doubt that he's ...

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