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NBA playoffs get physical

Curtailing on-court wrestling would increase postseason excitement

Updated: May 19, 2012, 1:18 AM ET
By Tim Keown | ESPN.com

Zach Randolph and Blake Griffin engaged in some form of athletic competition Sunday afternoon in Memphis. Taken out of context, without the court and the ball and the uniforms, your guess about what they were doing would have been as good as mine. Pankration, maybe?

It's probably not too crazy to assume that wearing a guy around like a backpack, the way Griffin wore Randolph, wasn't what the forefathers had in mind when they hung the first peach basket. (And if they had, ...

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