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Under the Bleachers: Jazz hitting high notes


Under the Bleachers: Jazz hitting high notes
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The Jazz Reach Crescendo

The Jazz may be unheralded, but they're quietly getting into rhythm before the playoffs. With Carlos Boozer healthy and Mehmet Okur hitting his shots, all they need is someone to close games and they'll be hitting platinum. And yes, that is another music metaphor.

And D-Wade Makes Three

Thought the MVP award was a two-way race? Think again. After shooting 60 percent and averaging 36 points over the last eight games and hitting that game-winner against the Bulls, D-Wade is back with a vengeance. Just listen to him -- he definitely thinks so.

Mind the Gap: Will the Celts Falter?

With five of the Celtics out -- including KG, Rajon Rondo and Big Baby -- the Cavs and the Lakers have a huge opportunity to pull ahead in the regular-season race. That means it's up to Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and ... Starbury? OK, make it Ray Allen and Paul Pierce.

Showdown: 'Melo vs. Roy

Honestly, 'Melo and Brandon Roy are both sweet. Roy dominates offensively and defensively and 'Melo is a scoring machine. But 'Melo loves the game so much he got suspended for refusing to sub out. Beat that, Bran-Bran.

A Successful Season -- By Jersey Standards

Fine, so the Nets are still one game out of the playoffs. But for a team that's supposed to be rebuilding, this has been a solid year. Plus the fans got to thank Mark Cuban personally for giving them Devin Harris. That's almost better than the playoffs.

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Added: March 11, 2009

 

 
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