The Mailman will show, but can he deliver?
West not so wild
as top seeds win

Finally, order is restored. The West's top two seeds, pushed to the brink of elimination, passed their Game 5 tests Friday to oust the Kings and Sonics. The Lakers will meet the Suns after drubbing Sacramento 113-86, while the Jazz edged Seattle 96-93.
• Series pages: Kings-Lakers | Suns-Spurs
• Series pages: Sonics-Jazz | T-Wolves-Blazers

Reggie Miller gets to play another series.
Miller's miracles
end Bucks' season

Reggie Miller wasn't ready for it to end. Faced with the prospect of his top-seeded Pacers being dismantled with a loss, Miller poured in 41 points from all over to end the pesky Bucks' season with a 96-95 loss Thursday. Indiana will meet the 76ers in Round 2.
• Series pages: Bucks-Pacers | 76ers-Hornets
• Series pages: Raptors-Knicks | Pistons-Heat

Sacramento vs. LA Lakers
Shaq puts up the jumper for 2 of his 32 points.

avi: 505 k
Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1

Sacramento vs. LA Lakers
Vlade Divac feeds Chris Webber for two.

avi: 608 k Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1
Sacramento vs. LA Lakers
Coming off the bench, Derek Fisher scores on a jumper.

avi: 397 k Real: 56.6 | ISDN | T1
Pacers reach Round 2 ... barely
Detroit vs. Miami
Toronto vs. New York
Philadelphia vs. Charlotte
Sacramento vs. L.A. Lakers
Seattle vs. Utah
Minnesota vs. Portland
Phoenix vs. San Antonio
New York vs. Miami
This is the fourth straight season these teams have met in the playoffs, so look for plenty of storylines in the second round here.
Philadelphia vs. Indiana
The Pacers swept the Sixers in the second round last season, but Larry Brown's team has enforcements this time.
Aldridge: T-Mac, Hill look to the future
Their teams made early playoff exits, but the comparison ends there for free agents Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill, writes's David Aldridge.
Hughes: Now this is why we watch
The Sonics-Jazz series has finally made all the other NBA issues worth it, writes's Frank Hughes.
Monroe: Lakers are finally exposed
They're not done yet, but the Lakers loom beatable now thanks to the Kings, notes's Mike Monroe.
Lawrence: Karl knew he could take Indy
If his team did well from the perimeter, George Karl knew the Bucks could deal with Indiana, writes's Mitch Lawrence.
Denberg: Iverson is Philly's Answer
The 76ers are in the second round and could go much farther because of one man, Allen Iverson, notes's Jeffrey Denberg.
Monroe: Sorry, Doc, but Phil deserved it
Doc Rivers is a nice guy, but Phil Jackson's coaching accomplishment still was greater, notes's Mike Monroe. Help | Advertiser Info | Contact Us | Tools | Site Map | Jobs at
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