Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony, Talladega and Sunday's Late Sports Buzz

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Miami Heat, Carmelo Anthony, Talladega and Sunday's Late Sports Buzz
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The 2011 NBA Playoffs tipped off yesterday and fans were treated to four great games.

The Chicago Bulls needed a super-human effort from Derrick Rose to fend off the pesky Pacers 104-99. He finished with 39 points in due part to hitting 19-of-21 of his free throws. We'll take a look at if the Pacers can rebound from such a crushing loss.

The Miami Heat kicked off the postseason with a hard-fought 97-89 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Chris Bosh led the way with 25 points and LeBron added 21.

The 76ers played a great game, jumping out to a 12-point lead in the first quarter. If the Heat can fend off the 76ers with Philly playing so well, does Philadelphia have a chance to even win one game?

The Mavericks took care of business against the Blazers, 89-83. Dirk Nowitzki was his typical self, scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 boards. We'll dive into the Blazers offensive deficiencies that were exposed to the point where the trendy upset pick is toast.

The upset of the day was Orland falling to Atlanta 103-93. Despite Dwight Howard's 46 points and 19 rebounds, the Magic lose their home-court advantage and find themselves in a must-win Game2. Can the Magic recover?

Today Carmelo Anthony makes his playoff debut for the New York Knicks. I'll breakdown what Anthony must to for his team to have a shot of upsetting the veteran laden Boston Celtics.

Greg Biffle is currently leading the Aaron's 499 Sprint Cup Series at Talladega. Can Biffle fend off the likes of Trevor Bayne and Dale Jr?

All this and more as we dive into the latest Sunday sports news.

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