Kobe Bryant, Manny Pacquiao, NBA Playoffs 2011 and Monday's Sports News

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Kobe Bryant, Manny Pacquiao, NBA Playoffs 2011 and Monday's Sports News
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The 2011 NBA Playoffs took an interesting turn last night at about 12:15 (EST) in the morning.

The frisky New Orleans Hornets held off the two-time defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and tied up the series at two games apiece.

We'll take a look at the odds of Chris Paul and company pulling off the monumental upset. Just how good is Chris Paul? And is Monty Williams one of the hot young coaches in the game today?

We will also take a look at the health of Kobe Bryant and the fragile psyche of Pau Gasol, and I'll attempt to figure out what the heck is going on with the Lakers.

Tonight's slate features three more outstanding games. First up it's the Memphis Grizzles that will be looking to take a commanding 3-1 series lead over the San Antonio Spurs. Then it's the Dallas Mavericks returning home to shake off that horrific fourth quarter of Game 4 when they look to take a 3-2 lead over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Denver Nuggets also look to stave off elimination at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

All this and the latest on Manny Pacquiao's May 7th fight, news and notes in baseball and this week's NFL draft.

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