(Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images) The NBA Playoffs have begun and Lang Whitaker from NBA.com joined me to break down the first-round battles. Listen to the interview here: Lang Whitaker Of NBA.com Chris Paul hit a game-winner against the Grizzlies on Monday night and Lang talks about this series and whether or not Paul will be the difference for the Clippers. The Lakers are minus Kobe Bryant. Does that mean they are toast against the Spurs? Lang gives them a fighting chance. Golden State’s David Lee is out for the season with a hip injury suffered in game one against the Nuggets. Whitaker states the obvious when it comes to the Warriors and their chances in this series. The Knicks and Celtics renew their postseason rivalry. Is New York ready to do some damage? Lang shares his thoughts. Whitaker also breaks down the other playoffs matchups, including his beloved Hawks series against the Pacers. Will Phil Jackson return to coaching? Listen to what Lang has to say about the Zen Master. Bob HayniefacebookFollow BOB HAYNIE Bob Haynie, co-host of Vinny & Haynie and Orioles Baseball Tonight, is a long-time Baltimore sports fan and sports talk host. Check out Vinny & Haynie on 105.7 The Fan Weekdays 10AM - 2PM CONTACT O...More from Bob HaynieComments Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.