Bob Haynie With Lang Whitaker Of NBA.com

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(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.

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