Drive to the Finals Expert Pick: 4/25/07
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By Dave McMenamin

You were the man at Carolina.

Vince Carter was your second fiddle.

You went toe-to-toe with Kobe and matched his 50 with 50 of your own back when you were a Warrior.

Well, you're still a warrior. You're just wearing the robes of a Wizard now. Go out and prove it.

So what if you're missing your All-Star teammates Gilbert "the Great" and Caron "the Butler did it"?

Channel your inner Tarheel. Make like your young self in Golden State.

We saw it in Game 1. Those 28 points, 14 rebounds and two assists you dropped on Sunday caught our attention, but barely got a yawn out of Bron Bron.

The Cavs rolled to a 15-point win. So step it up.

We're picking you because we know you will. Give us 36, 15 and five. Even up the series. Dominate.

These are our commands. If you heed our words, you'll have a much better chance of getting back to Washington tied 1-1.

You'll be happy, and so will we. We're picking you because we trust you, we know the baller you are, and we know that you'll show up.

We also know that you'll be bowing out in the First Round. Sorry, but you can't do it all yourself. But you'll try, and that's why you're our pick.

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Antawn Jamison, WAS

When: Wednesday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET
Opponent: at Cleveland
Pts: 19.8 Reb: 8.0 Ast: 1.9
Average PRA: 29.6

Yesterday's Pick: Chris Bosh, TOR
Expert Pick Playoffs Total: 187
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