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By Jim Reilly

Great Expectations
Tony the Tiger must be loving the pregame commentary coming out of Los Angeles as the Lakers host the Spurs in Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals. San Antonio point guard Tony Parker opens with a trifecta of greatness on "It's always great to play against the Lakers," said Parker. "Kobe's at his best; they have a great team. It reminds me of my first couple of years in the league. Back to the rivalry. It will be great." Three greats. Great.

NBA MVP Kobe Bryant demonstrated ruthless efficiency with a short, sweet twofer of greatness regarding the Spurs. "We've had some great matchups," said Kobe. "It feels great to be back at that level, matching up with San Antonio." Bryant also tossed off a few greats in Bruce Bowen's direction on "It’ll be fun," said Bryant when asked about matching up with Bowen and the defensive-minded Spurs. "He’s a great defender. They’re a great defensive team."

So, there you have it. Check out Spurs vs. Lakers. Should be great.

Special Season in Big Easy
On, Jim Eichenhofer gives props to the emerging young squad from New Orleans.

"A" For Effort
On, the squad got their final grades from a local sixth grade class.

Condolences and Help
On, owner Leslie Alexander and center Yao Ming pledge support for Chinese earthquake victims.

Exciting Time
On On, GM Steve Kerr continues the search for the next head coach.

Dinner With Josh
On, new coach Rick Carlisle and Josh Howard get acquainted.

Ping Pong Picks
On, check out the coverage of the 24th Annual Draft Lottery.

Lucky 13
On, Portland lands in the 13th slot for NBA Draft 2008.

Seventh Heaven
On, see quotes from the Clippers braintrust on their draft philosophy.

Three Cheers
On, with the third pick, Minnesota has its highest draft position in 16 years.

Fifth Dimension
On, review the history of the fifth pick in the NBA Draft.

Go Fourth
On, one year after selecting Kevin Durant, Seattle will now pick fourth in the draft.