Mailman and KG jockey for position in Friday's gallery.
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X-Factor: Mailman Delivers for L.A.
Though Kevin Garnett has been a model of consistency in the playoffs for the Timberwolves, Karl Malone showed the Big Ticket that he's not the only rock steady performer. In Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals, the Mailman outscored and outrebounded KG, shot 8-of-13 from the field and added four assists and three steals for good measure as the Lakers took an important 97-88 road win in the series opener.
Shaquille O'Neal, L.A. VGM value: 23.3 Friday: Shaquille O'Neal showed why he's the best center in basketball in Friday's 97-88 win in Game 1. Shaq tallied game-highs in points (27), rebounds (18) and blocks (4).