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Sixth Sense
Phil Taylor
April 27, 1998
In the end, Michael Jordan should add to his five title rings, but for starters the NBA playoffs promise an entrancing mix of hot streaks mind games and other unpredictable forces
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April 27, 1998

Sixth Sense

In the end, Michael Jordan should add to his five title rings, but for starters the NBA playoffs promise an entrancing mix of hot streaks mind games and other unpredictable forces

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Kevin Garnett and Stephon Marbury, Timberwolves. Minnesota's flashy forward and point guard are listed as an entry because at their best, with alley-oop passes flying and dunks crashing, they energize the T-Wolves. Though they'll be facing the powerful Sonics in the first round, Garnett and Marbury shouldn't be awed, since they received their playoff baptism last year. With their young legs, anything is possible.

Allan Houston, Knicks. Since Ewing went down in December, shooting guard Houston has become the focal point for New York's sputtering offense. Houston may have to put up big numbers if the Knicks are to beat the Heat, because his matchup against Lenard is the only one in which New York has a clear advantage.

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