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LaMarcus Aldridge posted back-to-back 40 point games to start the playoffs leading the Blazers to a two games to none lead over the Houston Rockets in round one of the NBA playoffs.
Aldridge is now averaging 44.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in the playoffs, out-dueling Dwight Howard, who was last to accomplish this feat. If he continues to play at this level there is no one that will be able to get in his way, so until he shows us signs of slowing down look for another big game next time he takes the court. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Teams have begun to eye Braves starting pitcher Shelby Miller.
What a shock. Suddenly teams are interested in a 24-year old who is 5-1 with a 1.33 ERA and 43:16 K:BB over 54.0 innings. Never saw that coming. The Braves did a nice job not only acquiring Miller, but also in developing him more. His use of a new cutter is increasing his ground ball rate and he is inducing a lot more weak contact. As a result, strikeouts are up, walks are down and Miller looks like a tremendous asset.Expect teams to make pitches for Miller, but don't expect the Braves to bite. Analysis: Howard Bender