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June, 18, 2005
06/18/05
5:05
PM ET
When it comes to the NBA playoffs, knee-jerk reactions are as common as 70- and 80-point scores.

Unless a series has reached the dreaded 3-0 stage (when it's clear who has control), there's always this irresistible but unfortunate pull to think whoever won the last game is in charge.

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