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Favorites struggled in playoff openers

The 1 and 2 seeds had difficult games this weekend (PER Diem: April 16, 2011)

Updated: April 18, 2011, 7:50 PM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com
Kobe BryantNoel Vasquez/Getty ImagesKobe Bryant dropped in 34 points, but it didn't stop the Lakers from falling to the Hornets in Game 1.

It's a best-of-seven series for a reason.


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