Fast-paced teams have history of collapses

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Updated: April 29, 2005, 5:42 AM ET
By John Hollinger | ESPN Insider
You could say it was an ugly weekend, and I'm not just talking about the games. Between Vladimir Radmanovic's braids and Nenad Krstic's attempt at a beard, somewhere in Belgrade right now a Serbian Joan Rivers is having a field day.

In addition to the styling mishaps, it was a hairy weekend on the court as the first playoff openers produced some intrigue and excitement. As we head into Game 2 of each series, here are some quick thoughts on each of the matchups: