The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache, featuring playoff previews galore

The Mid-Afternoon Milk Mustache takes you on a trip around the League every weekday, bringing you the best posts from around the NBA blogosphere. Unfamiliar with the below ‘stache styles? The American Mustache Institute will school you on that subject.

The Chevron: If you only are willing to spend a total of 15 minutes getting caught up on the playoff match-ups, make sure you catch the Mini-Playoff Previews by The Basketball Jones. [The Basketball Jones]

The Dali: For more in-depth, positional breakdowns of all of the series, Zach Harper has enlisted an army of the best writers in the NBA blogosphere. (Pay particular attention to the by-line on the ATL-MIL preview). [TalkHoops]

The English: Rey-Rey Moralde goes team-by-team with 16 previews of what to expect from each playoff team, complete with an interview with a local expert for each one. [The No-Look Pass]

The Fu Manchu: Jared Wade talks to Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don’t Lie about his thoughts on the upcoming playoffs among other things, including their prediction for who would win in a fight between KD’s current and former bosses, on the newest episode of the “Talking About Practice” podcast. [Both Teams Played Hard]

The Handlebar: Zach Lowe looks at nine teams that could legitimately be considered as championship contenders and breaks down the weaknesses in each of them. [Off The Dribble]

The Horseshoe: Rob Mahoney switches it up and gets Mavs fans TOTALLY PUMPED UP with his latest installment of Moving Pictures. [The Two Man Game]

The Imperial: Tom Ziller and Bethelem Shoals combine forces to bring us the best mix of statistical wizardry and FreeDarko-esque writing we’ve seen during this playoff preview season. [NBA Fanhouse]

The Lampshade: Continuing a yearly tradition, Henry Abbott has recruited the best statistical minds in the NBA to participate in the annual TrueHoop Stat Geek Smackdown. [TrueHoop]

The Painter’s Brush: Ok, I assume you’re all done with playoff previews now.  We’ve all dreamt about being imbued with an NBA player’s skill set.  Michael Pina writes about how he’d love to steal the skills of… Delonte West?! [Hardwood Paroxysm]

The Pyramidal: Scott Schroeder bids adieu to Rod Benson, who has played his last game in the D-League. [Ridiculous Upside]

The Toothbrush: The Disciples of Clyde re-enact the events leading up to the John Paxson-Vinny Del Negro shoving incident. [FDPtDoCNBAP]

The Walrus: Three years after the event that shaped his college experience, Coleman Collins remembers the Virginia Tech shooting. [TrueHoop]

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