Here are three individual matchups that should make for entertaining viewing and help decide these series.
Dwight Howard ( Magic) vs. Chris Bosh ( Raptors)
Howard (far right, 24.3 points, 12.7 rebounds) and Bosh (right, 33.0, 7.5) both went off in their teams' regular-season meetings. In the playoffs it will be incumbent upon one to stop the other in the fourth quarter.
Pau Gasol ( Lakers) vs. Marcus Camby (Nuggets)
Acquired by the Lakers in February, Gasol gives L.A. a much-needed interior presence, but he should be challenged by Camby, the 2007 Defensive Player of the Year and seemingly the only Denver player interested in playing both ends of the floor.
Manu Gin�bili (Spurs) vs. Raja Bell (Suns)
Bell prides himself on his defense but struggled to contain Gin�bili (24 points, including the game-winner) in Game 1. Bell must find a way to stay out of foul trouble against the theatrical Gin�bili.