The San Antonio Spurs open with the Kobe-less Lakers, the Oklahoma City Thunder get former teammate James Harden, now with the Rockets, and the Celtics will have an entire city backing them up. It’s the NBA playoffs, which begin Saturday. American-Statesman columnists Kirk Bohls and Cedric Golden weigh in on several hot-button playoff topics:
1. Pick one breakout player for the playoffs.
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