PER Diem: April 27, 2009

Better strategy in crucial moments could have changed some outcomes Sunday

Originally Published: April 16, 2009
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

Three games, three fantastic finishes and three underdogs who have given themselves a surprisingly good chance at pulling first-round upsets. Sunday wasn't such a shabby day for hoops, as it turns out, with the added bonus that the double-OT Celtics-Bulls game spared us from having to watch much of the Cavs-Pistons beatdown.

What Sunday taught us more than anything else, though, was how important late-game strategy can be, especially when we get into playoff series in which the teams ...

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