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03.17.2010 · Posted in NBA

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: In honor of the upcoming NCAA tournament, Neil Paine ranks the most dominant NBA playoff teams of all team and places them in a March Madness style bracket. [Basketball Reference]

The Dali: There was once a bias against small market teams for free agents when compared to the big markets of LA and New York. Kevin Durant is changing that with his performance and attitude in Oklahoma City. [NBA Fanhouse]

The English: Since they’re new to the NBA scene, OKC fans might need a primer on how to root for a successful team. J.G. Marking teaches us what to expect come playoff time. [Daily Thunder]

The Fu Manchu: Today’s links are Thunder-heavy. Oklahoma City has officially replaced Portland as the model team for rebuilding squads to look towards for success. It helps though that they’ve had 4 top-6 picks in the last three years though. [SLAM Online]

The Handlebar: Roy Hibbert is an upcoming young player, but he’d be well-served by getting out of Indiana, according to Zachariah Blott. [Empty the Bench]

The Horseshoe: Dave E. Gold lists off ten reasons why you shouldn’t care at all where Lebron ends up next season. (PG-13 for language) [Momma, There Goes That Man]

The Imperial: The Orlando Magic and San Antonio owe a lot of their recent success to a similar defensive approach. [Orlando Pinstriped Post]

The Lampshade: Zach Lowe uses Haberstroh’s new weighted assist measure to see that Rajon Rondo is getting quality assists. [Celtics Hub]

The Painter’s Brush:It seems odd to say this about someone who came an assist shy of a triple double, but Sebastian Pruiti shows how the combination of Ron Artest and Kobe Bryant were relatively successful in keeping Tyreke Evans in check. [NBA Playbook]

The Pyramidal: Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress reminds us not to fall in love with a player based solely upon the splash he makes in the NCAA tournament. [Off the Dribble]

The Toothbrush: In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, the TBJ crew pays tribute to the “Irish” players in the NBA with a drinking song. [The Basketball Jones]

The Walrus: Following a 152-114 loss to the Phoenix Suns last night, Stop-N-Pop attempts to describe what Timberwolves fans are going through right now wish a new word: apastration, “somewhere in between boredom and apathy, frustration and anger, regret and hope, and all sorts of other polar and not-so-polar dichotomies.” [Canis Hoopus]

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