Eye on the Ball

The NBA conference semifinals kick into high gear this week, and each of the four series is a different set of delights. Word to the wise: Don’t sleep on the second round.

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Martin Johnson writes about music for the Wall Street Journal, basketball for Slate and beer for Eater, and he blogs at both the Joy of Cheese and Rotations. Follow him on Twitter.

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