words_Brandon Richard It's that time of the year again. Steve Nash will shed blood, Tim Duncan will find the fountain of youth, Shaq will return after missing 50 games, Joey Crawford will make a series changing bad call, and a role player will play himself into an eight figure contract that the team will forever regret. That's right, the NBA Playoffs tip-off today with four games, starting with the Chicago Bulls battling the Cleveland Cavaliers at 3pm EST. Head on over to the forums to discuss these matchups, plus your predictions for the team that will next hold up the Larry O'Brien Trophy. Also, check out Nick Engvall's NBA Playoff preview over on Eastbay. image via NBA