San Antonio Coach
Maybe the "NBA Cares" campaign isn't just an empty slogan after all.
Of course, it would be nice to get back to basketball after a month largely spent discussing a Twitter threat made against the
It's amazing anyone made it out of the first round given all the distractions.
Order has been restored, in a sense, given that both conference finals match the top two seeded teams.
Indiana versus Miami in the East was the matchup expected by nearly everyone inside and outside of Indianapolis and South Beach.
The trendy pick before the season was that this would finally be the Pacers' year after they pushed the
It's probably not going to be that easy for the two-time defending champion Heat. Hibbert has finally shaken off whatever real or imagined controversy enveloped his team to resemble the 7-foot-2 stumbling block Miami has feared since he averaged 22.1 points and 10.4 rebounds in last year's conference finals.
The Heat signed 7-footer
Whoops. Neither big man figures to matter much in this series since Oden hasn't appeared in the playoffs and Bynum is no longer with the Pacers. That leaves Miami's 6-8
Oklahoma City is still riding the whoop-de-do of Durant's most valuable player speech, which immediately became the most stirring sports address since New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig's retirement speech.
Oklahoma City's chances of carving up the top-seeded
Oklahoma City swept the Spurs in the regular season and won the final four games of the 2012 conference finals between the teams, but San Antonio's
And here's betting Popovich gets back to the testy persona that has worked for four championship runs, assuming the elder Sager doesn't show up for a sideline interview that causes the crabby coach to break down on national television.
Now that would be Madness.