The Miami Heat and the Indiana Pacers are the cream of the crop in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but the separation between those two teams and the rest of the conference is striking in the first week of December.
Jeff Green hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer to lift the Boston Celtics to a 111-110 victory over the Miami Heat on Saturday night.
The next time the Miami Heat take the court against an Eastern Conference foe, they may need a couple of name tags.
After capturing a second-straight NBA championship, everyone is still chasing the Miami Heat and that chase may be about to pick up steam in Brooklyn.
The Miami Heat dug themselves a hole when they allowed the San Antonio Spurs to go up 3-2 in the 2013 NBA Finals. Heading into Game 6, the Heat face long odds of just getting to Game 7, much less winning the NBA championship.
NBA center Jason Collins became the first active player in a major professional sport to come out as gay Monday. Collins’ story was released by SI.com as the cover story for this week’s magazine.
The Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
The Celtics need a pick-me-up after losing the opening two games of their first-round playoff series against the Knicks. The city of Boston could use one, too, after a traumatic two weeks of bombings and manhunts and grieving.
With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.
LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade had not played together in a couple of weeks, so the Miami Heat needed some time to get back into rhythm.