Local cable providers love to remind us that we have nine – yes, nine – professional sports clubs, a way of persuading us to click on this package or that so we can view the screen-in-screen horror we call baseball, football, and basketball.
Paul Pierce and Joe Johnson scored 19 points each, and the Brooklyn Nets ended years of futility against the Miami Heat and sent the NBA champions to their first losing streak in 10 months with a 101-100 victory Friday night.
If the National Basketball Association goes through with a plan to let players on the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets wear nicknames on the back of their jerseys, somewhere WWE owner Vince McMahon will probably be laughing.
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.
Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.
The Miami Heat got some good news Friday as the team continued preparing for the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
Over the last two years, not having Dwyane Wade in the lineup for a playoff game would have been cause for concern for the Miami Heat. This year, a much-deeper Heat squad had a message for the injured Wade, don’t worry, we’ll take care of this.
Every play near the basket looked like a traffic accident. There were long scoreless stretches. Shooting from outside was a dicey proposition. It was ugly for everyone but the Chicago Bulls. This was their type of game.
The Miami Heat have spent most of the regular season on cruise control, taking a long view of being ready for the playoffs. The Heat has struggled in areas, but the team’s defense seems to be rediscovering it’s 2012 self in recent days.