LeBron James and the Miami Heat are off the NBA Finals for the third straight season, with their series against the San Antonio Spurs set to get underway on Thursday. SI’s Ian Thomsen joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday to discuss the series, and shoot down a Ray Allen rumor.
Game 7. Eastern Conference Finals. The last time the Miami Heat were in this situation, they were coming off a convincing Game 6 win in 2012 and blew out the Boston Celtics 101-88. What a difference a year makes.
The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.
The Miami Heat’s latest spurt might have run the Milwaukee Bucks right out of the playoffs.
Carmelo Anthony released his final shot of the night then skipped backward, already knowing the outcome. The shot was good. For Anthony and the New York Knicks, the outcome was even better.
No last-second shot. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, either.
If Miami breaks the record and records another championship, they should stand tall next to any team that has ever played, no matter the age, wage or wager. Maybe by that time Frazier will see a little more clearly.
The Knicks looked great in the first half on Sunday. It was November all over again. It was beautiful basketball. Then the second half started.
Knicks forwards Steve Novak and James White will take part in NBA All-Star Game competitions on February 16 in Houston, the NBA announced on Thursday night.
LeBron James had 24 points, nine rebounds and seven assists, and the Miami Heat blew out Brooklyn in the second half for a 105-85 victory Wednesday night, their 13th in a row over the Nets.
Another Knicks-Heat game, another 20-point Knicks win. And if that isn’t surprising enough, this one happened with Carmelo Anthony on the sideline.
“This team is different,” center Brook Lopez said. “You can see it in the reactions of the guys in here already. This team will respond.”
Carmelo Anthony had 30 points and 10 rebounds, and the Knicks gave suffering New Yorkers something to cheer with a 104-84 victory over the Miami Heat in their storm-delayed season opener Friday night.
I want to see if the Knicks can do a better job slowing down LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Both players got into the lane way too easily last year against the Knicks. The Knicks have to play the pick-and-roll better and improve their individual defense.
It seems centers will no longer be guaranteed a spot in the NBA All-Star game.