The Heat and Pacers needed OT to settle Game 1, where LeBron James's buzzer-beater showed Paul George how it's done and gave Miami the 103-102 win, says Ian Thomsen.
The Senators came into Game 4 confident, but reality eventually set in, as the Penguins offense proved too deep for them to handle and Pittsburgh won 7-3, explains Allan Muir.
The Heat came out firing to start the third quarter with a 12-2 run, but the Pacers jumped back in it quickly. Who will push ahead in the fourth quarter and jump to a 1-0 series lead?
OTTAWA (AP) Sidney Crosby was careful not to get too far ahead of himself after helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rout the Ottawa
Senators for a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.
SI.com's Chris Mannix says Miami's hopes to beat Indiana may rest on Allen, Anderson and Bosh.
I don't know if this is a bad NBA draft or just a mediocre one that's been overly maligned, but I'm certain that it's an easy one for GMs to botch. There are no locks for stardom and only a few for starter-dom. There will be a few shrewd picks and far more flops, and no one will know on draft night which is which. Kentucky center Nerlens Noel is likely to go No. 1 because of his projectable defensive value, yet the Cavaliers are so enamored with him that they're already shopping their pick. When a frail center with limited offensive ability -- who's coming off an ACL tear and won't be available to play until Christmas -- is atop most big boards, it does not say much for the projectability of the rest of the Class of 2013.
Petty complaining. 'Inappropriate' jokes. The Sergio Garcia-Tiger Woods spat keeps getting more ridiculous. But it also reveals an awful lot about both men, writes Michael Rosenberg.
Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will be returning as the head coach of USA Basketball for the 2016 Olympics, according to a source with direct knowledge of the situation. A formal announcement is expected to come within the next 48 hours.