I know that the Miami Heat don’t really have a free agent of consequence this coming offseason. But if they did, he would probably need to have a spot in our weekly Top 15 “just because.” After erasing a 17-point first half deficit and a 13-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Heat overcame Jeff Green’s career-high 43 points and extended their winning streak to 23 games. Now, 30 is actually in sight. The second-best NBA winning streak of all time
The Los Angeles Lakers play in Phoenix tonight and will be looking for their seventh win in nine games. More importantly, tonight was supposed to mark the return of Pau Gasol to the Lakers’ lineup. Gasol unfortunately broke the news this evening that he will not be making his return tonight in Phoenix, but will be back on the court soon.
I will be rooting for the Boston Celtics against the Miami Heat tonight. Having been a Philadelphia 76ers fan for nearly four decades, that’s a pretty big deal. Usually there are only three circumstances that can get me to throw my allegiance behind a team I have despised for as long as I’ve watched the NBA. 1. By winning, the Celtics would beat a team whose loss would help the 76ers. 2. By winning, the Celtics would get a tougher playoff opponent. 3. By winning, the
Just when it seemed like things were starting to turn around for the Lakers this season — now 34-32 after starting a dismal 17-25 — Kobe Bryant suffered what is being diagnosed as a severe left ankle sprain and will be out “indefinitely.”
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Brian Geltzeiler joined Fox Sports Radio with Rob Dibble and Amy Van Dyken. They talked the Heat’s streak, Kobe’s injury, Dwight’s return to Orlando and the most underrated basketball movie ever made, Fast Break with Gabe Kaplan and Bernard King.
I have been asked this several times this season, and I have been wrong each time. But I now believe it is time to take the Los Angeles Lakers seriously. Why else would I elevate them nine spots to eighth in my latest NBA Power Rankings?
Don’t look now, but the Lakers suddenly have what appears to be legitimate momentum on their side. That’s not to say they’ve morphed into the juggernaut many predicted back in October. Such talk would certainly be premature. But it’s safe to assume their surge has grabbed the attention of the entire league, much less the Pacific Division. The Golden State Warriors are now just two games ahead of the Lakers, a gap that doesn’t feel impossible to close. Were that the case,