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,
Eight games were on the NBA schedule during the Tuesday of Championship Week 2013 as three more teams secured their place in the NCAA tournament. Meanwhile in the NBA, the Heat continued to inch closer to NBA history with their 19th straight win, the Lakers continued their march toward the postseason, the Celtics were treated very poorly by the Bobcats and Timberwolves showed everyone “that’s why you play the game”. Welcome to the latest Championship Week edition of Five Fast Facts.