Does anybody really think Monta Ellis will get a max-contract on the open market, except Monta himself?
The Miami Heat have not lost two consecutive games since January. What happens to them if they drop Game 2? I’ll tell you: They run the risk of becoming mental midgets in Game 3 and then getting swept out of the NBA Finals next Thursday night. Should we expect that to happen? The folks who have 25-1 odds on a San Antonio sweep certainly hope so, but there is still a long, long way to go in this series.
LeBron James’s 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists were not enough to defeat the San Antonio Spurs in Game 1 of the 2013 NBA Finals, but can we expect more from? Should be expect more from him? Do the Heat need more from him? Moke Hamilton doesn’t seem to think so. He joined the Fred and Ted Show with Fred David and Ted Johnson on CBS Houston’s 610AM and reflected on Game 1.
Indiana took Miami to seven games in the Eastern Conference finals but the Heat were able to knock out the Pacers in Game 7. The San Antonio Spurs may have as much talent as the Pacers, but they’re a much better team. With sturdy defense, unusual discipline and unbelievable performances from its two brightest stars, San Antonio edged Miami, 92-88, to take Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night. First of all, and most importantly, Miami has to contend with an
MIAMI – In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, LeBron James had great numbers – 18 points, 18 rebounds and 10 assists for a triple-double. But the most important number for James might have been 12. James played all 12 minutes of the third quarter, which admittedly drained him to some extent before the beginning of the pivotal final period. That was when the San Antonio Spurs overtook the suddenly sloppy Miami Heat and escaped with a 92-88 victory that now has
MIAMI – Nobody is talking about LeBron James’ triple-double this morning. We have come to expect as much from The King. The question of the day Friday, in the wake of San Antonio’s Game 1 victory in the NBA Finals, is whether we should have expected better from every single member of the Miami Heat in the fourth quarter. When you shoot 5-for-18, that ain’t gonna get it done. When your five field goals are matched by your five turnovers, that ain’t gonna
Remember how delighted and emotional Denver Nuggets coach George Karl was to win his first-ever Coach of the Year award just a month ago? That sure didn’t last long. Despite being recognized by the league as one of the better coaches around, he was shockingly fired by the team on Thursday. Management felt he became “unbearable” due to his constant demand of a new contract. Here is what Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida and NBA insider Peter Vecsey dug up from
MIAMI — Time waits for no man … unless you happen to be Tony Parker in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. He held the fate of the league’s two best teams and the collective attention of the basketball universe in his hands. For 23.9 seconds, the Spurs held the ball, ahead by two points. They needed one final basket to steal a Game 1 victory they knew they had come too far to leave Miami without. Parker made a shot for the