Bernucca: Rooting for the Celtics to beat Heat, preserve an “unbreakable” record

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Jeff GreenI 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 Celtics would prevent a zombie apocalypse.

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Bernucca: Lackluster Lakers fooling themselves and their fans

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Dwight Howard dominates the paint on both ends, Kobe Bryant plays less than 30 minutes for the first time this season, Steve Nash runs the offense with precision, the defense has its best game in weeks and the Lakers run away with a 20-point win in their Sunday home whites.

So, everything’s back to normal again in Tinseltown, right?

Who cares that it was against the Cavaliers, who lose three of every four games they play? Or that Cleveland was missing Anderson Varejao, their best rebounder, post defender and energy player? Or that Howard and Bryant were primarily matched up against rookies Tyler Zeller and Dion Waiters?

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