David Stern can rest easy now, because the last championship series he will preside over as commissioner won't be the ratings bust that a Spurs-Pacers final would have been. Miami and San Antonio is about as good as the league could have hoped for.Wednesday, 5 June, 2013, 4:52am
Roy Hibbert did everything but pull out the boxing gloves in game six, finishing with 24 points and 11 rebounds, and continually contesting Miami's shots to help Indiana stave off elimination.3 Jun 2013 - 3:40am
LeBron James said a few words at half-time to try and coax something more out of the Miami Heat. Turns out, whatever he said was unnecessary. The look on his face was all the Heat needed.1 Jun 2013 - 4:35am
The Indiana Pacers did not see this version of Udonis Haslem coming. There was no reason to.
Haslem, a veteran forward who had scored in single digits in six of his previous seven play-off games, finished with 17 points on 8-for-9 shooting to help the Miami Heat beat the Pacers 114-96 in game three of the Eastern Conference finals.28 May 2013 - 3:24am
David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win game one of the Eastern Conference finals. So in game two, he made those plays himself. Twice, in fact.26 May 2013 - 5:54am
Losing a game at the final buzzer, no less than a play-off game on the road against the reigning NBA champions Miami Heat, would seem to have potential to demoralise the Indiana Pacers.
Or not. "Our belief," Pacers coach Frank Vogel said, "has strengthened."25 May 2013 - 5:14am
LeBron James made a buzzer-beating lay-up in overtime as the Heat narrowly escaped a shock loss on their home court and beat the Indiana Pacers 103-102 in the opening game of the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
James finished with 30 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Heat - his ninth post-season triple-double.24 May 2013 - 4:51am
Erik Spoelstra, mad chemist that he is, started Dexter Pittman in game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Pacers. Predictably, that lab experiment blew up in Spoelstra's face like the unstable concoction it was, and, if memory serves, set off a chain reaction of panic that left many wondering whether the Heat's grand gamble was doomed.22 May 2013 - 5:17am
Marc Gasol scored 20 points and Memphis made all six of their free-throw attempts in the final 63 seconds to beat Oklahoma City 87-81 in game three of their NBA play-off second-round series.13 May 2013 - 3:52am
Oh yeah, the NBA lockout. I kind of forgot the league has officially been shut down for over two months with no end in sight. But I'm not alone, it seems, considering that players and management met this week for only the second time since the lockout began 62 days ago. Think about that for a minute.4 Sep 2011 - 12:00am