Only three teams in NBA playoff history have gone on to win a best-of-seven series after losing their first two games at home: the 1968-1969 L.A. Lakers, the 1993-1994 Houston Rockets, and the 2004-2005 Dallas Mavericks. That's it -- that's the list.
Joe Johnson is He Xiangu, born of nobility and unencumbered by the world.
Joe Johnson hears it from the Indiana Pacers' home crowd on Saturday night.
Since the New Year rolled along, the Brooklyn Nets have been the best team in the NBA. (No, really. They're 10-2). One of the reasons for their new found success has been the ball movement. Unlike earlier in the season when they couldn't buy a bucket, the Nets have been moving the ball around the perimeter with crisp passes, which has led to plenty of good looks each and every night.
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Pace, space, the extra pass, layups – these are universal, all-encompassing standards of small-ball.