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.
Observations from Game 1 of Toronto/Brooklyn
The Larry O'Brien trophy isn't the only thing driving this year's playoff field. There are deeper driving forces beneath the surface, and Derek has uncovered them all just in time for tip-off.
Kyle Lowry learns everything he knows about swag from teammate Greivis Vasquez.
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Most All-Stars are selected for individual accomplishments. The special ones are those who come to the game
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The Corner Three
Two games before Terrence Ross set twitter ablaze
Last night in a loss to the L.A. Clippers, Terrence Ross shocked the entire world. In 44 minutes of game time, the eighth overall pick in last year's draft tied Vince Carter's franchise record for points scored in a game with 51 and did so quite efficiently, shooting 16-for-29 from the field and 10-for-17 from three.
Open Shots: On Trey Burke and the Jazz, Jrue Being Jrue, Toronto Getting Defensive, Malloy in Minnesota, Golden State's Rotational Problems, LeBron Magic, and more.
The Toronto Raptors' Dwane Casey and the Phoenix Suns' Jeff Hornacek were named Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month. They've had quite different seasons, but the starting point for the success of both is the same.
Stop me if you've heard this one: The Knicks and Raptors are talking trade. Again.