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The Heat can clinch the Eastern Conference tonight with a win in Chicago, up 3-1 and winners of the last three games in the series. The Bulls are 6-2 at home so far in these playoffs, but their last home game was an 85-75 loss to the Heat that swung the momentum of the series. Will the Bulls live to fight another day? Or will the Heat earn their place in the Finals to face the Dallas Mavericks?

Notes:

Tonight's game:

Heat at Bulls, 5:30PM, TNT. Heat lead series 3-1.


Suns Looking for a Defensive Coordinator?

Reprocussions From Thibodeau's Success?

"...Cleamons probably will interview with the Phoenix Suns to become that team's defensive coordinator, an NBA executive said Wednesday."


Suns Looking for a Defensive Coordinator?

Reprocussions From Thibodeau's Success?

"...Cleamons probably will interview with the Phoenix Suns to become that team's defensive coordinator, an NBA executive said Wednesday."


Steve Nash’s odyssey for a championship is well known in these parts, but let’s not forget about his old running mate Shawn Marion’s quest now that the Matrix is four wins away from...

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The most valuable lessons one learns in life are often the most painful. And so maybe it will be that one day the Thunder will look back at their devastating collapse in the 4th quarter of game 4 at home Monday night as the painful but necessary lesson that eventually propelled them to a championship. For now though, it leaves them in a position that looks hopeless, as they will have to win the next three games against the Mavericks, two of them in Dallas, to win the Western Conference.

Notes:

Zorgon at Welcome to Loud City looks for optimism in the example of the 2006 Phoenix Suns, who overcame a 3-1 deficit to the Lakers to win that series.

It's hard to believe that the Mavs were once widely criticized for giving up Devin Harris for Jason Kidd.

The LA Times gives five thoughts on the Lakers' hiring of Mike Brown as head coach.

Tonight's game:

Thunder at Mavs, 6PM PDT, ESPN. Mavs lead series 3-1.


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