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Favorites in NBA's East?
Less than a week into the NBA's official free agency, nearly all of the big names have made their decisions. And while the Western Conference saw little movement, the East saw some deals that will certainly shake things up.
LeBron James, in case you hadn't heard, left the Miami Heat for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Heat, though, kept Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade, and added Luol Deng in the process. The Chicago Bulls picked up Pau Gasol and brought over Montenegro-born Nikola Mirotic from Spain to team with a (presumably) healthy Derrick Rose. And the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday saw Lance Stephenson go to the new-look Charlotte Hornets. (Also, let's not forget about Carmelo Anthony staying with the New York Knicks and Jason Kidd leaving the Brooklyn Nets to coach the Milwaukee Bucks.) Naturally, there are a lot of questions ...
NBA free agency predictions?
NBA free agents can't officially sign until Thursday. But the noise surrounding the league's best available players just keeps growing. LeBron James reportedly is considering the Cleveland Cavaliers. His former Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh apparently is interested in the Houston Rockets. Carmelo Anthony could leave the New York Knicks for the Los Angeles Lakers, while Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson might join Melo in L.A., or take his talents to the Dallas Mavericks. How will it all play out?
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Pacers stay alive vs. Heat
Things looked bleak for the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals. They trailed the Miami Heat by 11 in the third quarter, having scored just 37 points in 28 minutes. Then they charged back, took a lead after three frames and held on to win 93-90 thanks to Paul George (who scored 21 of his 37 in the final period). Does this give the Pacers new life? Is George a superstar? Do you like Lance Stephenson, who continued his push to get under LeBron James' skin?
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Heat win Game 2 to even series
For a minute there, it appeared the Indiana Pacers would leave Indianapolis up 2-0 on the two-time defending-champion Miami Heat. But LeBron James, Dwyane Wade & Co. dug in, and managed to even the series with a strong fourth quarter in a 87-83 win. Will Miami go on to take the East for a fourth straight year?
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Pacers hammer Heat in Game 1
The Miami Heat entered the Eastern Conference finals with all the momentum, but that soon fell away as the Indiana Pacers controlled Game 1 from the start, ultimately winning 107-96. Perhaps it's just a one-off performance; the Pacers, after all, struggled mightily in their first two series. However, Indiana did take Miami to seven games a year ago and seems to match up well against the two-time defending champions.