Saturday Night NBA Fever
Bucks, Raptors, 76ers, Suns, Pistons, Kings, Wizards, Thunder, Lakers, Mavericks and Eric Lewis ... all feature in my latest around-the-league notes that couldn't wait after a wild Celtics/Heat Game 6
There was little chance of sound sleep after the final three seconds of Game 6 in the Eastern Conference finals.
First Jimmy Butler sank three go-ahead free throws to seemingly salvage a 5-for-21 shooting night and put Miami on the brinkiest of NBA Finals brinks. Then Derrick White hauled Boston all the way out of its 3-0 series hole and back to even by sneaking in for an improbable rebound basket at the buzzer to secure a 104-103 victory that forces a Game 7 on the Celtics’ floor.
Let’s start burning some of that nervous energy in the wait for Memorial Day’s previously inconceivable series decider in Boston with a midnight-hour This Week In Basketball compilation … leading off with the Milwaukee Bucks’ surprising coaching hire: