In the wake of Frank Vogel’s decision to bench center Roy Hibbert for the final two defensive possessions of the Heat’s 103-102 win over the Pacers on Wednesday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, the Pacers coach directed some criticism toward Knicks coach Mike Woodson following…
When Chris Andersen does something particularly impressive for the Miami Heat, a heavy metal guitar riff blares through their arena. Some children have shown up for games with replicas of his tattoos drawn upon their bodies. Others have gotten their hair gelled and shaped to match his Mohawk ‘do.
Deciding who plays, and when they don’t, is one of the toughest parts of coaching.
Frank Vogel, the Pacers’ coach, made it clear that coming up with defenses was more of a challenge against Miami than against the Knicks.
Carmelo Anthony sustained a partial tear of his his labrum late in the regular season, and the Knicks’ medical staff has prescribed rest and rehabilitation for the injury.
The Heat’s Chris Andersen is no attention seeker, but his shooting in Game 1 against the Pacers was impossible to miss.
A panel of sportswriters and broadcasters chose LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Tim Duncan and Chris Paul to the All-N.B.A. first team.