There were no Phil Jackson sightings at the MSG Training Facility on Sunday, which is too bad.
While Knicks fans root for a win in the draft lottery, they have plenty of former players to watch in the NBA playoffs.
Atlanta fans love a big winner, and they love big stars.
Down 3-1 in the series and on the brink of elimination, the Houston Rockets reeled off three straight wins to complete an improbable comeback over the Los Angeles Clippers and return to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997.
The actual selection of the winning teams will take place in strict secrecy about an hour before Tuesday’s made-for-TV event.
With the help of 31 points from Harden, the Rockets completed a comeback from a deficit of three games to one against the Los Angeles Clippers and move on to play the Golden State Warriors.
The former N.B.A. commissioner David Stern pointed out that the league has done just fine without a champion hailing from New York.
James Harden scored 31 points, Dwight Howard had 16 points and 15 rebounds and the Houston Rockets never trailed in a 113-100 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday, sending them to the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997.
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