For five years we had a renewed Celtics-Lakers rivalry. Now both have put their future hopes in players who don't score first. It won't be an easy transition for either, but with Rajon Rondo's injury, it will be tougher for the Celtics.
To be an NBA coach is to be stepped on, cursed at, stared down -- that is, when you're not being flat-out ignored. In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about the difficulty NBA coaches have in demanding accountability from their players.
Dwight Howard had 26 points and 17 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers staged a dramatic rally in the fourth quarter for a win in their first game since losing Kobe Bryant for the season, beating the San Antonio Spurs 91-86.