Regardless of which team wins, there appear to be significant changes on the horizon that will alter the dynamic of this Heat-Pacers rivalry, Israel Gutierrez writes.
How the team with the worst record in the playoffs won its opener.
Credit the continued growth of Paul George, the improved Pacers bench, an increased confidence level stemming from last season's playoffs or all of the above, but it's no longer just Roy Hibbert making life miserable for the Miami Heat.
Shane Battier found himself with extended bench time earlier in the series, but his Game 7 role was essential
LeBron James continues to step up to the plate when Miami needs him the most, Israel Gutierrez writes.
Here are some lessons from the Knicks-Pacers playoff series.
How Paul George quickly went from afterthought to mainstay in the Indiana Pacers' lineup
Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
Israel Gutierrez runs down his list of playoff matchups he wants to see in the Eastern Conference.
Heat's position-less posture, Amare's game and Rondo's rise -- check out some of the big storylines this season
Haslem out, but Heat hopes remain high entering Game 6.
Israel Gutierrez breaks down every first-round matchup in the Eastern Conference.