The Wizards and Heat each got their first win. John Hollinger and Chris Sheridan have the stories.
The Pistons stayed alive in Game 5 with a return to character, Chris Sheridan writes. But John Hollinger sees Miami masonry at the free-throw line helping the Detroit cause.
Pat Riley's roster moves looked pretty good in Game 4, Chris Sheridan writes. And John Hollinger sees a Clipper blessing in Chris Kaman's health woes.