Assistant Sports Editor
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — A famous name only goes so far when a player takes the basketball court.
What went right for the Heat
MIAMI - The Miami Heat's three-point shooters have been acting like a dormant volcano. They are bound to erupt, but when?
MIAMI — For most of the fourth quarter, LeBron James played like a superhero. Then, in the final minute, he handed the game to Indiana with a pair of turnovers.
MIAMI - It was somewhere between a LeBron drive, a LeBron dunk, a LeBron block, a LeBron rebound, a LeBron winning jump ball - yes, he even won a jump ball against 7-foot-2 Roy Hibbert - that a voice said the scary truth for the first time:
MIAMI — LeBron James sported a Nike T-shirt some 90 minutes before Friday night's game that was plain white but for three small words stamped big and black in block-letters:
MIAMI - For three years, the Heat has tried to disprove the belief that it's vulnerable against big, physical front lines with offensively skilled post players.
MIAMI - For much of the fourth quarter, LeBron James played like a superhero. Then, in the final minute, he handed the game to Indiana with a pair of turnovers.
MIAMI - LeBron James gave it everything. And still more was required.
MIAMI - Call it Groin Gate or whatever you wish.
MIAMI — David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Chris Kreider's goal at the 7:03 mark of overtime kept the New York Rangers alive thanks to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in Game 4 of this Eastern Conference semifinal from Madison Square Garden. Rick Nash skated into the Bruins' zone on the right wing, and pulled up at the bottom of the circle before dishing ahead to a streaking Kreider for a redirection under the crossbar to end the contest. Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan and Brian Boyle also tallied for the Rangers, who staved off elimination and avoided being swept for the first time since 2006. Henrik Lundqvist came up with 37 saves to help New York force a Game 5 on Saturday evening in Boston. Nathan Horton, Torey Krug and Tyler Seguin found the back of the net for the Bruins, who failed in their first attempt at reaching the conference finals for the second time in the last three seasons. Tuukka Rask made 28 saves in defeat.
MIAMI — LeBron James blamed one person after the Miami Heat let home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals slip from their hands.
The Indiana Pacers gave away a golden opportunity when their stout defense crumbled down the stretch of Game 1.
MEMPHIS, Tenn — MEMPHIS, Tenn. - It will be the same home court, the same boisterous fans, the same rally towels that were in play in the first round of the playoffs when the Memphis Grizzlies returned to FedEx Forum trailing the Los Angeles Clippers, two games to nothing.