Inside the NBA 2011 playoffs

Inside the NBA 2011 playoffs


>>>IT’S “INSIDE THE NBA,” AND IT’S PRESENTED BY HYUNDAI. COMING YOUR WAY LIVE FROM STUDIO J IN ATLANTA. ERNIE JOHNSON, KENNY “THE JET” SMITH, AND CHARLES BARKLEY. A FOUR-GAME SUNDAY HERE ON TNT.>>THESE TWO DAYS HAVE BEEN FABULOUS FOR THE NBA.>>107-103 OKLAHOMA CITY WINS TONIGHT. LET’S HEAR FROM SCOTT BROOKS.>>DENVER’S A PHYSICAL TEAM. THEY PLAY HARD, AND THEY PLAY GOOD BASKETBALL.>>QUESTIONS?>>HEY, SCOTT, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE MORE ABOUT KEVIN AND RUSSELL, JUST THEIR PRODUCTION? KEVIN HAD OBVIOUSLY A ROUGH GO IN THE SERIES A YEAR AGO. BUT JUST TALK ABOUT THOSE TWO GUYS A LITTLE MORE.>>WELL, KEVIN WAS GOOD. YOU CAN’T — DEFENSIVELY I LIKE THE FACT THAT HE WAS CHALLENGING HIMSELF TO GET STOPS. I REALLY BELIEVE I DON’T THINK A GUY CAN SCORE ON HIM. IF HE REALLY LOCKS IN AND USES HIS LENGTH. AND OFFENSIVELY HE HAD A GOOD GAME GOING. RUSSELL DID A GOOD JOB OF FINDING HIM. WE DIDN’T TURN THE BALL OVER MANY TIMES IN THE SECOND HALF, WHICH IS CRITICAL. THIS TEAM SCORES POINTS OFF TURNOVERS, THEY SCORE POINTS OFF BAD SHOTS OR QUICK SHOTS. BUT WE REALLY DID A GOOD JOB OF CONTROLLING IT. RUSSELL WAS GOOD. AGAIN, I THINK BOTH OF THEM PLAYED WELL, AND GIVE THEM CREDIT, THEY STEPPED UP AND MADE BIG PLAYS WHEN WE NEEDED IT.>>DURANT AND WESTBROOK SCORING 2/3 OF THE OKLAHOMA CITY POINTS IN THIS GAME. 72 OF THEM COMBINED OUT OF THEIR 107. I MEAN, OUR GUYS UPSTAIRS A VERY TOUGH JOB, TRYING TO WHITTLE DOWN THE HIGHLIGHTS IN THIS GAME BECAUSE THERE WERE A SLEW OF THEM.>>WELL, IT’S EASY TO DO WITH OKLAHOMA CITY BECAUSE YOU’VE JUST GOT TO SHOW TWO PLAYERS.>>ON THE OTHER SIDE, DENVER SHARED THE WEALTH. I’LL TELL YOU THAT.>>THIS WAS A REALLY GOOD BASKETBALL GAME. A REALLY GOOD GAME. THAT WAS A CHARGE THEY DID NOT CALL.>>OVERALL, WHAT THEY HAVE — MAYNOR CAME IN AND DID A GOOD JOB. WESTBROOK HIT THE THREE. I AGREE WITH YOU, CHUCK. I CAN’T REMEMBER IF WE SAID IT ON THE AIR IN THE BACK, BUT SOMEBODY ELSE HAS TO SCORE.>>YES. I SAID THAT AT HALFTIME. THEY WON THE GAME TONIGHT, BUT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO GO FAR WITH TWO GUYS SCORING 70 POINTS AND NOBODY ELSE REALLY HELPING THEM OUT AT ALL.>>IBAKA WITH THAT SPECTACULAR BLOCK A MOMENT AGO. RAYMOND FELTON SWIPES THE INBOUNDS. AND IT’S 56-48 DENVER.>>I THINK THE COUNTRY GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE HOW WELL DENVER PLAYS AND HOW THEY CAN DO IT. BUT THIS IS THE ICE MAN.>>FROM KEVIN DURANT. HE WOULD FINISH WITH 41. BEFORE THE HALF WESTBROOK STEALS AND KNOCKS IT DOWN. OKC DOWN 60-59 AT THE HALF.>>PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT THEY DON’T HAVE — THIS WAS A LUCKY PLAY. WE THOUGHT HE WAS REALLY HURT ON THIS PLAY.>>NENE HAD A GREAT FIRST HALF, TOO. AND THEN HE LEAVES. GAME TIED AT 70.>>TELL YOU WHAT, THEY GOT A BUNCH OF PLAYERS, BUT THEY DON’T HAVE THIS GUY.>>DURANT HAD 14 IN THE THIRD QUARTER. MAKES IT LOOK SO EASY.>>YOU STEP OUT, YOU GET THE THREE. PUT YOU OFF THE DRIBBLE, PUT YOU ON SKATES. GETS TO THE RIM. CAN REVERSE IT. PUT IT DOWN. AND I REALLY BELIEVE YOU GET HIM OFF THE DRIBBLE YOU CAN STEP BACK.>>IT IS EASY WHEN YOU’RE THAT GOOD.>>NENE IN THE LANE. CUTS THE LEAD TO ONE. RUSSELL WESTBROOK. KNOCKING DOWN THE JUMPER. 98-90. BUT IT WAS FAR FROM OVER BECAUSE DENVER THROWS A LITTLE 9-0 RUN AT THEM.>>OH, AND ONE.>>DON’T FOUL HIM. FOUL HIM. DON’T LET THE THREE-POINT PLAYS IN THE PLAYOFFS.>>NENE OVER DURANT.>>HE LOOKS LIKE — >>WHAT A GREAT PLAY. WHAT A GREAT PASS BY KENYON MARTIN.>>SO IT’S 99-98 NUGGETS.>>ERNIE, THIS WAS A BAD CALL. OFFENSIVE GOALTENDING.>>BASKETBALL INTERFERENCE. CALL IT WHAT YOU WILL. PERKINS WAS UP THERE, GOT HIS HAND RIGHT IN THERE.>>THAT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE.>>THAT’S NOT EVEN CLOSE.>>YOU’VE GOT TO CALL THAT, REF.>>BUT THE BUCKET IS ALLOWED. THIS ONE NO QUESTION. ALTHOUGH HE GETS THE ROLL, DOES WESTBROOK.>>I DIDN’T LIKE THIS PLAY AT THE TIME, DENVER WENT FOR THE THREE. BUT THE GAME IS OVER. THAT’S A BAD PLAY. THEY HAD 22 SECONDS TO GO. FIRST OF ALL, THAT WASN’T EVEN A GOOD THREE. BUT YOU REALLY DIDN’T NEED A THREE IN THAT SITUATION.>>AND WESTBROOK CAME DOWN AND MISSED A FREE THROW AFTER THAT WHEN YOU COULD HAVE DONE — >>IF THEY’RE GOING TO GUARD THE THREE, GUYS ALWAYS MAKE THE GAME LONGER. THEY’RE PLAYING FOR THE THREE, TAKE THE BALL TO THE BASKET.>>OKLAHOMA CITY SURVIVES. 107-103 OVER DENVER. AND THAT’S JUST GAME 1 OF THIS BEST OF SEVEN. HIGH ENERGY, UPTEMPO, UP AND DOWN THE FLOOR, AS DENVER SHOOTS 51% AND OKLAHOMA SHOOTS 49%. TIME FOR THE SUBWAY FRESH TAKE ON THIS ONE. YOU EXPEND THAT KIND OF ENERGY IN GAME 1, CAN YOU DO THAT FOR AN ENTIRE SEVEN-GAME SERIES, THESE TWO TEAMS?>>ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT OKLAHOMA CITY?>>BOTH TEAMS.>>OH, DENVER CAN.>>I MEAN, YOU HEARD GEORGE KARL JUST BEGGING HIS GUYS DON’T REST IN TRANSITION, REST ON FREE THROWS, REST ON MAKES. HE WAS — >>WELL, DENVER’S A MUCH DEEPER TEAM. THEY’RE GOING TO GET A BIG CONTRIBUTION FROM A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT GUYS. PRESSURE THAT’S ON WESTBROOK AND DURANT, CAN THEY PLAY LIKE THAT SEVEN GAMES IN A ROW? I DON’T THINK THEY CAN. THEY’RE GOING TO SCORE 40 AND 30. SOMEBODY, PLEASE STEP UP ON THOSE GUYS AND GIVE THEM SOME HELP BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO BE A LONG SERIES, PLAYING LIKE THAT.>>AS WELL AS NENE PLAYED AND AS WELL AS WILSON CHANDLER AND GALLINARI PLAYED. GAME 2, IT MIGHT BE AL HARRINGTON AND J.R. SMITH FOR DENVER, WHO GUYS THAT CAN BE EXPLOSIVE OFF THE BENCH. SO IF IT’S THIS TYPE OF SERIES I WOULD SAY THAT IT’S AN ADVANTAGE FOR DENVER. IF THEY’RE HARD FOUGHT AND YOU HAVE TO MAKE SHOTS. BECAUSE THERE’S ONE THING IN BASKETBALL THAT’S NOT CONSISTENT, IS YOUR SHOOTING. EVERYTHING ELSE YOU CAN HAVE CONSISTENT. YOUR EFFORT, YOUR DEFENSE, YOUR EXECUTION, YOUR DECISION-MAKING. BUT YOUR SHOT SOMETIMES LEAVES YOU. BUT DENVER HAS MORE WEAPONS TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN. THEY WOULD HAVE THE ADVANTAGE IF THE SERIES CONTINUED LIKE THIS.>>AND YOU SEE ONE OF THE WEAKNESSES OF OKLAHOMA CITY IS IF YOU LOOK AT ALL THOSE HIGHLIGHTS THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD DEFENSE, THOSE GUYS JUST MADE SHOTS. AND LIKE KENNY SAID, JUMP SHOTS, THEY COME AND GO. AND IF I’M DENVER, I’M THINKING, YOU KNOW WHAT, KEVIN DUFRNT MADE TWO OR THREE STEPBACK THREES, YOU JUST PLAY GOOD DEFENSE AND AS THE SERIES PROGRESSES THEY’VE GOT TO FIND A WAY TO GET SOME EASIER BASKETS. I’VE SAID BEFORE THE GAME JAMES HARDEN TO ME IS THAT GUY. ERIC MAYNOR GAVE THEM 12 TONIGHT. THAT’S NOT ENOUGH. BUT JAMES HARDEN TO ME IS THEIR THIRD BEST PLAYER — >>AND I THINK THEY MISSED ARRON AFFLALO, DENVER. BECAUSE WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE, HE WOULD HAVE MOVED TO THE POINT GUARD POSITION ON DEFENSE. SEW WOULD HAVE BEEN A BIGGER GUY ON WESTBROOK DOWN THE STRETCH, MAYBE MADE SOME TOUGHER SHOTS WITH WESTBROOK. YOU HAD SMALLER GUARDS WITH LAWSON AND FELTON ON HIM. GUYS HE CAN SHOOT OVER. HE’S COMFORTABLE IN THAT MID-RANGE GAME.>>DENVER, THEY’RE COMING LIKE BANANAS. THEY COME IN BUNCHES.>>DURANT 41, WESTBROOK 31.>>THEY GOT THE ONE CRAZY GUY.>>NOW THE TEAMS TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND PLAY AGAIN ON WEDNESDAY AT OKC. WHEN WE COME BACK, THE POSTSEASON RETURN OF THE NEW YORK KNICKS. THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM BOSTON ARE NEXT.>>>THIS TIME AROUND THE CELTICS BEGIN THEIR QUEST FOR A THIRD TRIP TO THE FINALS IN THE LAST FOUR YEARS WHILE THE KNICKS ARE BACK IN THE POSTSEASON PICTURE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2004. CARMELO ANTHONY SINCE THE KNICKS ACQUIRED HIM TO GO WITH AMARE STOUDEMIRE, 14-14. RAJON RONDO. BOSTON UP ONE AFTER ONE.>>YOU KNOW, ERNIE, I AGREE WITH YOU IN TERMS OF BOSTON BEING A STORIED FRANCHISE BUT RIGHT NOW THE KNICKS HAVE TO BECOME ONE AGAIN. BECAUSE I HAVE A 14-YEAR-OLD SON THAT DON’T KNOW THE KNICKS HAVE EVER BEEN GOOD.>>WAIT. YOU SAID THE CELTICS ARE A STORIED FRANCHISE IN. >>YES, THEY ARE.>>OF COURSE THEY ARE.>>I SAID THE KNICKS HAVE TO PROVE AGAIN THAT THEY ARE BECAUSE I KNOW 14-YEAR-OLD KIDS THAT DON’T KNOW — >>PATRICK EWING IS ROLLING OVER IN HIS GRAVE RIGHT NOW WATCHING THIS. HEY, JERMAINE O’NEAL WAS HUGE. HE WAS FANTASTIC TONIGHT.>>NOT ONLY THAT BLOCK. THEN DOWN AT THE OTHER END — >>OH, RONDO, LET ME FIND YOU, BIG FELLA.>>THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A DUNK.>>HE GOT HURT, HE WENT BACK TO ONE OF THE BEST TRAINERS IN THE WORLD, IF NOT THE BEST.>>RAY ALLEN. 23-9 RUN TO ERASE THAT NEW YORK LEAD. PIERCE OFF THE GLASS. JEFF GREEN.>>JEFF GREEN GAVE THEM A LITTLE SPARK TONIGHT.>>YES. THIS WOULD GIVE THEM THE LEAD AT 66-64. GAME TIED AT 75. WHAT DO THEY CALL CHAUNCEY BILLUPS? THREE-POINT GAME IN FAVOR OF THE KNICKS. AMARE STOUDEMIRE.>>OOH. ERNIE. ERNIE?>>YES.>>ONLY ONE THING CAN STOP THIS.>>WHAT’S THAT?>>NOTHING. THIS IS EVEN BETTER. THE KNICKS MADE ME MAD. THEY NEVER WENT TO HIM AGAIN. HE NEVER TOOK ANOTHER SHOT IN THIS GAME AFTER THAT.>>82-78. UNDER FOUR MINUTES TO PLAY. HERE’S THAT MAN AGAIN. JERMAINE O’NEAL.>>HE STEPPED BACK IN HIS HOT TUB TIME MACHINE.>>GAME TIED AT 82.>>THIS IS NOT A GOOD SHOT RIGHT HERE. THIS WAS NOT A GOOD SHOT. BY CARMELO RIGHT HERE.>>BUT BILLUPS HAS TO LEAVE AFTER INJURING THE KNEE. GAME TIED AT 82.>>AND TO ME, ERNIE, THIS WAS BIG BECAUSE THE KNICKS GOT A BIG STEPBACK THREE BY TONY DOUGLAS. BUT I THOUGHT OVERALL DOWN THE STRETCH THEY UNRAVELED.>>THAT RIGHT THERE IS INEXCUSABLE. YOU SHOULD NEVER — THAT’S ONLY TIME YOU HAVE FIVE GUYS GUARDING FOUR. ERNIE, THIS WAS A GOOD CALL — >>YEAH, THEY’RE LEADING BY ONE AND MELO WAS WHISTLED FOR THE OFFENSIVE FOUL. SO NOW BOSTON’S GOT ANOTHER CRACK AT IT DOWN ONE.>>WHO DO YOU GO TO, ERNIE? A GUY WHO CAN REALLY GET IT DONE, HIT BIG SHOTS. AND KEVIN GARNETT WAS VERY FORTUNATE ON THIS PLAY BECAUSE TO ME AFTER THE PICK THE PICKER HERE YOU PICK — RAY ALLEN SETS THE PICK. I THOUGHT KEVIN GARNETT HAD AN OFFENSIVE FOUL ON DOUGLAS.>>LET ME TELL YOU WHAT KEVIN WOULD SAY. RIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES.>>CERTAINLY WAS. AND IT’S THE LEAD FOR THE CELTICS. KNICKS WITH NO TIME OUTS.>>GET TO THE RIM, CARMELO.>>OH, THEY DOUBLE AND — NO. HE SHOOTS THE LONG ONE.>>THAT’S NOT A GOOD SHOT.>>AND WITH THAT THE BOSTON CELTICS TAKE GAME 1 OVER THE NEW YORK KNICKS.>>DELONTE WEST PLAYED VERY WELL TONIGHT, TOO.>>NICE CONTRIBUTION. RAY ALLEN HAD 24. HIS MOM FLO’S GOING TO RUN THE BOSTON MARATHON TOMORROW.>>I WAS GOING TO RUN IT WITH HER TOMORROW. BUT I’VE GOT TO WORK.>>87-85.>>YEAH, DON’T OVEREXTEND YOURSELF.>>WHAT, YOU’VE GOT A TEN-MINUTE WORKOUT TOMORROW? IT STARTS AT 12:15. IT ENDS AT 12:25? WHAT KIND OF WORKOUT IS A TEN-MINUTE WORKOUT?>>CROSS-FIT. I’LL LET YOU KNOW TOMORROW.>>DOES THAT GET YOU IN SHAPE, TEN-MINUTE WORKOUT?>>BACK AT THE KNICKS-CELTICS SERIES, LET’S HEAR FROM RAY ALLEN.>>OH, MY GOSH.>>RAY, TAKE US THROUGH THAT FINAL PLAY. PAUL GOT THE INBOUNDS, BUT YOU GOT THE SHOT.>>WE COULDN’T GET THE BALL IN. YOU KNOW, JEFFRIES IS SO BIG, SO LONG COVERING RONDO, WE STILL RAN THE SAME PLAY. AND TRYING TO SCREEN MELO AND GETTING HIM TO CAUSE THE MISMATCH. I WAS ON THE PERIMETER, AND THE SHOT WENT IN FOR ME. WHENEVER YOU START YOU WANT TO STEAL ONE ON THE ROAD, AND WE KEPT THEM FROM DOING THAT. WE’VE GOT TO PROTECT HOME COURT AND WE’LL LOOK TO DO THAT ON TUESDAY.>>RAY’S THE HERO WITH THE SHOT. TO ME PAUL’S THE HERO WITH THE PASS. THAT’S A GREAT EXAMPLE OF NOT PLAYING HERO BASKETBALL.>>EVERYBODY WANTS TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON THAT PLAY WHERE YOU WENT OUT.>>I DON’T KNOW. THERE REALLY WASN’T ANY CONTACT. I JUST AS I TOOK OFF, MY LEFT LEG, IT JUST KIND OF BUCKLED AND GAVE OUT. AND YOU KNOW, I WAS KIND OF NOT EVEN ABLE TO RUN ON IT. JUST KIND OF PAINFUL. SO I KNEW I COULDN’T FINISH THE GAME OUT. I DON’T KNOW, MAN. WE’VE JUST GOT TO MAKE SURE IT’S NOT TOO BAD AND JUST TRY TO GET AS MUCH TREATMENT AS I CAN AND TRY TO GET BACK AS SOON AS I CAN.>>IT’S A STRAIN, WE WERE TOLD. SO WHAT DOES THAT ENTAIL IN TERMS OF DAMAGE AND IN TERMS OF HOW LONG YOU’RE GOING TO BE OUT?>>WELL, I DON’T KNOW. I DON’T KNOW. I’LL PROBABLY KNOW MORE TOMORROW. WE’LL GET SOME MORE — LOOK AT IT SOME MORE TOMORROW AND GET SOME TESTS ON IT IF WE HAVE TO. BUT HOPEFULLY IT’S NOT TOO BAD.>>BY THE WAY, A FOOTNOTE TO THAT STORY SAYS THAT WHEN BILLUPS WAS LEAVING THE PODIUM AREA PIERCE ASKED HIM IF HE WAS ALL RIGHT AND RAY ALLEN ASKED HIM IF HE WAS GOING TO PLAY TUESDAY AND BILLUPS SAID “I WILL BE OUT THERE.” MEANTIME, RAY ALLEN WITH THE 24 POINTS TONIGHT, INCLUDING THAT GAME-WINNING THREE-POINTER. AND RAY ALLEN BEING RAY ALLEN, 87-85. BOSTON OVER NEW YORK. YOU CAN POINT TO A LOT OF GUYS ON THAT CELTIC TEAM AND SAY, BOY, WITHOUT THE CONTRIBUTION HERE, WITHOUT THE PASS BY PIERCE, WITHOUT THE SHOT BY ALLEN — >>YEAH.>>JERMAINE O’NEAL WAS HUGE.>>THAT WAS TWO GUYS. THOSE GUYS, FIRST OF ALL, THEY’RE SUPPOSED TO DO THAT. THEY’RE GOING TO THE HALL OF FAME. BUT JERMAINE O’NEAL WAS FANTASTIC. AND DELONTE WEST GAVE THEM A BIG LIFT. DOING A LITTLE RESEARCH ON JERMAINE O’NEAL, WHEN HE WENT OUT, HE WENT TO CHICAGO TO GO WORK OUT WITH TIM, WHO’S THE BEST TRAINER, I SAID. AND HE LOST SOME WEIGHT. SO HE DON’T HAVE AS MUCH PRESSURE ON HIS LEG. AND DOC SAID, I WAS WATCHING THE GAME EARLIER TODAY, HE SAID HE’S BEEN SPECTACULAR THE PAST WEEK. SO KUDOS TO JERMAINE FOR GOING TO CHICAGO, GETTING HIS LEG TOGETHER, AND KUDOS TO TIM GROVER.>>I THINK ONE THING WHEN YOU WATCH THE BOSTON CELTICS PLAY IS DOC RIVERS SAID IT. HE SAID NO HEROES BASKETBALL. AND IT’S REALLY CALLED EXECUTION. BECAUSE THE GUY WHO’S SUPPOSED TO GET THE BASKETBALL REGARDLESS OF WHO IT IS GETS IT. BASKETBALL IS REALLY SIMPLE. BUT IT DOESN’T ALWAYS GO THAT WAY. IF YOU’RE OPEN, YOU TAKE THE SHOT. ONE MAN ON YOU, YOU BEAT HIM OFF THE DRIBBLE. IF TWO GUYS ARE ON YOU, YOU PASS THE BALL. BUT THE THING IS EVERYONE DOESN’T WANT TO FALL UNDER THOSE GUIDELINES. AND WHEN YOU DON’T FALL UNDER THOSE GUIDELINES, DOWN THE STRETCH THAT’S WHEN IT SHOWS. THE LAST 30 SECONDS OF THE GAME. WHEN A GAME’S ON THE LINE. YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT IN THE THIRD QUARTER. YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH IT IN THE FIRST QUARTER. BUT YOU CANNOT GET AWAY WITH IT, AND BOSTON LETS YOU KNOW THAT. AND THEY MADE THE RIGHT PLAYS DOWN THE STRETCH.>>CELTICS WIN IT BY A DEUCE, 87-85. GAME 2 IS TUESDAY IN BOSTON. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’LL — IS THAT PART OF YOUR — IS THAT YOUR CROSS — >>THE CROSS-FIT. Y’ALL ARE HATING ON CROSS-FIT. I’LL SEE YOU AT 12:15 TOMORROW.>>THEY’VE GOT A FIVE-MINUTE COFFEE BREAK, TOO. IT’S GOING TO BE A FIVE-MINUTE WORKOUT, ACTUALLY.>>>BACK HERE “INSIDE THE NBA” PRESENT BID HYUNDAI. CHECK OUT SI.COM AND “BEHIND THE MIC.”>>EVERYBODY’S JUST UGLY.>>THERE’S ALWAYS FRESH MATERIAL.>>C-WEBB JUST WON BY DEFAULT.>>WHY THROW IN C-WEBB — >>C-WEBB’S A GOOD-LOOKING GUY.>>I GOT NO PROBLEM. I DIDN’T GET CRAZY LIKE YOU DID OVER T.O.>>VERY GOOD INSIGHT, JET. CHRIS PAUL AND THE HORNETS AT STAPLES CENTER. BULLET TO AARON GRAY.>>THAT REMIND ME OF CAM NEWTON IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME.>>HERE’S A CRAZY SEQUENCE AT THE END OF THE HALF. KOBE BRYANT GOING TO GO DOWN AND HIT HIS HEAD. SO HE STAYS DOWN WHILE THE ACTION CONTINUES. AND SO WHILE KOBE WAS STILL DOWN, CHRIS PAUL LINES UP A THREE. THERE’S STILL TIME LEFT. BECAUSE RON ARTEST THROWS THAT THING IN. MEANTIME, KOBE’S STILL DOWN. EVENTUALLY, HE WOULD GET UP AFTER — YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED HERE. HE KIND OF HIT HIS HEAD ON A CHAIR OVER HERE. HE SAID HE FELT SOMETHING THAT WAS STEEL OVER THERE.>>THAT WAS THAT GUY’S KNEE.>>THEY TOOK HIS TICKETS AWAY.>>TOOK THEM AWAY.>>BY THE WAY, HE WOULD COME BACK. IN FACT, HE WOULD SCORE 34 POINTS IN THE GAME ON 13 OF 26 SHOOTING.>>THIS WAS A GREAT SHOT RIGHT HERE. THAT WAS A MICHAEL JORDAN — >>I TOLD YOU, QUIT COMPARING KOBE BRYANT — >>I SAID IT WAS A COMPARISON PLAY. I DIDN’T SAY HE WAS — >>WHY DO YOU — >>I THINK YOU CAN COMPARE HIM — >>FIRST OF ALL, YOU BETTER STOP THAT. I TOLD YOU, KOBE BRYANT THE SIXTH GREATEST BASKETBALL PLAYER EVER. AND MIERCHAEL JORDAN’S NUMBER 1. NOBODY’S GOING AROUND SAYING I’M NUMBER 6.>>YOU CANNOT PUT PAU GASOL ON THE ISLAND AND SAY GUARD THIS DUDE.>>THAT’S JUST BAD DEFENSE. THEY DID THE SAME — THIS IS JUST A MISMATCH TOO NOW.>>WARMED UP NOW.>>WARMING UP, CHRIS.>>WHY DON’T YOU WARM IT UP? YOU CAN’T PUT IT OUT.>>SO WHILE NEW ORLEANS WAS LEADING BY TEN, AARON GRAY, WHO HAD A NICE GAME OFF THE BENCH –>>I HOPE HE’S ALL RIGHT.>>– HURTS THE ANKLE. HE HAD 12 POINTS, WHICH WAS A SEASON HIGH FOR HIM.>>YOU KNOW, HE PLAYED GREAT. NOW THEY’RE WITHOUT DAVID WEST. THEY’RE GETTING BANGED UP.>>CHRIS PAUL.>>DON’T CRY. IT’S JUST A TEARDROP.>>33 POINTS. SEVEN REBOUNDS. 14 ASSISTS. CHRIS PAUL ONLY HAD ONE 30-POINT GAME ALL SEASON. THAT WAS 33 AGAINST THE KINGS. HE MATCHES THAT TODAY. 33 AGAINST THE LAKERS IN GAME 1 OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUNDER. SO NUMBER 2 IN THE WEST LOSES AND NUMBER 1 IN THE WEST ALSO LOST. THOSE HIGHLIGHTS STILL TO COME. BUT RIGHT NOW WE GET THE POST-GAME REPORT FROM CHERYL MILLER WITH CP-3.>>THANKS A LOT, ERNIE. WELL, CHRIS, FOR A TEAM THAT WAS MANHANDLED DURING THE REGULAR SEASON WITH THE LAKERS, WHAT WAS DIFFERENT THIS AFTERNOON?>>OUR ENERGY. OUR ENERGY. WE REALLY PICKED IT UP. WE KNEW THAT THE PLAYOFFS WAS A NEW SEASON FOR US. AND ALL WE WANTED WAS AN OPPORTUNITY. BUT IT’S ONLY ONE GAME. NOT THAT BIG OF A DEAL. BUT AARON GRAY WAS OUTSTANDING FOR US. OUR BENCH. AND THAT’S WHY WE WON THE GAME.>>TALK ABOUT AARON GRAY AND CARL LANDRY. YOU GUYS WERE COMING INTO THE GAME UNDERSIZED IN THE POST, BUT YOU GUYS IN THE PAINT WERE FANTASTIC.>>YEAH, YOU KNOW, ONE THING YOU CAN’T MEASURE WITH SIZE IS YOUR HEART. AND THOSE GUYS REALLY CAME OUT TONIGHT AND THEY BROUGHT IT. AND LIKE I SAID, IT’S ONE GAME. WE’RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME OUT WEDNESDAY AND PLAY WITH THAT MOMENTUM.>>MUST BE LIKE TEN YEARS, SINCE THE SIXERS IN THE FINALS? AM I RIGHT? I’M JUST TRYING TO CONJURE UP, THINK OF THE LAST TIME YOU GUYS LOST AT HOME IN A PLAYOFF SERIES.>>IT WAS THE ROCKETS.>>’09?>>I’M NOT STUNNED, SHOCKED BY IT.>>I’M MORE SHOCKED THAN YOU.>>YEAH, CLEARLY.>>I GUESS IF YOU WIN, YOU KNOW, AND YOU STAY EVEN KEEL, YOU WERE EMOTIONAL ENOUGH. TONIGHT WE LOST. WE NEVER CONTROLLED THE MOMENTUM. WE DIDN’T GET GUYS INVOLVED THAT NEEDED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE GAME. AND YOU KNOW, IF YOU’RE A LITTLE COCKY, YOU LOSE.>>DID YOU GUYS COME INTO THIS SERIES WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A CHIP ON YOUR SHOULDER?>>ALWAYS. I THINK YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO PLAY LIKE THAT. I’VE BEEN THAT WAY SINCE A KID, PLAYING BALL WITH MY OLDER BROTHER. BUT EVERYONE ON OUR TEAM UNDERSTANDS WHAT’S TAKING PLACE HERE, AND WE’RE JUST GOING TO CONTINUE TO TAKE IT ONE GAME AT A TIME.>>ALL RIGHT. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.>>NO PROBLEM, CHERYL.>>D.J., WE’LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU.>>THANK YOU, CHERYL. THANK YOU, CP-3. AND NEW ORLEANS THANKS CP-3 AS WELL. 17 POINTS COMING IN THE FOURTH QUARTER. 33 ON THE DAY.>>FANTASTIC GAME. HE WAS — HE WILLED THAT TEAM. AND I’VE GOT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO MONTY WILLIAMS BECAUSE HE HAD THAT TEAM READY TO PLAY AND THEY WERE NEVER INTIMIDATED AT ALL.>>I WOULD AGREE WITH THE NON-INTIMIDATION FACTOR, BUT I STILL SAY THE LAKERS PLAYED RIGHT INTO THEIR HANDS. THE LAKERS 85% OF THE TIME, I SAID EARLIER, THEY COULD SWITCH PICK AND ROLLS AND GUARD. PAU GASOL, BYNUM, THEY COULD MOVE THEIR — >>THEY CAN’T MOVE — ERNIE, SHUT THE HELL UP, I WANT TO GET TO THESE HIGHLIGHTS.>>THIS IS HOW THE DAY STARTED. MANU GINOBILI, A BYSTANDER, WATCHING TIM DUNCAN, WHO REALLY LOOKED FRISKY EARLY ON IN THIS GAME.>>TELL YOU, WHAT THIS WAS A VERY GOOD BASKETBALL GAME. OH, TIM DUNCAN HAD A HOT TUB TIME MACHINE FLASHBACK TODAY TOO FOR THE HALF.>>THAT’S O.J. MAYO, AND THERE ARE THE FANS AT FEDEX FORUM IN MEMPHIS WATCHING IT.>>IT WAS NICE OF THE GRIZZLIES TO DO THAT.>>YEAH, THOSE 50 FANS REALLY –>>OH, STOP, IT KENNY.>>BE NICE, JET.>>IT WAS NICE. THAT WAS NICE.>>MIKE CONLEY HITS THE THREE.>>HE’S A GUY THAT PROBABLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WOULD RATHER CUT TO LIKE WHO IS HE? BUT THESE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES ARE TALENTED IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT AREAS. AND WHAT DO THEY HAVE MORE THAN THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS?>>THEY’RE BIGGER. THEY’RE MUCH BIGGER.>>YES, THEY ARE.>>DUNCAN 12 POINTS IN THE FIRST HALF. 6 OUT OF 10. MEMPHIS, THOUGH, UP BY TWO AT THE BREAK.>>TOUGH TO MACH WITH ALL THOSE BIG BODIES THEY GOT.>>TONY PARKER. GOOD PASS. SAN ANTONIO UP ONE. AND THEN PARKER. FINDS HIS WAY TO THE RIM.>>SOMETIMES WHEN YOU’RE BIG IT’S A DISADVANTAGE, RIGHT, TONY?>>GARY NEAL. THEY’RE UP BY 10. 67-57.>>IT’S OVER, ERNIE. IT’S OVER. LET’S GO HOME.>>OH, JET, AU CONTRAIRE.>>MARC GASOL HAD HIMSELF A BIG DAY. 24.>>I TOLD YOU, THIS TEAM, THEY’RE BIGGER. I’M A LITTLE BIASED BECAUSE I WATCH THEM PLAY A LOT BECAUSE MY COACH COACHED THERE. BUT THEY’RE A LOT BETTER THAN PEOPLE REALIZE.>>MEMPHIS WAS DOWN FOUR AFTER THREE. AND THEN MATT BONNER HELPS TO ERASE THE GRIZZLY LEAD WITH A COUPLE OF THREES.>>THAT’S HIS SPECIALTY RIGHT THERE.>>SO THEY’RE UP 96-94.>>YOU THINK IT’S OVER, ERNIE.>>OH, AU CONTRAIRE, JET.>>OKAY.>>LOOK AT THAT.>>GASOL AGAIN.>>ERNIE, YOU KNOW — >>98-96 WAS THE SAN ANTONIO LEAD.>>WHAT A SHAME BATTIER GO TO SCHOOL.>>OH, I CAN’T REMEMBER.>>I THINK IT’S — >>101-98. NOW IT’S A THREE-POINT GAME. AND SAN ANTONIO’S LAST GASP, RICHARD JEFFERSON. WIDE OPEN LOOK. AND THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES HAVE WON A PLAYOFF GAME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN — THEY WERE 0-12. AND THERE THEY ARE, THEY ARE LOVING IT AT FEDEX FORUM.>>OH, IT’S A LOVEFEST. IT’S A LOVEFEST IN MEMPHIS. SHOUT OW TO MEMPHIS. I SPENT TEN DAYS DOWN THERE THIS SUMMER.>>THEY PLAYED WELL TODAY. THEY WEATHERED THAT STORM. AND THEY GOT DOWN TEN. TAKE MY HAT OFF TO LIONEL HOLLINS. MY COACH.>>HEY, THE SPURS HAD BEEN 51-3 TAKING A LEAD TO THE FOURTH QUARTER. THEY LET ONE GET AWAY TODAY IN GAME 1 OF THE WESTERN CONFERENCE FIRST-ROUNDER. 101-98. M M MARC FEIN WITH OUR POST-GAME REPORT.>>AS THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES WALKED OFF THE COURT FOLLOWING THE FIRST PLAYOFF VICTORY IN FRANCHISE HISTORY, THEY WERE STILL GETTING INSTRUCTIONS FROM THEIR COACHES, COACHES TELLING THEM ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE. SO YES, THERE WAS CELEBRATION, BUT IT WAS OSBVIOUS THEY STILL HAVE BIGGER GOALS IN MIND.>>IT WAS AWESOME. I’M REALLY HAPPY FOR THE STAE. I KNOW BEALE STREET WILL BE A FUN PLACE TONIGHT. MOST OF THESE GUYS DON’T UNDERSTAND THE HISTORY AND THE HEARTACHE THAT THE CITY’S GONE THROUGH FOR OUR PLAYOFF HISTORY. SO I’M HAPPY FOR THE CITY. WE’LL ENJOY THIS ONE FOR TONIGHT. AND TOMORROW WE’LL GO BACK TO WORK.>>IT’S A GOOD WIN. YOU KNOW, IT’S A VERY GOOD WIN. ESPECIALLY FOR THE ORGANIZATION. YOU KNOW, WE HAVEN’T BEEN HERE IN A LONG TIME. AND FOR US TO GET A WIN HERE IN A TOUGH ENVIRONMENT SAYS A LOT.>>THIS ONE’S TOUGH JUST BECAUSE IT’S THE PLAYOFFS. WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY. NO ONE, YOU KNOW, CAME INTO THIS THINKING SWEEP. WE CAME INTO THIS KNOWING IT’S GOING TO BE A TOUGH SERIES, WHICH IT HAS BEEN ALREADY. AND WE’D JUST LOVE TO CONTINUE GETTING BETTER.>>GETTING THE FIRST PLAYOFF WIN DOESN’T MEAN ANYTHING. YOU KNOW. THOSE GUYS ARE CHAMPIONS. AND YOU CAN’T TEST THE HEART OF A CHAMPION IN NO SPORT.>>WE KNOW SAN ANTONIO’S GOING TO — IS GOING TO COME BACK LIKE A HORNET’S NEST COME WEDNESDAY. SO WE HAVE TO RECEIPT UP TONIGHT AND LEARN FROM THIS GAME.>>SO IT WILL BE THE GRIZZLIES, AND YOU SEE THE BIG GUYS AND THE BREAKDOWN FOR Z-BO AND MARC GASOL. 49-28 OVER DUNCAN McDYESS, AND DeJUAN BLAIR, SHOOTING 76% FROM THE FLOOR, AS THEY TAKE GAME 1. AND CREDIT TO THE GIZLIES, TOO, BECAUSE IT LOOKED LIKE THIS THING WAS SLIPPING AWAY FROM THEM. YOU HAD THE THREES BY BONNER. YOU HAD MISSED FREE THROWS ON THE MEMPHIS SIDE. AND IT LOOKED LIKE OKAY, NOW SAN ANTONIO’S GOING TO TAKE CONTROL. BUT MAN, THEY DIDN’T BLINK. AND SHANE BATTIER HIT THE BIG SHOT.>>WELL, WHEN YOU’RE WATCHING THAT GAME, YOU THOUGHT MEMPHIS WAS GOING TO GIVE THE GAME AWAY MISSING FREE THROWS. BUT LISTEN, THEY JUST KEPT GETTING LAYUPS. THEY WERE AGGRESSIVE. MATT BONNER PLAYED WELL SHOOTING THOSE THREES. BUT IT’S SUCH A TOUGH MATCH-UP FOR HIM. BECAUSE HIS SPECIALTY IS THREE-POINT SHOOTING. AND IT’S SUCH A TOUGH MATCH-UP FOR HIM TRYING TO GUARD ZACH RANDOLPH. AND YOU SEE TIM DUNCAN, THE GREATEST POWER FORWARD EVER. THEY DON’T HAVE TO DOUBLE HIM. GASOL HANDLED HIM, OUTSCORED HIM. SO THAT PUTS HIM IN AN AWKWARD SITUATION BECAUSE THAT’S JUST A TOUGH MATCH-UP. ZACH RANDOLPH CAN SCORE ON ANYBODY. I MEAN, AND THEN THEY COME IN WITH ARTHUR. YOU KNOW, HE’S A BIG GUY. THEY’VE GOT THE ONE INGREDIENT, THEY’VE GOT A CRAZY GUY. TONY ALLEN. EVERY TEAM GOT TO HAVE A GREAT PLAYER. THEY GOT ZACH RANDOLPH, CONLY PLAYING WELL. BUT LIKE I SAID, THEY’VE GOT THE CRAZY GUY. THEY’RE A LOT BETTER — PEOPLE DON’T WATCH THEM A LOT BECAUSE MEMPHIS IS NOT ON NATIONAL TELEVISION A LOT, BUT MAN, THEY ARE REALLY — THEY’VE GOT A GOOD TEAM. A GOOD TEAM.>>THEY SPLIT THE SEASON SERIES THE LAST TWO YEARS WITH SAN ANTONIO. SO THEY’VE PLAYED THEM TOUGH. AND THEY TAKE GAME 1.>>WELL, THEY — I HEARD PLAYERS SAYING THEY HAD TO TAKE SOMETHING FROM THIS GAME. YOU WHAT YOU WOULD TAKE FROM THIS GAME IS THAT SAN ANTONIO DIDN’T LOSE THE GAME. THEY ACTUALLY — YOU HAD TO BEAT THEM. BECAUSE SAN ANTONIO GOT THE SHOTS THEY WANTED. THEY WERE ABLE TO EXECUTE DOWN THE STRETCH. BONNER GOT THE THREES, OPEN LOOKS. AND RICHARD JEFFERSON GOT THE GAME-TYING SHOT WIDE OPEN. SO SAN ANTONIO DIDN’T BEAT THEMSELVES. THEY JUST DIDN’T MAKE THE SHOTS. SO YOU HAVE TO KNOW AS YOU’RE MEMPHIS THAT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO BE EXECUTING BETTER EACH NIGHT IF WE WANT TO STAY IN THE GAME. WE CAN’T MAKE MENTAL MISTAKES. AND THAT’S THE THING. AND ONE THING I ALSO LIKE ABOUT OUR TEAM, WE DO HAVE A CRAZY GUY, TOO. SO THAT’S — >>YOU KNOW, ERNIE, WHEN I LOOKED AT THIS SERIES, I WAS LIKE, I DON’T SEE — >>AND BY THE WAY, YOU DID PICK THE GRIZZLIES TO UPSET THE SAN ANTONIO SPURS.>>I DO. I THINK THEY’RE GOING TO WIN THE SERIES. YOU KNOW, PEOPLE SAY WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN COLLEGE AND THE PROS, I SAY, WELL, COLLEGE IS DIFFERENT BECAUSE YOU PLAY ONE GAME AND IF YOU DON’T PLAY WELL YOU CAN LOSE. BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE NBA AND A SEVEN-GAME SERIES, YOU’RE LIKE WOW, MAN, MEMPHIS HAS GOT A LOT OF BAD MATCH-UPS FOR THE SPURS. EVEN WHEN THEY GET GINOBILI BACK, THAT AIN’T GOING TO MAKE THEM TALLER. YOU KNOW, ZACH RANDOLPH IS — NO DISRESPECT TO ANYBODY. HE’S THE BEST BIG MAN IN THIS SERIES. LIKE I SAY, TIM DUNCAN’S THE GREATEST POWER FORWARD EVER. BUT WE DON’T LIVE IN THE PAST. WE LIVE IN THE PRESENT. AND MARC GASOL. HE GOING TO GET LAYUPS. HE GIVING TIM DUNCAN FITS BECAUSE HE’S SO BIG. AND THE MATCH-UPS, CONLEY CAN PLAY, TONY ALLEN CAN PLAY — >>I THINK GINOBILI, THOUGH, CHUCK, PUTS EVERYONE IN THEIR NATURAL POSITION.>>YEAH, BUT THOSE GUYS ARE SHOOTING JUMPERS.>>YEAH, BUT YOU DON’T HAVE — GINOBILI GETS TO THE RIM.>>I UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT HE WON’T BE GETTING THERE AGAINST THE GRIZZLIES. THAT’S THE REASON THE GRIZZLIES SPLIT WITH THEM, BECAUSE THEM TWO BIG BOYS CLOG UP THE LANE. THEY COME IN WITH ARTHUR ON THE BENCH. THEY EVEN PLAYED THE GUY HADDADI WHO’S A BIG GUY. AND THE SPURS, BLAIR, McDYESS, THOSE GUYS ARE GOING TO BE GETTING LAYUPS AND THEY’RE GOING TO FORCE THE SPURS TO HAVE TO DOUBLE. THAT’S GOING TO OPEN IT UP FOR MAYO AND CONLEY TO HIT SOME THREES AS THE SERIES PROGRESSES.>>FIRST TIME SINCE THE PLAYOFFS HAS EXPANDED TO THE 16-TEAM FORMAT THAT THE NUMBER 1 AND NUMBER 2 SEEDS IN THE CONFERENCE LOST GAME 1 AT HOME. IT HAPPENED TODAY. MEANTIME, FOR SHANE BATTIER, HUGE DAY. HITS THE GAME-WINNING SHOT. AND ON TWITTER, “I JUST LAID MY EYES ON THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIRLS IN MY LIFE, MY WIFE AND NEWEST ADDITION. WHAT A DAY. ONE FOR THE AGES.” SO SHANE BATTIER’S WIFE GIVES BIRTH ON THE SAME DAY HE HITS THE GAME WINNER IN THE FIRST PLAYOFF VICTORY EVER FOR THE GRIZZLIES, AND HE WAS THE FIRST DRAFT PICK OF THE MEMPHIS GRIZZLIES.>>WOW.>>WHEN THEY MOVED FROM VANCOUVER.>>PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IT WAS A GREAT TRADE BY PORTLAND. THE GRIZZLIES GETTING SHANE BATTIER WAS HUGE.>>BRINGS A LOT OF STUFF YOU DON’T SEE ON THE STAT SHEET AS WELL. MEANTIME, TOMORROW NIGHT ON TNT — >>UH-OH.>>PHILLY-MIAMI. INDIANA-CHICAGO. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE’RE GOING >>>WE HAD OUR CHANCES, AND WE — WE DIDN’T — YOU KNOW, I MEAN, THE GUYS FOUGHT. THEY DID EVERYTHING WE ASKED THEM TO DO. IF DURANT AND WESTBROOK CAN MAKE 72 POINTS AGAINST US AS HARD AS WE’RE PLAYING THEM, I THINK WE’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS, HOPEFULLY CONTINUE TO CONTROL THEIR OTHER PLAYERS, AND MAKE TAYIT A HELL OF A SERI.>>TREMENDOUS GAME 1 WON BY OKLAHOMA CITY OVER GEORGE KARL’S DENVER NUGGETS. CHECK OUT CHARLESBARKLEY.COM.>>I’VE GOT A GREAT RANT.>>CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF CHUCK?>>ONE OF THE SADDEST THINGS IN MY LIFE, THEY’RE KILLING OFF MY CHARITY. ERICA KANE’S GOING TO DIE, Y’ALL. AND TAD — >>”ALL MY CHILDREN.” YOU NEVER WATCH SOAP OPERAS?>>I DO. BUT YOU SAID THEY’RE KILLING ALL MY CHILDREN. I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO MAKE A POLITICAL STATEMENT — >>I’M GOING TO MISS ERICA KANE AND TAD KNIGHT. TODD MARTIN. AND “ONE LIFE TO LIVE” — >>THEY’RE KILLING ALL MY CHILDREN. DIDN’T YOU THINK THAT WAS A POLITICAL STANCE?>>AND BUCHANAN.>>BY THE WAY, TOMORROW NIGHT ALL THE PLAYOFF ACTION — SIXERS AND HEAT GET US STARTED. THEN IT’S THE PACERS AND BULLS. OUR PREVIEW STARTS IN CHICAGO, WHERE DERRICK ROSE WENT FOR 39 IN THE OPENER AND WHERE A POST-GAMHE PACERS’BY DANNY GRANGER GOT THE ATTENTION OF OUR JAMIE MAGGIO.>>DANNY, OBVIOUSLY, YOU KNOW, THE GAME ISN’T OVER UNTIL IT’S OVER. DID YOU GUYS FEEL LIKE AT ANY POINT IN THIS GAME THAT YOU HAD IT WON?>>I MEAN, WITH CHICAGO, NO. WITH DERRICK ROSE ON THEIR TEAM, NO. YOU KNOW, IT’S LIKE A CRAZY STALKER EX-GIRLFRIEND. YOU KNOW? EVERY TIME YOU TELL HER YOU DON’T WANT TO TALK TO HER SHE SHOW UP AT YOUR DOOR AGAIN.>>SO DERRICK, NOWHERE IN THIS MEDIA GUIDE IN YOUR BIO DOES IT SAY ANYTHING ABOUT CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND. THAT’S A NEW ONE. IS THAT A FAIR DESCRIPTION? DO YOU TAKE IT AS KIND OF A COMPLIMENT?>>I’VE GOT TO TAKE IT AS A COMPLIMENT. I WAS JUST HAPPY THAT WE FOUGHT OUR WAY BACK INTO THE GAME AND WON IT. IT WAS A TOUGH TEAM TO BEAT. THEY CAME OUT READY TO PLAY. IT WAS A TOUGH GAME YESTERDAY.>>DID YOU LAUGH WHEN YOU HEARD THAT HE CALLED YOU THE CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND? DO YOU KIND OF KNOW WHAT HE MEANS BY THAT?>>YEAH, I DEFINITELY KNOW WHAT HE MEANS BY THAT. BUT NO, BUT THEY’RE A GOOD TEAM. HE’S A GREAT PLAYER. THEY STARTED OFF COLD, THEY GOT HOT VERY QUICKLY. AND HE’S TOUGH TO COOL DOWN WHEN HE GETS GOING.>>OBVIOUSLY, YOU GUYS COME IN HERE AS THE TOP SEED.>>YES.>>AT SOME POINT YOU GUYS WERE DOWN BY NINE. AT SOME POINT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER WERE YOU THINKING WE’RE THE TOP SEEDS, THIS CAN’T BE HAPPENING RIGHT NOW, LIKE WE’VE GOT TO GET BACK AND PULL IT OUT WITH THE WIN?>>IF ANYTHING, WE ALWAYS HAVE CONFIDENCE THAT WE CAN WIN EVERY GAME WITH THAT WE GO INTO. AND I THINK EVERYBODY JUST THOUGHT THAT WE COULDN’T LOSE. WE WORKED TOO HARD THIS WHOLE YEAR AND WE’VE BEEN PLAYING TOO WELL TOGETHER, AND WE’RE AT HOME. AND WE NEEDED THAT GAME YESTERDAY.>>GOOD LUCK IN GAME 2.>>THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.>>AND WE’LL SEND IT OUT TO CRAIG SAGER IN MIAMI.>>THE MIAMI HEAT PRACTICED TODAY WITHOUT DWYANE WADE, WHO IS SUFFERING FROM A RECURRING MIGRAINE. HE SPENT THE DAY AT HOME RESTING AND SLEEPING WHILE TAKING ORAL MEDICATION TO RELIEVE THE DIZZINESS AND PAIN. HE WILL BE REEVALUATED TOMORROW. BUT TEAMMATE CHRIS BOSH SAYS THE TEAM MUST BE READY AND PREPARED TO PLAY WITHOUT HIM.>>I THINK IT WILL CHANGE THE OFFENSIVE GAME PLAN AND THE DEFENSIVE GAME PLAN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE HE’S SUCH A PLAYMAKER. BUT YOU KNOW, IT’S JUST MINOR ADJUSTMENTS. ALL IN ALL, WE’RE GOING TO PLAY THE SAME STYLE THAT WE ALWAYS PLAY. THE ROTATIONS WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT. BUT YOU KNOW, YOU ALWAYS HAVE TO BE PREPARED FOR THE WORST, ESPECIALLY NOW. SO I THINK THE BEST THING OUR GUYS CAN DO IS JUST KIND OF MENTALLY START GETTING PREPARED JUST IN CASE HE’S NOT AVAILABLE.>>WE EXPECT HIM TO BE HERE TOMORROW. YOU KNOW, THIS IS — FULL DAY TODAY. GIVE HIM A FULL DAY TOMORROW. AND HE’LL BE HERE TOMORROW NIGHT FOR SURE.>>WADE MISSED THE GAME JANUARY 22nd WITH A MIGRAINE HEADACHE. AFTER RECEIVING MEDICATION AND WEARING GOGGLES HE RETURNED FIVE DAYS LATER IN A LOSS TO NEW YORK. BACK TO YOU GUYS.>>I WANT TO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, SAGES. STATS CUBE ON NBA.COM, AND YOU CAN SEE THE PERCENTAGE OF THE TEAM’S OUTPUT ATTRIBUTED TO D-WADE. 22% OF THE POINTS. WHAT ARE YOU DOING, CHUCK?>>I’M LOOKING FOR SOMETHING.>>WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?>>CARLOS BOOZER.>>HE DIDN’T NEED TO BE THERE YET.>>COME ON, CARLOS BOOZER. YOU’VE GOT TO DO BETTER THAN THAT.>>HE DIDN’T NEED TO BE THERE YET.>>COME ON, YOU’VE GOT TO.>>HE NEEDED TO BE THERE FOR GAME 2.>>HE’S GOOD AND RESTED FROM GAME 1.>>ANYWAY, THAT’S OUR DOUBLEHEADER TOMORROW NIGHT. INDIANA AT CHICAGO. PHILADELPHIA AT MIAMI.>>OH, MY GOODNESS.>>IN ADDITION TO OUR GAMES ON TNT, YOU’LL CATCH THREE GAMES ON NBA TV THIS WEEK. TUESDAY HAWKS AND MAGIC. WEDNESDAY GRIZ AND SPURS. THURSDAY BULLS AND PACERS.>>ERNIE, DO YOU EVER HAVE A CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND STALKER? I THINK YOU DID, ERNIE.>>>YOU CAN CATCH REPLAYS OF “INSIDE THE NBA” ON NBA.COM. YOU CAN CATCH JUST ABOUT ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE ON NBA.COM. ALL THINGS — >>IS THAT YOU AND C-WEBB?>>WE WERE TALKING THE OTHER NIGHT ABOUT — >>THERE’S FOUR PEOPLE UP THERE.>>THAT WAS C-WEBB, DUDE. THAT WAS TONIGHT.>>NO, THAT WAS THE OTHER NIGHT.>>I WAS JUST CHECKING.>>BE DUMB ON YOUR OWN TIME.>>TIME FOR — ♪ EJ’S NEATO STAT OF THE NIGHT ♪>>SPONSORED BY NOBODY.>>SO WE’RE INTO THE POSTSEASON. THIS WAS DAY ONE HERE ON TNT. BUT WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF UNFINISHED BUSINESS AS FAR AS THE REGULAR SEASON GOES. A COUPLE OF MORE TEAMS TO SEND FISHING. AND THEN WE WON’T DO THAT AGAIN UNTIL SOMEBODY GETS ELIMINATED FROM THE PLAYOFFS.>>BECAUSE WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO DO IT THE OTHER DAY. AND THOSE WERE GOOD PICTURES THAT I TOOK.>>THEY REALLY WERE. AND WE DIDN’T HAVE TIME TO SHOW — >>I’M REALLY NOT FEELING — I’M NOT FEELING MY FISHING POLE.>>YOUR — PHOENIX AND NEW JERSEY HAVE GONE FISHING THERE.>>THERE’S A JOKE IN THERE, BUT I’M GOING TO LET IT GO.>>I’M WITH YOU. I HEARD IT TOP.>>WHO HAVE WE GOT GOING FISHING?>>I FEEL LIKE THE CAPTAIN IN CAPTAIN ANDAND TENILLE.>>REGULAR SEASON TEAMS THAT COULDN’T MAKE IT.>>PHOENIX SUNS. AHOY, MATEY.>>STEVE NASH. ALICE COOPER, ONE OF THE GREAT GUYS IN THE WORLD.>>CHARLES BARKLEY.>>JORDIN SPARKS.>>STEVE NASH.>>OH-U KNOW WHO’S A REALLY — LISTEN, THAT’S DAVID — THAT’S DAVID SPADE.>>LOOK AT THOSE WADERS YOU’VE GOT ON THERE.>>IS THAT DAVID SPADE?>>THAT IS DAVID SPADE.>>I’M GOING TO TELL YOU, THAT SHOW HE’S ON, “RULES OF ENGAGEMENT,” IS A GREAT SHOW. Y’ALL NEED TO WATCH THAT. IT’S ON CBS. PART OF OW PARENT COMPANY.>>AND THIS IS THE NEW JERSEY FISHING TRIP.>>”JERSEY SHORE” WAS IN THE BUILDING.>>I DON’T KNOW THE NAMES OF — I KNOW THERE’S SOMEBODY LIKE A SNOOKI OR — >>”JERSEY SHORE.” YOU KNOW WHAT WE CALL THAT? BLACK PEOPLE LIKE THAT.>>WHAT’S THAT?>>HOOD RATS.>>GOING FISHING IS GETTING TOO HIGHBROW.>>THAT’S WHAT WE CALL IT IN THE HOOD.>>OH, UTAH. ALSO GONE FISHING.>>COME ON.>>OH, COME ON. WE HAD TO GO BACK AND — >>LOOK AT THE JIMMER IN THERE.>>I GOT MY HANDS UP. YEAH, THROW HIM OFF THE BOAT! YOU KNOW WHAT? THAT’S PRETTY FUNNY. THAT’S NOT NICE, BUT IT’S PRETTY DARN FUNNY.>>YOU KNOW WHAT’S FUNNY? YOU WEAR THAT HAT AROUND HERE ALL THE TIME. HE HAD HIS PAJAMAS ON. HE HAD HIS PAJAMAS — I CAN SEE, HE WANTS TO BE LIKE THURSTON HOWELL III.>>YOU KNOW WHY I DON’T WEAR THIS AROUND HERE? BECAUSE WHEN TAKE IT OFF YOU’VE GOT THAT BAND ON YOUR FOREHEAD.>>TRUST ME, AIN’T NO BAND BIG ENOUGH FOR YOUR FOREHEAD.

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