Lebron James led the Miami Heat with 32 points and 8 rebounds, helping the Heat clinch their third consecutive Eastern Conference Title. Miami will host the cagey veterans of San Antonio in Game 1 of the NBA Finals this Thursday at 9pm. Did Frank Vogel and the Pacers lay out a winning blueprint for the Spurs? Look for our NBA Finals preview this Wednesday.
*The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA Draft Lottery held Tuesday night. In doing so, they’ve secured the #1 pick in this years draft. It is the 2nd time in the 3 years since LeBron James departure from Cleveland. One can’t help but feel a little suspicious that the NBA may be rigging the draft lottery. Cleveland had just a 16% chance of winning, but that’s all they needed. Well, that and a father/son duo wearing bow ties.
By Justin McCahren
The Saturday night sports schedule featured a pair of game seven playoff clashes. On NHL ice, the New York Rangers hosted the Washington Capitals at Madison Square Garden. 3,000 miles away, an NBA elimination clash was staged at Staples Center in Los Angeles between the Lakers and Denver Nuggets.