American Airlines Arena, Miami, Fla.
Heat lead series 1-0
Time/TV: 7 p.m./TNT
Line: Heat by 5
1) While many members of the Magic should be receiving blame for Orlando's early exit, Lang Greene of HoopsWorld points to Dwight Howard and how he let the Hawks win the mental battle as a quiet culprit to the Magic's early ousting.
3) Daniel Orton is patiently waiting his turn to see the court, just as he has all year, Zach McCann of the Orlando Sentinel writes.
4) In a quite hilarious turn of events, the Hawks left two tickets for Jameer Nelson to see Derrick Rose at last night's Hawks victory over the Bulls.
5) Derrick Rose will be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player, K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune reports.
6) Danny Martinez of Hot Hot Hoops looks at what worked and what did not work in Game One against the Celtics.
7) Karl Dillinger of Celtics Life wonders who this year's Leon Powe or P.J. Brown will be to lift the Celtics.
8) Matt Scribbins of MagicBasketball.net uses Synergy Sports to analyze Orlando's Game Six loss.