Brad Keselowski won last August at Pocono driving 500 miles on a broken left ankle.
Before coach Doug Collins had his Philadelphia 76ers look ahead to Game 6, he had them rewind the tape to a dusty Game 7.
Kevin Garnett turns 36 on Saturday, a youthful age for any man, except for the rare ones with nearly 55,000 punishing minutes absorbed on an NBA floor.
He bears the awkward burden of having the same initials, A.I., as the most recent iconic figure to wear a Philadelphia 76ers uniform, Allen Iverson. Loved and hated by the passionate 76ers fan base, Iverson was a controversial figure during his 12 seasons in the City of Brotherly Love.
Barely an hour before the Philadelphia 76ers hosted the Chicago Bulls on Thursday night at Wells Fargo Center, coach Doug Collins knew exactly what was at stake.
Chicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman backed coach Tom Thibodeau on Sunday, saying he had no problem with the decision to stick with Derrick Rose late in the playoff opener against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Derrick Rose crumbled to the floor, clutching his left knee. His season is over and the Bulls' title hopes just might be finished, too.
Mired in a five-game losing streak and having lost by double-digits to the Philadelphia 76ers three times this season, the Wizards finally ended up in the win column, prevailing 97-76 on Friday night at Verizon Center.
Doug Collins was full of nervous energy — standing, pacing the sideline, shouting instructions. He applauded good plays, and greeted his players with slaps on the back when they returned to the bench. But mistakes were not tolerated and were greeted sternly, with a harsh, corrective tone.