Five things to note from San Antonio's 92-88 win over Miami in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night:
This is why Ray Allen came to Miami.
The seconds ticked down on the Boston Celtics' season as Game 6 against the New York Knicks slipped away, a ferocious fourth-quarter comeback falling just short.
Talk is cheap in these NBA playoffs, and it seems as if everyone wants in on the act.
Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor sat before a throng of media, swallowed hard and said what many in and around the organization had been thinking for about nine years.
Goodbye, David Kahn.
The New York Knicks not only expect a Boston adjustment, they can guess what it is.
Anthony, the NBA's scoring leader, shot only 13 for 29 from the field but scored eight points in the fourth quarter, including consecutive baskets late in the period that finally gave the Knicks breathing room in a tight game.
Doc Rivers' phone rang sometime around 6 a.m. Friday, a concerned Boston Celtics owner calling to check on his coach and team.