It was a huge night for Atlantic Division teams, as the Celtics turned back an undermanned Hawks team in overtime and the Sixers took a 2-1 series lead on the top-seeded Bulls. The Knicks, meanwhile, are staring down an offseason of question marks and decisions for GM Glen Grunwald as they try to avoid being swept by the Heat in Game 4 on Sunday.
- If Mike Woodson returns to coach the Knicks next season, he'll be under greater pressure to win, as Frank Isola of the New York Daily News writes, also noting that Woodson wants to see Carmelo Anthony step up his conditioning this summer.
- The Sixers are bringing legend Julius Erving back as a "strategic advisor" to the team, a part-time role that will function like an ad-hoc consultancy and will include input on personnel, as John Finger of CSNPhilly.com explains.
- Andy Jasner of ESPNChicago.com looks back at the path Lavoy Allen took from late second round pick last June to key contributor for the Sixers in the playoffs.