After yesterday's four-game playoff slate, it was a relatively quiet night of just two games. The Heat eliminated the Knicks to set up a series with the Pacers that begins Sunday, while the Grizzlies aren't going down so easily against the Clippers. Here's what's going on off the court this evening:
- Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rounded up a few remarks from Hawks co-owner Michael Gearon Jr., who called Kevin Garnett, a free agent this summer, "the dirtiest guy in the league." Gearon praised Josh Smith, who enters the final season of his contract next year, saying, "We wouldn't be where we are without him."
- Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington, in a chat, makes the claim that former Mavs center Tyson Chandler could have swung the team's series with the Thunder.
- In light of today's news that Greg Oden will return in 2013, John Canzano of The Oregonian looks back on Oden's tenure with the Blazers and hopes the team learns from the mistake of drafting him.