Examining the playoff races
Spurs lead race for home-court advantage in the playoffs (PER Diem: Jan. 20, 2011)
Imagine this scene: The Lakers and Heat are about to meet in Game 7 of the 2011 NBA Finals. The nation -- including NBA commissioner David Stern -- is overcome with excitement about the epic battle that's set to ensue. Ratings are through the roof, and hype is off the charts.