Miami Heat 102, Boston Celtics 91
It’s taken eight months, but the Heat finally look like the team to beat for the championship. I’d say they need to prove it in Boston on Saturday, but they don’t even really have to do that, considering they have home court advantage. They have succeeded in making the Celtics look old. Unless Boston can pull off four wins in five games, this looks over before it’s really started.
Oklahoma City Thunder 111, Memphis Grizzlies 102
For the first time, the Grizzlies looked like what we expected — they played hard, they played tough, but they just weren’t good enough. Just 15 points on 2-13 shooting for Zach Randolph, who saw double and triple-teams all night. It’s a sign of respect for a franchise that hasn’t really ever had that that we can say a game like this is a bad game, but this was not a good outing. They’ll bounce back though.