Originally posted on Crossover Chronicles  |  Last updated 5/6/13
 Chicago Bulls vs. Miami Heat Game 1 -- 7 p.m./TNT LeBron James was quite clearly MVP. There really was no doubt about it. When I was on with 103.7 The Game in Lafayette, La., on Friday, they asked me if you could make any argument to vote for anyone aside from LeBron James. I told him you could make an argument for Carmelo Anthony perhaps . . . but it was not a good one. James played at a historic level this season and very well could have -- and probably should have -- been the first unanimous MVP in the NBA's history. Yet, someone still found a way to vote for Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James. He has some explaining to do -- he reportedly did, saying Anthony helped turn the franchise around after a decade of ineptitude. Of course, James already has plenty of MVP trophies in his case. What he does not have enough of is NBA championships. Miami's quest to win a second NBA title in a row continues tonight after a sweep of the Milwaukee Bucks was completed a week ago. The Heat have been resting and preparing since then. If one thing should be able to shake the rust, it is the brilliance of James. He returns to action tonight against the depleted Bulls as the second round series finally kicks off. Other Storylines to Watch -Things have been bad for the Bulls injury-wise. They continually get worse. Luol Deng did not make the trip to Miami and is out for tonight's game and possibly Game Two as he continues to deal with a virus that has kept him in and out of the hospital. Kirk Hinrich is also out for tonight's game. -On the injury front for Miami, Dwyane Wade will play tonight after missing Game Four with a bruised knee a week ago. He has been practicing with the team throughout the week off from games. Tonight's Other Games Golden State Warriors vs. San Antonio Spurs Game 1 -- 9:30 p.m./TNT Stephen Curry and the Warriors have made some history in getting to the second round. It is the just the second time the Warriors have done it in 20 years. Golden State has rarely won playoff series. To win this Playoff series against the heavily favored Spurs, the Warriors will have to do something they have not done since 1997 -- win in San Antonio. That is right, Tim Duncan has never lost to the Warriors at home. Good luck Golden State. Larry Drew, staff on way out? ***** The Hawks season is not even three days gone, and the future is beginning to hit the Hawks in the face. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports Hawks coach Larry Drew and his staff have begun looking for jobs elsewhere. It seems pretty certain the Hawks will let go of Drew after another mediocre season for the Hawks. It makes sense though. Josh Smith is expected to walk in free agency and Atlanta is entering a new phase. [follow]
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

What does Tevin Coleman’s return mean for Devonta Freeman?

Antonio Cromartie: Odell Beckham Jr. a ‘one hit wonder’

Thompson fires shots at Clippers: ‘Didn’t they lose to the Rockets?’

'Sell high' and 'buy low' fantasy candidates

Marshawn Lynch ruled out by Seahawks for Week 5

Howard says he played through torn MCL, meniscus in playoffs


Bills offensive progress stalled by injuries

Bruins’ Zac Rinaldo: Raffi Torres’ suspension 'really opened my eyes’

Cowboys’ Sean Lee cleared to play vs. Patriots after concussion battle

NHL Dept. of Player Safety inconsistent with discipline?

Tennessee desperate for big win over #19 Georgia

UCLA punter Adam Searl arrested on suspicion of rape

WATCH: Prince Fielder wipes out trying to climb over dugout railing

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

What’s wrong with Ohio State’s offense?

Weeden: ‘I don’t need a 12-yr-old telling me how to play’

Fan at Texas A&M game was so drunk, he reportedly told police he was at Baylor vs. Texas Tech

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Mallett’s dad: Criticism of QB makes his grandmothers cry

LSU has sold a disappointing amount of tickets for South Carolina game

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of the college football season

Dalton motivated by getting booed at celebrity softball game

Which undefeated college team has best résumé?

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Dwight Howard, image & Houston's title chances

10 unheralded NFL players who will impact Week 5

Five potential upsets in NFL Week 5

Why the Carolina Panthers are the NFL's next super power

NHL Department of Player Safety inconsistent in disciplining players?

Explaining the silence on Thabo Sefolosha’s police brutality trial

Six biggest matchups in Week 6 of CFB

Joe Maddon's defensive calculus

Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension

Looking at four NHL goaltenders who debuted for new teams

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker