MIAMI Had the Miami Heat lost Thursday, perhaps David Stern would have fined them.
Or maybe somebody else would have.
Itd have been embarrassing, Heat center Chris Bosh said of possibly falling to Spurs Lite. The coaches probably would have fined us.
In a very bizarre night in the NBA, the Heat prevented it from becoming even more odd by defeating undermanned San Antonio 105-100 at AmericanAirlines Arena. With the game out of the way, this now comes down to two very headstrong guys: Spurs coach Gregg Popovich vs. NBA Commissioner Stern.
It began when it was revealed Popovich, with the Spurs playing their fourth game in five nights, would not use San Antonio stars Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker as well as Danny Green. Popovich went so far as to send them home on a commercial flight Thursday morning from Orlando, where they had played the night before.
The move infuriated Stern. Before the game, which was nationally televised on TNT, he released a statement saying, I apo...