The Indiana Pacers, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs should count their blessings or at least pray they are not the next teams struck by injury misfortunes this postseason.
Out of all of the team still alive in the NBA playoffs, the Pacers, Heat and Spurs can hang their hat on the fact that they don’t have any lingering injuries to report, unlike the Chicago Bulls (Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah) and the New York Knicks (Baron Davis, Jeremy Lin, Iman Shumpert) who have had their respective first round series tainted by a bunch of blown out knees.
Not a pretty sight. But constant injuries have been a theme throughout this lockout shortened season and perhaps is even under the public microscope even more so now.
And even David Stern can make the connection between guys suffering injuries and the compressed schedule.
"There is some part of it that may be related to that," Stern said Tuesday during an appearance with Jim Rome on the CBS Sports Network.
"I think s...