A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.
C: Hardwood Paroxysm. Andrew Lynch looks at how the Golden State Warriors are taking what the San Antonio Spurs give them — a steady diet of the least "valuable" shots on the floor, as we understand offensive efficiency — and still eating the Spurs' defense for lunch.
PF: Pounding the Rock. "The Spurs need Tony to lead their offense in order to beat the Warriors. Unfortunately, there is no one for Tony to guard in this series." Fred Silva breaks down something I touched on a bit before Game 2 on Wednesday — how Golden State keeps attacking Parker defensively, whether he's on Stephen Curry or switched off to one of the Warriors' other white-hot wings.
SF: WarriorsWorld. Hey, Spurs fans: If you're waiting for the Warriors to cool down from outside so San Antonio can regain the upper hand in their best-of-seven Western Conference semifinals series, Ethan Sherwood Strauss (and the Denver Nuggets) have some bad news for you.
SG: But The Game Is On. A good read from Mark Travis on how second-round rookie Draymond Green went from offensive afterthought to can't-leave-him-open 3-point shooter at the perfect time for coach Mark Jackson.
PG: 8 Points, 9 Seconds. After the Indiana Pacers' offense crumbled in the second half of Game 2, what does coach Frank Vogel need to do to get back on the good foot when the New York Knicks come to Bankers Life Fieldhouse for Saturday's Game 3? The answer, as Jon Washburn sees it: Keep it simple, fellas.
6th: NBC New York. New York police have released a video of eight men, most wearing Knicks jerseys, sought for questioning in connection with a possible bias attack near Madison Square Garden after Knicks-Pacers Game 1 that left two men with a broken nose and a bruised hand. Check out the video, and if you have any information that might help the NYPD find the guys they're looking for, consider calling 1-800-577-TIPS. Thanks.
7th: Grantland. Zach Lowe looks at the key questions facing the Knicks, Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies and Oklahoma City Thunder as they work their way toward pivotal Game 3s on Saturday.
8th: SB Nation Longform. Scott Neumyer talks with Royce White about the tie that binds them — the challenge of living and working with anxiety disorder.
10th: Posting and Toasting. "Mike Woodson is in a Sean John commercial." Have a good off night, friends.
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