Assistant Pop, early Admiral, the wheeler-dealer in charge. Were we ever so young? (Getty Images)
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: San Antonio Express-News. With the San Antonio Spurs headed to Oracle Arena tied with the Golden State Warriors at one game apiece, and only a miraculous comeback away from an 0-2 hole, Buck Harvey looks back at the last time the Spurs found themselves in a similar predicament ... back in 1991, against Chris Mullin, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond and these self-same Dubs. A fun read and a sharp examination of the shift in culture that's helped make the Spurs so good for so many years.
PF: Grantland. OK, if Zach Lowe doesn't know how the hell you stop Stephen Curry and this Warriors offense, then I don't feel so bad about coming to a similarly stumped conclusion the other day. The Warriors have become a very scary problem for opposing defenses, even ones as good as San Antonio's.
SF: Memphis Flyer. Chris Herrington offers the first half of his customarily detailed, smart breakdown of a Memphis Grizzlies game ... in this case, a pretty important Game 3 set for Saturday at the Grindhouse.
SG: SB Nation. A strong pre-Game 3 read by Paul Flannery on how the best Kevin Durant we've ever seen still might not be enough for the Oklahoma City Thunder.Read More »from The 10-man rotation, starring the Spurs, the Warriors and a moment 22 years in the making