One Game We Will Definitely Watch Tonight: Miami Heat vs. Indiana Pacers
A thing happens if and only if that thing happens. If not, then it doesn't happen.
This Miami Heat team may very well generate the most discussion of any sports team ever. They also render any and all pre- or post-game analysis pretty much moot. Their high-tempo, turnover-to-fast-break style of basketball (perfectly branded the "flying death machine" by basketball writer Matt Moore) either works or it doesn't. When it works, they win. When it doesn't, they lose. This is mostly true for any NBA team with a strong identity, but with the Heat, it's gospel. When they power bomb passing lanes and turn long rebounds into breakaway dunks, they're unbeatable. When it doesn't work, everyone talks about breaking up the gang. Whether or not this happens, though, doesn't seem grounded in any sort of recognizable pattern. It kind of just happens or doesn't. There's not really any way to know beforehand if the Heat will unsheathe their fire-blade on any given night. Do I think they will tonight? I do. But what do I (or you) know?
I know it's a little more complicated than I'm making it out to be, but it's also kind of not.
One Game We Probably Won't Watch Tonight: Los Angeles Kings vs. Phoenix Coyotes
Can you believe that's how you pronounce/spell "coyotes"? That's way off. We weren't even close on that one.