Archive for June 2nd, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats appear to be contemplating a change to their uniform colors, but a team spokesman says that has nothing to do with a potential nickname change.

Pictures circulated on the Internet Friday night of a Bobcats cap tied to the 2012 draft. Most of the cap looks like the Bobcats’ current blue primary color. The bill is a new, lighter shade of blue. The only orange in that cap is the small “Charlotte’’ stenciling.

Asked if the Bobcats are contemplating color changes, team spokesman B.J. Evans said Saturday, “We’re always trying to explore accenting our colors in different ways. It’s an on-going process.’’

There has been a grassroots effort of late, lobbying the Bobcats to acquire the Hornets nickname from the New Orleans Hornets.

– Reported by Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer

No Chris Bosh for Heat-Celtics Game 4

If the Miami Heat have a secret weapon to unleash for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Boston Celtics, it won’t be Chris Bosh.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Saturday that Bosh won’t play Sunday and reiterated the All-Star forward has not yet advanced far enough in his recovery from an abdominal strain to gauge when he might be available for game action.

“I’m not thinking about Chris today –I’m not,” Spoelstra said before the Heat’s practice at TD Garden. “He’s not on my mind. And I love you, Chris, but I’m focused on Sunday. That’s where all of my energies are focused right now.”

The Heat have a 2-1 lead in the series, but are coming off Friday’s 101-91 loss to Boston.

– Reported by Michael Wallace of ESPN Miami

Photo: NYC skyline and Brooklyn Bridge

One more photo that has nothing to do with basketball: Here is the NYC skyline and Empire State Building in the background while looking over the Brooklyn Bridge:

Photo from today from Brooklyn, NY looking at the Statue of Liberty

Chris Bosh works out with Heat

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Chris Bosh took part in the Miami Heat’s morning workout Friday, though coach Erik Spoelstra won’t say if the injured All-Star forward can return for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics.

Bosh remained sidelined by a lower abdominal strain for Friday night’s Game 3 and Spoelstra says “his return is indefinite.” Game 4 is Sunday in Boston.

Spoelstra says Bosh will be re-evaluated daily.

– Reported by the Associated Press

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For as dominant as Kevin Garnett was around the basket, or how Rajon Rondo continued to do figure 8s around the Heat’s defense, it was the Celtics’ second unit that surged them to a much-needed 101-91 Game Three win.

“Every guy that came off our bench contributed for our basketball team,” said C’s coach Doc Rivers. “And we needed it.”

The biggest - and probably most unexpected - lift of the night for Boston came from Marquis Daniels, who had nine of the second unit’s 19 points on Friday.

Daniels played 17 minutes on Friday.

After having played 22 minutes in a blowout win over Atlanta on May 6, Daniels had only played a total of 10 minutes prior to Friday.

– Reported by A. Sherrod Blakely of CSNNE

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