Serge Ibaka is Back and (Possibly) Better Than Ever
The Toronto Raptors traded for Serge Ibaka because they hoped he could still be the dominant defender he once was. So far, in these playoffs, he has been.
What the Warriors Are Missing Without Andrew Bogut
Andrew Bogut brings beef and low-key guile to both ends of the floor for Golden State. With him out for the rest of the NBA Finals, the Dubs will be a very different team.
Bismack Biyombo's Dirty Work Has Gotten Toronto This Far
Bismack Biyombo is a backup big who can't shoot, and an unlikely postseason hero. But his rebounding and defense dragged Toronto to the Eastern Conference Finals.
Courtney Lee Is At His Best When He's Invisible
In Game 4, Courtney Lee made a play that sealed the win for the Hornets. For the league's most anonymous valuable player, it was a rare moment of visibility.