Former Detroit Pistons Bad Boy Dennis Rodman has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
official announcement is expected to be made Monday at the Final Four
in Houston. Rodman shared the news the with media before tonight's
ceremony to retire his No. 10 at the Palace.
Congrats Dennis, I wasn't sure whether he'd ever make it in, but when I saw the class of competitors this year, I thought he was probably a lock.
Turns out to be accurate.
As for the Bulls, they beat the Pistons despite a pretty mediocre defensive effort. With Boston falling to Atlanta, the Bulls magic number has dropped to five with seven games left to go.
Their number vs the Heat is down to four (apparently I was off by one on all my magic numbers in the pregame article, I suck). With the Heat's win, and Boston's loss, the two teams are now tied for the 2nd seed though the Celtics own the tie breaker, it's hard to imagine them playing well down the stretch. They also play each other once more meaning that both teams control their own destiny at this point for the second seed.
The Spurs lost, lowering their lead on the Bulls (and Lakers for that matter) in the loss column to a mere single game. Tim Duncan is back (apparently he was back against Boston as well, so I'm a moron), but it's not pulling them out of their funk yet. The teams are presently tied in the tie breaker (record against opposing conference) with each having one game left against the opposing conference.
Chicago plays Phoenix while the Spurs play @Atlanta. If one team wins and one loses, that team would hold the tie breaker, otherwise I'm not certain. I've read record vs playoff teams or someone mentioned coin flip, but I can't say I'm certain.
L.A. is playing the Jazz presently, and while the game is tied at this exact moment, L.A. has all the momentum, and I'll assume they end up taking the game. It now looks like L.A. is going to win the #1 seed as long as they can take care of business against the Spurs on April 12th.
[update, ack, forgot to change the title, and still had six in there, magic number is five]