The top two NBA franchises for several years have been the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics. Now both teams are down, 0-2. While the Celtics had won their first three games against the LeBron James and the Miami Heat this season, they've lost their far more important last three games against them. The Lakers have lost two games at home to the Dallas Mavericks, despite experts saying a week ago it would be a cakewalk for the defending champs (those experts failed to recognize this isn't the Mavericks of the last couple years). The No. 8-seeded Memphis Grizzlies now hold homecourt advantage in the second round. Either the Bulls or Hawks will be in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The NBA Playoffs are not going how they were supposed to. When you look back at 2010-11, this will be the season when the power in the NBA shifted. Are the Heat destined to win the championship? Is that the only way this season can end? I know this much...the NBA is hoping the power hasn't shifted to a Memphis-Atlanta final.