Once again, Bob Kravitz writes somthing positive and reasonable:
The rules, or at least the way the rules are interpreted. The clutching and grabbing has been expunged from the game, giving athletes like Dwyane Wade and Leandro Barbosa a chance to excel.
After spending an entire season watching the Pacers play paint-by-numbers basketball, it's a joy now to watch athletes being given the freedom to do what they do best.
Call it smallball, Euroball or whatever. The point is that it is good basketball, and it is winning basketball. For Pacers fans, the main point is that good things are happening in the NBA and the Pacers aren't part of the trend. Other teams have adapted to the modified rules and learned to play quicker and score more. The Pacers haven't adapted, and so they just foul more.