Prior to last night's implosion, the Pacers led on the scoreboard for 188 of 240 total minutes played. Even after leading Game 5 wire-to-wire and closing things out at 4-1, the Bulls were up on the scoreboard for only 47% of the series.

Two weeks ago I gave Indiana no chance to hang with these guys. And they proved me wrong, playing with a toughness and heart I hadn't seen in years from the Blue & Gold. Thank you, Pacers.

P.S. One more thing. Coach Vogel stays, I stay. Coach goes, I go.