Thursday's NBA trade deadline was the craziest in years, a flurry of trades that sent over 30 players to new teams.
At the center of the action was the Philadelphia 76ers, who made three different trades to pick up future draft picks.
The deal is official and the Cleveland Cavaliers and returning superstar, LeBron James now have all-star power forward Kevin Love, 25. LeBron and Love together make Cleveland contenders to win the city's first major championship since 1964.
The Philadelphia 76ers who started the past season with so much promise saw it all unravel with a knee injury to Andrew Bynum. The Sixers went 34-48, and missed the playoffs for the first time in three years.
Thanks to a 3rd quarter power surge by Jrue Holiday, the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-87 Wednesday, further solidifying their hold on the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference Playoffs, NBA.com reports.
At the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night, the Philadelphia 76ers hosted San Antonio and discovered what many teams are finding out the hard way as a surging Spurs defense carried the team to a 100-90 win on the road.
For the first six games of the season the Toronto Raptors were being praised for its impressive defence, dedication to hustling on both ends of the floor and playing a physical style of basketball.
Miami had a chance to close the game out in the Sixers in game four, but the Sixers had just enough to hold the Heat at bay. Before the game LeBron James said they should have beaten them last game.
The Heat have been one of the most impressive teams in the playoffs, and looked like they were going to run away with this series. The Sixers were looking to get at least one as their coach Doug Collins called this a “human nature game”.
The Sixers have played the Heat tough in the last two games, but the Heat has found a way to win behind the play of Chris Bosh. Dwayne Wade has been dealing with migraines since game two, but for game three he pulled out his biggest game of the series.
In game one the 76ers got out to a quick start and held the lead for awhile. This game the Heat jumped out early and controlled the game. Miami came in with questions about Dwayne Wade because he had migraines, but James and Bosh carried the load again.
The Detroit Pistons dressed a full roster but only played six because seven of them choose to skip the morning shootaround for various reasons. The Pistons have been having all kind of problems and right now basketball seems to be least of their worries.