ORLANDO -- Rashard Lewis revealed today that he has been battling a viral infection during the Eastern Conference finals, which might explain his poor production. Lewis told reporters prior to Game 5 that he is not 100 percent and that the virus has affected him. He is also expected to receive IV fluids prior to the game.

Sports Illustrated's Ian Thomsen was a guest of Dale & Holley on Wednesday and discussed the Magic-Celtics series as well as Rajon Rondo -- the subject of his cover story in SI this week.

 

Rondo told Thomsen that "for what I do, I think I'm the best," a quote which appears in the SI story. Thomsen was asked if he agrees with Rondo's assessment of the point guard landscape in the NBA today.

 

In an interview that aired on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama told TNT that he thinks the Los Angeles Lakers will win the 2010 NBA Championship.

 

"I've got to go with the Lakers again," Obama told Marv Albert. "I think Gasol might be the best big man in the league right now. He's different from Dwight Howard, but he's [got] unbelievable footwork, speed, savvy, he's playing magnificently.

 

After the Phoenix Suns defeated the Los Angeles Lakers to even the Western Conference Finals at two games apiece, the NBA officially announced the NBA Finals schedule.
 

You could say Danny Ainge is the most successful basketball general manager currently employed by a franchise that plays at the TD Garden. 



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ESPN.com’s Marc Stein has reported the New Orleans Hornets have made a formal offer to Celtics assistant coach Tom Thibodeau for their head coaching position. But with the Celtics in the midst of the Eastern Conference Finals, a timetable for Thibodeau’s decision was unknown.

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Ten thoughts from a Game 4 that featured the impossible -- several Magic players actually make eye contact with Stan Van Gundy during the pregame speech. Should have known the Celtics were in trouble at that point.



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