Yeah, I also agree with Magic that people just need to lay off of KG. I think he deserves the MVP, and if you know how much I loathe to praise anything associated with Minnesota sports, that's a big consession on my part. (My hatred for Minnesota teams does not extend to the Twins, who got in my good graces when the pinheaded comissioner offered them up for contraction. He wants them gone, which is all the reason I need not to hate them) Anyway, KG is clearly outmaned in this series...I don't think they'd won with a healthy Sam Cassel but the series would definitely be different. I also agree with those guys that you can't play the will he or won't he game, that if Martin is going to start that decision needs to be made a day ahead of time, for basically the reasons Barkley Kenny and Magic all gave. I'm hoping for a game 6 if only because it will give me something to watch on Monday night, although to have 8 days off before the finals would be a nice deal also. Oh, and lost in all of this, the announcers tonight, at least Doug Collins made a mention of the fact that there was one time that Hack-a-Shaq actually worked, although he did not go in to detail of when that was, and against who he just said it worked one time. Oh my god...I just thought of something horrible. If it is possible, we could be in for some even worse playoff matchups in the East next season. Consider this, there will be 3 divisions in each conference now, so 3 division champions will be crowned. Take a look at this... South East Atlanta Charlotte Miami Orlando Washington I'm hoping right now that Orlando can turn things around quickly or that Miami doesn't somehow regress. Indiana Detroit Cleveland Chicago Milwaukee that should be the best one... and New York New Jersey Toronto Boston Philadelphia can be interesting if some of these teams make nonstupid moves and don't manage to get worse instead of better. I believe that the other divisions are... Minnesota Denver Utah Seattle Portland Dallas Houston Memphis San Antonio New Orleans *that should be fun... L.A. Clippers L.A. Lakers Golden State Phoenix Sacramento *I'd love to see the Warriors get things going forward again, for reasons I don't want to explain right now, I kind of have a soft spot for that franchise. Oh crap...wondering about this a bit more, wouldn't it be interesting if say next year you have a division winner from 1 division and then the second place team in that division has a better record than either of the other 2 division winners...so basically Detroit for instance would be like the 4th seed? Which would mean a matchup with the 5 seed which would probably be a tougher draw than the 2 division winners with worse records would end up getting. Its not so bad when its only a difference between playing the 7th seeded Knicks or the 6th seeded Bucks (going by this year's playoff results) but there's a bigger difference between playing the 7th seeded Knicks and the 5th seeded Hornets, maybe not in the outright winner of a series but perhaps in the number of games it takes to finish them off...the more games the more possibility something can go wrong injury wise and so on. So basically, I'm praying that the East improves a ton this offseason.