|Kobe is 21, and a big key to the series.|
|Reggie Miller's career has taken a Finals turn.|
Chat wrap: Dr. Jack Ramsay|
The NBA Hall of Famer and ESPN analyst tackled users' NBA playoff questions.
Lawrence: Lakers growing up quickly|
A few wins in Portland has proven that L.A. is maturing pretty fast, notes ESPN.com's Mitch Lawrence.
Hersey Hawkins' book on Jalen Rose/Latrell Sprewell|
Bulls guard Hersey Hawkins provides ESPN.com with an in-depth scouting report on key players Jalen Rose and Latrell Sprewell.
Denberg: Lack of fire dooms Pacers|
The Pacers' performance in New York has convinced ESPN.com's Jeffrey Denberg that Indy would be crushed in the Finals.
Hersey Hawkins' book on Steve Smith and Scottie Pippen|
Bulls guard Hersey Hawkins provides ESPN.com with an in-depth scouting report on Blazers vets Scottie Pippen and Steve Smith.
Hughes: Shaq always plays it cool|
While opponents pound him and foul him, Shaquille O'Neal never plays the bully role, an admiring Frank Hughes notes.
Stein: Point the finger at Zen Master|
Phil Jackson may not be the reason the Lakers lost Game 2, but he didn't help, notes ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
Lawrence: Dunleavy is no dummy|
Phil Jackson hates it, because he knows that Portland's Hack-a-Shaq strategy is smart, writes ESPN.com's Mitch Lawrence.