So, what was on the line Tuesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse?
The Indiana Pacers' season. Their reputation. Maybe even some of their jobs.
Make no mistake, the vultures were circling, as they should have been after the Game 1 flameout. National media arrived at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, prepared to write the team's epitaph, pen the complete and annotated story of the Pacers' mystifying late-season decline. Maybe they'll still get to write it; the Pacers are not out of trouble, not yet. The Pacers have given up home-court advantage, and they've given the Atlanta Hawks more than a little bit of hope in what should be a one-sided 1 versus 8 matchup. The spread-out, three-point-shooting Hawks are still a tough cover, especially for Roy Hibbert, who continues to search for his game. Read More
Labeling it a must-win game beforehand, D.J. Augustin helped the Chicago Bulls temporarily find their playoff swagger, providing much-needed offense in stale moments.
The only problem? Bradley Beal was doing the same thing for the Washington Wizards.
Beal's jumper over Joakim Noah, who received the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award before the game, fell short at the end of regulation. But the Bulls' offense went dry in overtime as Washington prevailed 101-99 in a Game 2 thriller to stunningly go ahead 2-0 in the Eastern Conference series. The Bulls had a chance to force a second overtime with 2.4 seconds left, but guard Kirk Hinrich missed both free throws. Read More
Kinefinity, the Chinese company that has been making scientific cameras for years, is now making some waves in the cinema camera market. Their first two models received a bit of attention for the features offered in such affordable packages, but now we are getting the next generation of those models, the KineMINI and KineMAX, which give 4K and 6K resolutions, respectively. We talked with Kinefinity at NAB, and while we already knew the 4K camera was going to come in around $3-$6,000 depending on the package, we now have some official pricing for the 6K camera... Read More