Home teams have won 19 of 20, or 95%, of second round playoff games in these playoffs. Apart from the Utah-Houston series, road teams didn't fare much better in Round 1. This can't go on. Somebody -- Boston, New Orleans, or LA -- will close out their opponent in Game 6. It has to happen. Just don't ask me which one.
Meanwhile, word now comes that Charles Barkley owes a casino $400,000. For a big shot like Barkley, this sounds like chump change, but you never know how these guys handle their finances in retirement. Maybe he can ring up his Fave 5 buddy Dwyane Wade to bail him out. Wade made $13 million this season while missing 31 games with injury.