We're supposed to be seeing championship basketball -- crisp and efficient, the NBA at its best, with each team having honed its game in the preliminary rounds. Instead, what we're getting is just plain ugly. Missed layups, open jumpers and free throws; botched defensive assignments; reckless guard-play and turnovers galore. To say nothing of misguided coaching strategies.
Even so, somebody's going to win the series and be acclaimed as the champs.