Off Topic Thursday: Heat outlast Celtics in OT; Hornets get No. 1 Draft Pick

MIAMI, FL - MAY 30: LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat drives in the second half against Kevin Garnett #5 of the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals in the 2012 NBA Playoffs on May 30, 2012 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Despite leading in the first half by as many as 15 points and a career-high 44 points from Rajon Rondo, the Boston Celtics crumbled in overtime to the Miami Heat.

Both the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat have now taken commanding 2-0 series leads. Most NBA watchers know that's the death knell for most teams, as the 2-0 leader goes on to the next series 94% of the time. It's looking more and more like we're headed towards a Spurs-Heat Finals. Can the suffocating Miami defense compete with a Spurs team that has won 20 games in a row?

Meanwhile, the NBA Draft Lottery has concluded ... with the New Orleans Hornets ending up with the #1 draft pick! For those who are curious, here are the current pick owners for the 2012 NBA draft, 1 through 10:

1. New Orleans Hornets

2. Charlotte Bobcats

3. Washington Wizards

4. Cleveland Cavaliers

5. Sacramento Kings

6. Portland Trail Blazers (via Brooklyn Nets)

7. Golden State Warriors

8. Toronto Raptors

9. Detroit Pistons

10. New Orleans Hornets (from Minnesota Timberwolves, via Los Angeles Clippers)

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