This is your first and final warning: turn those clocks forward or you're going to miss everything special about today. It's Daylight Savings Time here in the U.S. beginning this morning, and if you miss the clock change then you're bound to be late for two Indiana Pacers events.
Starting at 1 p.m. this afternoon, the early tilt between the blue and gold and the Bucks begins in Milwaukee. These young Pacers don't have much experience with the early-afternoon NBA game in the regular season or the playoffs, so the lag may cause some problems in the loud, raucous Bradley Center. But if the game doesn't go as planned (or as planned, depending on your Lottery aspirations) then just hold your horses until 9 p.m. this evening.
The ESPN 30 for 30 documentary Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks premieres worldwide tonight. The 1 1/2 hour event is a special one. After being previewed by hundreds of people at Sundance, watched by 8,100 people at Conseco "Reggie Miller" Fieldhouse, and a couple thousand Knicks fans being blown away in New York a few weeks ago, it's time for everyone to get a glimpse of the greatest NBA doc of all-time. It's a must-see event. I get chills every time I see the dang commercial for it, and I've already seen it! It's that good.
Now, special warning to Pacers fans. After listening to director Dan Klores preview the doc on ESPN's Bill Simmons' podcast on Friday, it was announced that there is a little bonus footage at the end of tonight's broadcast. After the credits finish rolling, the infamous, gut-wrenching, stomach-punching Larry Johnson 4-point play from 1998 will run with clips from some of the players and coaches involved. I plan on turning it off during the credits. Just thought you should be warned. I've made it a point to dodge that scene for 11 years. I don't plan on reliving it tonight.
But don't let that ruin the fun. As you can see after the jump, movie critics across the country are in love with this documentary. Make sure you don't miss.
Pacers' Murphy, Dunleavy hate long playoff drought
Mike Wells checks in with Mike Dunleavy and Troy Murphy, who are nearly guaranteed to miss the playoffs yet again in their NBA careers.
5 Things We Learned In The NBA This Week - Basketball News & NBA Rumors -
Hoops World learned five things this week and one of them involved the secret emergence of Roy Hibbert.
Preview of Winning Time by the New York Post.
ESPN documentary recounts 'Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks' matchups from 1990s
The Dallas Morning News looks back at the 1990's rivalry between the Knicks and Pacers. Ahh, memories.
Miller’s sparring role in New York is relived
How great was Reggie Miller on the biggest stage in the world? The Boston Globe tries to tackle the question in this review of the documentary.
ESPN 30 for 30 Roundup:
The Sporting News gives us some info on tonight's movie premiere, an upcoming 30 for 30 schedule and more.
TV Sports - ESPN Shows Reggie Miller as a Straw That Stirred the Garden - NYTimes.com
The New York Times recalls how annoying that guy from Indiana used to be for people from the Big Apple.
‘Winning’ recalls Knicks losing during Miller time
The Boston Herald adds its take on the movie.
Preview: Bucks vs. Pacers - JSOnline
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel previews today's matchup between Central Division foes.