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SportsPulse: We have our first Game 7 of the NBA playoffs. USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt sets the stage for the decisive clash between Denver and San Antonio. USA TODAY

LOS ANGELES — You see a lot of replica jerseys in the stands at NBA games but more and more these days you also see flags. Big, bold, fluttering ones that regular fans sometimes struggle to identify.

The NBA’s international flavor has never been stronger, as the influx of imports continues to grow, bringing additional fans at a steady rate. The extent of the impact is seen in a number of ways, but it is on stark display during these playoffs, with

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