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November 1, 2012 | by the Daily News
ED BARKOWITZ Sixers' record: 49-33 Sixers' leading scorer: Jrue Holiday, 15.7 Andrew Bynum, games played: 70 Atlantic Division, top 3: Celtics, Sixers, Nets Sixers' playoff seed: 5 Sixers' average attendance: 18,104 Eastern Conference winner: Heat Western Conference winner: Lakers NBA champion: Heat MVP: Blake Griffin, Clippers Rookie of the Year: Damian Lillard, Blazers Team on the rise: Pacers ...
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April 18, 2013
Zach Randolph had 25 points and 19 rebounds, and the host Memphis Grizzlies ended Utah's playoff hopes with an 86-70 victory over the Jazz on Wednesday. The Grizzlies' victory meant the Los Angeles Lakers were assured of making the playoffs and rendered their late Wednesday game against the Houston Rockets moot. Meanwhile, Memphis, the Western Conference's fifth seed, still held out hopes for home-court advantage if the Los Angeles Clippers lost at Sacramento in another late game.
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April 19, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
It was a matchup of the old and new. New won. A goal by Vlastimil Kroupa at 15:36 of the third period lifted the visiting San Jose Sharks to a 5-4 victory over the Detroit Red Wings last night in their first-round Western Conference series. San Jose, in its third season of existence, was in its first playoff game; Detroit, one of the NHL's original six teams, was in its 43rd. Sharks coach Kevin Constantine, the only NHL coach born in the United States, almost held Kroupa out of the lineup.
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May 15, 2012
Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat were relieved by the diagnosis. It's the prognosis - or lack of one - that's a source of worry now. And suddenly, the Indiana Pacers may be even more of a threat. Bosh strained a lower abdominal muscle in Game 1 of the teams' Eastern Conference semifinal series, that original diagnosis confirmed Monday after an MRI exam. The team said Bosh is out "indefinitely," though coach Erik Spoelstra and others say the injury could have been worse. Either way, Bosh is out for Game 2 on Tuesday, and sounds as if he probably won't play again in the series.
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April 28, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Teemu Selanne and Francois Beauchemin scored second-period goals and the Anaheim Ducks defeated the visiting San Jose Sharks last night, 4-1, and eliminated the Western Conference's top seed in six games. The eighth-seeded Ducks will take on Detroit in the conference semifinals. In another game: At Calgary, the Chicago Blackhawks eliminated the Flames from the NHL playoffs with a 4-1 victory in Game 6 of their first-round Western Conference series. The visiting Blackhawks scored three times in the first two periods and easily held on to advance to face Vancouver in the conference semifinals.
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January 19, 2013
Marco Belinelli made a game-winning jumper with 3.1 seconds left as the Chicago Bulls extended their Friday night road show by beating the Celtics, 100-99 in overtime, in Boston. Carlos Boozer had 19 points and 20 rebounds, and Joakim Noah added 14 points and 13 boards as the Bulls won their 14th straight road game on a Friday. Elsewhere: Kemba Walker had 25 points and eight rebounds for the Charlotte Bobcats, who snapped a five-game skid with a 106-100 win over the Magic in Orlando.
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May 31, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
AFTER A rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back yesterday focused on what's missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title. If the Kings can't score more, they probably can't scare mighty Chicago in the Western Conference finals that begin tomorrow. "We have to find a way to get the offensive part of the game accomplished without sacrificing the 'D'," captain Dustin Brown said between the Kings' brief practice and their flight to Chicago.
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June 27, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - What will the 76ers do? The team wants to draft Andrew Wiggins, and the Kansas swingman wants to become a Sixer. Both sides just won't say it publicly. But unless the Sixers trade up, Wiggins is almost certain to be off the board Thursday night when the Sixers make the third overall pick at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. So does the 6-foot-8, 200-pounder get the sense that the Sixers will do whatever it takes to move up and get him? "I know they like me," he said Wednesday at a news conference.
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April 8, 1998 | Daily News Wire Services
Kris Draper is scoring dramatic goals for the Detroit Red Wings again. That must mean it's getting near playoff time. Draper's tiebreaking goal with 2:06 left last night gave host Detroit a 5-3 win over the St. Louis Blues and moved the Red Wings back into a tie for the Western Conference lead. Draper beat St. Louis goalie Grant Fuhr to finish off a pretty three-man break with Larry Murphy and Yzerman. The goal came just 2:56 after Sylvain Turgeon scored for the Blues to forge a 3-3 tie. It was a career-best 13th goal for Draper, who usually performs better during the playoffs than the regular season.
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May 24, 2012
The Oklahoma City Thunder haven't found any shortcuts as they try to climb to the top of the Western Conference. The Thunder's path through the postseason lined up so their first three opponents have been the only three teams to win the West since 1998. It started with the Dallas Mavericks, who were trying to defend their NBA title. Next up was the Los Angeles Lakers, who have won five championships since 2000. In the Western Conference finals, the Thunder will now face the four-time champion San Antonio Spurs.
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May 22, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Sports Columnist
HERE'S WHY I don't understand horse racing: If someone offered me $20 million (or more) for my horse's breeding rights, that pony would already be rolling in the hay. And even if the Belmont and a Triple Crown wooed me to race one more time, I certainly would cash my ticket and walk away from the window after that. Then again, I'm no Ahmed Zayat, the owner of American Pharoah, who said this week he plans to race his colt past the Belmont until the end of the racing season. This is a guy who has flirted with bankruptcy, and is currently being sued by a convicted bookmaker for a $1.65 million debt.
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June 27, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - What will the 76ers do? The team wants to draft Andrew Wiggins, and the Kansas swingman wants to become a Sixer. Both sides just won't say it publicly. But unless the Sixers trade up, Wiggins is almost certain to be off the board Thursday night when the Sixers make the third overall pick at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. So does the 6-foot-8, 200-pounder get the sense that the Sixers will do whatever it takes to move up and get him? "I know they like me," he said Wednesday at a news conference.
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February 18, 2014 | By Keith Pompey, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW ORLEANS - It was a record-setting showcase at the Smoothie King Center. Carmelo Anthony broke the NBA All-Star Game's record for the most three-pointers. Blake Griffin set the record for the most field goals. And sparked by Anthony and Kyrie Irving, the Eastern Conference all-stars recorded a come-from-behind, 163-155 victory over their Western Conference counterparts on Sunday night. The East snapped a three-game All-Star Game losing streak. In the process, the squad's point total shattered the record of 155 scored by the West in a double-overtime victory in 2003.
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October 31, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE BUZZER sounded and the boos rained down. Claude Giroux skated toward the Flyers' net and shattered his stick over the crossbar in sheer frustration. Another game, another blown third period. If the Flyers are not a part of the Stanley Cup playoffs when they begin 169 days from now on April 16, they can look back to collapses like last night's 3-2 loss to Anaheim and smash their sticks on themselves. "We had the game," Wayne Simmonds said. "We were up 2-0 and we just stopped playing.
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July 21, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
FOR THE FIRST time in 2 years, hockey season will start in October again. The Flyers will open and close their 47th season at the Wells Fargo Center, beginning with an Oct. 2 matchup against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Their full 82-game slate was released yesterday. This season's schedule looks a bit different, as the Flyers will participate in the new "Metropolitan Division," thanks to a hefty realignment that has Detroit and Columbus relocating from the Western Conference to the East.
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July 21, 2013 | By Mike Still, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NHL released its full schedule for the 2013-14 season Friday, and former Flyer Danny Briere is slated to return to the Wells Fargo Center with his new team, the Montreal Canadiens, on Dec. 12. After that, the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks are scheduled to visit on March 18. The Flyers, who went 2-6 to start last season and missed the playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 seasons, open their season on Oct. 2, hosting the...
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May 31, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
AFTER A rare day off for rest and contemplation, the Los Angeles Kings came back yesterday focused on what's missing from their run at a second straight Stanley Cup title. If the Kings can't score more, they probably can't scare mighty Chicago in the Western Conference finals that begin tomorrow. "We have to find a way to get the offensive part of the game accomplished without sacrificing the 'D'," captain Dustin Brown said between the Kings' brief practice and their flight to Chicago.
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May 30, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BRENT SEABROOK sent a wrist shot past goalie Jimmy Howard's glove 3:35 into overtime to give the Chicago Blackhawks a 2-1 victory over the visiting Detroit Red Wings in Game 7 of their second-round Western Conference playoff series last night. The Blackhawks, who had the best record in the NHL regular season, rallied from a 3-1 series deficit to reach the Western Conference finals against the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings. Games 1 and 2 are Saturday and Sunday in Chicago.
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May 20, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE SAN ANTONIO Spurs opened the Western Conference finals resembling the past champions who've been there so many times before. The Memphis Grizzlies looked like the first-timers still trying to adapt to their first conference finals appearance. Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points and the Spurs struck first by beating visiting Memphis, 105-83, yesterday. San Antonio raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter, then came up with a response when Memphis rallied to get within six in the second half.
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May 20, 2013
Tony Parker had 20 points and nine assists, Kawhi Leonard scored 18 points, and the host San Antonio Spurs struck first in the Western Conference finals by beating the Memphis Grizzlies, 105-83, on Sunday. The Spurs raced out to a 17-point lead in the first quarter, then came up with a response when Memphis rallied to get within six in the second half. Both teams pulled their starters with more than five minutes left and the Spurs leading by 21. The Spurs avoided a repeat of their Game 1 loss when the teams met two years ago in the first round.
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