November 1, 2012 |
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 ...
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.
April 19, 1994 |
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.
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.
April 28, 2009 |
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.
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.
May 31, 2013 |
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.
June 27, 2014 |
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.
April 8, 1998 |
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.
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.