NBA on Sunday, 4-23-2017

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It’s a do or die situation in the Midwest for the hosts. The second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers go for the sweep of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series when they visit the seventh-seeded Indiana Pacers Sunday afternoon in Game 4. Cleveland rallied from 25 points down at the half to win Game 3 119-114 and take a commanding 3-0 advantage in the series. That gives the Cavaliers six wins in the seven meetings between the teams this season. The Cavaliers have a 4-3 edge in playoff wins all-time with Indiana winning the only other playoff series, 3-1, in the first round back in 1998.... Read More

NBA on Saturday, 4-22-2017

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It’s Game 4 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinals series up in the land of cheese and beer. The third-seeded Toronto Raptors seek to regain home court advantage as they take on the sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee took a 2-1 series lead between the teams as they rolled to a 104-77 rout in Game 3 at home Thursday night. That gives the Bucks a 2-1 edge in playoff games as this is the first time the teams have met in the postseason. Milwaukee holds a 47-35 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams, even with Toronto taking three of four this season.... Read More

NBA on Friday, 4-21-2017

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It’s Game 3 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinals series in the Windy City. The top-seeded Boston Celtics try to avoid a 3-0 deficit as they face the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls Friday night. Chicago won both meetings in Boston, taking Game 1 106-102 Sunday and following that up with a 111-97 triumph Tuesday night. Boston holds a 119-102 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams but the teams split four games in the regular season. The Celtics won the four previous playoff series between the teams and hold a 14-5 advantage in playoff wins.... Read More

NBA on Thursday, 4-20-2017

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Game 3 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinal series between division rivals shifts to the Midwest. The Cleveland Cavaliers try to take a commanding 3-0 series lead as they visit the Indiana Pacers Thursday night. After Cleveland took the opening game of the series, 109-108, they followed that up with a 117-111 win in Game 2 Monday night to take a 2-0 series edge. That gives the Cavaliers five wins in the six meetings between the teams this season. The teams have split six playoff games all-time with Indiana winning the only other playoff series, 3-1, in the first round back in 1998.... Read More

NBA on Wednesday, 4-19-2017

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It’s a Southeast Division matchup in the nation’s capital as a pair of teams continue their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks travel to face the Southeast Division champion and the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards Wednesday night. Washington took the opening game of the series, defending home court with a 114-107 win Sunday. Washington took three of the four meetings this season, including a 104-100 home win on March 22. The Wizards won three of the five playoff series and holds a 12-11 advantage in postseason victories.... Read More

NBA on Tuesday, 4-18-2017

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The Eastern Conference quarterfinals continue with a contest north of the border. The sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks travel to face the third-seeded Toronto Raptors Tuesday night. Milwaukee drew first blood in the series by taking a 97-83 win in the series opener Saturday afternoon. Milwaukee has a 47-35 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Toronto took three of the four regular season meetings between the teams this season. Saturday’s Game 1 marked the first time the teams had met in postseason play.... Read More

NBA on Monday, 4-17-2017

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It’s playoff time and a pair of Central Division foes continue their series on the shores of Lake Erie. The Indiana Pacers are on the road as they face the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of their best of seven Eastern Conference quarterfinals series Monday night. Cleveland won the opening game of the series, 109-108, at home Saturday afternoon to get the postseason underway. That gave the Cavaliers four wins in the five meetings between the teams, including the regular season, this season.... Read More

NBA on Sunday, 4-16-2017

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The third-seeded Houston Rockets are hosting the sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday night in the opening game of this best of seven series. This might be the most intriguing matchup in the first round of the NBA playoffs. It will feature the two leading candidates for MVP this season. Oh, and they just happen to be childhood friends and former teammates. Russell Westbrook became the first player to average a triple-double since Oscar Robertson this season, while James Harden put up his own gaudy numbers. The Rockets took the season series 3-1. Which club will take a 1-0 lead with a victory on Sunday?... Read More