NBA on Sunday, 4-16-2017

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It’s a Southeast Division matchup in the nation’s capital as a pair of teams open their Eastern Conference quarterfinal series. The fifth-seeded Atlanta Hawks travel to face the Southeast Division champion and the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards Sunday afternoon. Atlanta had their four game win streak snapped in the regular season finale as they fell 104-86 at Indiana Wednesday night. Washington lost for five of their last eight to close the season after dropping a 110-102 road decision to the Heat Wednesday night. Atlanta holds a 151-143 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams. Washington took three of the four meetings this season, including a 104-100 home win on March 22. The Wizards have won three of the five playoff series with each team winning 11 postseason games. The Hawks won the last playoff series, 4-2, in the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals.... Read More

NBA on Saturday, 4-15-2017

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The NBA playoffs are upon us and they get underway with a contest on the shores of Lake Erie. The seventh-seeded Indiana Pacers open up their Eastern Conference first-round series as they visit the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday afternoon. Indiana clinched their playoff berth with a 104-86 home win over Atlanta Wednesday for their fifth straight win. Cleveland limped into the playoffs with four straight losses, capped by a 98-83 loss to the Raptors at home Wednesday. Indiana holds a 94-91 edge in the all-time regular season series. Cleveland took three of the four meetings this season, including a 135-130 double overtime win at home in the last matchup on April 2. ... Read More

NBA on Wednesday, 4-12-2017

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The Chicago Bulls will conclude their playoff chase against the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday night from the United Center.... Read More

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The Miami Heat must beat the visiting Washington Wizards in a regular-season finale on Wednesday night if Miami wants to have any chance of making the playoffs.... Read More

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The New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers will be wrapping up their seasons--and certainly won't be going to the playoffs--when they square off on Wednesday night.... Read More

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This will be the final game of the season for the Orlando Magic and the Detroit Pistons. Both of these clubs will miss the playoffs in 2017. The Pistons looked as though they'd make the postseason for the second straight season, but they've fallen apart late in the year. Meanwhile, the Orlando Magic have been near the bottom of the standings throughout the season. Which one of these struggling teams will come away with a win on Wednesday night in Orlando?... Read More

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Wednesday is the last night of the NBA's regular season schedule. The Boston Celtics are close to clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics have a one-game lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers. If they beat the Bucks in this one, they'll lock up that top spot in the East. The Bucks have also clinched a playoff spot. They're currently the 6th seed, but they could climb up to the 5th seed with a win. Which club will win their final game of the season on Wednesday night in Beantown?... Read More

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A matchup of a pair of Eastern Conference foes fighting for playoff position comes to you from the Hoosier State. The Atlanta Hawks venture to the Midwest as they face the Indiana Pacers in the regular season finale for both teams Wednesday night. Atlanta was in action Tuesday as they hosted the Hornets in a Southeast Division matchup. Indiana won its fourth in a row by beating the 76ers 120-111 on the road Monday night. Atlanta leads the all-time regular season series between the teams, 100-82, but the teams have split the last six meetings. Indiana took a 97-96 road win in the most recent matchup on March 5.... Read More

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It’s a matchup of Eastern Conference foes in the playoff picture meeting on the shores of Lake Erie. The Toronto Raptors look to hold on to the third seed in the playoff picture as they visit the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday night. Toronto won their third straight and eighth in the last 10 with a 110-97 road win over the Knicks Sunday. Cleveland lost their third straight as they fell 124-121 in overtime on the road to the Heat Monday. The Cavaliers have a 46-36 edge in the all-time regular season series between the teams and won all three matchups this season. That includes a 116-112 road win in the last matchup on December 5, 2016.... Read More

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It’s a Northwest Division matchup as a pair of division rivals close the regular season in the Sooner State. The Denver Nuggets are on the road as they take on the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday night. Denver was in the Lone Star State to face the Mavericks Tuesday night. Oklahoma City was on the road as they traveled to face the Timberwolves in another divisional contest Tuesday. The Thunder holds a 97-75 advantage in the all-time regular season series and won the last nine meetings. That includes a 106-105 road win in the last matchup on April 9.... Read More

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A pair of Southwest Division rivals close out their regular season slates in Bluff City. The Dallas Mavericks get ready for the offseason as they visit the Memphis Grizzlies Wednesday night. Dallas was in action at home Tuesday night as they faced the Nuggets in their home finale. Memphis lost for the fourth time in five games as they were beaten 103-90 by the Pistons at home Sunday night. Dallas has owned the all-time regular season series, 60-25, but Memphis has taken two of three meetings this season. That includes a 99-90 home win in the last matchup on March 31.... Read More