NBA on Friday, 5-05-2017

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A lot of people seemed to think that the Toronto backcourt would give the Cavaliers in this series. A lot of people were also wrong. LeBron James and company have easily cruised to a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series. The Eastern Conference Semifinals now switches scenes and head north of the border as Toronto will get a chance to host Cleveland in Game 3. Cleveland won the series 4-2 last year in the Eastern Conference Finals and now leads the all-time postseason series 6-2, as well as the all-time series, 52-39. ... Read More

NBA on Thursday, 5-04-2017

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The Eastern Conference semifinals shift venues from Beantown to the nation’s capital. The top-seeded Boston Celtics look to take a commanding 3-0 advantage over the fourth-seeded Washington Wizards Thursday night in Game 3 of their best of seven set. Boston prevailed in each of the first two games in Boston, winning 123-111 in the opener and following with a 129-119 overtime win in Game 2 Tuesday night. The Celtics hold a 187-111 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the teams split four meetings this season. Boston won two of the three previous playoff series and hold an 11-6 edge in playoff victories.... Read More

NBA on Wednesday, 5-03-2017

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The Eastern Conference semifinals continue on the shores of Lake Erie. The third-seeded Toronto Raptors are on the road as they face the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 2 of their best of seven series Wednesday night. Cleveland took the opening game of the series, 116-105, Monday night to take a 1-0 series lead. The Cavaliers hold a 46-37 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams and took three of four meetings this season. The teams met in the playoffs just once previously: Cleveland won the series, 4-2, in the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals en route to the title. That gives the Cavaliers a 5-2 edge in playoff wins.... Read More

NBA on Tuesday, 5-02-2017

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It’s the continuation of the Eastern Conference Semifinals up in Beantown as a pair of division winners look to come up with a victory. The fourth-seeded Washington Wizards play Game 2 of their best of seven set with the top-seeded Boston Celtics Tuesday night. Boston rallied from a slow start to win the series opener 123-111 at home Sunday afternoon. The Celtics hold a 187-111 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the teams split four meetings this season. Boston won two of the three previous playoff series and hold a 10-6 edge in playoff victories.... Read More

NBA on Monday, 5-01-2017

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The Eastern Conference semifinals get underway on the shores of Lake Erie. The third-seeded Toronto Raptors are on the road as they face the second-seeded Cleveland Cavaliers Monday night. Toronto eliminated Milwaukee in the quarterfinals with a 92-89 road win in Game 6 Thursday night. Cleveland has been off since a 106-102 road win over Indiana in Game 4 to sweep that series last Sunday. The Cavaliers hold a 46-37 advantage in the all-time regular season series between the teams and took three of four meetings this season. The teams met in the playoffs just once previously: Cleveland won the series, 4-2, in the 2016 Eastern Conference Finals en route to the title.... Read More

NBA on Sunday, 4-30-2017

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It’s the start of the Eastern Conference Semifinals up in Beantown as a pair of division winners get their series started. The fourth-seeded Washington Wizards play Game 1 of their best of seven set with the top-seeded Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon. Washington advanced by beating Atlanta 115-99 on the road in Game 6 to win that series 4-2. Boston routed Chicago 105-83 on the road in Game 6 to win their series 4-2. The Celtics hold a 187-111 advantage in the all-time regular season series but the teams split four meetings this season. Boston won two of the three previous playoff series and hold a 9-6 edge in playoff victories though they haven’t met in the postseason since 1984.... Read More

NBA on Friday, 4-28-2017

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Paul Millsap and the Atlanta Hawks will look to force a game seven against John Wall and the Washington Wizards in game six Friday night in Atlanta.... Read More

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It’s Game 6 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinals series in the Windy City. The top-seeded Boston Celtics try to close the series and advance to the conference semifinals as they face the eighth-seeded Chicago Bulls Friday night. Boston has rallied from a 2-0 series deficit with three straight wins, including a 108-97 triumph at home in Game 5 Wednesday 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 17-5 advantage in playoff wins.... Read More

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It’s Game 6 of a Western Conference quarterfinals series in the Beehive State. The fourth-seeded Los Angeles Clippers look to force a Game 7 as they travel to face the fifth-seeded Utah Jazz Friday night. With the series tied, Utah won a pivotal Game 5, 96-92, on the road Tuesday night to take a 3-2 series lead. Utah holds a 100-77 advantage in the all-time regular season series though the Clippers took three of four this season. The Jazz won both previous playoff series between the teams and have a 9-4 edge in head to head playoff wins.... Read More

NBA on Thursday, 4-27-2017

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Mike Conley and the Memphis Grizzlies will look to force a game 7 against Kawhi Leonard and the San Antonio Spurs in game six Thursday night from the FedEx Forum.... Read More

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It’s Game 6 of an Eastern Conference quarterfinals series up in the land of cheese and beer. The third-seeded Toronto Raptors seek to close out the series as they take on the sixth-seeded Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night. Toronto won their second straight with a 118-93 rout at home in Game 5 of the series to take their first lead in the set. That gives the Raptors a 3-2 edge in playoff victories 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 Wednesday, 4-26-2017

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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 in a pivotal Game 5 Wednesday night. The home team has prevailed in all four contests after the Hawks took Game 4 111-101 at home Monday night. Washington took three of the four regular season meetings this season, including a 104-100 home win on March 22. The Wizards won three of the five playoff series between the teams but both teams have won 13 postseason games against each other.... Read More

NBA on Tuesday, 4-25-2017

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Game 5 of this best-of-seven series was the first for the Clippers without Blake Griffin, and if it was a test, they failed it. Although it was a back-and-forth affair, the Jazz would ultimately prevail, 105-98, to even the Western Conference Quarterfinal series all up at two-apiece. The victory was the first home playoff win for Utah since April of 2010. The city now returns to the City of Angels, and both teams have identical overall, home, and away records on the season, including postseason play. ... Read More

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It’s Game 5 of a Western Conference quarterfinals series down in the Lone Star State. The sixth-seeded Oklahoma City Thunder look to stave off elimination as they travel to take on the third-seeded Houston Rockets Tuesday night. Houston rallied to win Game 4, 113-109, on the road Sunday to establish a 3-1 series advantage. The Thunder holds a 107-106 edge in the all-time regular season series but the Rockets took three of the four meetings this season. Oklahoma City has won six of the seven previous playoff series and holds a 25-16 advantage in playoff victories between the teams.... Read More