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NBA Playoffs

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  • Lehigh product CJ McCollum could be playoff difference for Trail Blazers

    Lehigh product CJ McCollum could be playoff difference for Trail Blazers
    Last May, the San Antonio Spurs delivered a message that resonated throughout the offseason in Portland: A talented starting five can take you only so far in the NBA playoffs. So as the final six games stand between the Blazers and the 2015 playoffs,...
  • Phillies open season this afternoon against Red Sox

    Phillies open season this afternoon against Red Sox
    Baseball's back! The Cards shut out the Cubs Sunday night, and the Phillies, with Cole Hamles on the mound, open at 3 p.m. today against Boston at Citizens Bank Park. … Stephen Gross looks at a rotation that could feature some of the organization's...
  • Only fate Heat now control is for draft lottery

    Only fate Heat now control is for draft lottery
    Until Sunday's final buzzer in Indiana, the Miami Heat still controlled their playoff fate, needing no outside help to secure a postseason berth. Now, having fallen to 34-43 with their blowout loss to the Indiana Pacers, the Heat control a different fate,...
  • McRoberts reiterates he is out for season, optimistic on Heat outlook

    McRoberts reiterates he is out for season, optimistic on Heat outlook
    At a time when Kemba Walker has returned to the Charlotte Hornets from his meniscus surgery and Derrick Rose is poised to return to the Chicago Bulls from the same type of knee procedure, Miami Heat forward Josh McRoberts tried to offer perspective...
  • Bulls rookies eagerly anticipate first taste of playoff intensity

    Bulls rookies eagerly anticipate first taste of playoff intensity
    Bulls rookies Nikola Mirotic and Doug McDermott rely on abstract visions and hearsay comments about participating in the NBA playoffs. "They say it ramps up. It's incredible … the United Center … I heard it is big time," said McDermott,...
  • On The Fly: Tiger Will Make Masters Even More Enjoyable

    The world's 96th-ranked golfer announced he will play in the Masters next week, and that's big news because his name is Tiger Woods. The appearance at Augusta National will end a nine-week layoff for Woods, 39, whose game has been a mess over the past...
  • ASK IRA: What will it take for Heat to make playoffs?

    ASK IRA: What will it take for Heat to make playoffs?
    Q: Ira, do the Heat have to win out to make the playoffs? And what are the odds of that? -- Charlie. A: I think 38-44 should get them in and that 39-43 would. So 4-3 might be good enough and 5-2 should be. Of course, that also would represent some of...
  • LeBron says he would embrace facing Wade, Heat in playoffs

    LeBron says he would embrace facing Wade, Heat in playoffs
    The fight to make the NBA playoffs will be challenging enough for the Miami Heat, with the Brooklyn Nets, Boston Celtics, Charlotte Hornets and Milwaukee Bucks all keeping the pressure on with victories Wednesday night. But one interested bystander...
  • For the record

    Clippers: A subheadline in the March 28 Sports section for an article about the Clippers' victory against the Philadelphia 76ers said the Clippers secured home court advantage in the first round of the NBA playoffs. They clinched a playoff berth on Friday...
  • Clippers make clinching a playoff berth look easy against 76ers

    Clippers make clinching a playoff berth look easy against 76ers
    It was a locker room devoid of champagne, commemorative T-shirts or even congratulatory chatter, the Clippers acting as if they had done nothing more than log a late-season victory over one of the worst teams in the NBA. The significance of their 119-98...
  • Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever

    Whitley: Kentucky Wildcats are great, but they aren't greatest ever
    Contrary to rumor, Kentucky will not replace the Miami Heat in the NBA playoffs. But as the Wildcats storm closer to the first perfect season in 39 years, one question is becoming louder. Is this the greatest college basketball team ever? No, though...