Yesterday Game 4 in New York, Amare Stoudemire returned to the lineup, netting 20 points, in guiding the Knicks to an 89-87 win over the Heat. Carmelo Anthony led all scorers with 41. The win snaps the Knicks' NBA-record 13-game postseason losing streak. Game 5 is Wednesday.
Game 4 in Boston, Paul Pierce dropped in 24 in just 18 minutes, as the Celtics opened up a 37-point third-quarter lead, coasting past the Hawks 101-79. Boston, who leads three-games-to-one, can finish off Atlanta in Game 5 tomorrow.
Well now would be a good time to push, not punch, the panic button…
On the court last night in New York, Lebron James poured in 32 points, Dwayne Wade added 20, as the Heat rolled over the Knicks 87-70 to take a three-games-to-none series lead. The Knicks are setting all sorts of records that nobody wants, shooting a franchise-playoff record low 32 percent from the floor in dropping their 13th straight postseason game dating back to 2001. Miami can finish off New York Sunday afternoon at the Garden.
“Sad." ''Hard to understand." ''I'm shocked." ''I just can't imagine this."
Those were some of the stunned reactions from people who knew Junior Seau best. The former 12-time Pro Bowl linebacker was found dead at his Southern California home in what police are saying is an apparent suicide. Seau was 43.
Former Chargers GM Bobby Beathard said he never recalled Seau being "in a down frame of mind. He was always so upbeat and he would keep people up."
No Rondo. No Allen. Big problem for Boston, right?
Last night in Atlanta, with Rajon Rondo suspended and Ray Allen sidelined, the Celtics rode Paul Pierce, who poured in a game-high 36 points, as they stunned the Hawks 87-80 to even the Eastern Conference quarterfinal at one game apiece. Sound courtesy of CSN.
In Chicago, Jrue Holiday poured in 26 points for the 76ers, who shot a scorching 59 percent from the field, as they routed the Derrick Rose-less Bulls 109-92. This series is even at 1.
Well the Clippers have opened their first NBA postseason in six years with an incredible comeback…
Yesterday on the court in Memphis, Nick Young drained three three-pointers during a one minute stretch to rally the Clippers, who trailed by as many as 27 points before closing on a 28-3 run, to knock off the Grizzlies 99-98. The Clippers will play Game 2 Wednesday without Caron Butler, who broke his left hand in the second half.
Well the Rangers and Devils have both advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals…
Game 7 on the ice last night in New York, Marc Staal and Dan Girardi both scored, Henrik Lundqvist made 26 saves, as the Rangers ousted the Senators 2-1. New York will face the Washington Capitals in Round 2.
Meanwhile in Game 7 from Florida, Adam Henrique scored at 3:47 of double overtime, as the Devils eliminated the Panthers 3-2. New Jersey gets the Philadelphia Flyers in the conference semis.
Well the defending Stanley Cup champions can no longer defend their title…
On the ice last night in Boston, Joel Ward stuffed a rebound past Tim Thomas at 2:57 of overtime, as the Capitals eliminated the Bruins, winning Game 7 2-1. Sound courtesy of the NHL. Washington won’t know its second round matchup until the conclusion of tonight’s games. Two more Game 7s in the Eastern Conference: The Rangers will host the Senators in New York, and the Devils will skate against the Panthers in Florida.
On the ice last night in New Jersey, Travis Zajac tallied the game-winning goal nearly six minutes into overtime, as the Devils skated past the Panthers 3-2. Sound courtesy of TSN. The two will tangle in Game 7 tomorrow night in Florida.
To the NBA, Utah clinched the final playoff berth in the West by beating Phoenix 100-88, Oklahoma City rumbled past Sacramento 118-110, Boston bounced Miami 78-66, Atlanta knocked off the Clippers 109-102, and New Orleans got by Golden State 83-81.