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May 21, 2012

Well the Spurs have punched their tickets to the NBA’s Western Conference finals…

On the hardwood last night in Los Angeles, Tony Parker hit two consecutive baskets in the final two minutes, finishing with 17 points and six boards, as the Spurs rallied to knock out the Clippers 102-99.  The Spurs, who’ve won 18 straight games, advance to the conference finals where they await the winner of the Thunder-Lakers series. 

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May 18, 2012

Two blowouts last night in the NBA postseason…

On the court in Indiana, George Hill poured in 20 points, Roy Hibbert added 19 points and grabbed 18 boards, as the Pacers pasted the Heat 94-75.  Miami was again without Chris Bosh, who’s sidelined with a strained abdominal muscle, and his absence showed.  Mario Chalmers led the Heat with 25 points, Lebron James had 22, and Dwayne Wade scored just 5 points in the loss.  Indianapolis, who leads the series two-games-to-one, hosts Game 4 Sunday afternoon.

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May 17, 2012

Well the Devils have evened the Eastern Conference finals at a game apiece…

On the ice last night in New York, David Clarkson's tip-in at 2:31 of the final period proved to be the game-winner, as the Devils grabbed home-ice advantage from the Rangers, beating the Blueshirts 3-2.  Sound courtesy of NBC.  Game 3 is Saturday afternoon in New Jersey.

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May 15, 2012

Well the Rangers opened the Eastern Conference Finals with a shutout win…

On the ice last night in New York, Chris Kreider ripped a snap shot past Martin Brodeur, one of three third period goals scored by the Rangers, as they shutout the Devils 3-0.  Sound courtesy of NBC.  Henrik Lundqvist made 21 saves for the Rangers, who’ll host the Devils in Game 2 tomorrow night. 

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May 14, 2012

Well the Los Angeles Clippers have won their third postseason series in 41 years – their second since relocating from Buffalo…

On the hardwood yesterday in Memphis, Chris Paul shook off a strained hip flexor to score a team-high 19 points, as the Clippers knocked out the Grizzlies in Game 7 82-72.  Los Angeles advances to take on San Antonio in the Western Conference semifinals.

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May 11, 2012

Well the Celtics have knocked out the Hawks…

Game 6 on the hardwood last night in Boston, Kevin Garnett scored 28 points, draining a go-ahead jumper with 31 seconds left, to lead the Celtics to an 83-80 series-clinching win over Atlanta.    

Boston advances to take on Philadelphia Saturday night at TD Garden.  The 76ers reached the Eastern Conference semis by becoming just the fifth No. 8 seed to knock out a No. 1 seed after eliminating Chicago 79-78.  Andre Iguodala clinched the series by knocking down a pair of free throws with 2.2 seconds left – he finished with 20. 

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May 10, 2012

Well the Rangers are heading back to New York.  The only problem?  They’re bringing the Capitals with them!

Game 6 on the ice last night in Washington D.C., Alex Ovechkin and Jason Chimera both scored and Braden Holtby made 30 saves, as the Capitals skated past the Rangers 2-1 to force a decisive Game 7 back in New York Saturday night.  The winner advances to take on New Jersey in the Eastern Conference finale. 

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May 9, 2012

Well the Hawks have forced a Game 6 against the Celtics…

On the hardwood last night in Atlanta, Al Horford netted 19 points and grabbed 11 boards, as the Hawks got by the Celtics 87-86.  Boston, who still leads three-games-to-two, will host Game 6 tomorrow night.

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May 8, 2012

Well a dramatic comeback win lifts the Rangers over the Capitals…

Game 5 on the ice last night in New York, Marc Staal's goal at 1:35 of overtime capped the Rangers’ rally as they skated past the Capitals 3-2.  Sound courtesy of the NHL.  Staal’s overtime winner came after Brad Richards tied the game with just seven seconds remaining.  The Rangers, who now lead the series 3-2, can finish off the Capitals tomorrow night in Washington D.C. 

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May 7, 2012

Well the Knicks have staved off elimination…

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.