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May 4, 2012

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."

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May 3, 2012

Well the Rangers and Capitals needed triple overtime…

Last night in Washington, D.C., Marian Gaborik's goal at 14:41 of the third overtime lifted the Rangers to a 2-1 win and to a 2-1 lead in the series.  Sound courtesy of the NHL.

Elsewhere on the ice, Pekka Rinne made 32 saves, pitching a shutout in Nashville’s 2-0 win over Phoenix.  The Coyotes still lead the series 2-1. 

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May 2, 2012

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. 

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May 1, 2012

Well in case of an emergency, break glass!

Last night in Miami, Knicks forward Amare Stoudemire hit six of nine field goal attempts, but the last thing he hit may’ve taken him out of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. 

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Apr 30, 2012

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. 

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Apr 27, 2012

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. 

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Apr 26, 2012

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.    

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Apr 25, 2012

Well the Devils have forced a Game 7…

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.

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Apr 24, 2012

Well the Rangers have forced a Game 7…

Last night in Ottawa, Boston College rookie Chris Kreider scored that goal on the power play, capping a three-goal second period, as the Rangers staved off elimination with a 3-2 win over the Senators.  Sound courtesy of MSG.  The series returns to Madison Square Garden for Game 7 Thursday night. 

In Chicago, Mike Smith made 39 saves and the Coyotes scored three times in the final period to finish off the Blackhawks 4-zip.  Phoenix advances to take on Nashville in the second round.