Articles about Eastern Conference Playoffs

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Giannis Antetokounmpo wanted to play.The Milwaukee Bucks saved the reigning NBA MVP from himself.Antetokounmpo was held out of Game Five of Milwaukee's Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat on Tuesday night (Wednesday, ...
Sep 9, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jimmy Butler kept hearing the same message from teammates in every conversation Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time).."Win the game."He listened to them, and delivered.Butler scored 14 of his playoff career-high 40 points in the ...
Sep 1, 2020
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DURING his first eight NBA seasons in Charlotte, Kemba Walker never made it out of the first round of the playoffs.He signed with the Celtics in free agency this past offseason because he wanted a chance to play in big games ...
Aug 25, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Norman Powell scored 29 points, fellow reserve Serge Ibaka added 27 points and 15 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors steamrolled into the Eastern Conference semifinals by routing the Brooklyn Nets, 150-122, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) to ...
Aug 24, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jimmy Butler scored 27 points and the Miami Heat held off a furious rally to beat the Indiana Pacers, 124-115, on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) to take a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference playoff series. ...
Aug 23, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The Milwaukee Bucks' hopes of winning their first NBA title since 1971 got off to a rocky start.Nikola Vucevic scored a playoff career-high 35 points and had 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic stunned the ...
Aug 19, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Fred VanVleet scored 30 points and led Toronto's sizzling 3-point attack as the defending NBA champion Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets, 134-110, in the opening game of their first-round playoff series on Monday ( ...
Aug 18, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jayson Tatum had career playoff highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-101, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) in Game 1 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series." ...
Aug 18, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jayson Tatum had career playoff highs of 32 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 109-101, on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) in Game One of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. ...
Aug 18, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Fred VanVleet scored 30 points and led Toronto's sizzling 3-point attack as the defending NBA champion Raptors beat the Brooklyn Nets, 134-110, in the opening game of their first-round playoff series on Monday ( ...
Aug 18, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set.Wednesday's results (Thursday, Manila time) filled in five of what were the six unknown matchups for Round 1 of the postseason, which starts next week at Walt Disney World. ...
Aug 13, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The Eastern Conference playoff field is set, and the final day of the regular season will bring a preview of a first-round matchup.Indiana's win over Houston on Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time) set what had ...
Aug 13, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum added 18 and the Boston Celtics never trailed on the way to an emphatic 122-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time).Kemba Walker scored 17 ...
Aug 8, 2020
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put Brooklyn ahead to stay, and the Nets beat Milwaukee, 119-116, on Tuesday (Wednesday, Manila time) to keep the Bucks from clinching the top seed in the ...
Aug 5, 2020
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THE West is used to being loaded at the top.The East, not so much.But a new year is arriving with a new look in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The league will wake up on Wednesday - the first day ...
Dec 31, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Pacers general manager Kevin Pritchard says Victor Oladipo continues progressing from a right knee injury but remains uncertain when the All-Star guard will practice.Oladipo suffered a season-ending ruptured quad tendon Jan. 23. He did not even return ...
May 2, 2019
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TORONTO - The Toronto Raptors have reason to believe this is the year their playoff run doesn't end in failure and frustration.Just ask the Orlando Magic, who have seen firsthand how good this Raptors team can be.Kawhi Leonard scored ...
Apr 25, 2019
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DETROIT - Blake Griffin had surgery arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, an injury that forced him to miss the first two games of the playoffs.The Pistons say the procedure on Wednesday in Los Angeles (Thursday, Manila time) was to address the ...
Apr 25, 2019
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PHILADELPHIA - Ben Simmons thumped his chest after a big dunk, Joel Embiid pointed toward an overmatched defender on a slam of his own, and the Philadelphia 76ers flexed their offensive muscle from the opening tip to beat the Brooklyn Nets, 120-100, ...
Apr 24, 2019
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DETROIT - Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin.Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many ...
Apr 23, 2019
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