Articles about Eastern Conference Semis

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MILWAUKEE - No second-round matchup had more advance billing than the Brooklyn Nets-Milwaukee Bucks series that featured the NBA's two highest-scoring offenses.So far, it's been no contest.Brooklyn has been every bit as potent as ...
Jun 10, 2021
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Florida - The Celtics are moving on, while the 76ers are heading into an uncertain future.Kemba Walker scored 32 points and Boston pulled away in fourth quarter to complete a first-round series sweep over Philadelphia, 110-106, on ...
Aug 24, 2020
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BOSTON - With 2.4 seconds left and the Boston Celtics leading by two, Marcus Smart had a chance to clinch Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinals and eliminate Philadelphia by making a pair of free throws.He missed the first.He ...
May 10, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA - T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win over the Boston Celtics in Game Four on Monday ...
May 8, 2018
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PHILADELPHIA - Al Horford had no use for the premature celebration that showered confetti all over the 76ers' home court at the end of regulation, delaying overtime and prompting an impromptu cleanup job.Turns out, Horford has the Celtics just a game ...
May 6, 2018
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INJURIES are having a major impact on the NBA playoffs.A tweak, turn or strain to this or that has sidelined or limited players from All-Stars to reserves - and that has influenced the early outcomes of Round 2.After Jaylen Brown ...
May 3, 2018
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TORONTO - Kyle Lowry scored 35 points, DeMar DeRozan had 28 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat, 116-89, on Sunday (Monday, Manila time) in Game Seven to reach the conference finals for the first time in franchise history.Bismack Biyombo ...
May 16, 2016
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TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan matched a playoff high with 34 points, Kyle Lowry had 25 and the Toronto Raptors beat the Miami Heat, 99-91, on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 lead in their Eastern Conference semifinal series.Bismack Biyombo had ...
May 12, 2016
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MIAMI - Hassan Whiteside of the Miami Heat will not accompany his team to Toronto for Game Five of the Eastern Conference semifinal series there on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time).The Heat were flying north on Tuesday. Before departing, Heat coach Erik ...
May 11, 2016
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MIAMI - Dwyane Wade saved the Miami Heat in regulation, then finished off overtime with an emphatic dunk.Now this Eastern Conference semifinal series is even again.Wade scored 30 points, Goran Dragic had a huge three-point play with 22.4 seconds ...
May 10, 2016
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MIAMI - Toronto lost its center, and then it lost a 13-point lead.Kyle Lowry made sure the losing stopped there.Shaking off playoff struggles, Lowry scored five straight Toronto points to break a late tie and lift the Raptors to a ...
May 8, 2016
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ATLANTA - Channing Frye scored a career playoff-high 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers kept up their 3-point barrage on Friday night (Saturday, Manila time), pulling away in the closing minutes for a 121-108 victory over the Atlanta Hawks and ...
May 7, 2016
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CLEVELAND - J.R. Smith made seven 3-pointers and the Cleveland Cavaliers drained an NBA-record 25 triples in a 123-98 runaway win over the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night (Thursday, Manila time) in Game Two of their second-round series. ...
May 5, 2016
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TORONTO - Goran Dragic scored 26 points, Dwyane Wade had seven of his 24 in overtime after Kyle Lowry's halfcourt shot tied it at the buzzer, and the Miami Heat beat the Toronto Raptors, 102-96, on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila ...
May 4, 2016
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MIAMI - Luol Deng's role with the Miami Heat changed out of necessity in February, when the team lost Chris Bosh for the second consecutive season to a blood clot at the All-Star break.It initially seemed like desperation.It&# ...
May 2, 2016
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CLEVELAND - LeBron James plucked the Atlanta Hawks clean and stuffed them for mounting by himself in last year's playoffs.He's got more help now.With Kevin Love and Kyrie Irving healthy and well-rested following a first-round ...
May 2, 2016
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TORONTO - DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points, Jonas Valanciunas had 15 rebounds and 10 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Indiana Pacers, 89-84, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) in Game Seven of the first-round playoff series to advance to ...
May 2, 2016
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INDEPENDENCE, Ohio - LeBron James embraces challenges, big or small, personal or professional. They drive him, push him, make him dig deeper.He's about to face another daunting one. Actually, a dozen of them.The Bulls are charging at him.On ...
May 4, 2015
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WASHINGTON - Paul George had a career playoff-high 39 points and added 12 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers back from a 19-point deficit and past the Washington Wizards, 95-92, on Sunday night (Monday, Manila time) to move one victory ...
May 12, 2014
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NEW YORK - Joe Johnson scored 19 points, Andray Blatche had career playoff highs of 15 points and 10 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets handed the Miami Heat their first loss this postseason, 104-90, on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time) in Game ...
May 11, 2014
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MIAMI - Dwyane Wade knows the Brooklyn Nets will have something up their collective sleeves.He's just not sure what.And there's the challenge of the playoffs. Miami knows Brooklyn will be tweaking something - maybe lots of somethings - before the ...
May 8, 2014
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