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The Slant – Episode 235 – Final Four, Portland Trail Blazers, And Helmet Safety In Hockey

On this episode of The Slant, host Brad Stein takes a look at the Final Four. Then, he discusses the possible playoff matchups for the Portland Trail Blazers, helmet safety in hockey, and the NBA star that’s under the most pressure during the postseason. Download & Listen Here
Via Oregon Sports News
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Watch Kyle Korver score 11 points in 65 seconds (Video)

Kyle Korver went all Reggie Miller on the unfortunate Milwaukee Bucks Monday night, and it was awesome. During 65-second span in the third quarter of the Hawks’ 101-88 win over the Bucks, Korver made four consecutive shots, including three 3-pointers. One three was from way downtown, another came in transition while he was wide open,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Who are the Miami Heat’s top rivals?

With the playoffs quickly approaching, I will take a look at the Miami Heat’s top 5 rivals in the league since they made their debut in 1988. Honorable Mentions Orlando Magic: The Magic get an honorable mention.  They barely missed the mark on making the top 5 rivals list. Although both the Magic and the Heat are close in proximity, it was very hard for me to talk myself into...
Via isportsweb.com
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Philadelphia 76ers: Respect The Sixers!

Source: Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… When I was writing my season expectations, I said that the Philadelphia 76ers wouldn’t win 10 games. Well they are at 18 and have a chance to double my expectations. I have written on my disgust for Sam Hinkie tanking, but this isn’t about him, this is about your coach Brett Brown...
Via HoopStuff
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EXHALE: Grizzlies Beat Sacramento to end 3-game skid

  While Marc wasn’t dominant offensively (only 11 points on 4-11 shooting) he had an overall great line: 11 rebounds, six assists, 3 steals. All photos courtesy of Warren Roseborough. On SportsTwist (Weekdays 10-11 a.m. on 730 Yahoo Sports), I’d given the Grizz the benefit of the doubt. Sure they lost three games in a row. Sure they got blown out in pretty much all of them...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
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Blazers roll past Suns in second half to clinch playoff spot

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers have won four straight as they edge closer to their first Northwest Division title since 2008-09. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Portland led by as...
Via AP on Fox
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Trail Blazers clinch playoff spot with victory over Suns

  Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers have won four straight as they edge closer to their first Northwest Division title since 2008-09. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Portland led by as many as 31 points...
Via AP on Fox
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Blazers clinch playoff spot with 109-86 win over Phoenix

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard scored 19 points before sitting the final quarter and the Portland Trail Blazers secured a playoff berth with a 109-86 victory Monday night over the Phoenix Suns. The Blazers have won four straight as they edge closer to their first Northwest Division title since 2008-09. LaMarcus Aldridge added 17 points and seven rebounds, and Portland led by...
Via AP on Fox
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Hawks-Pistons Preview

The Atlanta Hawks' strong defense has been a major factor in their rise to the top of the Eastern Conference as well as their success against the Detroit Pistons. The stingy Hawks look to match the franchise record for victories despite possibly resting some key players Tuesday night against the Pistons at The Palace of Auburn Hills. All-Star point guard Jeff Teague returned from...
Via AP on Fox
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Jordan Clarkson’s game-winner upsets Lakers fans

  Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night. The rookie guard helped the Lakers win a game both teams had incentives to lose.  The Sixers, who currently hold the league’s third-worst record, will get the get the Lakers’ first-round...
Via Sports-Glory
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Andrew Wiggins dunks on DPOY candidate twice – Then goes for epic hat trick

Andrew Wiggins has had a solid rookie season that should culminate into him being named the Rookie of the Year at season’s end. The production the Minnesota Timberwolves have received from the former Kansas product has easily been tops in the Association for rookies. But it isn’t just the 16 point per game Wiggins is currently pouring in that has everyone in the NBA excited...
Via Pass The Pill
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Rudy Gobert makes defensive stand for Jazz in win over Wolves

  It didn't take very long for Rudy Gobert to exact his revenge after getting dunked on by the NBA's top rookie. Gobert had 15 points, 12 rebounds and three blocked shots, including an impressive stop on Andrew Wiggins in the second quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 104-84 on Monday night. Gordon Hayward scored 22 points for Utah, which earned...
Via AP on Fox
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Grizzlies beat Kings handily to end three-game losing streak

  Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. The Grizzlies moved back into the second spot in the Western Conference playoff race by a half-game over the Houston Rockets, who lost 99-96 at Toronto. Zach Randolph added 15 for Memphis, while Courtney...
Via AP on Fox
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Celtics top Hornets to reclaim final playoff position in East

  Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley might be right. Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory. Boston (33-41...
Via AP on Fox
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Gerald Green goes high for two-handed alley-oop dunk against Blazers

Gerald Green hasn’t been playing a lot as of late. He got that chance against Portland on Monday night and he did not disappoint. Keep on flying, Gerald Green: I think he still hasn’t come down. *** Gerald Green pic from Getty Images. Video from NBA.
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
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Revisiting the Michael Carter-Williams Trade, Or Sam Hinkie Strikes Again

Boom, DropHere's the combined numbers from Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan, AKA a career NBA vagabond and a guy the team got for very little: 12 for 29 from the field, 4 for 10 from three point range, 7 for 7 from the line, 35 points, 4 boards, 6 assists, 3 turnovers and 4 steals. Admittedly, in an overtime loss to the Lakers, which might be the worst defensive team in the league, but...
Via Five Tool Tool
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Hayward, Jazz rout Wolves, 104-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, reserve Trey Burke had 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 104-84 on Monday night. Trevor Booker had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Utah, which earned its second straight win after a four-game losing streak. Rudy Gobert finished with 15 points and 12 boards. The Jazz grabbed control with a 14-0 run...
Via AP on Fox
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Grizzlies beat Kings 97-83 to end three-game skid

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Mike Conley scored 18 points, Jeff Green added 16 and the Memphis Grizzlies snapped their three-game losing streak with a 97-83 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Monday night. The Grizzlies moved back into the second spot in the Western Conference playoff race by a half-game over the Houston Rockets, who lost 99-96 at Toronto. Zach Randolph added 15 for Memphis...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lakers edge 76ers in overtime on Jeremy Clarkson's basket

  Jordan Clarkson scored 26 points and made the tiebreaking basket with 0.7 seconds left in overtime to lift the Los Angeles Lakers past the Philadelphia 76ers, 113-111 on Monday night in a matchup of two of the NBA's worst teams. Jabari Brown finished with 22 points for the Lakers (20-53). Wayne Ellington added seven of his 20 points in OT, including a 3-pointer that put the Lakers...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Green Envy: What Hornets fans said - 3/30

Hornets fans were a generally unhappy bunch for the entirety of the game in their loss to Boston tonight – but wow, do they ever shine in the sarcasm category [sarcasm withheld]. One of the highlights for Celtics fans was a lively appearance from Gerald Wallace that included a rewind-worthy alley-oop from Avery Bradley. Charlotte fans were also entertained – to the point it...
Via Celtics Life
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hayward helps Jazz beat Timberwolves 104-84

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Gordon Hayward scored 22 points, reserve Trey Burke had 19 and the Utah Jazz beat the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves 104-84 on Monday night. Trevor Booker had 17 points and 13 rebounds for Utah, which earned its second straight win after a four-game losing streak. Rudy Gobert finished with 15 points and 12 boards. The Jazz grabbed control with a 14-0 run at...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeRozan scores 42, Raptors beat Rockets 99-96

TORONTO (AP) DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 42 points and tied his career high with 11 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors beat Houston 99-96 on Monday night, their eighth straight home victory over the Rockets. DeRozan made a go-ahead turnaround bank shot with 1:27 left, then sealed it with a jumper over James Harden with 18 seconds to go. He made 14 of 27 attempts from the floor...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Celts, Bradley control Hornets, 116-104, regain 8th spot

The playoff chase is back in gear as the Celtics came through with a must-win 116-104 road victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Boston’s record is now 33-41, which restores them to 8th place in the East. Charlotte slipped to 11th in the conference, and the Celts also evened the season series with the Hornets at 2-2 for tie-breaking purposes. Bouncing back from a nightmare showing...
Via Red's Army
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game #74 Recap: Avery Bradley Drops 30 As Boston Celtics Sting Charlotte Hornets, 116-104

Are the Celtics back on track? It looks like it.
Via CLNS Radio
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bulls' Derrick Rose takes first contact in practice since surgery

  Bulls star Derrick Rose took contact in practice Monday for the first time since undergoing right knee surgery late last month. The Bulls hope to get the former MVP point guard back for a playoff run. He had a minor procedure on Feb. 27 and was expected to miss four to six weeks. Rose sat out most of last season because of a torn meniscus in his right knee. He also tore the anterior...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss
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