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NBA Playoff recap - 04/20/2014

Here's what happened in the second night of the 2014 NBA playoffs:DALLAS MAVERICKS - SAN ANTONIO SPURS 85-90Despite a good team effort from the Dallas Mavericks, there has been no chance to overcome the Spurs on their homecourt. Led by Tony Parker with 21 points and six assists, and the ageless Tim Duncan, 27 points and 7 rebounds, the Spurs put themselves on top in this first...
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Why the Boston Celtics missed the playoffs

Boston Celtics (Photo credit: blogspot.com) The Boston Celtics finished with a record of 25-57 in this 2013-14 NBA season. That record put Boston at 12th in the Eastern Conference. Needless to say, the Celtics had an extremely disappointing and frustrating year. Obviously, the Celtics missed the playoffs and there are several reasons for that. The Boston Celtics missed the 2013-14...
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Phoenix Suns: Season Grade and Review

Phoenix Suns: Season Grade and Review By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content… Record: 48-34 9th in the West Analysis: No one told the Suns they were supposed to tank this season in order to get one of the prized rookies next season. They started off very well and appeared to be on their way to the playoffs but were derailed thanks to an injury to new star and franchise cornerstone...
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Houston Rockets Twitter account trolls Robin Lopez with Sideshow Bob photo

Earlier, we posted a story where the Portland Police Twitter account decided to troll the Houston Rockets but that wasn’t the only trolling going on between the two teams. Late in the game, Robin Lopez was assessed a technical foul and the Rockets decided to post this tweet showing Simpsons character Sideshow Bob: Technical foul on Robin Lopez. pic.twitter.com/Aj6dIjY70y — Houston...
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Portland Police Twitter account trolls Rockets with robbery tweet

Arguably, the most entertaining game of the first two days of the NBA playoffs ended up being the Houston Rockets-Portland Trail Blazers overtime affair. After the Trail Blazers stole a win in overtime, the Portland Police Twitter account decided to fire off a pretty hilarious tweet trolling the Rockets. Check out this tweet where they condone robbery in relation to stealing a game...
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Rockets Troll Portland's Robin Lopez on Twitter During Sunday Night's Playoff Game

The Houston Rockets and Portland Trail Blazers closed out opening weekend of the NBA playoffs with a tremendous overtime thriller. Play after play was made down the stretch not only to force overtime, but to clinch victory in the end.There was at least one that was downright funny--and the Rockets Twitter account pulled it off by trolling Portland's Robin Lopez.@SBNation/TwitterIt...
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NBA Playoffs 2014: James passes Bird, and the Spurs begin their run with a win

Lebron James passed Larry Bird on the playoffs scoring list. The Mavericks went scoreless after taking a 12 point lead over the Spurs. San Antonio returned to their winning formula over the final seven minutes, taking an 86-81 lead with a 15-0 run. Duncan overcame a brief injury scare to score 27 points.
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Portland Police Dept. Has Fun With Trailblazers Game One Win

The Portland Police Dept. had a little fun after the Blazers win tonight.Photo Credit: Twitter The first weekend of the NBA playoffs has just concluded, and as fans, we couldn’t ask for much more. Heading into the final contest, featuring the Portland Trailblazers on the road against the Houston Rockets, we had already had a plethora of great games. The aforementioned last game...
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Iguodala: We're Trying To Save Our Coach

The Golden State Warriors' players have the job security of Mark Jackson in mind as they play against the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs. Andre Iguodala said after the Game 1 win that he heard an ESPN report that Jackson "is going to be gone." "We're trying to save our coach," Iguodala said. "Every game is pressure for us...
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Blazers rally in overtime win over Rockets

What a performance out of the Blazers. Fearless, relentless team. Absolutely refused to leave Game 1 without the victory.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) April 21, 2014I thought the Rockets had this game. But like Wojo's tweet said, the Blazers didn't quit. LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead...
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MEM@OKC Game 1: Thunder Storm, Grizzlies Growl But Lose

Video: Conley: We were embarrassed in the first half Okay, so . . . my bad on not getting something up about Game One sooner. I hate to make excuses so I won’t, but I do intend to do much better going forward on getting previews and recaps posted in a timely fashion. Plus, you were probably watching the game anyway, so I don’t have to spend too much time rehashing what happened...
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Eastern Conference 1st Round: Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers

The Indiana Hawks got the 1st seed they were looking for in the East but it was a rocky road to get there and they found an opponent that matches up great against them while the Hawks weren’t even looking to make the playoffs, Per USA TODAY: “Throughout the year, I felt we’ve been on a good path,” Ferry said. “When healthy, we’ve been a very good team. I like the way...
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The NBA is missing out on Rondo for the second straight year in the playoffs

Rajon Rondo has built his legacy in the playoffs. He was 12 minutes away from leading the Boston Celtics to a second banner in three years, and their 18th overall. Rondo is the ultimate competitor, and the playoffs bring out the best in him. Rondo almost led the Celtics past the Heat in 2012, after suffering a dislocated elbow the year before, ending the Celtics hopes to redeem their...
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Bobcats’ Josh McRoberts Throws Down Monster Dunk Over Chris Andersen (Video)

In Sunday’s Game 1 matchup between the Charlotte Bobcats and Miami Heat, it was Josh McRoberts that somehow came away with the highlight of the game. Just seconds into the fourth quarter, the former Duke star slipped a high screen, rolled to the basket and threw down a huge dunk over Chris Andersen to cap off the nifty play. As silky smooth as McRoberts’ slam was, though...
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Chicago Bulls: 4 Things They Have To Fix Against Washington

Chicago Bulls: 4 Things They Have To Fix Against Washington By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff… The Bulls are 0-1 in their 1st round playoff series against the Washington Wizards and there are 4 distinct reasons why. There are 4 areas that they were below average in and so there are now 4 things they must fix if they are to win the series. 1. Rebounding The Bulls...
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Shaquille O’Neal calls Robin Lopez ‘barbecue chicken’ during TNT halftime show

There are few players in NBA history who could use their words like Shaquille O’Neal and during tonight’s halftime for the Trail Blazers-Rockets game, he decided to talk about Portland Trail Blazers big man Robin Lopez. While discussing his match-up with Dwight Howard, Shaq decided to call Robin, “barbecue chicken” in regards to Lopez being more aggressive on offense: Oh...
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WATCH: Thomas Robinson fails dunk spectacularly

Portland and Houston kicked off their opening round series Sunday night in Houston. For Portland's Thomas Robinson it was a homecoming of sorts. He was with Houston for a short time last season playing in just 19 games. So if the opportunity to throw down a massive play--like a posterizing kind of dunk--you know he was going to take it.If only he had made it....It would have...
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Donovan James: NBA Postseason Awards

  Here are a list of my NBA regular season awards to cap off the amazing NBA season that was. With playoff races in full effect I am handing out the prestigious awards handed out to the best basketball players in the world. Let me know what you think and enjoy the next two months of the NBA playoffs. Adios! Most Valuable Player 1. Kevin Durant (OKC) 2. Lebron James (Miami) 3. Blake...
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Dwight Howard drops ball on Robin Lopez, gets technical

Dwight Howard received a technical during the second quarter of Game 1 against Portland Sunday for dropping the ball on Robin Lopez after getting called for a foul on the Blazers center. The post Dwight Howard Gets Technical For Dropping Ball On Robin Lopez (Video) appeared first on Beyond The Buzzer.
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Jeremy Lin shoots ball over backboard during Rockets-Blazers game one

We’ve posted some pretty bad shots over the years here on That NBA Lottery Pick and during tonight’s Blazers-Rockets game one, we had a notable one from Jeremy Lin. With the shot-clock running down in the second quarter, Lin was forced to take a shot and well, the ball doesn’t exactly get anywhere near the rim: It’s okay, Jeremy. There will always be Linsanity! *** Lin shoots...
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Jeremy Lin Shoots Jump Shot Over Backboard (Video)

In the first game of their playoff matchup against the Portland Trailblazers, Rockets point guard Jeremy Lin shot a pull up jumper and let’s just say it was a little bit off. Don’t fret Lin master. It happens to the best of us.
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Rudy Gay thinks Chicago Bulls are missing Loul Deng

Thanks to the realm of the Twitterverse, NBA stars not in the playoffs can chime in to the current playoff proceedings. After the Washington Wizards game one victory over the Chicago Bulls, Sacramento Kings star Rudy Gay posted an interesting tweet about the Bulls missing one of their former mates: Chicago missing Deng — Rudy Gay (@rudygay22) April 21, 2014 If the Wiz Kids end...
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Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Game 1 Wrapup

Lack of ball movement doomed the Chicago Bulls who were 102-93 losers in Game 1 of their first round meeting with the Washington Wizards. The lost gives the Wizards homecourt advantage in the best of seven series. Not only did the ball stop at times for the Bulls, they were... Read More The post Chicago Bulls vs Washington Wizards Game 1 Wrapup appeared first on The Outside Analysis.
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Paul George gone fishing already?

The Pacers have some issues--that goes without saying. Fans are hoping that losing Saturday's playoff opener to the Hawks is going to serve as an eye-opener for the No. 1 seed. Perhaps with a couple days off (Game Two is Tuesday) they will be able to get their heads together and get back on track.Paul George certainly worked on clearing his head during his time off--he went...
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Washington Wizards get balanced effort, take game 1

Nenê held his own down low and led the Wizards to a 102-93 win over the Bulls on Sunday night. Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America Six players scored in double figures for the Washington Wizards as they took the air right out of the United Center by defeating the Chicago Bulls 102-93 in game 1 of their first round matchup. Nenê led the charge with 24 points and 8...
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