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No one, seriously no one, showed up at Barclays for the Nets playoff game

No one... Seriously. There's no one here. pic.twitter.com/fWn4niiFka— Brett Pollakoff (@BrettEP) April 25, 2015...seriously -- no one..... Here you go, @CompadreMax: pic.twitter.com/64LcaK5JR8— Rod Boone (@rodboone) April 25, 2015...showed up at Barclays for the Brooklyn Nets playoff win over the Atlanta Hawks Saturday night. "Where Brooklyn at!?!?"(Biggie voice) RT @StevePopper...
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Kevin Love’s Injury, J.R. Smith’s Punch, and the Absence of Ray Allen From The Playoffs: LeBron James Now Faces A Tougher Path To The Finals

Every life is different. Some lives acquire a linear quality — they steadily march forward, not necessarily without blemishes or problems, but in ways that enable individuals to move from one place or challenge to the next. For others, life takes on a circular nature — specific details might change, but larger patterns remain the same. Each new circle offers a reminder of the...
Via Crossover Chronicles
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...or biatch J.R. Smith?

JR Smith, a year to the day from the last time he pulled this ********, gets the flagrant 2 ejection for elbowing Boston Celtic Jae Crowder.Don't worry though. J.R. owned up to his mistake.There's dirty play and ***** play. Smith and Kelly Olynyk? Both are the latter types...Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut when asked about officiating (Video)

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle taped his mouth shut during his postgame press conference when asked about the officiating in Sunday's Game 4 against Houston.The Mavs beat the Rockets 121-109 to avoid a four-game sweep, but the game was extremely physical, with a total of 52 fouls and 5 technicals. Carlisle had just been fined $25,000 for criticizing the referees following...
Via Holdout Sports
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bucks vs. Bulls preview

The Milwaukee Bucks believe a dose of intensity will help them steal another win in the series, though the Chicago Bulls are vowing not to repeat their Game 4 mistakes. With hopes of again staving off elimination Monday night, the young Bucks are aiming to deal the Bulls their first home loss since mid-March and win at United Center for the first time since December 2013. After it...
Via AP on Fox
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Miami Heat: How Will The 2015-16 Roster Look Next Season?

After concluding their 2014-15 season with both a losing record and a non-playoff appearance, one would expect the Miami Heat roster to look a lot different next season. We’re six months away from the beginning of the 2015-16 season, but it can’t come soon enough for Heat Nation. This past year was easily the most disappointing season for the franchise since the defending NBA...
Via Heat Nation
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Tags Himself ‘King in the North’ with Troll of Raptors

View image | gettyimages.com Paul Pierce could be called the “Raptors Killer.” but the 17-year veteran has a better term to use to referring to his recent dominance of the team from up North. “King in the North!” After helping the Washington Wizards complete their first postseason four-game sweep in franchise history beating the Raptors, Pierce made sure to troll the...
Via KCM Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Buzzer-beater could bode well for future for feisty Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) A win at the buzzer kept the Milwaukee Bucks alive in the playoffs for at least one more game. If the rebuilding blueprint goes according to plan in Milwaukee, the impact of the rousing victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 could last for years to come. The postseason has been a lesson in perseverance for the young, feisty Bucks - a microcosm of sorts for the rest...
Via AP on Fox
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The Chicago Bulls vs The Milwaukee Bucks: The good and the bad of a game 5

NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs: Round 1 No. 3 seed: The Chicago Bulls (50-32) vs No. 6 seed: The Milwaukee Bucks (41-41) Game 5: Tonight 8:00 PM On TNT With one minute and five seconds to go in game four, Derrick Rose brought the ball up the court and drilled a clutch three-pointer to bring the Chicago Bulls within three points of Milwaukee. On the next Chicago possession...
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Memphis' Randolph gets nostalgic about his start in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Grizzlies' playoff series against the Trail Blazers had Memphis forward Zach Randolph waxing a bit nostalgic. Portland is where it all began for Z-Bo, who played his first six seasons in the NBA with the Blazers. ''It's real special. I mean, this is where I started at, so it's a lot of memories and a lot of good times around here,'' he said. ''A lot of fond...
Via AP on Fox
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Wale, Wizards Troll Drake Following Sweep of Raptors

Following the Wizards four-game sweep of the Toronto Raptors, Wizards creative liaison Wale took the time to do some trash talking to Toronto native and Raptors ambassador Drake. If u readin this you've been swept @champagnepapi …."u knowHowdishhgo" #stillmyWoe but #runninTHRUthedueceWitMyWall The post Wale, Wizards Troll Drake Following Sweep of Raptors appeared first on KCM Sports.
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After Wizards get sweep, Pierce takes jabs at Raptors, Drake

WASHINGTON (AP) At age 37, Paul Pierce is having a grand ol' time on this playoff run with the Washington Wizards. So before turning his attention to whoever his team's second-round Eastern Conference opponent will be in a week or more - either No. 1 seed Atlanta or No. 8 Brooklyn - Pierce wanted to relish Washington's sweep of the Toronto Raptors. So within a couple of hours after...
Via AP on Fox
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Golden State Warriors: On to the Second Round

After a hard fought sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans, the Golden State Warriors will now have a week off, while they wait for Memphis Grizzlies to dispatch the Portland Trail Blazers. The Warriors showed their mettle beating the Pelicans. Step one is done, now on to step two. Stephen Curry played like the MVP against the Pelicans The Pelicans did what was expected, they battled...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce trolls Raptors, Drake after Wizards sweep Toronto

Paul Pierce just won't quit.The Wizards forward has let loose on the Raptors in the first-round playoff matchup between Washington and Toronto, and Pierce couldn't help taking one last shot (or two) as the Wizards swept the Raptors on Sunday.First, The Truth took to his Facebook account and proved that he's up on pop culture, trolling the Raptors' #WeTheNorth branding campaign with...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rick Carlisle tapes mouth shut during press conference to avoid being fined (VIDEO)

Rick Carlisle is tired of getting fined, so he employed a new strategy to prevent that from happening again after Sunday night’s 121-109 win over the Rockets. Carlisle was fined $25,000 for ripping the officials after the team’s loss in Game 3, so he brought a prop to his postgame press conference on Sunday. When reporters asked the Mavericks head coach about the officiating...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mavericks Head Coach Rick Carlisle Tapes Mouth Shut to Avoid Bad-Mouthing the Officiating

If you thought the NFL was harsh when it came to fines, the NBA may be even harsher. Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle was hit with a $25,000 fine for trashing the officials after the Rockets beat his team in Game Three 130-128. So after his team beat the Rockets 121-109 Sunday night he made sure he wasn't going to do anything to cost him under $25K.He taped his mouth shut. Read more »
Via FatManWriting
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Dallas Mavericks: Rout Rockets and earn first win

The Dallas Mavericks were facing elimination coming into Game 4 on Sunday, but that didn’t stop them from the win and avoiding the sweep. The Mavericks played at home in Game 3 against the Rockets and, though they put up a good fight, let a win slip right through their fingers. This time around, the Mavericks cleaned up their acts. The Mavs found better shots Since the beginning...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Analysis: Can The Grizz Survive Without Mike Conley?

The Grizzlies can handle Mike Conley in street clothes for Game 4 vs. the Blazers. But not against the league best Golden State Warriors in the West Semis. Photo courtesy of Warren Roseborough. Hearts sunk when the point guard went down in Game 2 in the Portland series. Even though he landed awkwardly on his ankle on a drive to the basket, he still miraculously got the shot to fall...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavs make stand, avoid elimination with win over Rockets

  Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Dallas cut Houston's lead to 3-1 in the first-round series. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Houston. The Rockets, trying to wrap up...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mavs stay alive with Game 4 win over Rockets

DALLAS (AP) -- Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Dallas cut Houston's lead to 3-1 in the first-round series. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Houston. The Rockets, trying...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should Flip Saunders stay as coach?

Earlier this week in an end-of-season news conference, Flip Saunders current head coach and team president of the Minnesota Timberwolves said, “I’ll coach until I feel we need to move in a different direction,” when asked about who would be the coach next season, indicating that Saunders plan on being the head coach again next year. But with a number of experienced coaches...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce burns Raptors fans with epic troll job

Paul Pierce is enemy No. 1 right now among Toronto Raptors fans — and he’s loving every minute of it. A few hours after his Washington Wizards eviscerated the higher-seeded Raptors in a four-game sweep of their first-round playoff series, Pierce kept the punches coming on his Facebook page.     Paul! Don’t hurt ’em! Pierce scored a game-high 20 points to lead the...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ellis, Barea keep Mavs alive with 121-109 win over Rockets

DALLAS (AP) Monta Ellis scored 31 points, J.J. Barea had 17 points and 13 assists in his first playoff start since boosting Dallas' run to the 2011 championship and the Mavericks avoided elimination with a 121-109 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night. Dallas cut Houston's lead to 3-1 in the first-round series. Game 5 is Tuesday night in Houston. The Rockets, trying to...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Pierce Trolls the Toronto Raptors after Wizards Complete Sweep

  The Washington Wizards and their fans have gone into full troll-mode after completing their first round sweep of the Toronto Raptors.  Rapper Wale clowned on Raptors ambassador Drake on Instagram, the Wizards official Twitter account mocked the “experts” who predicted the Raptors would win the series, but Paul Pierce may have topped everyone with his latest post.  Check...
Via Total Sports Blog
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Closed Gap On Lakers As Suitor For Kevin Love

Throughout the season, the Boston Celtics closed the gap on the Los Angeles Lakers as a possible destination for Kevin Love if he left the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to sources. The Celtics were waiting for July, and the chance to let coach Brad Stevens lay out Love's expanded role in his system. General manager Danny Ainge wanted a chance to sell Love on a vision for surrounding...
Via RealGM
8 hours ago  |  Discuss
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