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Eastern Conference Finals

Head coach Dan Bylsma of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates with the Stanley Cup on June 12, 2009, in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: If Fired By Penguins, Bylsma Should Become Top Candidate For Rangers

Dan Bylsma’s accomplishments as a whole are hugely impressive for a 42-year-old coach. The Penguins would be foolish to fire Bylsma. He would be welcomed by the Rangers’ organization with open arms.

06/11/2013

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Game 4 Preview: Penguins Vs. Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have their backs against the wall trailing 3-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Game 4 is tonight and a loss sends this loaded roster to an early summer.

06/07/2013

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Pens Hoping To Bounce Back In Game 3

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ path to the Stanley Cup Finals just got much more difficult after a 6-1 loss in Game 2 Monday night.

06/04/2013

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Heat Off To Finals, Beat Pacers 99-76 In Game 7

It’s onto the NBA Finals for the Heat after they put away the Indiana Pacers, who saw their hopes of a storybook upset simply fall apart in a hurry.

06/04/2013

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Game 2 Preview: Bruins Vs. Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they take the ice for Game 2 tonight against the Boston Bruins.

06/03/2013

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Round 3 Preview: Bruins Vs. Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are halfway to the ultimate goal of hoisting the Stanley Cup, but before they get to that point, they have to go through the Boston Bruins.

05/31/2013

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Heat Take 3-2 Series Lead With 90-79 Win Over Pacers

LeBron James scored 30 points, Udonis Haslem made his last eight shots on the way to a 16-point night, and the Miami Heat used a dominant third quarter to turn things around and beat the Indiana Pacers 90-79 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Thursday.

05/31/2013

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Heat Look To Regain Momentum In Game 5

It’s hard to call a game for the Miami Heat a must-win, but if the Heat can’t put together a winning formula against the Indiana Pacers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals; the Heat could be in deep trouble.

05/30/2013

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Heat Hope To Rise To Occasion In Game 4

Pacers coach Frank Vogel walked into Monday’s practice with a simple message for players as they adapt to Miami’s new wrinkle – using LeBron James in the post.

05/28/2013

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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.

05/28/2013

Iman Shumpert (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s Time For Knicks To Take Care Of Business

The Knicks need to get focused on Wednesday night and put the Celtics out of their misery. There can’t be any more fooling around here. Take a double-digit first-half lead and hold it for the rest of the game.

05/01/2013

Carmelo Anthony and Raymond Felton (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Giglio: 3 Seasons Down, 1 To Go — Who Are The Real Knicks?

There are four games left, and the most important question remains unanswered: When the playoffs begin, which Knicks team will take the floor?

04/12/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Knicks’ Victory Over Oklahoma City Was A Playoff-Quality Win

The Knicks were out to make a statement on Sunday, and they did it by beating Oklahoma City — one of the top three teams in the NBA — in their building.

04/08/2013

Raymond Felton (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: It’s All About The No. 2 Seed For The Knicks

With the Atlantic Division all but wrapped up, the Knicks need to finish ahead of the Indiana Pacers and earn the second seed in the Eastern Conference.

04/05/2013

Carmelo Anthony (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Was Carmelo’s 50 A Sign That He’s Truly Healthy And About To Get Hot?

Tuesday night’s win against the Heat was much less dramatic or significant than it could have been if the Heat’s stars were on the court. But it was significant in another way: Carmelo Anthony’s 50-point effort might mean that he is about to hit his stride.

04/03/2013

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