Eastern Conference Finals
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There are four games left, and the most important question remains unanswered: When the playoffs begin, which Knicks team will take the floor?
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.
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.
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.
Everything else will take care of itself if the Knicks start to guard people. It’s all that matters. It’s everything.
The Rangers-Bruins rivalry is coming back to life. After meeting twice in the first three games of the regular season, there will be one more meeting before the postseason.
The lockout was a disaster. Everyone knows it, and we blogged and tweeted about it. But now we move forward and start talking about actual hockey. I don’t know about you, but I am fired up. Now it’s time to look at the Rangers and how they stack up this season.
“I think we have the team to do it,” goaltender Henrik Lundqvist said. “…We look at the guys in the room, (and) they’re great hockey players. But it’s about executing and (seeing) if we can do it.”