Eastern Conference Semifinals

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat posts up Shaun Livingston #14 of the Brooklyn Nets during Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2014 NBA Playoffs  at American Airlines Arena on May 6, 2014 in Miami, Florida.   (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Nets Trounced By Miami Heat 107-86 In Game 1

LeBron James scored 22 points, Ray Allen added 19 and the Heat stayed perfect in this postseason by beating the Nets 107-86 on Tuesday night in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series.


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Pens Take 3-1 Series Lead With 7-3 Rout Of Sens In Game 4

Jarome Iginla and James Neal each scored twice and the Pittsburgh Penguins routed the Ottawa Senators 7-3 on Wednesday night to take a 3-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.


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GM Glen Grunwald On Knicks’ Season: ‘I Think We Took A Step Forward’

“I think we took a step forward,” Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald told Mike Francesa on Tuesday. “Obviously we didn’t get to the ultimate goal, which we’re trying to reach, but it’s not over. I like the team. I’m not discouraged.”


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Giglio: Knicks Head Coach Mike Woodson Deserves Credit For Adjusting

As the chess match continues on Saturday night in Indiana, trust Woodson. It took five games, but he once again has the pulse of his team against Indiana’s strengths and weaknesses.


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‘Did JR Smith Miss?’ Twitter Account Mocks Knicks Guard’s Shooting Woes

On Tuesday night shortly after Game 4 started, @DidJRSmithMiss sent out its first tweet after Smith failed to connect on a 27-foot three-pointer.


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Carmelo On Knicks’ Blowout Victory: ‘We Played With A Sense Of Urgency’

“I think for the most part, from the start of the game and throughout the whole game, I think we played with a sense of urgency today,” Anthony said after the game. “We played the way we’ve been playing as far as competing at the highest level.”


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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?


Chris Kreider of the New York Rangers waves to the crowd after being named a star of the game in their 3-1 win over the Washington Capitals in Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Kreider Can Be Difference Maker In Game 7

John Tortorella is leaning on rookie Chris Kreider to be a difference maker in Game 7.


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NBA Eastern Conference Semifinal Matchups And Predictions

The first round of the NBA Playoffs has come to a close for the Eastern Conference, and the teams vying to make it into the conference finals are ready for battle. Let’s take a look at the Eastern Conference semifinal matchups to give you insight into who we think will come out on top.


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Devils Winger Ilya Kovalchuk Probable For Game 3 Of Semis Against Flyers

Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk may very well play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Thursday night against the Flyers, according to CBSSports.com.


Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers gets up off the ice after being hit against the Ottawa Senators in Game Five of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on April 21, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Rangers’ Brian Boyle May Miss Game 1; Brandon Dubinsky Stays Off The Ice

Rangers forward Brian Boyle is not sure whether he’ll play in Saturday’s Eastern Conference Semifinal opener against the Capitals at Madison Square Garden, and Brandon Dubinsky is staying off the ice.