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NBA Playoffs: Eastern Conference First Round Preview

The Eastern Conference seems far less interesting than the West, but still some intriguing match-ups in play.


Fans of the Boston Celtics cheer during a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 12, 2015 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images)

NBA Sets Attendance Record With Nearly 22 Million Fans

The NBA has broken its attendance record by drawing nearly 22 million fans during the 2014-15 regular season.


Greg Monroe of the Detroit Pistons goes up for a dunk against the New York Knicks on January 2, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Schmeelk: Greg Monroe To Knicks A Fait Accompli? Not So Fast

In the next few months, all sorts of stories like the Monroe thing are going to show up in the papers. Ignore them.


New York Knicks v Atlanta Hawks

Galloway Scores 26 As Lowly Knicks Stun Hawks

Rookie Langston Galloway scored a career-high 26 points, hitting all six of his 3-point attempts, and the New York Knicks stunned the playoff-bound Atlanta Hawks 112-108 Monday night.


Deron Williams against the Milwaukee Bucks on April 12, 2015 at BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Count ‘Em Out — Nets Done After Brick-Fest In Milwaukee

The only thing consistent about this team has been their inconsistency. Here’s one thing you can count on, though: On Wednesday, the Nets will be counted out.


Brooklyn Nets v Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks Rout Nets To Clinch Playoff Berth

Ersan Ilyasova scored 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks clinched a playoff spot with a 96-73 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday.


Victor Oladipo #5 of the Orlando Magic goes to the basket against the New York Knicks on April 11, 2015 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015 NBAE (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)

Knicks Hold Off Magic, Teams Set NBA Scoring Low For Quarter

Cole Aldrich had a career-high 19 points and the New York Knicks beat the Orlando Magic 80-79 on Saturday night in a game that had the lowest-scoring quarter in NBA history.


Pero Antic (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks’ Antic On Arrest: We Weren’t With Copeland

Pero Antic says the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland, Copeland’s girlfriend and another woman “happened way before” the arrests outside 1 OAK in Chelsea.


Thabo Sefolosha  (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Hawks’ Sefolosha Hurt In NYC Arrest, To Miss Playoffs

Thabo Sefolosha’s attorney said the forward was injured during the arrest, which followed the stabbing of Indiana Pacers forward Chris Copeland in Chelsea.


Madison Square Garden chairman James Dolan (L) and Phil Jackson on March 18, 2014. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Dolan Still Bullish On Knicks, Jackson: ‘You Got To Believe, Baby!’

The Knicks have a franchise-worst 63 losses and counting. But James Dolan still thinks his franchise is on a Straight Shot to the top.


Jarrett Jack (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Nets’ Playoff Hopes On Brink Of Being Hi-Jacked

Unfortunately, these are your 2014-15 Nets, folks. And if there’s one player who embodies the Brooklyn fans’ frustrations, it’s Jarrett Jack.


Chris Copeland (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Pacers’ Copeland, Girlfriend Stabbed Outside NYC Club; Suspect, 2 Hawks Arrested

The alleged assailant was arrested. Two Atlanta basketball players — Thabo Sefolosha and Pero Antic — were also taken into custody for allegedly obstructing the crime scene at 1 OAK.


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Knicks Snap 9-Game Losing Streak With Win Over Sixers

Andrea Bargnani scored 25 points and Shane Larkin added 15 and 11 rebounds, and the New York Knicks snapped a nine-game losing streak with a 101-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday night.


Brooklyn Nets v Atlanta Hawks

Millsap Hurt As Hawks Rout Nets, Tie Team Mark With 57th Win

Al Horford and DeMarre Carroll scored 20 points each to help the Atlanta Hawks match a franchise record with their 57th win, beating the Brooklyn Nets 131-99 on Saturday night.


Knicks president Phil Jackson (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Phil Jackson’s Reason For Brutal Season: ‘(Bleep) Happens!’

Jackson’s remark was met with laughter at a town hall meeting Thursday night, the Daily News reported. But not everyone was amused.