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Close games between Suns-Nuggets foreshadow playoff drama

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If the regular-season series between these two teams is any indication, there's more of it on the horizon. The No. 2 seed Suns and No. 3 seed Nuggets meet in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals on Monday in P...

LeBron James’ perfect record in first-round playoff series ends with elimination loss to Phoenix Suns

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LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers lost 113-100 to the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of their first-round series on Thursday, eliminating the Lakers and bringing an end to an impressive record i...

Atlanta Hawks fans troll Knicks star with ‘Playoff Randle’ chant during Game 4 victory

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During the team’s Game 4 victory over the New York Knicks in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs, Hawks fans trolled Knicks star Julius Randle, who has struggled mightily during the series. CLICK HERE ...

Lakers celebrate playoff homecoming in 109-95 win over Suns

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The big man can't wait until a full Staples Center has got his back. In the meantime, his Lakers intend to keep pushing their way past the Phoenix Suns, who pushed back too late — and a bit too zealously — in Game 3....

Denver beats Portland 120-115, goes up 2-1 in playoff series

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Jokic dominated as usual, with 36 points and 11 rebounds in the Nuggets' 120-115 victory Thursday night over the Trail Blazers. But Rivers propelled Denver to a 2-1 lead in the first-round playoff series. Signed late...

3 NBA teams have banned fans for disrespectful behavior during playoff games

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The return to watching sports in person is supposed to be a happy time, including at the NBA playoffs, but clearly some fans have forgotten how to act. Three NBA teams indefinitely banned fans Thursday after incide...

Clippers look to avoid another playoff meltdown vs Mavericks

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With everyone in the NBA focused on fan misconduct, the Clippers find themselves in a familiar position after losing the first two games at Staples Center. Now, as the best-of-seven series shifts to the Lone Star Sta...

Knicks fans create chaotic scene outside Madison Square Garden after team’s playoff win

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And Knicks fans went wild. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . Supporters stormed out of Madison Square Garden and blocked off part of Seventh Avenue and Joe Louis Plaza in Manhattan after Game 2 of the Eastern C...

Knicks’ Taj Gibson gets emotional talking about playoff win with former Bulls teammates

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Gibson, who scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in the 101-92 win, recalled to reporters everything he, Derrick Rose and Tom Thibodeau had been through over the last few years to finally get back into a plac...

Toronto blanks Montreal 4-0 for a 3-1 lead in playoff series

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Galchenyuk set up two goals and scored into the empty net against his former team, Jack Campbell made 32 saves in his first playoff shutout, and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-0 on Tuesday nigh...

LeBron James channels Teddy Roosevelt ahead of Lakers’ playoff matchup

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James, who has been battling ankle issues, knows he has to turn it up a notch to even get back to the Western Conference Finals this summer. On Thursday, the four-time champion channeled President Theodore Roosevelt ...

Randle, Harden the keys for a playoff run, or 2, in New York

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Their status may not be the same, but there's no difference in what their teams need for there to be a deep playoff run — or two of them — in New York. Randle is ready for the challenge, as the Knicks face Atlanta in...

Kadri faces another playoff suspension after Faulk headshot

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Kadri was suspended indefinitely Thursday pending a video hearing with the league's department of player safety for his illegal check to the head of St. Louis defenseman Justin Faulk in Game 2 of the teams’ playoff s...

Tuch scores twice, Vegas beats Wild to even playoff series

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They won’t in their ninth, either. Alex Tuch had two goals, including the tiebreaking score in the second period, as Vegas beat the Minnesota Wild 3-1 on Tuesday night and tied the first-round playoff series at a gam...

Intensity from the outset in Sunshine State playoff series

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Or perhaps it's just a taste of what's to come in their opening-round Sunshine State series. The defending champion Lightning take a 1-0 lead into Game 2 Tuesday night (8 p.m. EDT, CNBC) in Sunrise, Florida. CLICK HE...

Hurricanes, Preds set to open first-round playoff series

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Their first-round playoff series against the Nashville Predators offers the chance to maintain that upward trajectory — or suffer the first significant stumble of that three-season climb. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS C...

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