It’s a New Series as the Injury Bug Returns to Bite the Nets

The Bucks tied their playoff series with the Nets, 2-2, as Kyrie Irving left with an injured ankle, joining James Harden on the Brooklyn sideline.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #milwaukee-bucks, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

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In Jae Crowder, the Suns Have an Enforcer With Some Flair

Crowder does a little bit of everything for Phoenix. He’s a key defender, a 3-point specialist and if the need arises, a solid salsa dancer.

#basketball, #content-type-personal-profile, #crowder-jae, #denver-nuggets, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games

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Nets Brush Aside the Bucks to Lead Series, 2-0

A 39-point drubbing sends the series back to Milwaukee, and the Bucks back to the drawing board.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #milwaukee-bucks, #playoff-games

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N.B.A. Fans Wanted a Show. They’re Also Getting a Reckoning.

The entertainment of the playoffs has been coupled with a pressing message from players that fans have disrespected them for too long.

#assaults, #basketball, #black-people, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #discrimination, #durant-kevin, #fans-persons, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #irving-kyrie, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #stadiums-and-arenas, #thomas-isaiah-1989

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The N.B.A. Playoffs Yield Several Injured Stars and No Clear Favorite

Last year’s finalists are out, but concerns about stars like James Harden, Chris Paul and Joel Embiid make it hard to determine which teams will take their places.

#basketball, #conley-mike-jr-1987, #dallas-mavericks, #davis-anthony-1993, #durant-kevin, #embiid-joel, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-clippers, #murray-jamal-1997, #national-basketball-assn, #paul-chris-1985, #playoff-games

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Even LeBron James Isn’t Eternal

At 36, with his team’s future in doubt, James faces basketball mortality.

#basketball, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

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Lakers Eliminated from Playoffs With Game 6 Loss to Suns

The Los Angeles Lakers, the defending N.B.A. champions led by LeBron James, struggled with injuries all season.

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The Nets Aren’t Unbeatable, but It’s OK to Be Impressed

The Boston Celtics tried in their first-round series but were too depleted to compete. The Nets’ next opponent, the Milwaukee Bucks, may have a better shot.

#antetokounmpo-giannis-1994, #basketball, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #milwaukee-bucks, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

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After Bonding Over Basketball and Biking, a Big Loss

Mark Eaton and Rudy Gobert, paint protectors past and present for the Utah Jazz, had built a relationship of mutual admiration and respect.

#anthony-carmelo, #basketball, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #eaton-mark-1957-2021, #gobert-rudy-1992, #playoff-games, #tatum-jayson-1998, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #utah-jazz

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The Knicks in the Playoffs Recaptures a Bit of Linsanity

This surprising team has recaptured a touch of Linsanity.

#basketball, #fans-persons, #lee-spike, #lin-jeremy, #madison-square-garden, #new-york-knicks, #playoff-games

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They Won as N.H.L. Players. They’re Winning in Their Second Acts, Too.

Rod Brind’Amour, Carolina’s coach, and Joe Sakic, Colorado’s general manager, have guided their teams to the postseason. Others haven’t been so successful in their post-playing roles.

#brindamour-rod, #carolina-hurricanes, #colorado-avalanche, #content-type-personal-profile, #hockey-ice, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #sakic-joe

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Lost Lead Reminds Mavericks Fans of 2006 Collapse

Fifteen years ago, the Mavericks lost the N.B.A. finals after winning the first two games of the series. Now they have blown a 2-0 series lead over the Clippers.

#basketball, #beverley-patrick-1988, #dallas-tex, #dallas-mavericks, #doncic-luka-1999, #leonard-kawhi, #los-angeles-calif, #los-angeles-clippers, #mann-terance-1996, #playoff-games, #porzingis-kristaps-1995

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Chris Paul Won’t Be Kept Off the Court

His coach had been inclined to sideline him as he deals with a shoulder injury. But he talked his way into the lineup and helped Phoenix tie its series with the Lakers.

#basketball, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #paul-chris-1985, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #williams-monty

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Celtics Fan Arrested After Kyrie Irving Is Nearly Hit by Bottle

Irving, who was walking into an arena tunnel when he was almost hit, had recently asked fans not to be belligerent or racist when the Nets traveled to Boston.

#boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #fans-persons, #irving-kyrie, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games

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Celtics Fan Arrested After Nets’ Kyrie Irving Nearly Hit By Bottle

Irving, who was walking into an arena tunnel when he was almost hit, had recently asked fans not to be belligerent or racist when the Nets traveled to Boston.

#boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #fans-persons, #irving-kyrie, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games

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Bruce Brown Is the Nets’ ‘Swiss Army Knife’

With all that Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden can do, it might seem like they don’t need any help on the Nets. But Brown has played a key role this season.

#basketball, #boston-mass, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #brown-bruce-1996, #content-type-personal-profile, #playoff-games

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The Changing Meaning of Being ‘Like Mike’

Michael Jordan earned a reputation as a fiercely competitive winner with the Chicago Bulls. Owning the Charlotte Hornets hasn’t brought him the same on-court success — yet.

#ball-lamelo, #basketball, #charlotte-hornets, #curry-stephen, #jordan-michael, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #tatum-jayson-1998

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A Playoff Homecoming, and Swan Song, for the Islanders

Fans have returned to Nassau Coliseum to cheer on the Islanders in the postseason, in the arena’s last year. The team can clinch its first series win in the venue since 1993 on Wednesday.

#bailey-josh, #hockey-ice, #nassau-county-ny, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-islanders, #pittsburgh-penguins, #playoff-games

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The Lakers Weren’t Ready for the Moment. Devin Booker Was.

Booker, the Phoenix Suns’ All-Star guard, is already showing the poise and determination of a playoff regular in his first postseason.

#ayton-deandre-1998, #basketball, #booker-devin-1996, #davis-anthony-1993, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #williams-monty

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These N.B.A. Playoffs Burst 2020’s Bubble

The confined, roiled 2020 N.B.A. playoffs reflected their times. So, too, do this year’s celebratory games.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #chase-center-san-francisco-calif, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #memphis-grizzlies, #morant-ja-1999, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #tatum-jayson-1998, #united-states-national-anthem-protests-2016

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Why Being a Knicks Fan Hurts So Good

Knicks fans used to disappointment are now reveling in a season of joy. “God forbid, if we win, we are going to burn this city down,” one famous fan said.

#basketball, #brooklyn-nets, #national-basketball-assn, #nba-championship, #new-york-city, #new-york-knicks, #playoff-games

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In the NBA Playoffs, The Scariest Teams Are Lower Seeds

Injuries and illness dragged down the records of several teams, including the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. That could mean early postseason exits for the season’s best.

#atlanta-hawks, #basketball, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #dallas-mavericks, #denver-nuggets, #golden-state-warriors, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-clippers, #los-angeles-lakers, #memphis-grizzlies, #miami-heat, #milwaukee-bucks, #new-york-knicks, #philadelphia-76ers, #phoenix-suns, #playoff-games, #portland-trail-blazers, #sports-injuries, #washington-wizards

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Even the Celtics Think the Nets Will Probably Win

The Nets would be heavily favored in the first-round playoff matchup even without Boston’s injury woes. “As a fan of the N.B.A., it’s hard to see those guys losing,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said.

#basketball, #boston-celtics, #brooklyn-nets, #durant-kevin, #harden-james, #irving-kyrie, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries, #stevens-brad-1976, #tatum-jayson-1998

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Montreal and Toronto’s Rivalry Makes a Muted Return to the Playoffs

The Original Six teams and their fan bases clash annually, but the franchises will play their first postseason series since 1979 this week.

#bowman-scotty, #dryden-ken, #hockey-ice, #matthews-auston-1997, #montreal-canadiens, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #toronto-maple-leafs

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It’s the LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry Battle No One Asked For

After years of facing each other in the N.B.A. finals, James and Curry are competing just to make the playoffs. How did this happen?

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #basketball, #curry-stephen, #golden-state-warriors, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

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A Full Guide to the 2021 NHL Playoffs

The playoffs open on Saturday with Game 1 between the Capitals and Bruins, one of the eight first-round matchups. Things look a little different this year.

#boston-bruins, #colorado-avalanche, #edmonton-oilers, #florida-panthers, #hockey-ice, #montreal-canadiens, #nashville-predators, #national-hockey-league, #new-york-islanders, #pittsburgh-penguins, #playoff-games, #st-louis-blues, #stanley-cup, #tampa-bay-lightning, #winnipeg-jets

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The N.B.A.’s Play-In Tournament Isn’t the Problem

Though stars like LeBron James and Luka Doncic have complained about the pre-playoff hurdle, the stress of the play-in matters less than injuries and the compressed season.

#basketball, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuban-mark, #curry-stephen, #dallas-mavericks, #doncic-luka-1999, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #national-basketball-assn, #playoff-games, #sports-injuries

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How the NCAA Hopes to Pull Off March Madness Amid Covid-19

Financially, the N.C.A.A. needs its men’s basketball tournament to happen. Here’s how it hopes to pull off the event, and the concurrent women’s tournament, during a pandemic.

#basketball-college, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #national-collegiate-athletic-assn, #national-invitation-tournament, #ncaa-basketball-championships-men, #ncaa-basketball-championships-women, #playoff-games, #quarantines, #tests-medical

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Marty Schottenheimer, 77, Winning N.F.L. Coach With Four Teams, Dies

With a running attack known as Martyball, his teams won 200 regular season games and reached the playoffs 13 times but never made it to the Super Bowl.

#alzheimers-disease, #american-football-conference, #cleveland-browns, #coaches-and-managers, #deaths-obituaries, #kansas-city-chiefs, #los-angeles-chargers, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #washington-redskins

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Why I Still Want a Tom Brady Super Bowl Victory

In the Super Bowl, Americans need a show of superheroic strength.

#brady-tom, #content-type-personal-profile, #football, #national-football-league, #new-england-patriots, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Could Tampa Bay Be the New Titletown?

The success of the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays — pro sports punch lines turned finals contestants — is a run that rivals past glory years in Boston, New York or Los Angeles.

#baseball, #brady-tom, #football, #hockey-ice, #major-league-baseball, #national-football-league, #national-hockey-league, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-fla, #tampa-bay-buccaneers, #tampa-bay-lightning, #tampa-bay-rays, #toronto-raptors, #tropicana-field-st-petersburg-fla

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NFL Playoffs: What We Learned From the Conference Championship

The Chiefs will try to defend their Super Bowl title against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers — who are playing at home.

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Tom Brady Is Back in the Super Bowl, Because of Course He Is

At 43, Brady will be playing in his 10th Super Bowl, proving that he can still compete at the highest level after reinventing himself at Tampa Bay.

#brady-tom, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #super-bowl, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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Retirement in Florida? Tom Brady’s Next Move Might Be to the Super Bowl

The inglorious interception at the end of his career in New England seems a distant memory as he leads the Buccaneers into the N.F.C. championship game on Sunday.

#brady-tom, #football, #new-england-patriots, #playoff-games, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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The Bills Rack Up Wins. Folding Tables Get Wrecked.

Though the team prohibits it, Bills fans are carrying on a new table-slamming tradition deep into the playoffs.

#allen-josh-1996, #buffalo-ny, #buffalo-bills, #football, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #tables

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Packers at Buccaneers, Bills at Chiefs

With a trip to the Super Bowl on the line, Tom Brady leads Tampa Bay into Green Bay while Josh Allen and the Bills take on Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs.

#allen-josh-1996, #brady-tom, #buffalo-bills, #football, #green-bay-packers, #kansas-city-chiefs, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #playoff-games, #rodgers-aaron, #tampa-bay-buccaneers

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NFL Playoffs: What We Learned From the Divisional Round

Buffalo rode its defense, Green Bay thrived on offense and Tampa Bay let Drew Brees beat himself. Kansas City, which lost Patrick Mahomes to a concussion, simply survived.

#baltimore-ravens, #buffalo-bills, #cleveland-browns, #donald-aaron-1991, #football, #green-bay-packers, #jackson-lamar-1997, #kansas-city-chiefs, #los-angeles-rams, #mahomes-patrick-1995, #mayfield-baker-1995, #playoff-games, #rodgers-aaron

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Divisional Round

The A.F.C.’s young quarterbacks fight for a trip to the conference championship, while veterans, and defense, lead the way in the N.F.C.

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Alabama Ends Pandemic Season by Overpowering Ohio State for Title

Ohio State could not keep up with Alabama’s offensive combination of DeVonta Smith, Mac Jones and Najee Harris.

#college-football-playoff-national-championship, #day-ryan-1979, #football-college, #harris-najee, #ohio-state-university, #playoff-games, #saban-nick, #smith-devonta-1998, #university-of-alabama

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What to Watch as Alabama Plays Ohio State for the College Football Playoff Title

The Crimson Tide and the Buckeyes will face off for the national championship in a season that scuttled to the finish line amid relentless coronavirus throes.

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NFL Playoffs: What We Learned From the Wild Card Weekend

Lamar Jackson finally won a playoff game, Tom Brady continued to break records and Nickelodeon’s broadcast of a game for children offered a welcome distraction.

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What to Watch for in Sunday’s N.F.L. Wild-Card Games

Lamar Jackson will try to get over the playoff hump against the Titans, the Saints will try to avoid any surprises, and the Steelers and the Browns circle each other for the third time this season.

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A ‘Super’ N.F.L. Playoff Weekend Is Missing Something. Can You Guess What?

No, not Tom Brady. He made it. But the pandemic is forcing teams to keep large numbers of fans away.

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Bills Win First N.F.L. Playoff Game in Nearly 25 Years

The Bills rewarded fans in attendance by holding on to beat the Colts. An N.F.C. West grudge match follows, along with the Washington rookie Chase Young’s date with Tom Brady.

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Cooper Kupp of the Rams Manages Work-Life Balance During Covid

Covid-19 is forcing N.F.L. players and other pro athletes to make unusually hard decisions about work-life balance.

#football, #kupp-cooper-1993, #los-angeles-rams, #national-football-league, #playoff-games, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #work-life-balance

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Asking the N.F.L. Playoff Questions That Need Answers

Can Tom Brady keep the momentum going? Is Seattle’s defense good again? Can anyone beat the Chiefs?

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NFL Playoff Predictions: Our Picks in the Wild-Card Round

An expanded first round is highlighted by a few tough matchups, including Colts-Bills and Ravens-Titans.

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Virus Cases at Ohio State Loom Ahead of National Championship Game

Ohio State’s problems have prompted discussions about whether the game against Alabama should be postponed from Jan. 11.

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Alabama and Ohio State Reach the National Title Game With Runaway Wins

Notre Dame never really threatened the Crimson Tide in their College Football Playoff semifinal, and then Ohio State rolled over Clemson.

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What to Watch in the College Football Playoff Semifinals

Alabama will play Notre Dame and Clemson will meet Ohio State in College Football Playoff semifinals on Friday as a chaotic season nears its end.

#atlantic-coast-conference, #big-ten-conference, #bowl-games, #clemson-university, #college-football-playoff-national-championship, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #football-college, #ohio-state-university, #playoff-games, #rose-bowl-football-game, #sugar-bowl, #university-of-alabama, #university-of-notre-dame

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