Wolves Ready For Playoff Basketball Back At Home

April 21, 2018

The Wolves have a crucial Game 3 tonight at Target Center, a place that hasn’t seen the playoffs in quite some time. We’re already looking at a sellout in Minnesota’s first playoff game since the 2004 season. And with the Wolves down 0-2 to the Rockets, they’ll need plenty of energy from the crowd. “It’ll be great,” Wolves coach Tom Thibodeau said after Saturday’s shootaround. “First home game in 14…

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Pelicans News Around the Web (04-21-2018)

April 21, 2018

Smiles at Smoothie King Center during Pelicans practice 4-20-18 Read more » Five things to know about the Pelicans on April 20, 2018 The Pelicans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 119-102 in the Smoothie King Center last night to take a 3-0 lead in the series. Read more » Pelicans up 3-0 on Trail Blazers: How often do NBA teams recover from dreaded deficit? The short answer is never ……

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Behind the Numbers presented by HUB International: Trail Blazers at Pelicans (Game 4)

April 21, 2018

A look at three key numbers related to Saturday’s game at the Smoothie King Center between Portland and New Orleans (4 p.m., Fox Sports New Orleans, TNT, WRNO 99.5 FM): 100: Career NBA playoff games for Rajon Rondo when the jump ball is tossed today in New Orleans. The point guard is on an individual five-game winning streak in the postseason, having prevailed twice in 2017 as a member of…

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Five things to know about the Pelicans on April 21, 2018

April 21, 2018

1)      New Orleans will try to sweep a playoff series for the first time in team history Saturday, hosting Portland at 4 p.m. in the Smoothie King Center. The game will be televised by Fox Sports New Orleans (pregame at 3), along with TNT. Pregame radio coverage on WRNO 99.5 FM is at 3:30. Game 4 is sold out, as was Game 3. 2)      The Pelicans practiced Friday. Watch media…

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The Sequence That Sealed (And Summed Up) Game 3

April 21, 2018

The Bucks spent most of Game 3 breezing their way to 113 points against the best defense in the NBA with the simplicity of a weekend up north. That belies the exactitude with which the Bucks played, the kind necessary to dismantle a Brad Stevens team, if only for a night. But it was true, too. Whichever kind of beauty you prefer, it was beauty that was all around. It…

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Blazers Face Elimination In Game 4 Saturday Afternoon In New Orleans

April 21, 2018

NEW ORLEANS — When the Trail Blazers were the third team to clinch a playoff spot in the Western Conference with a few weeks remaining in the 2017-18 regular season, there was optimism that perhaps they might be able to advance to the second round for the third time in the last five seasons. Now, the question is whether they can even win a game before being eliminated. After losing…

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LBJ Presidential Library Block Party – Join Us!

April 21, 2018

(AUSTIN, TX) – The LBJ Presidential Library is hosting a free Block Party to open its new exhibition Get in the Game: The Fight for Equality in American Sports, celebrating athletes who have broken barriers and spoken out for equality, both on and off the playing field.  DETAILS, BLOCK PARTY, APRIL 21  http://www.lbjlibrary.org/events/exhibit-opening-day-get-in-the-game SPORTS ACTIVITES: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. – Coach Mo’s Elite Fitness will lead sports agility games on the LBJ lawn. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. – Play pickup…

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Podcast: Rip City Report, Game 3 Recap/Game 4 Preview Edition

April 21, 2018

Greetings from New Orleans. After the Trail Blazers were thumped 119-102 by the Pelicans in New Orleans in Game 3, a loss that puts Portland on the brink of elimination from the 2018 postseason, your humble hosts got together digitally — Joe is back in Portland while I’m here in New Orleans — to record yet another edition of the Rip City Report podcast, which you can listen to on…

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Resumen de Temporada 2018: Kyle Kuzma

April 20, 2018

Resumen de temporadaHa pasado mucho tiempo desde que un novato de los Lakers llegó a la liga con la preparación y habilidad de Kyle Kuzma. El ala-pivot de 22 años terminó segundo entre novatos en anotación (16.1 puntos) y triples (2.1), promediando además 6.3 rebotes y disparando 36.6 por ciento en triples. Sin embargo, sus actuaciones fueron mucho más allá de los números. Ya armado con un paso europeo en…

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Jazz to host fan fest before games on Saturday, Monday

April 20, 2018

After splitting two games in Oklahoma, the Utah Jazz will be back in Salt Lake City for Round 1 home games on Saturday (at 8pm MT) and Monday (at 8:30pm MT). Beginning 2.5 hours before each game, the team will host a fan fest on the plaza outside Vivint Smart Home Arena. Fans are invited to come out and watch customized sneaker artist Salvador Amezcua—better known as Kickstradomis—as he paints…

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