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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Playoffs Game Preview | Embiid Believes He's Built for Post-Season

April 21, 2018

Scene Setter: To watch Joel Embiid play basketball is to understand that he is a special physical specimen, bred with the rarest of rare qualities. At a hulking 7-feet, 260 pounds, he is a massively imposing presence, his towering frame serving as the ultimate interior intimidator. With nimble feet, balance, and coordination, Embiid boasts stunning agility, and has already developed an array of moves and maneuvers that defy his size….

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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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Philadelphia 76ers at Miami HEAT Game 4 Preview

April 21, 2018

The Miami HEAT host the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday afternoon at AmericanAirlines Arena in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round. Philadelphia leads the series 2-1. Get your tickets now! Tip-off is set for 2:30 PM. Television coverage on FOX Sports Sun begins at 2:00 PM. You can also listen to the action live on 790 The Ticket. 1: What happened in the fourth quarter of Game 3 that allowed the…

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That's What He Said – Celtics at Bucks

April 21, 2018

Click on a player to reveal quotes from their postgame press conference. BRAD STEVENS RE: On the Bucks’ great start and the Celtics not being able to comeback “It was all in that first half. We made a semi-run in the second [half], but they had already set the tone for the game and [they] were in a rhythm offensively. I think that was due to a couple of things….

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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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Jarrett Allen's First Season With Brooklyn Nets: Legend of the FroDown

April 21, 2018

Jarrett Allen defied all expectations in a solid rookie campaign for the Nets in the 2017-18 season. The center was picked 22nd overall in the 2017 draft and was expected to be a project in his first year in Brooklyn. He was earmarked to split time between the NBA and G League when he first arrived, according to Kenny Atkinson. Yet, Allen’s quietly assertive nature saw him immediately carve out…

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Road Environment Stuns C's in Game 3, and Now We Have a Series

April 21, 2018

MILWAUKEE – Home-court advantage is no joke. It just made this a series in Milwaukee. Three days after the Celtics dominated Milwaukee inside TD Garden to take a 2-0 series lead, the Bucks held serve by returning the favor Friday night. They dominated Game 3 at home and nabbed their first win of the series, 116-92. Behind a raucous crowd inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Milwaukee dominated Game 3…

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