Apr 14 2018
The playoffs is the postseason tournament of the world's oldest and biggest professional league. The broadcast network's coverage was up a strong 17 percent, besting TNT (up 13 percent), ESPN (up 4 percent) and NBA TV (relatively steady, improved 1 percent). Their first rivals, the Toronto Raptors, seem to be too much for them, although playoff clashes in the past have proved to be quite close between these two teams.
The Warriors-Spurs game will be followed Saturday by three other openers - Washington-Toronto, Miami-Philadelphia and New Orleans-Portland. The system being proposed would eliminate seeds being fixed to face corresponding seeds. As stated above, all rounds, including the NBA Finals, are in a 2-2-1-1-1 format.
With that historical trend as a cutoff, here's a look at the six teams with any conference title hopes. John Wall has played in just four games since January 27, and the Wizards have oddly looked better without the star point guard. That's in line with Cleveland's 5-30 record this season when James has a negative net rating. Season head-to-head, 2-2. Just last week, the Thunder was anxious whether or not they would make the playoffs.
Giannis Antetokounmpo is one of the most exciting players to watch in the East, but he's going to need some major help from the likes of Jabari Parker, who has had an inconsistent year, Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon.
At perhaps no other time in the league's history have so many teams gone into the postseason with a real shot at hoisting the trophy at the end of this two-month grind. In 2017, the Warriors defeated the Cavaliers in five games.
Saudi Aramco picks up 50% stake in Maharashtra refinery
However, B Ashok, the CEO of RRPL, reportedly claimed that the project is well on its course and is expected to be ready by 2025. The new facility will be integrated with an existing oil refinery-itself a joint venture between Aramco and Total.
Cricket memorabilia sells for thousands at auction
A range of Australian artwork also attracted high price tags, with various paintings selling for between $70,000 and $360,000. The pair sold for 10,000 Australian dollars, while Sotheby's had anticipated between 10,000 and 15,000 Australian dollars.
Mack Horton claims Australia's first gold medal
New Zealand's men's team pursuit have been disqualified from their rideoff for bronze at the Commonwealth Games tonight.
Since Curry's knee injury, the Warriors have lost 10 of their last 16 games without Curry, including a 40-point blow-out loss to the Utah Jazz to end the regular season. With coach Nate McMillan and All-Star guard Victor Oladipo leading the way, the Pacers were a wonderful surprise this season. How insane would a Cav-Warriors second-round matchup be?
For the fourth straight season, overall league attendance broke an all-time record and hit the 22 million mark for the first time. We can pretty much chalk this up to a more competitive regular season after the previous three years saw both the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors dominate the NBA's landscape. San Antonio can't be that team if Leonard isn't on the court, and there's no indication he'll be returning anytime soon. And there would be no better way to do it than with a clean sweep of the Spurs. This figure broke the record of 17,884 that was set past year.
The Trail Blazers (+4,000) will need to be at their offensive best to keep up with a New Orleans Pelicans team that averaged almost 112 points per game - and to do so, the Blazers have to fix some truly terrible fourth-quarter, long-range shooting woes.
Portland beats New Orleans in seven games: I absolutely love Anthony Davis.
Since Kevin Durant chose to team up with the Golden State Warriors to create the ultimate super team, his character and competitive sprint have both come into question.
Allen Iverson steps over Tyronn Lue in the 03′ NBA Finals.
Combine that with the weapons they have on offense; which the likes of Derrick Favors, Joe Ingles, Donovan Mitchell and Ricky Rubio.
Apr 14 2018
E. coli outbreak now in 11 states
New Jersey has identified six E. coli cases in Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex and Warren counties that may be linked to Panera. The states that reported cases of infection are New Jersey, Idaho, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, and Washington.
Apr 13 2018
Trump Keeps His Syria Attack Options Open as Russia Urges Calm
Donald Trump and Western allies are in talks over a possible military strike against Syria . President [Vladimir] Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad.
Apr 13 2018
US Still Assessing Intel on Alleged Douma Chemical Attack - Mattis
On Monday, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed that Israel bombed a Syrian military base in response to the chemical attacks . President Trump has publicly announced there will be missiles fired, and USA allies are also indicating they'll be involved.
Apr 12 2018
Local Doctors Push For Organ Donations During National Donate Life Month
That's as we hear the terrifying figure that three people die needlessly every day waiting for an organ . You can go to www.giftoflife.on.ca to find out more about signing up.
Apr 12 2018
Alleged Toronto serial killer now charged with seven counts of first-degree murder
The 66-year-old landscaper appeared by video in a Toronto courtroom this morning, where the new charge was announced. Investigators believe McArthur met his modern-day victims in Toronto's Gay Village neighborhood through dating apps.
Apr 11 2018
Cosby defense lawyer launches fierce attack on accuser
O'Neill was appointed in 2002 by Pennsylvania's Republican governor as a judge for the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas. Constand met the comedian when she ran the women's basketball operations at Temple, where Cosby was an alumnus and trustee.
Apr 11 2018
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Confirmed As Two Releases
Mega Man X Legacy Collection 1 and 2 will release on PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One July 24 digitally for $19.99 each. With additional leaderboard support, you'll be able to compare your best time and see how you stack up!
Apr 10 2018
Guardiola: City need to perform the 'perfect game'
Liverpool will be going to the Etihad with a three-goal advantage as they beat Manchester City at Anfield by a three-goal margin. Usually, when they go a goal or two up, they can just dictate the game, set the tempo and get their players on the ball.
Apr 09 2018
IPL 2018: KKR to take on RCB in Kolkata Sunday
The interesting episode of the game, the turning point, arrived in the 15th over of Royal Challengers Bangalore's innings. As many as 16 runs were leaked in the final over by Karnataka pacer Vinay Kumar who had a forgettable comeback for KKR .
Apr 09 2018
Trump says Amazon to get a 'serious look'
The stock dispatched 20.56% performance during the quarter and performance arrived at 51.68% over the last six months. They have fallen as much as 10% in recent weeks as the president has stepped up his attacks on the e-commerce giant.
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