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NBA playoffs – How the Miami Heat made this incredible turnaround – ESPN
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NBA playoffs – How the Miami Heat made this incredible turnaround – ESPN

7:20 AM ETZach LoweESPN Senior Writer I first started hearing versions of it from rival executives at the end of the 2014-15 season, when the Miami Heat traded two first-round picks for Goran Dragic on an expiring contract — and finished 37-45, one game short of the playoffs:If it wasn’t the Heat, we’d all be…

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NBA playoffs – How the Miami Heat made this incredible turnaround – ESPN.co.uk
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NBA playoffs – How the Miami Heat made this incredible turnaround – ESPN.co.uk

12:20 PM BSTZach LoweESPN Senior Writer I first started hearing versions of it from rival executives at the end of the 2014-15 season, when the Miami Heat traded two first-round picks for Goran Dragic on an expiring contract — and finished 37-45, one game short of the playoffs:It if it wasn’t the Heat, we’d be…

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2020 NHL Playoffs Today – Pivotal Game 3 on tap for Vegas Golden Knights, Dallas Stars – ESPN
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2020 NHL Playoffs Today – Pivotal Game 3 on tap for Vegas Golden Knights, Dallas Stars – ESPN

6:38 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN CloseEmily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter.A buzzer-beater, a team playing with only nine forwards, some controversial hits and a player reuniting with a very good pup. Wednesday in the NHL ran a gamut of emotions. Thursday surely won’t let up, as we get a pivotal Game 3 in the Western…

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2020 NHL playoffs – Who’s leading the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP? – ESPN
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2020 NHL playoffs – Who’s leading the race for the Conn Smythe Trophy as playoff MVP? – ESPN

9:50 AM ETGreg WyshynskiESPN CloseGreg Wyshynski is ESPN’s senior NHL writer.The conference finalists are set in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs, with the Tampa Bay Lightning and the New York Islanders squaring off in the East, and the Vegas Golden Knights taking on the Dallas Stars in the West. Which means the race is on…

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NBA playoffs – The reintroduction of Chris Paul altered the Thunder’s road map – ESPN
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NBA playoffs – The reintroduction of Chris Paul altered the Thunder’s road map – ESPN

Sep 3, 2020Royce YoungESPN Staff Writer CloseCovers the Oklahoma City Thunder for ESPN.comFOR A MOMENT, there was a question if Chris Paul would ever play a game in an Oklahoma City Thunder uniform.He arrived last summer after two franchise-altering trades, one sending out All-Star Paul George for young prospects and long-term assets and the other…

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NBA playoffs, betting odds, picks, schedule: Celtics assert themselves vs. Raptors; Clippers walk over Nuggets – CBS Sports
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NBA playoffs, betting odds, picks, schedule: Celtics assert themselves vs. Raptors; Clippers walk over Nuggets – CBS Sports

We’ve reached the “rude awakening” portion of the postseason. The Toronto Raptors, who thrived all season on team basketball, have been exposed so far for their lack of a superstar. The Denver Nuggets and Houston Rockets both needed seven games just to get past flawed opponents in the first round. Now, with only a day…

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NBA playoffs: Clippers get a big boost from family in bubble – Los Angeles Times
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NBA playoffs: Clippers get a big boost from family in bubble – Los Angeles Times

While waiting for Denver to win its series against Utah, coach Doc Rivers spent his last two days thinking more about his team than either of the opponents the Clippers could face in the second round.“Not even going to let myself go there yet,” Rivers said Tuesday, “because we can fix our own stuff now.”That…

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Lakers Best In NBA Playoffs In This Stat & Why It’s A Very Big Deal – Lakers Nation

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NBA playoffs – A new challenge awaits Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets – ESPN
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NBA playoffs – A new challenge awaits Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets – ESPN

8:55 PM ETJackie MacMullanESPN Senior Writer CloseAward-winning columnist and authorRecipient of Basketball Hall of Fame Curt Gowdy Media AwardJoined ESPNBoston.com in 2010The Brooklyn Nets’ season ended unceremoniously Sunday night in a first-round sweep at the hands of the NBA defending champion Toronto Raptors. In other circumstances, this could be construed as a disappointment. Instead, Brooklyn’s…

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Day 6 of the NBA Playoffs is underway – Good Morning America

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2020 NHL playoffs – Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart is leveling up right before our eyes – ESPN
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2020 NHL playoffs – Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart is leveling up right before our eyes – ESPN

7:00 AM ETEmily KaplanESPN CloseEmily Kaplan is ESPN’s national NHL reporter.When Carter Hart was 10 years old, his parents wanted to get him a goalie coach. Another family recommended John Stevenson, who lived close to their home in Alberta. Stevenson is famous for working with Braden Holtby — he was the first person the Capitals…

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As Playoffs Begin, A Notable Number For Each Team In The NBA’s Eastern Conference – Forbes
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As Playoffs Begin, A Notable Number For Each Team In The NBA’s Eastern Conference – Forbes

Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks attempts to get open as LeBron James #23 of the Los … [+] Angeles Lakers defends during the third quarter at Staples Center on March 06, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User…

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Who has the edge in 1st round of NHL playoffs? Let’s take a look at the odds – NBC Sports Philadelphia
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Who has the edge in 1st round of NHL playoffs? Let’s take a look at the odds – NBC Sports Philadelphia

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It’s time for the NHL playoffs to truly begin – CBC.ca
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It’s time for the NHL playoffs to truly begin – CBC.ca

Today’s edition of CBC Sports’ daily newsletter, The Buzzer, previews each matchup for the first round of the NHL playoffs. Plus, the ‘Buffalo Blue Jays’ prepare to debut and it’s the four-year anniversary of Penny Oleksiak’s Rio gold.Can Carey Price, Max Domi and the Montreal Canadiens knock another Pennsylvania team out of the playoffs? (Andre…

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2020 NHL playoffs – picks for each first-round series – ESPN
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2020 NHL playoffs – picks for each first-round series – ESPN

The 2020 NHL playoffs have advanced past the awkward yet delightful qualification round, and we are now on to the tried-and-true, 16-team tournament with which we’re all familiar. One twist this time around: Instead of a bracket, the teams will be re-racked after each round so that the highest seed plays the lowest in each…

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