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On Pro Basketball: Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Rekindles Playoff Fire in Minnesota
  • Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:43

Butler, who grew up 30 minutes outside of Houston, admitted he felt some extra satisfaction in beating the Rockets, his boyhood team, in Game 3. NYT ...

Playoff Ricky Rubio just had a monster triple-double in Game 3
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:47

If you forgot about Ricky Rubio, he reminded you on Saturday. With just a few seconds left in the third quarter, Joe Ingles missed a wide open three. ...

Is LeBron heading for his first early playoff exit?
  • Sun, 22 Apr 2018 01:38

LeBron James has never lost a first-round series, but after a Game 3 collapse in Indianapolis, it's clear he needs more help from his Cavaliers t...

Vancouver native Evander Kane shines in first-ever NHL playoff series
  • Sat, 21 Apr 2018 12:38

Former Vancouver Giant registers four points in four games with San Jose The Georgia Straight

Lowe: The chessmaster play NBA playoff teams love to run
  • Fri, 20 Apr 2018 02:36

Little things matter in the postseason, and one sweet set has rippled across three playoff series -- with perhaps even more to come. - N...

Jaylen Brown’s playoff success is proving Danny Ainge right ...again
  • Thu, 19 Apr 2018 01:43

Brown was a bit of a surprise as the Celtics’ No. 3 pick in 2016, but he’s playing like the blue chip talent he was touted as. Jaylen Brown was a ...

How important is Markelle Fultz to a deep 76ers playoff run?
  • Tue, 17 Apr 2018 04:32

As the Sixers chase a 2-0 lead over the Miami Heat and a deep postseason push, we dive into the impact their No. 1 draft pick can make. ...

NBA Fast Break: 'Playoff P' shows out for OKC
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 22:30

Paul George's big Game 1 lifted the Thunder past the Jazz. Here's a recap of that performance and all the NBA action from the second day of ...

LeBron: 'Last guy to ask' about playoff deficits
  • Mon, 16 Apr 2018 14:39

Cavaliers star LeBron James is perfectly OK being down 0-1 to start the playoffs: "I was down 3-1 in the Finals." - NBA

Playoff Process: 76ers shine in the spotlight
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:07

Some pundits doubted Philadelphia because of its youth, but the Sixers showed they're ready for prime time with a dominant playoff opener. on Y...

2018 N.B.A. Playoff Preview: As the Playoffs Begin, the N.B.A.’s Biggest Stars are Going Ring Hunting
  • Sun, 15 Apr 2018 05:20

The Rockets, Warriors and Cavaliers all think they have an edge in the league’s annual contest for the jewelry that tends to dominate the conversati...

Retooled Raptors ready for playoff rematch with Wizards
  • Sat, 14 Apr 2018 08:20

TORONTO --- A "culture reset" carried the Toronto Raptors to the top of the Eastern Conference for the first time this season. Next, the Raptors will...

The Latest: NBA releases first-round playoff schedule
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:52

MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on Wednesday's final slate of NBA regular-season games (all times local):... AP Top Sports News at 3:25 a.m....

It's playoff time: The NBA's first-round pairings are set
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 14:44

MIAMI (AP) -- The NBA playoffs that start this weekend already have an extremely tough act to follow.... AP Top Sports News at 3:25 a.m. EDT

Here are the NBA playoff matchups after a wild final night of the season
  • Thu, 12 Apr 2018 12:04

None of the eight playoff matchups were set coming into the night. When the dust settled, here’s what we got. There was nothing perfunctory about t...

Championship Round-up: Fulham replace Cardiff City in automatic places, Millwall into the play-off places and Queens Park Rangers smash Sheffield Wednesday
  • Wed, 11 Apr 2018 11:59

Fulham climbed into the automatic promotion places at the expense of Cardiff thanks to a goal from Stefan Johansen.The Norwegian midfielder's 25th-min...

NBA playoff race: Three teams clinch on Monday night
  • Tue, 10 Apr 2018 14:15

Which games mattered the most on Monday night for postseason spots and seeding? The race to make the playoffs, especially in the West, gave us some an...

The Roundup—Jazz top Lakers, clinch playoff berth
  • Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:15

It's official—after a roller coaster ride of a season, the Utah Jazz have clinched a spot in the 2018 playoffs thanks to a 112-97 v Utah Jazz

'Playoff LeBron' is real, and defense is the reason
  • Sat, 07 Apr 2018 15:23

The NBA playoffs are imminent, which means LeBron James will again be expected to transform into the master who has found his way to seven straight Fi...

Pernilla Lindberg Wins ANA Inspiration on Eighth Playoff Hole
  • Tue, 03 Apr 2018 17:06

Lindberg, a 31-year-old Swede, held off Inbee Park on Monday after a two-day, eight-hole playoff at the first L.P.G.A. major of the year. NYT > Sport...

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