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I'm still freaking out over that charge Devin drew...ridiculously huge...just massive
Clippers-Blazers game tonight is essentially meaningless. Clippers have been wanting to play the Warriors, and vice versa, for awhile.
OT it is, OKC has to wait
More good news, Thunder fans: OKC has just secured Dallas' first round pick. Will be 21st, 22nd or 23rd overall.
Warriors-Clippers are official
It took 21 in the fourth from Kevin Durant, but OKC beats Detroit, secures 2nd seed, ensures Clips-Warriors in must-see TV 1st round matchup
Mavs-Grizzlies just went into overtime.
Toronto lost as well. Mavs will surrender their pick
Raps lose. 48-34. And now, the Nets.
Nets have: Champ experience, Raptor-killer Paul Pierce, KG’s scowl, best DJ in league, all of the calls, Livingston’s 2-way game, confidence
I'll never forget where I was when Derek Fisher blocked Kentavious Caldwell-Pope at the rim.
Jeremy Evans finishes his break through season wiith 18 points and 11 rebounds
OK, go on and hit this shot and let's be done here hahaa
The Clippers host the Warriors in Game 1 of a first round playoff series on Saturday at Staples Center in LA. Time TBA.
OT or OKC, which are the Grizzlies headed to?
Thunder clinches the 2 seed and will play the winner of Dallas-Memphis on Saturday in OKC. Time TBD.
Oklahoma City, after trailing for almost the entire game, restore my faith in humanity by beating the Pistons, 112-111. Thunder the 2 seed.
The Spurs and/or Thunder will play Dallas and/or Memphis
Z-Bo misses. Ball remains with Memphis after the scramble. .9 ticks left.
I didn't think Mavs could get a stop, but then I remember that of course this would go to OT ...
OKC win means Clippers locked in at three, will play sixth-seed Warriors in first round.
Thunder teased but finish as the #2 seed - so LAC is 3rd regardless of game tonight - Clippers vs. Warriors in 1st round
We're getting our 3rd instant replay review in the last 2 minutes of a meaningless game. Bad Knicks seasons never, ever end.
The Clippers will play the Golden State Warriors Saturday in the first round of playoffs.
Tell the Clippers they're the No. 3 seed.
Knicks are going to end up with 37 wins -- exact same number as what ESPN's projection system had them at before start of the season.
Hibbert: “…(I) haven’t had the best games against (ATL) but it is the playoffs so it is time to change things up. It is exciting to move on"
Thunder wins, Clinch No.2 seed. Will face winner of GrizzMavs, tied with 13 seconds.
Or, Thunder is 2 seed (if you prefer)
The Clippers will play the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs. Game 1 is Saturday in L.A.
Jennings heave was RIGHT on line. Front rim. I thought it was going in the whole way.
Just as fate would have it, Oklahoma City holds on vs. Detroit, so the Warriors will open the playoffs against the Clippers.
So, Thunder are 2 seed.
If this is it for Woodson, good for him -- nice for him to go out with one last victory at the Garden.
So Clips-Warriors is locked in now.
Thunder hold on and win, 112-111, over Detroit. OKC finishes 2nd in the west. Monta Ellis just tied the Grizzlies with a 3 with :13 to go.
13 seconds left. Tied at 93-93. Griz ball. Here we go.
Thunder beat the Pistons 112-111 to wrap up the No. 2 seed. Durant with 42 and 6 assists, Westbrook 22-6-8, Ibaka 10 and 15 boards.
A long contested three hits front iron. Fitting end to the Pistons season.
Final: Thunder 112, Pistons 111. Kevin Durant finishes with 42 points in 45 minutes.
Warriors vs. LA Clippers in the first round, match-up is set.
Memphis and Dallas currently tied 93-93 on ESPN. Thunder get the winner of that game.
Apparently Kevin Durant really wants the two seed. 21 points in the 4th quarter?
Starting nearly all the finales at the same time is cool, but next year the NBA should stagger a little like the old NCAA tournament.
How did Mark Jones resist saying HAVE IT ALLLL
Just no threes. Just no threes. Just noooooooooooooooooooo
Thunder beat the Pistons, clinch the second seed in the West.
WHAT. Jump ball in OKC with 1.8 seconds to play, thunder up 112-111
Wow ... what a huge shot from Ellis sinking the 3 to tie the game with 13 seconds to play
Jazz just advanced to the second round of the postseason. Try to contain yourselves.
Got to give it to Derek Fisher for scrapping there. Kept the ball alive for a solid five seconds.
Stevens said Bass tweaked his foot in the third quarter but would've only put him back in if Olynyk fouled out.
Stevens: "I think we are going to clearly have to add to get better next year."
Kevin Durant just dunked on the entire Pistons team to take the lead. Thunder with chance for 2-seed. KD Forty-freaking-two, 21 in the 4th
At this rate the Raptors/Knicks season finale may run into Game 1 of Raptors/Nets. Can we just host it here?
If the Raps don't attempt a 3 here, all Raps beat writers in attendance will immediately file "Nets in 4" predictions.
BS: "We have a lot of great data to be able to share and some subjective thoughts as well. I think we can be better w the Guys in the room."
Holy crap what a charge.... Brad Davis is alive!!!!!!!!!
And still the Wolves just won't end. We're going to 2nd OT tied at 119
Thunder go up one with 16.5 to go on Durant dunk. Forty-two on the night, 21 in the fourth. Incredible.
Stevens on what he wants players to take from this season: "Are you going to get better in your role, or are you going to expand your role?"
Kevin Durant's dunk puts Oklahoma City up by 1 point as the Warriors await their first-round opponent.
Cold-blooded throwdown from Durant for the lead.
Said, "well, shit" about 8 times in one play there.
Kevin Durant, with one of this most aggressive drives ever, dunks over Greg Monroe and gives OKC a 112-111 lead with 16.5 seconds left.
Get ready for at least one more Monta shot like that in the playoffs.
Kevin Durant putting a solid cap on his first MVP season: 42 points, possible game-winning dunk.
Nice win for the Sixers … now the season really begins.
There's still time, Dwight Buycks.
And Durant just goes and dunks on Detroit's entire team. That works.
KD just dunked it on the entire Pistons team. 112-111. 16.5 seconds left. M-V-P
Kevin Durant even saves playoff previews. That guy is unreal.
Brad Stevens actually still talking about porous defense. Season's over, bro.
Oklahoma City has the ball and is down by 1 point to Detroit with 18.9 seconds remaining. The Warriors await their first-round opponent.
KD wasn't missing that one.
Stevens: "We didn't have any juice in the last 10 minutes or so."
Carlisle was right.
Stevens: "At halftime I was disappointed in our defensive effort. We were undermanned, but I thought we could play better defensively."
I do believe @smithraps is going mental right now.
The best thing that can be said about this Heat regular season is that it's over. So much talk about something that meant so little.
Monroe tried to bounce it to KCP, who stopped the baseline cut because it wasn't there. Monroe says "my bad". Thunder ball, 18.9 left.
Thunder ball, down one, 18.9 seconds left. Two-seed potentially at stake.
High drama at MSG.
Inactive former Warriors guard Nate Robinson tells the Pepsi Center crowd the Nuggets will try to kick the Warriors' butts tonight.
Isaiah Thomas, Ben McLemore, Rudy Gay, Derrick Williams and Jason Thompson starting for Sacramento.
MDA: "Its time to close this season." Amen.
Huge props to Scott Foster for not tossing Rick...impressive restraint
If we get SA-DAL, LAC-MEM and OKC-GSW … YYYYYEEEEAAAAHHHH
Brandon Jennings looks scared of Russell Westbrook. Been that way since he was in Milwaukee.
Even with the victory, the Sixers (19-63) finished with 20-or-fewer wins for only the third time in their 65-year history.
Nate Robinson is addressing the Denver crowd while wearing a fake mustache in honor of head athletic trainer Jim Gillen's final game.
The Bobcats won 43 games this season. Steve Clifford should get some kind of award for that.
D'Antoni: "Thought they put everything in they had...there werent any slackers."
Of course, if ref was inbounds, that changes everything
Grizz up three over Dallas with under a minute left; OKC down one to Detroit with 28 seconds left.
The Philadelphia 76ers take the season series against the two-time defending champs, 2-1. Gotta love the NBA.
Carlisle wanted a replay. That's why he was mad again.
D'Antoni: "The guys individually ... never hung their heads this season."
Miami will finish 54-28. Worst winning percentage of Big 3 era, but better than '06 champions. Charlotte on Sunday, 3:30.
Tony Allen thinks these Mavs are crazy.
It's 52.4 second left! You have to review that!
Never mind, on replay that was going out either way. Harris just lost it.
Did Derek Fisher just block Kentavious Caldwell-Pope? Surely not, right?
Did Derek Fisher just have a game-saving block?
You have to review that!
Well, that's just shit luck.
Wizards win, Nets lose. We're locked. Pacers-Hawks, Heat-Bobcats, Raptors-Nets, and Bulls-Wizards are your East first-round matchups.
Wait, does Detroit really have four guys with 20+ vs. OKC? Starting to come together for them.
Wow... Charlotte Bobcats are 0-15 vs. Miami HEAT in the "Big3" era
Thunder battling for that No. 2 seed. Durant has 19 in the 4th Q and 40 overall.
Casper Ware is a +15 in this game. Really.
Worthy said there are things Marshall needs to improve on and should have someone examine his game. Lacks defense/footspeed, per Worthy
DeRozan vs Nets this season (3 gms): 22.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 50% FG, 56% 3pt. Lowry vs Nets: 22.0 points, 6.0 assists, 50% FG, 48% 3pt
SO MUCH SPORTS!!!!!!!!!
Another 44 minutes for Kevin Durant tonight. Another 40 points.
RETWEET if you're ready... http://t.co/ns8hCUoiA8
Toronto down 4 with 22 seconds to play (if Toronto loses, Mavs will lose pick ... which they want to do)
Russ to the line, Thunder down 3, 111-108. 1:06 left
"Character of this team is tremendous" Kendall Marshall said. Can't argue that.
On the plus side this will be the most exciting Lakers draft since 1982.
Dallas and Memphis playing like teams that want no part of San Antonio in the first round.
Where are my damn pills!
Indy vs atl. Mia vs cha. Tor vs bkn. Chi vs was.
Blair is the only Mavs center with more rebounds than personal fouls so far in this game. Dalembert: 2 rebs, 4 fouls Wright: 2 rebs, 3 fouls
Everybody ok out there? Everything cool? Just broke my hand on the floor and blood pressure is spiraling outta control but apart from that..
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Grizzlies w/ 23 pts, 12 rebs from Zach Randolph...they lead Mavs 91-90 w/ 1:52 left on TXA21
We have definitely moved well into playoff atmosphere here. That Courtney Lee three could have brought down the building
Richard Jefferson. Grand finale!
Chapman comes in for the lefty-lefty matchup, walks Hosmer. Bases loaded. Albers in.
By the way: Very Knicks-like to win every one of their games once they're eliminated from the playoffs.
Leading rebounder for the Mavs: Monta Ellis and Blair tied at 6 each.
That’s a wrap on 2013-14, folks. Thanks to all of you for following along all season; it’s appreciated.
Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka having a heated argument about that missed defensive assignment.
Woooooooooooooooo. This is tense
The Eastern Conference bracket is set: Which upsets are you calling? http://t.co/ajGhmJZi4Y
Courtney Lee could ruin your wedding pictures.
Kyrie Irving skipped out on Fan Appreciation last year. Making up for it this year by throwing extra shoes into the crowd.
Novak with two air balls. That is unheard of. Personally I believe he's saving them for the playoffs.
Tyreke Evans registered back-to-back 25-and-8 games, the first time any New Orleans player had done that since March 2011
Great attack by Ellis. Mavs really needed that. Now, need to get Dirk back involved in the offense.
No idea why Griz aren't picking up loose balls.
When I was looking at the schedule a month ago, didn't expect the biggest two minutes of the season being against the Pistons.
LET IT FLYYYYYY
Jazz have trailed once in this game, 56-55. It's still going to overtime. Season in a nutshell, no?
It's over at the Garden... WORST CELTICS RECORDS 68. 1996-97 15 - 67 .183 67. 2006-07 24 - 58 .293 66. 2013-14 25 - 57 .305
This overtime is the Jazz's postseason.
I love when the Jazz go into the postseason.
What is dead may never die.
My God. An all-time bounce pass from Marc, and CLee can't hit from six inches.
The 2013-14 season just got longer: Wolves and Jazz going to overtime tied at 107
Bulls will play Wizards in the 1st round. Game 1 is Sunday at 6 CT.
West is still up in the air
For @smithraps sake, I pray this game doesn't go into OT.
Giannis throws jersey in crowd as he walks off court for final time in his rookie season.
If Bulls can get past Wizards and Pacers - could draw Miami in ECF - Heat have to get past Bobcats and either Raptors or Nets first
Pretty cool watching some of NYKs younger players play down the stretch of a close game. Doesnt mean much, but could help them eventually.
Clippers players were scoreboard watching on their phones pregame.
The Bobcats will be playing a 3:30 game on ABC!
Thanks to all the Lakers fans around the world for your support this season! Let’s have the greatest comeback that the league has ever seen.
Jazz and T-Wolves tied with 11 seconds left. This is the most exciting fourth-worst finish ever.
Wizards take care of business in Boston. Bobcats open against the Heat Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
Bobcats get ABC on Sunday. Plenty of exposure if you play Miami.
It's official, Nets/Raptors begins at the ACC Saturday (full sched TBD). They split the 4-game season series, each winning 1 on road
Gasol stays in the game.
The Pacers will play the Hawks - the Heat the Bobcats - but the Wiz move up to draw Chicago - Nets dip to 6 to play Raptors
Burks tries to buy the foul with a head fake and then pushes off instead. Minny ball with 11.8 on the clock. Tied at 107.
Joerger had to call timeout cause Tony quit playing and was just walking away from the play
The Celtics season ends with a 118-102 loss to the Wizards at the Garden. Olynyk notched his third straight 20-point game with 24.
Four Pistons have scored at least 20 points. One of them has scored 30, rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope.
Knight scores 31 in finale and Henson adds 19. Mike Scott leads Hawks with 17.
Um, Tony just walked away during the actual play, and then walked off the floor, toward the locker room.
Guys, if Tony Allen has the ball in traffic, LET HIM SHOOT!!!!
It's official: Bulls vs. Wizards. Pretty much dream scenario transpired for Bulls, who would face Pacers in 2nd round if they advance.
No. 2 seed in the West now in the hands of Peyton Siva.
There's still the NIT
Marc Gasol limps off with 5:32 left and 5 seconds remaining on the shot clock.
Escobar steals 2nd, base opens up, but Hosmer up after Infante, so it's not like the Astros would wanna walk Infante.
Can anybody explain what the heck Tony is doing?
East: Hawks-Pacers and Nets-Raptors on Saturday on ESPN. Bobcats-Heat (ABC, 3:30 ET) and Wizards-Bulls (7 ET, TNT) on Sunday.
Final: Lakers 113, Spurs 100. Eight players scored in double figures as LAL ended the season w/two straight wins.
Airball by Middleton ends this season. Fitting. Hawks 111, Bucks 103. Bucks finish with 15-67 record.
KCP, baseline spin and dunk. Yes, all in one. 30 points for the kid.
It's over Lakers fans. It's over.
Final: Wizards 118, Celtics 102. C's finish 25-57 & end 2013-14 by losing 43 of their final 56 games. Lottery: May 20. Draft: June 26
Standing ovation for Senator Herb Kohl. Stay classy Bucks fans.
Eastern Conference Round 1 set: 1) Pacers vs 8) Hawks 2) Heat vs 7) Bobcats 3) Raptors vs 6) Nets 4) Bulls vs 5) Wizards
East playoffs are set: IND-ATL, MIA-CHA, TOR-BKN, CHI-WAS. Intriguing matchups. Don't be surprised if Cats give Heat a tough series.
Welp that'll do it. Cavs finish above .400 for first time since 2010
It's still about the 2-seed, but man, it's also about not losing to the stinking Pistons. Not they way you want to be entering the playoffs.
Fans chanting "Let's Go Celtics." For a 25-win team, very few boos this season. Classy crowd.
Kohl stands up to acknowledge ovation from crowd with 7.9 seconds left.
Cavs 114, Nets 85. If Cavs had played Nets at home every game, things may have gone differently. As it stands, they finish 33-49. Nets 44-38
The Warriors will have Jordan Crawford and Ognjen Kuzmic available off the bench. I assume Draymond Green will dress, but not play.
And if 4,000-word previews are your cup of tea, one is forthcoming later tonight after Blazers' game is over and playoff sched is released.
Savor the moment. Larry Drew.
It's official: Nets-Raptors on Saturday.
Drummond fouls out. Second season over. 28 minutes. 22 points, 13 rebounds. Future bright for him