Posts Tagged NBA Playoffs

Knicks beat Raptors, who get No. 3 seed anyway

Toronto Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (17) and Amir Johnson (15) defend New York Knicks' Amar'e Stoudemire during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks lingered on the court, soaking in the cheers from the fans wearing those giveaway orange shirts that were probably meant for the playoffs.

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Walker leads Bobcats over Bulls in OT, 91-86

Chicago Bulls' Joakim Noah, left, and Carlos Boozer, center, react after Charlotte Bobcats' Luke Ridnour, right, was called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Al Jefferson knows few people will be giving the Charlotte Bobcats a chance to upset the Miami Heat in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Nets rest starters, lose 114-85 to Cavaliers

Brooklyn Nets' Kevin Garnett, Marquis Teague, Paul Pierce and Alan Anderson, from left, watch from the bench in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

CLEVELAND (AP) — Brooklyn coach Jason Kidd sat his starters for the playoffs and the Nets closed the regular season with a 114-85 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.

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Wizards head to playoffs with win

Washington Wizards forward Nene Hilario, right, drives against Boston Celtics center Joel Anthony during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

BOSTON (AP) — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.

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Rockets rest Harden, Lin, Parsons for finale

Houston Rockets' Jeremy Lin (7) drives the ball past San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan (21) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 14, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Houston Rockets, already locked into the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, have decided to rest James Harden, Jeremy Lin and Chandler Parsons for Wednesday night’s regular season finale against the New Orleans Pelicans.

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