Six incredible stats from Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday’s epic closeout performance

The New Orleans Pelicans earned their first series sweep in franchise history — and their first series win in a decade — after knocking off the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday. It’s the only time since 2001 a team seeded sixth or lower has swept a first-round playoff series.

Post Up: Pelicans Sweep Blazers, Sixers Go Up 3-1

Pelicans 131, Trail Blazers 123 (Pelicans win series 4-0) The Pelicans became the first team to advance to the conference semifinals by completing a four-game sweep over the 3 seed Trail Blazers. As the 6 seed in the West, the Pelicans became the lowest seed to ever sweep a first-round series. Anthony Davis and Jrue […]

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NBA fines Wizards’ Markieff Morris, Celtics’ Marcus Morris

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.

Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris fined

NEW YORK — Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing a game official, it was announced today by Kiki VanDeWeghe, Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

Anthony Davis And Jrue Holiday Combine For 88 Points As Pelicans Sweep Blazers

Anthony Davis (47) and Jrue Holiday (41) combined to score 88 points as the New Orleans Pelicans defeated the Portland Trail Blazers 131-123 on Saturday, finishing off a surprising first-round sweep. Davis and Holiday were excellent all series, but took it to another level in Game 4 to help the Pelicans hold off a Blazers […]

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New NBA Rumors. Saturday, April 21 2018

Update 13: 05:49 PM ET / You’ve got 8 new rumors!
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Ben Simmons Records Triple-Double To Lead Sixers

With 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 10 assists on Saturday, Ben Simmons became the fifth rookie in NBA history to record a triple-double in the playoffs. His effort led the Sixers to a 106-102 win over the Heat in a crucial Game 4. Philadelphia now leads the series 3-1 and can wrap things up at […]

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Report: Mike Budenholzer To Meet With Knicks On Sunday

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer will meet with the New York Knicks on Sunday about their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN‘s Ian Begley: Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer will meet with the New York Knicks on Sunday, per league sources. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) April 21, 2018 Budenholzer, the 2015-16 Coach of the Year, recently withdrew his […]

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LeBron James Refuses To ‘Throw Teammates Under The Bus’ After Game 3 Loss

LeBron James and the Cavaliers collapsed in Game 3 on Friday, blowing a 17-point lead to go down 2-1 in their first round playoff series against the Pacers. Afterwards, James was repeatedly asked about the contributions of his teammates, who went 8-for-26 in the second half. His response: Bron’s not having it pic.twitter.com/w6M7adZzPK — CJ […]

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Justise Winslow Fined $15K For Stepping On Joel Embiid’s Facemask

Heat forward Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 for intentionally stepping on Joel Embiid‘s facemask during Game 3 on Thursday, the NBA announced: Here’s video of the incident: After the game, Embiid told reporters: “It’s going to take much more than that to get me out of this series. I’m going to be a nightmare […]

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