2008 NBA playoffs

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Cavaliers Get Back Into Series With Celtics
Cavaliers Get Back Into Series With Celtics
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Cavaliers Get Back Into Series With Celtics

Solid defense helps Cleveland cut Boston's lead to 2-1

(Newser) - It was the Boston Celtics, not Ben Wallace, feeling dizzy after this one. Wallace started Game 3 despite occasional dizziness from an inner ear infection and had one of his best performances since joining Cleveland in a midseason trade. His defensive presence inside was a major factor in the Cavaliers'...

Pistons Take 3-1 Lead on Magic
  Pistons Take 3-1
  Lead on Magic 
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Pistons Take 3-1 Lead on Magic

Hamilton scores 32 and Price adds 17

(Newser) - Richard Hamilton scored 32 points and Hedo Turkoglu missed a layup with time running out as the Detroit Pistons beat the Orlando Magic 90-89 tonight to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference series. Tayshaun Prince scored 17 for Detroit, including an 11-foot runner for the go-ahead basket with...

Jazz Hand Lakers First Playoff Loss
  Jazz Hand Lakers 
  First Playoff Loss  
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Jazz Hand Lakers First Playoff Loss

Boozer scores 27 to help Utah cut LA's lead to 2-1

(Newser) - Carlos Boozer broke out of his slump with 27 points and tied his career playoff-high with 20 rebounds, leading the Utah Jazz to a 104-99 victory over Los Angeles last night, cutting the Lakers' lead in the series to 2-1. It was the Lakers' first loss this postseason. Game 4...

Celtics Top Punchless Cavaliers
 Celtics Top Punchless Cavaliers 
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Celtics Top Punchless Cavaliers

Boston wins Game 2 handily as LeBron struggles again

(Newser) - Paul Pierce and Ray Allen found their shooting touch. LeBron James can only hope he left his in Cleveland. Pierce scored 19 points, Kevin Garnett added 13 with 12 rebounds, and Allen broke out of a seven-quarter scoring drought with 16 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cavaliers...

Celtics Frustrate James in Game One
 Celtics Frustrate
 James in Game One 
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Celtics Frustrate James in Game One

Garnett scores 28 in defensive struggle; Boston prevails, 76-72

(Newser) - LeBron James couldn't make a basket down the stretch—or at virtually any other time—and the Boston Celtics eked out a 76-72 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Kevin Garnett scored 28 points to make up for an off...

Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole
 Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole 
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Hornets Put Spurs in Big Hole

Paul scores 30 as New Orleans grabs 2-0 series lead

(Newser) - Chris Paul had 30 points and 12 assists, leading the New Orleans Hornets to a 102-84 victory over the San Antonio Spurs last night and a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. Peja Stojakovic hit five 3-pointers and scored 25 points for the Hornets, who've won both games by wide...

Lakers Take Game One
 Lakers Take Game One 
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Lakers Take Game One

(Newser) - Kobe Bryant, celebrating what is expected to be his first NBA MVP award, did just enough to lead the Los Angeles Lakers to another postseason victory. Bryant had 38 points, six rebounds and seven assists yesterday, as the Lakers made it five straight playoff wins by beating the Utah Jazz...

Garnett, Celts Finally Finish Off Feisty Atlanta
Garnett, Celts Finally Finish Off
Feisty Atlanta
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Garnett, Celts Finally Finish Off Feisty Atlanta

Boston earns date with LeBron, Cleveland in the second round

(Newser) - Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 11 rebounds, Paul Pierce scored 22 points, and the Celtics turned back the pesky Atlanta Hawks with a 99-65 victory Sunday in Game 7 of their playoff series, earning a second-round matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Round 2 begins Tuesday night,...

Pistons Rout Magic in Game 1 of 2nd Round
Pistons Rout Magic in Game 1 of 2nd Round
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Pistons Rout Magic in Game 1 of 2nd Round

Billups scores 19 as Detroit pulls away in second half

(Newser) - Hedo Turkoglu's uncontested dunk early in the second half gave the Orlando Magic their first lead. Less than a minute later, the Detroit Pistons took over. Chauncey Billups had 19 points, seven assists and played a key role in the decisive run of the game, leading Detroit to a 91-72...

Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing
Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing
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Utah Sends Houston, T-Mac Packing

Jazz get a date with Kobe's Lakers in the second round

(Newser) - Deron Williams scored 13 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter, and the Utah Jazz beat Houston 113-91 on Friday to win the series 4-2 and knock the Rockets out of the playoffs in the opening round for the second straight year. Tracy McGrady scored 40 for the...

Hawks Force Celtics to Game 7
 Hawks Force Celtics to Game 7 
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Hawks Force Celtics to Game 7

Joe Johnson's three-pointer with a minute remaining holds up

(Newser) - Atlanta just won't let go of its first trip to the postseason in nine years. The playoff team with the worst record did it again to the team with the best mark, forcing an improbable Game 7 with the Boston Celtics, as Joe Johnson hit a crucial 3-pointer with 1:...

LeBron, Cavs End Wizards' Season Again
 LeBron, Cavs End 
 Wizards' Season Again 
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LeBron, Cavs End Wizards' Season Again

King James posts third career triple double

(Newser) - LeBron James compiled 27 points, 13 rebounds and 13 assists for his third career playoff triple-double, all the while helping slow Caron Butler at the defensive end, and the Cavaliers beat the Wizards 105-88 on Friday night to end their contentious series in six games. It was the third consecutive...

Pistons Crush 76ers, Reach Second Round
Pistons Crush 76ers, Reach Second Round
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Pistons Crush 76ers, Reach Second Round

Hamilton is red-hot as Philly wilts, 100-77; Detroit will face Orlando

(Newser) - Richard Hamilton hit his first five shots during Detroit's overpowering start, and the Pistons rolled into the second round of the playoffs by crushing the Philadelphia 76ers 100-77 on Thursday to win the series 4-2. The Pistons convincingly won the last two games of a series that wasn't expected to...

The Butler Did It
 The Butler Did It 
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The Butler Did It

Wizards swingman holds off Cavs with clutch bucket

(Newser) - Caron Butler saved Washington's season. Butler made a layup with 3.9 seconds left and the Wizards held their breath as LeBron James missed a potential series-ending layup at the horn, giving Washington an 88-87 victory Wednesday night and adding at least one more game to this overheated NBA playoff...

Mavericks Fire Avery Johnson
 Mavericks Fire Avery Johnson 

Mavericks Fire Avery Johnson

Regular-season prowess, postseason pratfalls defined rookie coach's Dallas tenure

(Newser) - From the start, Avery Johnson was a perfect fit as coach of the Dallas Mavericks. At the end, it was pretty obvious he wasn't. Johnson lost his job Wednesday, a move the team referred to as "relieving him of his duties."

Magic Ousts Raptors in 5 Games
 Magic Ousts Raptors in 5 Games 
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Magic Ousts Raptors in 5 Games

Howard has another 20-20; Bosh frustrated in 102-92 loss

(Newser) - Dwight Howard had 21 points and 21 rebounds and the Orlando Magic advanced to second round of the playoffs for the first time in 12 years, beating the Toronto Raptors 102-92 on Monday night to close out their series in five games. It was Howard's third game with at least...

Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout
Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout
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Diaw Has Near Triple-Double in Suns Rout

Phoenix avoids series sweep by defending champion San Antonio

(Newser) - Boris Diaw had 20 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in one of the best playoff performances of his career, and the Phoenix Suns stayed alive with a 105-86 rout of San Antonio on Sunday. Diaw, starting in place of injured Grant Hill, also led the Suns' vastly improved defense,...

Mavs on Brink of Another Early Exit
  Mavs on Brink of
  Another Early Exit 
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Mavs on Brink of Another Early Exit

New Orleans goes up 3-1 over Dallas in first-round playoff series

(Newser) - David West let out his pent-up frustration over a poor Game 3 with a determined effort Sunday, scoring 10 of his 24 points in a quick stretch early in the second half to help the New Orleans Hornets pull away for a 97-84 victory and a 3-1 lead in the...

Prince, Wallace Help Pistons Even Series
Prince, Wallace Help Pistons Even Series
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Prince, Wallace Help Pistons Even Series

Dominating second half halts 76ers' early momentum

(Newser) - The Pistons squashed the chatter about heading home with a series deficit. Tayshaun Prince scored 23 points and made all but one shot from the field, and Detroit played with a purpose and dominated the second half to beat the Philadelphia 76ers 93-84 on Sunday night, tying the best-of-seven Eastern...

West's Late 3-Pointer Hands Cavs 3-1 Series Edge
 West's Late 3-Pointer
 Hands Cavs 3-1 Series Edge
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West's Late 3-Pointer Hands Cavs 3-1 Series Edge

King James adds 34 points, 12 rebounds in 100-97 victory

(Newser) - LeBron James had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and dished the ball to Delonte West for a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 5.4 seconds left Sunday, helping the Cavaliers get past the Wizards 100-97 to take a 3-1 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series. Cleveland led by 15 in...

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