TSF Greatest Playoff Moments 5/22/88: Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins go off in the Garden

Posted in Blogroll on April 24th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins combined for 36 points in the fourth quarter of an unbelievable Game 7 of the ’88 Eastern Conference Semis.

Every day for the remainder of the NBA Playoffs, TSF will profile a playoff game or series and an individual performance. Today we’ll take a look at the epic duel between the Boston Celtics Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins in Game 7 of the 1988 Eastern Conference Semifinals.

 

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Wednesday, April 23, 2014: LaMarcus Aldridge is Spencer Haywood; Heat remain unbeaten vs. Bobcats

Posted in Blogroll on April 24th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Bob Levey/Getty Images Sport)

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43 points and 8 in Game 2 after 46 and 18 in Game 1. 

Comparing Aldridge to Spencer Haywood (TSF Live interview with Spencer) is not about build or even their games, but more of an ability to hit a mid-range turnaround efficiently as well as bang down low when it counts. His confidence in his jumper maybe gives him a too cool reliance to play outside the paint, but he’ll get it right. If you don’t believe me, just ask Kevin McHale just that and check his response…

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Thursday, April 24, with doubleheader action featuring the Oklahoma City Thunder @ Memphis Grizzlies at 8 p.m. ET and the Los Angeles Clippers @ Golden State Warriors at 10:30 p.m.

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Notes from NBA TV’s Playoff Coverage – Wednesday, April 23, 2014: Dallas Mavericks catches San Antonio sleeping 113-92 to tie series 1-1

Posted in Blogroll on April 24th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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In forcing 24 turnovers, Dallas caught San Antonio sleeping last night. 


NBA TV’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs continues Thursday, April 24, with Indiana Pacers @ Atlanta Hawks (Game 3) at 7 p.m. ET. 

 

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Wiz go up 2-0 on Bulls; Pacers get even with Hawks

Posted in Blogroll on April 23rd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Wall and the Wizards are taking full advantage of the postseason.

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Wednesday, April 23, with doubleheader action featuring the  Charlotte Bobcats @ Miami Heat (Game 2) at 7 p.m. ET and the Portland Trail Blazers @ Houston Rockets (Game 2) at 9:30 p.m.

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Notes from NBA TV’s Playoff Coverage – Tuesday, April 22, 2014: Raptors tie up the Nets 100-95 behind DeMar DeRozan’s 30 points

Posted in Blogroll on April 23rd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Reuters)

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DeRozan is fast becoming a go to leader for the Raptors.  

 

NBA TV’s coverage of the NBA Playoffs continues Wednesday, April 23, with Dallas Mavericks @ San Antonio Spurs (Game 2) at 8 p.m. ET

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TSF Greatest NBA Playoff Moments 6/19/88: Wounded assassin

Posted in Blogroll on April 22nd, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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A severely sprained ankle revealed a competitiveness in Isaiah Thomas we had never seen. 

Every day of throughout the NBA Playoffs, TSF will highlight a game/series and an individual performance. Today we’ll look back at Isaiah Thomas’ awe-inspiring performance in Game 6 of the 1988 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Monday, April 21, 2014: Grizzlies hold off Thunder; Clippers embarrass Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on April 22nd, 2014 by Michael Tillery

(Photo: Sue Ogrocki/AP)

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Tony Allen was straight up everywhere last night.

 

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Tuesday, April 22, with doubleheader action featuring the 

Atlanta Hawks @ Indiana Pacers (Game 2) at 7 p.m. ET and the Washington Wizards @ Chicago Bulls (Game 2) at 9:30 p.m.

 

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TSF Greatest NBA Playoff Moments 6/9/85: Eight is enough

Posted in Blogroll on April 21st, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Magic Johnson and the Los Angeles Lakers battled the ghosts of past failures in Game 6 against the Boston Celtics.

Every day throughout NBA Playoffs, TSF will highlight a classic game/series and an individual performance. Today, we look back at the 1985 NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.

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TSF Greatest NBA Playoff Moments 4/20/86: “God disguised as Michael Jordan.”

Posted in Blogroll on April 21st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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53 minutes, 22-41 from the field, 19-21 from the line, 5 rebounds, 6 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks, 4 turnovers and an NBA playoff record 63 points…

Every day throughout the NBA playoffs, TSF will highlight a classic game and also an individual performance. Today, it’s Michael Jordan’s 63 points on April 20th, 1986…

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Playoffs Coverage – Sunday, April 20, 2014: LaMarcus Aldridge goes off in Blazers win; Wiz and Spurs also win

Posted in Blogroll on April 21st, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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LaMarcus Aldridge last night: 46 points, 18 boards, 2 dimes, 2 blocks.

TNT’s NBA coverage of the playoffs continues Monday, April 21, with doubleheader action featuring the Memphis Grizzlies @ Oklahoma City Thunder at 8 p.m. ET and the Golden State Warriors @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passes away at age 76

Posted in Blogroll on April 20th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

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Rubin Carter’s quest for self-vindication made him a champion on many levels.

Former middleweight boxer Rubin Carter — who became the inspiration of millions after he was wrongly convicted and jailed for twenty years for murder — has died at the age of 76, according to his caretaker and longtime friend John Artis.

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Philadelphia Soul outlast Jacksonville Sharks in home opener 54-41

Posted in Blogroll on April 20th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(Philly.com)

Soul fullback Derrick Ross pinballed his way to 58 yards and three scores in a 54-41 victory.

The Philadelphia Soul opened the 2014 AFL campaign with four road games in the first five weeks. After a disappointing 1-3 start, the Soul returned home against the 2-2 Jacksonville Sharks, unveiled their 2013 AFL American Conference Championship banner and unleashed a furious goal line stand late to hang on for the 54-41 victory.

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@TSFSports 2014 NBA Western Conference Playoff Predictions (First round)

Posted in Blogroll on April 19th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(SFGate.com)

Can a wounded Andrew Bogut and the Warriors rattle Blake Griffin enough to throw the Clippers off course?

The NBA’s second season has arrived and for the San Antonio Spurs, it couldn’t begin soon enough. The reigning Western Conference Champions finished a league-best 62-20, including season splits with the world champion Miami Heat and the Eastern Conference leaders, the Indiana Pacers. The Spurs are joined by (in the order of seeding): Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Golden State Warriors, Memphis Grizzlies and Dallas Mavericks. Here are my first round predictions.

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Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, April 10, 2014: Spurs smack Mavs; Nuggets nip Warriors

Posted in Blogroll on April 11th, 2014 by Michael Tillery

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Miller and the Nuggets won the war, but his legs definitely lost this battle…

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Tuesday, April 15 with doubleheader action featuring the New York Knicks @ Brooklyn Nets at 8 p.m. ET and the Denver Nuggets @ Los Angeles Clippers at 10:30 p.m.

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Hank Aaron hits #715: A memorable feat from baseball’s forgotten man

Posted in Blogroll on April 8th, 2014 by Ronald Glover

(AP)

Forty years ago, Hank Aaron eclipsed Babe Ruth’s hallowed mark of 714 home runs. Aaron’s pursuit of history should have been an elixir for a nation sick with hatred, climaxing with the tumultuous 1960′s. Instead what America and baseball’s greatest slugger encountered was a heart-wrenching reminder of even darker times.

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