He started in 62 games during the regular season and started in his postseason game on Saturday afternoon. Absolutely. There's nothing more unsafe than a team that has nothing to lose and that's exactly what this Celtics team is.
From the top seeds in Houston and Toronto, to the old stalwarts in Golden State and Cleveland, to the brash up-and-comers in Philadelphia and Minnesota, there are potential storylines galore and no real way to predict how it all may shake out. Last season's playoffs were characterized by utter domination by the Cavs and Warriors in their respective conferences, but that might not be the case this year. Yes, only a chance-Kevin Durant could take over any series and has a talented enough team to win without Curry.
In the first round they'll face the daunting San Antonito Spurs. The Warriors are likely to be without Steph Curry for the opening series against the Spurs with the Spurs themselves without their superstar, Kawhi Leonard. Plus, he's never lost a first round playoff match-up. They should have Joel Embiid back at full strength here, and he will be a big problem for the duo of Aron Baynes and Greg Monroe. They should start with less of Green, and more Nance and Osman. But under the leadership of Simmons the 76er's have done the opposite.
What were the biggest surprises from the opening weekend of the 2018 National Basketball Association playoffs? He also broke the all-time 3-pointers record made by a rookie.
BC-BKN-NBA Playoff Capsules, 310 Heat snap 76ers 17-game winning streak, even up seriesAP Photo PACS109Eds: With AP Photos. They are losing games and not getting the performances out of their key players. Furthermore, it has ultimately resulted in plenty of regular season success.
This might be the most interesting matchup in the first round, as these two teams appear to be the most evenly matched.
Without All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving, would it be that much of a surprise to see the young starting trio Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Terry Rozier engineer a run to the NBA Finals? But if the Thunder want to get out of the first round, Westbrook is going to have to trust the talent around him. Chris Paul added two free throws after that for Houston, but a tip-in by Karl-Anthony Towns got Minnesota back within 3.
The Cavaliers have had more drama than an episode of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Toronto will be the favorites in this series indefinitely, and, 888 Sport has them up at 1.33, while the Wizards are at 3.45.
He kept up the strong play all game long, coming up with a few huge plays down the stretch, as the Heat held off a furious comeback attempt by the Sixers.
James has been to the finals seven years in a row four times with the Heat, three more since returning to Cleveland. That being said, this year seems different.
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With two huge shots in the final seconds of regulation and big performances all around, Game 1 of this first-round series was an instant classic. It was his first playoff game with the Thunder since being acquired in a trade with in in the offseason.
If the new comers shrink on the King's stage, then they might be performing solo come next season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo (34 points), Khris Middleton (31 points) and Malcolm Brogdon (16 points) were excellent for the Bucks, but the rest of the team shot 11-of-29 from the field.
It's hard to see Cleveland struggling that much on the offensive end again, but the Pacers are very capable of performing at a similar level. And we can't wait to see what hoodie you wear for Game 1. - A.C.
Playing without injured All-Star center Joel Embiid for the 10th straight game, the Sixers almost pulled off an epic comeback and rallied from 16 down to just two points late in the fourth.
Today was just a wee bit of a slower pace for me so it was out of my comfort zone, but I thought I had done enough to win. It was the ideal tonic the boxer needed to do the one thing she hasn't done yet - win a medal at the Commonwealth Games.
So does North Korea's assassination past year of Kim Jong Un's half-brother, hit with VX nerve agent in a Malaysian airport. Russia's Defense Ministry said that none of the missiles entered zones guarded by Russia's missile defense system.
Winham increased its stake in Delta Air Lines Inc Del ( DAL ) by 54.96% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. After $0.74 actual EPS reported by Delta Air Lines, Inc . for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 158.11% EPS growth.
In fact, about 25 percent of patients said that coffee triggered episodes of atrial fibrillation, the researchers found. Still, Kistler said that people who develop heart palpitations after drinking caffeine should still avoid it.
Sims, widely regarded as the "father of modern gynecology", established the first hospital for women in New York City in 1855. According to the New York Daily News , the statue "will now be installed on a low base next to Sims' grave at Green-Wood".
It turned negative, as 16 investors sold PSMT shares while 38 reduced holdings. 22 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. PSMT stock traded up $1.20 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $90.15. 95,097 shares of the company's stock traded hands.
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Mourinho clarified: "Some of the guys who played [against West Brom] don't have a place in that team [against Spurs]". "If I play a player against Bournemouth and the player is phenomenal, he plays the semifinal", he said .
The attack on 7 April prompted military strikes on Syrian government targets by the US, UK, and France a week later. Moscow condemned the Western states for refusing to wait for the OPCW's findings before attacking.
JD Sports announces 33% surge in revenue
The retailer of sports, fashion and outdoor brands today (17 April) said pre-tax profits for the 53 weeks to 3 February surged 24% to GBP294.5m (US$421.7m) from GBP238.4m a year ago .
Bon-Ton bid appears to be falling short
Bon-Ton operates 13 stores in Wisconsin and employs 2,255 people, including more than 700 at its Milwaukee headquarters. The liquidators bid as early as January, but investors interested in keeping the company alive proved harder to find.
Domino's Pizza, Inc. (DPZ) Surges to All-Time High
Total analysts of 17 have positions in Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) as follows: 11 rated it a "Buy", 0 with "Sell" and 6 with "Hold". Domino's Pizza (NYSE:DPZ) had its target price boosted by Maxim Group to $255.00 in a report published on Tuesday, April 10th.
Last day to file taxes
In many cases, the volunteer centers can find themselves with packed waiting rooms and long wait times. Brooks says he filed for an extension with hopes of giving his accountant more time to finish the job.
Mark Hamill to guest star in Big Bang Theory season finale
Veteran actors Kathy Bates and Mark Hamill have been roped in to guest star in the 11th and final season of The Big Bang Theory . It's season finale time and your favorite shows are bringing out the big guns to ensure maximum viewership.