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Canadiens top Bruins in Game 7, meet Rangers next

BOSTON (AP) — Even as the Montreal Canadiens swept through the opening round of the playoffs — their first postseason series victory in four years — they knew that a more difficult challenge was next.<p>The Boston Bruins. Their Original Six rival. The defending Eastern Conference champions and the …

Quick hits on Rangers-Canadiens series

The New York Rangers and Montreal Canadiens will meet in the Eastern Conference final, starting Saturday in Montreal (1 p.m. ET, NBC).<p>Quick hits on the series:<p>-The teams met in the 1986 Eastern Conference final, which was won by Montreal in five games on the way to a Stanley Cup win. The Rangers …

Thunder rally in final minute to stun Clippers

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Russell Westbrook finished off Oklahoma City's stunning comeback.<p>Clippers coach Doc Rivers believes he should never have had the chance.<p>Westbrook scored 38 points and made three free throws with 6.4 seconds remaining, and the Thunder overcame a seven-point deficit in the final …

Predictions: Who'll win Game 7 between Bruins, Canadiens?

May 14,2014<p>The storied Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins rivalry will feature a Game 7 for the ninth time in 34 playoff meetings. The Canadiens are 5-3, though the Bruins are 3-2 at home.<p>USA TODAY Sports staffers predict the outcome of tonight’s game:<p><b>Kevin Allen, Bruins</b><p>The Canadiens have been …

Montreal's Dale Weise says Milan Lucic made threat in handshake line

May 15,2014<p>After a hard-fought playoff series, NHL teams are supposed to forgive all as they go through the handshake line.<p>But the nastiness of the Montreal Canadiens-Boston Bruins series apparently continued after Montreal’s 3-1 win in Game 7.<p>Here’s the video of Boston’s Milan Lucic going through …

Pacers top Wizards in Game 6; rematch with Heat is next

WASHINGTON — For the Indiana Pacers, it was more ugly than pretty, more difficult than easy.<p>But through a tumultuous postseason — almost a microcosm of their whole season — the Pacers got what they wanted.<p>Indiana will play in the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat and have home-court …

2014 NBA Eastern Conference finals preview: Indiana Pacers vs. Miami Heat

<b>No. 1 Indiana Pacers (56-26) vs. No. 2 Miami Heat (54-28)</b><p>Game 1 in Indianapolis: Pacers 107, Heat 96<br>• Game 2 in Indianapolis: Heat 87, Pacers 83<br>• Game 3 in Miami: Heat 99, Pacers 87<br>• Game 4 in Miami: Heat 102, Pacers 90<br>• Game 5* in Indianapolis: Wednesday, May 28, 8:30 p.m. ET, ESPN<br>• Game 6* in Miami: …

Kevin Durant powers Thunder by Clippers into West finals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the Oklahoma City Thunder were down by 16 points and struggling to make any shot early in Game 6, they looked all but ready to fold up and head home for a series-deciding finale.<p>Instead, Kevin Durant shouldered the Thunder and carried them into the fourth quarter, where they …

Clippers broken by Thunder — and by Donald Sterling

LOS ANGELES — All the way to the Staples Center loading dock and the most unfair of offseasons, Doc Rivers still was doing it the right way.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers coach, unlike his team's fans in those final moments of the season-ending 104-98 Game 6 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, wasn't …

Thunder lose Serge Ibaka for playoffs with calf injury

The Oklahoma City Thunder may be doomed by injury yet again.<p>Power forward Serge Ibaka, the Thunder's third-leading scorer and key defensive force, will miss the rest of the 2014 NBA playoffs with a left calf injury, the team announced Friday evening. He was hurt in Oklahoma City's Game 6 road win …

Pacers fulfill promise, return to East finals vs. Heat

WASHINGTON — This happened several weeks ago, right after another one of the Indiana Pacers' mystifying home losses during a stretch when they languished badly. We were standing around David West's locker, as we're wont to do after a good or bad game, and West looked a questioner dead in the …

Kravitz: Pacers should drop the Heat in seven games

For months now, they've been circling one another like two boxers with malicious intentions. For months now, the Pacers and Heat have eyed one another from afar, made off-season and in-season moves with a gaze toward their biggest post-season rival, all with a focus on Sunday's start of the Eastern …

Spurs' Tony Parker will play in Game 1 vs. Thunder

SAN ANTONIO — The Oklahoma City Thunder will be the only team playing undermanned in the Western Conference finals.<p>With Thunder forward Serge Ibaka ruled out for the rest of the playoffs with a calf strain that has changed everything about this matchup, San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker …

Heat mum after Lance Stephenson's comment on Dwyane Wade's knee

INDIANAPOLIS — The Miami Heat, including stars Dwyane Wade and LeBron James, refused to get dragged into Lance Stephenson's <i>inflammatory</i> comments about Wade's often-sore right knee.<p>"D-Wade, his knee is kind of messed up, so I have to be extra aggressive and make him run," Stephenson, the Indiana …

Roy Hibbert comes alive as Pacers take Game 1 vs. Heat

INDIANAPOLIS — See Indiana, you can win a Game 1 at home.<p>For the first time in three tries in the 2014 NBA playoffs, the Pacers took the series opener, defeating the Miami Heat 107-96 Sunday and take a 1-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals.<p>Led by five starters in double figures, including a …

Thunder still worry Spurs, despite Serge Ibaka's injury

SAN ANTONIO — Gregg Popovich was being his vintage self Sunday afternoon, the San Antonio Spurs coach answering questions as if he were on national TV between quarters of a playoff game rather than in a post-practice session with the news media.<p>There were one-word answers, quizzical looks and even …

Pacers' surprise scoring exposes Heat 'D' in Game 1

INDIANAPOLIS — Whichever Indiana Pacers team anyone expected — the good, first-half-of-the-season Pacers or the bad, second-half Pacers — the Miami Heat were overwhelmed Sunday in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.<p>Using a balanced inside-out, outside-in attack, Indiana manhandled Miami …

Derek Fisher not sure if he's interested in Knicks job

SAN ANTONIO — Derek Fisher may well wind up being the next coach of the New York Knicks, but not before the Oklahoma City Thunder guard answers a key question in this matter: Does he actually want to be a coach?<p>For all the widespread assumptions that Fisher would jump at the chance to join his old …

Spurs crush Thunder in paint to win West finals Game 1

SAN ANTONIO — Everything was new for the Oklahoma City Thunder in this post-Serge Ibaka life that they had just started to live.<p>Even the tipoff.<p>Kevin Durant was ready to assume the role in place of Ibaka, out with a calf injury, and face off with the San Antonio Spurs' Tim Duncan in Game 1 of the …

LeBron James isn't the best at pregame speeches

LeBron James gave the pregame speech before Miami’s game against Indiana on Sunday with all of the normal platitudes that go into pregame speeches before big games. “You all know what this about man. They don’t like us. We don’t like them. Go out and win the guy across from you man. You win that …

Thunder face more Spurs beatdowns without Serge Ibaka

SAN ANTONIO — Nick Collison was in no mood to talk, and who could blame him?<p>The Oklahoma City Thunder forward had newly installed stitches in his bloody lip and a tooth that had been jarred loose by the back of Tim Duncan's head. On this night that was so painful for him and his Thunder teammates, …

Chris Bosh: Heat 'going to have to do a much better job'

INDIANAPOLIS — Chris Bosh isn't concerned. Not yet anyway.<p>"It's not too frustrating," Bosh said of his offensive struggles in Game 1 against the Indiana Pacers in the Eastern Conference finals.<p>Bosh made four of 12 shots — going 0-for-5 on three-pointers — in Miami's 107-96 series-opening loss to …

LeBron James, Heat even series, beat Pacers in Game 2

INDIANAPOLIS — The Miami Heat left town with what they came to get.<p>The Heat defeated the Indiana Pacers 87-83 on Tuesday, evening the best-of-7 Eastern Conference finals at 1-all and wrestling home-court advantage from the Pacers. It was not a work of art but the Heat completed the blue-collar job, …

Dwyane Wade, LeBron James do it all in fourth for Heat

INDIANAPOLIS — LeBron James meandered through nearly three quarters, seen but barely heard.<p>With less than three minutes left in the third quarter of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals Tuesday, James had eight points. His Miami Heat trailed by six points and were in danger of falling into a 2-0 …

Rangers pound Canadiens 7-2 to start East finals | News Home | Reuters

(The Sports Xchange) - With goaltender Henrik Lundqvist in brilliant form, the New York Rangers blew past the Canadiens 7-2 in Game One of the Eastern Conference finals at Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday.<p>May 17, 2014; Montreal, Quebec, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) scores a …