The NBA playoffs have arrived, and here's 10 things to watch
08:02, Apr 16, 2017
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"We have to be very aware of him", Lue said. "Our culture has got to be we don't take anyone for granted".
The Indiana Pacers are in the playoffs for the sixth time in the last seven years and have won their last five games. In this "Last time they met" series, we're going to look at the current National Basketball Association playoff matchups and review the last time these two teams met in the playoffs.
The Cavs will take on their Central Division rivals in the Indiana Pacers (42-40), who managed to lock up a playoff berth as the seventh seed on Wednesday when they defeated the Atlanta Hawks 104-86 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
CLEVELAND-Kyle Lowry was under no illusions about what the 82nd and final game of a long National Basketball Association season meant to the Toronto Raptors here Wednesday.
"Nate McMillan's a smart coach", Lue said of his IN counterpart. They've been playing well. Paul George is averaging 23.7 points and 6.6 rebounds while Jeff Teague is averaging 15.3 points and 7.8 assists. We've got to be prepared for that.
Who ya got winning the title? "You have to be able to, if the year's not going as well as you might have planned, you've got to be able to adjust to that, which is OK".
"Enough talking, the playoffs are here", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said before the game. I think more than anything was just working with kids.
Hoffman leads Masters as injury forces Johnson's withdrawal
Charley Hoffman has seen his opening-round Masters lead cut to just one shot midway through the second round at Augusta National. In fact, he birdied all four par threes, a sharp contrast to his nine over on those holes in his previous three appearances.
"The East has gotten better", Lue stated.
Both players were ejected following a scuffle in the fourth quarter of Indiana's 120-111 win over the Sixers. Same thing with Milwaukee. "That will be the biggest difference".
Have the Cavs also gotten better? "But I've got the answer why I feel like we've got a great chance", James affirmed Cavalier fans everywhere. "I mean, I wish we had another 10 games (before the playoffs)". A Toronto win could give them some added confidence heading into the postseason, but I still like the Cavs at home. "My cousin drove me to Applebee's last night", he said. So, health is the most important thing. The difference is we've got some new pieces that we've been trying to integrate all year on and off.
Hardly the first time the Cavaliers have rested starters throughout the regular season, but much of that decision goes toward making sure stars are playoff ready. But we have to do a good job against all the other guys - C.J. Miles, Monta Ellis, Aaron Brooks, Lance Stephenson. "The challenge is here and we're up for the challenge". But the Cavs lack size up front as starting forward Tristan Thompson has been sidelined for the last four games with a sprained right thumb. You know how talented he is and know he's going to come out and lead his team. These teams tied the season series 2-2. Yet he also trumpeted his team's upside.
PG on demanding the last shot/asking team to be tougher: That shouldn't upset the locker room. And this year is no different for the three-time champion.
The Cavaliers, after being in the driver's seat of the Eastern Conference for much of the season, suddenly find themselves vulnerable and out of first place.
"Tomorrow will be a good test for us", he said. "That's what we do". "We know he's going to score his points because he's a great player". "It's time to put up or shut up and I think we'll put up". I hear all the talk or whatever, I don't listen to it. "I wish it wasn't against us". "It always surrounds this team and I'm used to it".
Spieth said he needs some time to regroup. "There's nothing that says I'm going to play bad or that I should play bad". Other holes at Augusta National are more famous and adorn artwork but few are more hard than the par-4 first hole.
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It's this momentum that has made Lillard more confident the Blazers can take on anyone, including the league-leading Warriors. Championship teams have that one key contributor that isn't one of the superstars that steps up each season.
An estimated 13 million people are expected to file extensions, the IRS said ."It's the nature of the beast", said Jack W. The four debt collector companies that were chosen will be contacting taxpayers by phone in order to collect back taxes.
The men's team had their cinderella run to the Final Four before falling to Gonzaga and the women cut down the nets in Dallas . When Dawn Staley was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2013, she knew that was quite an honor.
McMaster told Fox News he also supported removing Assad , but said the USA was "not going to be the ones who effect that change". The strike was the first time the US has purposely targeted the Syrian government since the 2011 civil war broke out there.
The first daughter is now a White House advisor with her own West Wing office, and has fully embraced women's empowerment. This is to attempt to demonstrate what they refer to as the wage gap between men and women.
Then there is the charge of currency manipulation, which Candidate Trump liked to beat China with on the campaign trail. In the wake of the missile test, US General Jack Keane said bombing North Korea "may be the only option left".
The only man to overcome such a margin and win a major was Harry Vardon, who was 11 back at the 1896 British Open. He is two back in a tie for fourth with Ryan Moore, who came in at 69, and Charley Hoffman, who finished at 72.
Locally, 410 refugees, mostly from Middle Eastern and African countries, found new homes in the Richmond area previous year . Both Notik and Goldman said, regardless of affiliation level or reservation, no one will be turned down at their Seders .
Members of the Mount Moriah Masonic Lodge plan to sell hot dog lunches, and an Easter bunny will be available for photos . The event, sponsored by the Cumberland Parks and Recreation Department, is free and no registration is required.
Scott Walker scraps Easter egg hunt amid search for gun thief
Kids can meet the Easter Bunny, and may even get a special treat - while grownups sample some of the winery's wines, as well. Two nearby children noticed Isabella's somber mood and provided her with an extra egg each, said her mother, Amanda Moon.
Princess Leia won't appear in 'Star Wars: Episode IX'!
And yet, of one thing I'm confident: Somehow, in some way, Lucasfilm will ensure that this film is a fitting tribute. Carrie Fisher had passed away in December 2016, only a few days after her mother Debbie Reynolds breathed her last.
Disputed Griezmann penalty gives Atletico edge over Leicester
It was deja vu for Leicester after another dubious penalty at the Vicente Calderon helped knock them out of the UEFA Cup in 1997. Leicester interest is debatable, Mundo Deportivo have claimed the approach as part of their build up to the Atletico match.
Kings XI demolish Royal Challengers by 8 wickets in IPL
For the home side, Aaron returned with figures of 2/21 while Axar Patel and Sandeep Sharma took one wicket apiece. The bowlers of Punjab like Sandeep, Mohit, Swapnil, and Axar didn't allow the opposition to go past the 165 runs.
Russian markets fall after United States strike against Syria
Haley also addressed reports that there were mixed diplomatic signals sent about the USA position toward Assad's role in Syria. I have been following reports of the air strikes against the Shayrat Airbase in Syria conducted by the United States.
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US employers add just 98K jobs, as rate falls to 4.5 pct
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Trump aide urges defeat of Michigan member of Freedom Caucus
House Speaker Paul Ryan said in a CNN interview in March that Congress would pass a debt ceiling increase and avoid default. Meadows said the "hope" is that a vote could occur before the recess, but they're not setting any artificial deadlines.