Sprewell is an offensive key for the Knicks.
Say it ain't 'Zo: Knicks beat Heat
Just what the Knicks wanted -- Clarence Weatherspoon taking the final shot for Miami. He missed. New York advanced once again. 'Spoon's crucial miss with seconds remaining helped New York eliminate Miami 83-82 Sunday to reach the Eastern Conference finals.
• Heat hot about officiating after loss
• Childs turns into 'The Man' for Knicks
• Will Riley break up the Heat?

Reggie Miller scored 25 for the Pacers.
Pacers in third
straight East finals

Maybe the third time will be the charm for the Pacers. After eliminating the 76ers with a 106-90 victory in Game 6 on Friday, Indiana is in the East finals for the third straight year. The Pacers lost to the Bulls and Knicks the past two years, and await New York or Miami.
• Denberg: Great intrigue with East coaches

Glen Rice scored just six points in Game 2.
Lakers close out
Suns in L.A. style

Unlike when things got dicey in Round 1, the Lakers responded to the challenge immediately in Round 2. L.A. limited the Suns to an NBA playoff-record low 23 first-half points Tuesday, cruising into a West finals matchup with Portland by crushing Phoenix 87-65.
• Suns consider season a success
• Once-sizzling Suns go frigid in Game 5 loss

Malone's season ended with a 27-point effort.
Jazz tuned out ...
and fading away?

The end of the Jazz era as we know it came Tuesday night in Portland. Scottie Pippen's 3-pointer with 7 seconds left gave the Blazers an 81-79 Game 5 victory, lifting Portland into the West finals. Portland's win also ended Utah's season and Jeff Hornacek's career.
• Lawrence: Get on with Blazers-Lakers
• Jazz committed to Stockton and Malone

Bad calls
Tim Hardaway says officials should be held accountable.

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Knicks stay alive with 18-point rally
Allan Houston talks about the Knicks comeback effort.

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Knicks rally to win Game 6
Jeff Van Gundy motivated the Knicks at half.

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Philadelphia vs. Indiana
New York vs. Miami
Utah vs. Portland
Phoenix at Los Angeles
Portland at Los Angeles
The Lakers jumped out to a lead in the series we've all been waiting for.
Dr. Jack's Breakdown: Blazers-Lakers
NBA analyst Dr. Jack Ramsay gives his insight on the playoff matchups from the backcourts to intangibles.
Second-Round Viewer's Guide
Jason Jackson from NBA 2Night answers three key questions on the four remaining NBA playoff series.
Hughes: Feb. 29 a distant memory
The Blazers are a different team than the one that lost to the Lakers on Leap Day, notes's Frank Hughes.
Lawrence: Just get to Lakers-Blazers already
Look for the two top teams in the West to meet soon in a much-awaited and even series, writes's Mitch Lawrence.
Kreidler: Good, but not yet great
Finally, somebody says what's Mark Kreidler knows needed to be said: The Lakers aren't yet the Bulls.
Denberg: Don't make me watch Knicks-Heat
The hideous New York-Miami series has's Jeffrey Denberg wondering where he can find some good basketball.
Aldridge: Why I love this game
Reggie, Iverson, Ewing. This is why's David Aldridge loves pro basketball, especially the postseason. Help | Advertiser Info | Contact Us | Tools | Site Map | Jobs at
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