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Celtics take Bulls in 6

CHICAGO—The Celtics arrived Friday night at the United Center ready to push past the Bulls and capture the first Playoff series win for Isaiah Thomas and Brad Stevens. Boston rolled over a Chicago team who seemed lackadaisical and their regular season form of dysfunction. Boston...

Making the Eight: a PopGates’ Roundtable Discussion

Writers from PopGates look back at the first round of the NBA Playoffs, and answer questions about each series: Washington – Atlanta: Dwight Howard, big turd or biggest turd? Austin Murphy: I don’t need to be asked twice to voice my opinion that Dwigt Howard is the softest...

No Time To Review Atlanta, The Washington Wizards Next Test In Boston

In a pivotal Game 6 the Washington Wizards showed up against the Atlanta Hawks and claimed the series. Washington won the game 115-99 in Atlanta. It was a great win for the Wizards with John Wall putting up 42 points, 1 rebound, 8 assists,...

Under 44 Is Playoff Success For Washington Wizards in Games 4 And 5

The magic that will help the Washington Wizards get past their first round match up against the Atlanta Hawks is the number 44. Exactly how good do the Wizards need to be defensively in order to win? Well, in all three wins the Wizards...

Zen and the Art of Minor League Basketball

The NBA D-League season ended Thursday with the Raptors 905 winning the league championship over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers. I was continually impressed this year by the wisdom that accompanies minor league basketball. I pulled my seven favorite quotes that encapsulate life lessons from...

Celtics Back in Control of Series

BOSTON – The once down and demoralized Boston Celtics are now one win away from their first Playoff series win in as many years after taking Game 5 against the Bulls 108-97 on Wednesday night. A week ago, all was lost as Boston gave both...

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Where Do We Go From Here? An NBA Finals Roundtable Discussion

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How does everyone react to the term "Trilogy?" I keep hearing NBA media folks refer to this Finals as the Trilogy of Warriors-Cavs. As...