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NBA Playoff Shorts

...triple-double - while Ray Allen scored 20 off the bench and the defending champion Heat picked up where they left off in the NBA playoffs a year ago, never trailing on the way to beating the Bucks 110-87 to open their Eastern Conference first-round...
Rolling Cavs dare to talk playoffs

...skepticism, but in those immortal, high-pitched words of one-time Indianapolis coach Jim Mora: Playoffs? Yep. The NBA playoffs. The Cavaliers, those laughable losers who have dropped at least 50 games in each of the past four seasons and haven't...
Original Dream Team inspires Carlos Boozer

...selections were made, and many of them pointed to Boozer's selection - he's never been an NBA All-Star or been in the NBA playoffs - as one indicator of how far the team had fallen, calling it a "Team of Dreamers" or "Team Nightmare". But...
U.S. hoopsters not as shocked by second loss

...set in once we're done with all this," Jefferson said. "That's like saying fatigue is setting in during the (NBA) playoffs. Only cowards get fatigue." The most intrigue today, the final day of preliminary round play, could come in...
Cavs crowd taunts Boozer seeing Boozer struggle. The Jazz are just 20-43, while Cleveland is 34-27 and on its way to qualifying for the NBA playoffs for the first time since 1998. James didn't score his first points until dropping two free throws with 6:37 left...
Different rules force Team USA to adjust playing style

...1999 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate who won an NCAA Championship in 2001 at Duke University, hasn't been to the NBA playoffs or named to the NBA All-Star Game. But he is one of the more experienced international players on Team USA. This...
East in state of mediocrity

LOS ANGELES-If the NBA playoffs started Sunday, they would include one team five games below .500, two other teams with losing records at home and a fourth...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Jazz, Rockets familiar foes 4/22/98

...ASSOCIATED PRESS It's springtime, which means the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets are getting reacquainted in the NBA playoffs. This time, the teams get together early, in a first-round Western Conference series that begins Thursday...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Karl: Sonics need some quick fixes 4/21/98

...last 17 games, the Seattle SuperSonics lost their homecourt advantage to the Utah Jazz - if they get that far in the NBA playoffs. Coach George Karl said Monday that the Sonics need to make some quick improvements. ``I think my team...
Juneau Empire Online Archive Sports: Jazz rocked 4/24/98

...modified at 2:21 p.m. on Friday, April 24, 1998 By CHRIS SHERIDAN THE ASSOCIATED PRESS One night into the NBA playoffs, and two things are already clearer today than they were 24 hours ago: The Utah Jazz might not be such a lock...


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