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Rockets look to even series against Warriors

Rockets look to even series against Warriors

The Sports Xchange

May 15 It required two minutes and 23 seconds for all the Rockets had worked for to be torn asunder, for their unrelenting charge to the best record in the Western Conference to be rendered moot, and the home-court advantage that accompanied that accomplishment to be blithely FULL STORY

Cavs aiming to be better in Game 2 vs. Celtics

Cavs aiming to be better in Game 2 vs. Celtics

The Sports Xchange

May 14 LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers know they have to be better in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night at TD Garden. FULL STORY

Rockets, Warriors will need defense, too

Rockets, Warriors will need defense, too

The Sports Xchange

May 13 Nearly lost amid the cliched responses Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul uses to deflect the usual array of mundane questions was one nugget that perfectly encapsulates the Western Conference Finals. FULL STORY

Banged-up Celtics to square off with Cavaliers

Banged-up Celtics to square off with Cavaliers

The Sports Xchange

May 12 All season long, the Houston Rockets and NBA champion Golden State Warriors ran 1-2 in the Western Conference, eventually ending up in the conference finals with little resistance. FULL STORY

76ers ready to battle Celtics, history

76ers ready to battle Celtics, history

The Sports Xchange

May 08 Having survived to play at least one more game, the Philadelphia 76ers continue to battle history when they visit the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. FULL STORY

Rockets aim to close out series vs. Jazz

Rockets aim to close out series vs. Jazz

The Sports Xchange

May 07 And even with a preponderance of evidence undergirding their dramatic improvement defensively, the Rockets' reputation remains cleaved to 3s and offensive efficiency, so much so that following the defensive clinic they orchestrated in Game 4 FULL STORY

Raptors face serious questions down 3-0 to Cavaliers

Raptors face serious questions down 3-0 to Cavaliers

The Sports Xchange

May 06 The Raptors are in a 3-0 hole to the Cleveland Cavaliers in this Eastern Conference semifinal series. They were in the same situation at this time a year ago and the Cavs busted out the brooms. FULL STORY

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern
Atlantic
TEAM
W-L
PCT
GB
Toronto Raptors
59-23-x
.720
-
Boston Celtics
55-27-x(clinched playoff spot)
.671
4
Philadelphia 76ers
52-30-x
.364
7
New York Knicks
29-53
.354
30
Brooklyn Nets
28-54
.341
31
Central
TEAM
W-L
PCT
GB
Cleveland Cavaliers
50-32-x
.610
-
Indiana Pacers
48-34-x
.585
2
Milwaukee Bucks
44-38-x
.537
6
Detroit Pistons
39-43
.476
11
Chicago Bulls
27-55
.329
23
Southeast
TEAM
W-L
PCT
GB
Miami Heat
44-38-y
.537
-
Washington Wizards
43-39-x
.524
-
Charlotte Hornets
36-46
.439
8
Orlando Magic
25-57
.305
19
Atlanta Hawks
24-58
.293
20
Western
Northwest
TEAM
W-L
PCT
GB
Portland Trail Blazers
49-33-x
.598
-
Utah Jazz
48-34-x
.585
1
Oklahoma City Thunder
48-34-x
.585
1
Minnesota Timberwolves
47-35-x
.573
2
Denver Nuggets
46-36
.561
3
Pacific
TEAM
W-L
PCT
GB
Golden State Warriors
58-24-y(clinched division)
.707
-
Los Angeles Clippers
42-40
.512
16
Los Angeles Lakers
35-47
.427
23
Sacramento Kings
27-55
.329
31
Phoenix Suns
21-61
.256
37
Southwest
TEAM
W-L
PCT
GB
Houston Rockets
65-17-y
.793
-
New Orleans Pelicans
48-34-x
.585
17
San Antonio Spurs
47-35-x
.573
18
Dallas Mavericks
24-58
.293
41
Memphis Grizzlies
22-60
.268
43