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8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

8 Keys To Watch For In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
The NBA postseason is upon us and it should be a great one. The Western Conference has three can’t-miss first-round series, while the elite teams in the East look to get by some of the new faces in the playoffs. For teams like San Antonio, Miami, Oklaho…
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  • Bobcats' Douglas-Roberts makes most of 2nd chance

    Bobcats' Douglas-Roberts makes most of 2nd chance

    nba.com 2 hours ago
    Charlotte Bobcats guard Chris Douglas-Roberts remembers feeling so depressed last year that he didn't want to get out of bed.
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  • The Greatest Season In NBA History*, Brought To You By DeAndre …

    The Greatest Season In NBA History*, Brought To You By DeAndre Liggins

    deadspin.com 5 hours ago
    The play above—what looks like an afterthought in LeBron James's 61-point outburst against the Bobcats—represents the sole meaningful play of #14 DeAndre Liggins's season. Spending most of the year in D-League, Liggins was signed by Miami late in Februa…
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  • Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Miami Heat vs. Charl…

    Ball Don’t Lie’s 2013-14 Playoff Previews: Miami Heat vs. Charlotte Bobcats

    yahoo.com 6 hours ago
    The playoffs begin on Saturday, thankfully, which means it’s that lovely time of spring (and it is spring, right? It’s not going to snow again, is it?) when the minds behind Ball Don’t Lie to offer you their thoughts on the upcoming pairings in the firs…
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  • Who's got the edge in the NBA playoffs? We rank all 16 postseas…

    Who's got the edge in the NBA playoffs? We rank all 16 postseason teams

    CNNSI.com 7 hours ago
    Sixteen teams still have a shot at the NBA title, although all of those shots aren't created equal. Unlike the upset-prone sprint of the one-and-done NCAA tournament, the NBA playoffs are a marathon of seven-game series that rarely produce massive surpr…
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  • Crews begin installing escalators at Bank of America Stadium

    Crews begin installing escalators at Bank of America Stadium

    charlotteobserver.com 7 hours ago
    Photos : Construction workers were installing glass panels Friday for four new escalator bays at Bank of America Stadium. The Carolina Panthers have said the escalators were the team's top…Click to Continue »
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  • Ron Rivera learns NASCAR lessons can apply to football

    Ron Rivera learns NASCAR lessons can apply to football

    When it’s the offseason, NFL coaches are limited in the work they can do with players, so they have to learn from each other. But instead of turning to other football coaches, Panthers coach Ron Rivera spent time with NASCAR crew chief Chad Knaus, who h…
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  • Jimmy Clausen looking for a second chance to compete

    Jimmy Clausen looking for a second chance to compete

    profootballtalk.com 10 hours ago
    When the Panthers drafted Jimmy Clausen in the second round of the 2010 draft, the hope was that he’d develop into their starting quarterback. That never happened. Clausen played poorly in 13 games as a rookie and the Panthers drafted Cam Newton after g…
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  • 16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headpho…

    16 NBA Players Reveal What’s Currently Playing In Their Headphones

    dimemag.com 10 hours ago
    I once asked Steve Nash if anyone in the NBA didn’t listen to rap. His answer surprised me, saying there are actually quite a few, more than you’d think, who have differing tastes. With the NBA Playoffs right around the corner, check out what 16 NBA pla…
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  • Charlotte City Council did not break law in private Panthers ta…

    Charlotte City Council did not break law in private Panthers talks, judge rules

    charlotteobserver.com 17 hours ago
    The Charlotte City Council did not break the law when it voted privately to offer the Carolina Panthers millions in incentives to stay in town, a judge ruled Thursday.Click to Continue »
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  • The Phoenix Coyotes win the 2014 Stanley Cup…of Hope

    The Phoenix Coyotes win the 2014 Stanley Cup…of Hope

    thehockeynews.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Here’s an easy way for the NHL to make even more money: hold a post-season tournament for all non-playoff teams to determine the Stanley Cup of Hope. The inspiration for the idea comes from the Kontinental League, which started the Nadezhda Cup (a.k.a. …
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  • Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    Clifford, Joerger named coaches of the month

    nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Charlotte Bobcats' Steve Clifford and the Memphis Grizzlies' Dave Joerger on Thursday were named the NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in April.
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  • NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Lottery loaded with big names

    NBA Mock Draft 1.0: Lottery loaded with big names

    CNNSI.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The NCAA tourney didn't hurt Andrew Wiggins, but it helped Shabazz Napier. Here's our first mock.
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  • Michael Jordan Finally Has Something To Cheer About In Charlott…

    Michael Jordan Finally Has Something To Cheer About In Charlotte

    dimemag.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    Only two years ago, the Charlotte Bobcats finished with the worst regular season winning percentage in NBA history. But now, after the acquisition of Al Jefferson over the summer (totally underrated at the time) and another year to gel and mature for Ke…
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  • 2014 NFL draft: Aaron Murray’s knee looks sturdy in Georgia pro…

    2014 NFL draft: Aaron Murray’s knee looks sturdy in Georgia pro day

    charlotteobserver.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    2014 NFL draft: Most of Georgia Bulldogs quarterback Aaron Murray?s 52 starts were in SEC games - against the country?s toughest college football conference. Murray is quick to point to…Click to Continue »
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  • 2014 NFL draft: Carolina Panthers' needs

    2014 NFL draft: Carolina Panthers' needs

    charlotteobserver.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Fox Sports takes a look at the 2014 NFL draft needs of the Carolina Panthers in this video from Peter Schrager, the Senior NFL Writer for FOXSports.com. Do you agree…Click to Continue »
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  • Me and @UKCoachCalipari on our way to see the Bobcats and Bulls…

    Me and @UKCoachCalipari on our way to see the Bobcats and Bulls tonight.

    deadspin.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Me and @UKCoachCalipari on our way to see the Bobcats and Bulls tonight. He travels in style pic.twitter.com/cKGDVUDBz6 — Tucker Max (@TuckerMax) April 16, 2014 Read more...
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  • Future uncertain for Hurricanes coach Muller

    Future uncertain for Hurricanes coach Muller

    ESPN.com thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he has not been told by management if he will keep his job.
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  • Kirk Muller: No word from management on future as coach of Caro…

    Kirk Muller: No word from management on future as coach of Carolina Hurricanes

    NHL.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Carolina Hurricanes coach Kirk Muller says he has not been told by management if he will keep his job. Muller said Wednesday that "as of right now, I'm head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes." He says his discussions with ge...
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  • First-Person Footage Shows Us What It's Like To Play Linebacker

    First-Person Footage Shows Us What It's Like To Play Linebacker

    deadspin.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    At this year's spring game, the Miami Hurricanes put a camera on linebacker Denzel Perryman's helmet, so as to show the rest of the world what a pain in the ass playing linebacker is.Read more...
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  • Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    Ryan Kennedy’s Lottery Mock Draft

    thehockeynews.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Florida won the draft lottery last night, meaning the Panthers get the first crack at an interesting field with a lot of variation in it. A lot goes into a draft list and the final results are always thrown into chaos by trades and reaches. As the draft…
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  • Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal i…

    Florida Panthers win lottery. Will they keep top pick or deal it?

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    Turnabout is fair play for the Florida Panthers. At last year’s draft lottery, the second-to-last Colorado Avalanche leap-frogged the Panthers to win first overall pick. This year, it was the Panthers who did the leap-frogging. Florida moved up one spot…
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  • Observer’s NFL draft database includes 12 players with first-ro…

    Observer’s NFL draft database includes 12 players with first-round grades at Panthers’ positions of need

    charlotteobserver.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    A sortable database of 2014 NFL draft prospects compiled by the Observer includes more than 350 players who could be taken in the May 8-10 draft. Of those listed, 64…Click to Continue »
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  • For Hurricanes, 5th straight year outside the playoffs leads to…

    For Hurricanes, 5th straight year outside the playoffs leads to off-season of uncertainty

    thehockeynews.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    For Hurricanes, 5th straight year outside the playoffs leads to off-season of uncertainty
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  • Sidney Rice seems a long shot for Carolina

    Sidney Rice seems a long shot for Carolina

    ESPN.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    Many of you have asked if the Carolina Panthers have interest in free agent wide receiver Sidney Rice now that he's been medically cleared to begin football drills. One of you emailed to say Rice, cut by the Seattle Seahawks in February to save $7.3 mil…
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  • Video - Brett Brown's Playoff Preview 05:47

    Brett Brown's Playoff Preview

    Apr 17
    The head coach of the 76ers expects a re-match of last year's Finalists.
  • Video - Inside The Huddle: Free Agent Market 00:46

    Inside The Huddle: Free Agent Market

    Apr 17
    Inside The Huddle looks at the significant impact if as many as 23 players are taken off the 2015 free agent market.
  • Video - Melo To The Bulls? 02:35

    Melo To The Bulls?

    Apr 16
    Tom Penn, Bruce Bowen and Tim Legler discuss what the Bulls would have to do to land Carmelo Anthony this offseason.
  • Video - Bobcats Claw Past Bulls In OT 01:13

    Bobcats Claw Past Bulls In OT

    Apr 16
    Al Jefferson scored 10 points and grabbed 18 rebounds in the Bobcats' 91-86 win over the Bulls.

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