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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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  • The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    The 5 Best Matchups To Watch In The NBA Playoffs This Weekend

    dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    It’s that time of year again. After 2,460 games played in the 2013-14 season, 16 teams have earned their placement in the 2014 Playoffs. As Doc Rivers urges, “Now the real basketball starts.” While much attention has been focused on the first-round matc…
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  • SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictions

    SI.com's 2014 NBA playoff predictions

    CNNSI.com 6 hours ago
    Who will be crowned 2014 NBA champion? Our NBA experts weigh in with their series-by-series playoff picks.
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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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  • Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    Grizzlies' Miller an iron man this season

    nba.com Apr 17 (yesterday)
    The Memphis Grizzlies hoped Mike Miller would be healthy once they got to the postseason.
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  • Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win

    Griz seize No. 7 slot from Mavs with OT win

    ESPN.com Apr 16 (yesterday)
    Mike Conley hit two free throws with 1.1 seconds left in overtime, and the Memphis Grizzlies grabbed the Western Conference's No. 7 seed away from Dallas by edging the Mavericks 106-105 on Wednesday night in the regular season finale.
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  • National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-ye…

    National Guard soldier returns from Afghanistan, surprises 8-year-old son on court at Suns game (Video)

    yahoo.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    The Phoenix Suns were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night, but their 97-91 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies did still manage provide a heartwarming moment for one Arizona family. During stoppages in pay at home games at the U.S. Airways Center, th…
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  • SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    SI Now: Playoff implications for NBA's season finale

    CNNSI.com Apr 16 (2 days ago)
    Seven games have playoff implications tonight, including the Grizzlies-Mavs clash for the No. 7 seed.
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  • Grizzlies Clinch Final Playoff Spot; NBA Twitter Mourns Suns Lo…

    Grizzlies Clinch Final Playoff Spot; NBA Twitter Mourns Suns Loss

    dimemag.com yahoo.com ESPN.com CNNSI.com Apr 15 (3 days ago)
    The Suns, after gaining the lead in the fourth quarter last night, eventually fell to the Grizzlies, 97-91, for the fourth time this season, eliminating them from playoff contention and bringing to a close one of the more remarkable runs in NBA history.…
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  • Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

    Buzzer-Beaters, Dunks & The NBA Season’s Top 25 Plays

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Finally, at long last, the real season begins. But that doesn’t mean we can’t stop, look back, and appreciate the highlights and events that captivated us and stole our attention during the 2013-14 season. We’ve been treated to some great games, as rece…
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  • 5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    5 Important Races Entering The 2014 NBA Playoffs

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    We’re still recovering from a fever dream we had after peeking at a hypothetical Conference-free playoff structure for the playoffs this year. But even with the Conference separation in place, there are plenty of questions as we come up on the final thr…
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  • GIF: Filthy Zach Randolph Behind-The-Back Dish

    GIF: Filthy Zach Randolph Behind-The-Back Dish

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    Marc Gasol returning to the court earlier this year is the reason Memphis is even in a playoff battle with Phoenix for the final playoff spot in the West. But his frontcourt mate, Zach Randolph, did his best to hold it down in Gasol’s absence. Now that …
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  • Nick Young’s Swaggy 360-Degree Reverse Layup

    Nick Young’s Swaggy 360-Degree Reverse Layup

    dimemag.com Apr 14 (4 days ago)
    The Lakers were not able to invite the Grizzlies to the Players Haters Ball on Sunday night. Nick Young and the Lakers had a chance to put another wrench in a Western Conference playoff picture with Memphis battling Phoenix for the final spot in the Wes…
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  • Daily Dime: Avoiding Spurs is the real goal for teams in West p…
  • NBA playoff picture update: Bobcats now No. 6, Grizzlies stay a…

    NBA playoff picture update: Bobcats now No. 6, Grizzlies stay alive, Pacers back on top

    yahoo.com Apr 10
    A 12-game Wednesday means plenty of moving and shaking in the race to lock up the final playoff berths and to secure positioning among those who've already clinched a spot in the dance. Let's review what went down, and try to make sense of what matters …
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  • Heat's Wade still out, but could return soon

    Heat's Wade still out, but could return soon

    nba.com Apr 10
    Miami guard Dwyane Wade will not play against the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night, but coach Erik Spoelstra indicated the Heat's second-leading scorer is close to returning.
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  • Griz's Randolph, Gasol dump James, Heat

    Griz's Randolph, Gasol dump James, Heat

    ESPN.com Apr 9
    Zach Randolph had 25 points and 11 rebounds, Marc Gasol added 20 points and 14 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies kept their playoff hopes alive with a 107-102 victory over the Miami Heat on Wednesday night.
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  • Best deal ever? How Silnas outsmarted the NBA

    Best deal ever? How Silnas outsmarted the NBA

    CNNSI.com Apr 9
    How did a pair of brothers outsmart the NBA for $1 billion? Some savvy negotiating back in 1976.
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  • The Fundamentals: Difference between Grizzlies, Blazers

    The Fundamentals: Difference between Grizzlies, Blazers

    CNNSI.com Apr 8
    The Grizzlies and Blazers are separated by more than just a few games in the West standings.
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  • So many questions remain as season winds down

    So many questions remain as season winds down

    nba.com Apr 7
    There are 75 games left in the 2013-14 NBA season. That includes what should be an awesome round-robin between the Mavs, Suns and Grizzlies (starting Saturday in Dallas) with the last two playoff spots in the West on the line.
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  • Bleeding and leading: The unlikely rise of Goran Dragic

    Bleeding and leading: The unlikely rise of Goran Dragic

    CNNSI.com Apr 7
    You won't find two rises more unlikely than Goran Dragic's and that of the playoff-hopeful Suns.
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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 - NBA Playoffs: Most Intriguing Matchups 08:21

    NBA Playoffs: Most Intriguing Matchups

    Apr 17
    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez break down the playoffs' most intriguing matchups.
  • Video - Playoff Preview: Grizzlies vs Thunder 02:15

    Playoff Preview: Grizzlies vs Thunder

    Apr 17
    Can the Grizzlies detour Kevin Durant and the Thunder's march to the Finals?
  • Video - Western Conference Playoffs First Round 01:45

    Western Conference Playoffs First Round

    Apr 17
    Bruce Bowen discusses the most intriguing first-round matchup in the Western Conference, the lower seed with the best chance to win in the first round and which star duo he will be watching in the first round.

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