PLAYOFFS?? – The NBA and NHL post season so far.

Posted: April 24, 2011 by ksteets in basketball, hockey, Sports
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We’re over a week into the post seasons for the NBA and NHL and some series have already ended while more could be decided later tonight and tomorrow. First we’ll take a look at the goings on in the NBA.

Earlier today the Philadelphia 76ers won their first game of their series with the Miami Heat. Miami leads the series 3-1 with the Lebron James averaging 24.7 PPG going into todays game.

In a game that just ended, the Boston Celtics completed the sweep and ended the New York Knicks season as they won 101-89.

Last night the Indiana Pacers beat the Bulls 89-84 and now lead the series 3-1 despite Derrick Rose leading Chicago with 28.3 ppg.

The overall points per game leader, Dwight Howard, who’s averaging 33.3 ppg and also leads the league in rebounds with 17.7 per game, has a chance to help his team their series with the Atlanta Hawks later tonight. The Hawks currently lead the series 2-1.

Despite their great play in the regular season after trading away Carmelo Anthony to the Knicks, the Denver Nuggets trail the Oklahoma City Thunder 3-0. The Thunder’s Kevin Durant is averaging 30.0 ppg. The teams next meet Monday night in Denver which could be the Nuggets last game of the year.

Also Monday night we have the Memphis Grizzlies hosting the San Antonio Spurs, the Grizzlies currently lead that series 2-1, and the Dallas Mavericks host the Portland Trailblazers. Portland won last night and tied the series 2-2.

Later tonight the Hornets are home in New Orleans as the Lakers come to town. L.A. currently leads the series 2-1. The Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and Hornets’ Chris Paul are both averaging 25.0 ppg.

Over in the NHL we already have two teams advancing to the next round.  The first team was the Detroit Red Wings who completed their sweep of the Phoenix Coyotes back on Wednesday. Detroit currently has the top four players on the +/- leader board. Pavel Datsyuk, Niklas Kronwall, and Ruslan Salei are each +6 while Vallteri Filppula is at +5.

The yesterday, the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference, the Washington Capitals closed out their series with the 8th seeded New York Rangers winning it 4 games to 1.

The Philadelphia Flyers just earned another game at home as they topped the Buffalo Sabres in OT winning the game 5-4. The 7th and deciding game will be Tuesday night.

In other games today, the Nashville Predators hope close out their series with the Annaheim Ducks which the currently lead 3-2 despite Ducks Teemu Selanne and Corey Perry each racking up 8 points this series. Also the regular season’s best team, the Vancouver Canucks took a 3-0 series lead but the defending Stanley Cup champs Chicago Blackhawks hope to tie the series at 3 games a piece tonight.

Monday we see the Eastern Conference 4th and 5th seeds battle on as the Pittsburgh Penguins are down in Tampa Bay to take on the Lightning. The Pens currently lead that series 3-2.

Also Monday night, the San Jose Sharks are in Los Angeles hoping to end their series with the Kings. They lead that series 3-2.

The most intense series of these playoffs continues on Tuesday night as the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadians battle again in a rivalry that will last forever. Boston hopes to close out the series in which they lead 3-2.


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