Blazers Eliminate Clippers From NBA Playoffs; Win Series 4-2Damian Lillard scored 28 points and the Portland Trail Blazers advanced to the Western Conference semifinals by holding off the resilient Los Angeles Clippers 106-103 on Friday night to claim the first-round playoff series 4-2.
Lillard Drops 32 And Blazers Beat Clippers 96-88 In Game 3Damian Lillard scored 32 points and the Portland Trail Blazers found their offense at home, beating the Los Angeles Clippers 96-88 on Saturday night to pull within 2-1 in the Western Conference first-round series.
Ducks Defeat Predators In Game 5, Take 3-2 Series LeadThe Anaheim Ducks have defeated the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Saturday to take a 3-2 series lead.
Smith, Rinne Lead Predators To 3-2 Win Over Ducks In Game 2Craig Smith had a goal and an assist, Pekka Rinne made 27 saves and the Nashville Predators confidently claimed their second straight road victory to open their first-round series, 3-2 over the Anaheim Ducks in Game 2 on Sunday night.
Clippers Down Blazers 115-95 With 3 Double-Doubles In Game 1Chris Paul had 28 points and 11 assists as one of three Clippers with a double-double, leading Los Angeles to a 115-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers in the opener of their first-round playoff series Sunday night.
Pavelski Leads Sharks To 2-1 Win Over Kings, 2-0 Series LeadCaptain Joe Pavelski scored his third goal in two games, Martin Jones made 27 saves and the San Jose Sharks took a 2-0 series lead on the Los Angeles Kings with a 2-1 victory in Game 2 on Saturday night.
Forsberg Goes To Bank In Predators' 3-2 Win Over DucksFilip Forsberg got credit for the tiebreaking goal with 9:35 to play, and the Nashville Predators opened their first-round playoff series with a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks on Friday night.
Pavelski's 2 Goals Help Sharks Sink Kings In Playoff OpenerJoe Pavelski broke a tie with his second goal early in the third period, and the San Jose Sharks opened their playoff return with a 4-3 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Ducks Beat Capitals, Clinch Pacific Division TitleCorey Perry and Nick Ritchie scored, Frederik Andersen stopped all 24 shots he faced, and the Anaheim Ducks clinched the Pacific Division on the final day of the regular season by beating the Washington Capitals 2-0 on Sunday night.
Clippers Clinch Playoff Berth With Win Over Nuggets DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 16 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Denver Nuggets 105-90 on Sunday to become the fourth Western Conference team to clinch a playoff spot.
Clipper Mediocrity: The Other Side Of Title TownThe Los Angeles Clippers are at the end of yet another season in which they will reach the playoffs while simultaneously failing to meet fans lofty preseason expectations.
National League Reportedly Drops Chase Utley's 2-Game Suspension For Slide That Broke Mets' Player's LegTejada said Utley didn't contact him after the injury, which knocked him out of the World Series.