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Final Regular-Season Grades for Every Atlanta Hawks Player

The Atlanta Hawks will post their first losing record since the 2006-07 season, but they are still a playoff club thanks to an anemic Eastern Conference. Since the All-Star break, this team went from fourth to eighth place and was briefly out of postseason contention when the New York Knicks momentarily seized the No. Show More Summary

NBA playoff schedule 2014: Clippers-Warriors, Rockets-Blazers headline first round matcups

The playoffs are finally here! This is the schedule. We've waited 82 games, but the playoff match ups are set and the schedule is out. Here's what to watch and when to watch it. Eastern Conference (1) Indiana Pacers vs (8) Atlanta Hawks The Pacers' season ending funk is well documented. Show More Summary

Toronto Raptors vs. New York Knicks: Live Score and Analysis

The Toronto Raptors (48-33) will look to secure the Eastern Conference's No. 3 seed when they square off against the New York Knicks (36-45) on the final day of the regular season. Clinching scenarios for the Raptors are as follows: Toronto can lock up the No. Show More Summary

Indiana Pacers' Broken Offense Being Exposed at Worst Possible Time

Despite clinching the East's top seed, the Indiana Pacers are hardly favorites to reach the NBA Finals—let alone the Eastern Conference Finals against title favorite Miami. In the 29 games since the All-Star break, Indiana has posted a net rating differential of -2.7 (according to NBA.com). Show More Summary

NBA playoff scenarios: Spurs and Mavericks play for positioning, Wizards still in limbo

The third through seventh seeds in the Eastern Conference are to-be-determined in the final day of the regular season, as are four seeds out west. The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat are locks in the Eastern Conference's first and second slots, as are the Atlanta Hawks in the eighth. Show More Summary

No. 1-seeded Pacers to rest three starters in season finale

The Indiana Pacers plan to rest three starters for Wednesday night's regular-season finale at Orlando now that they are the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

NBA Playoff Predictions 2014: Odds and Sleeper Picks for Postseason Play

Bemoaned for its usual predictability, the 2014 NBA playoffs could produce some surprising results. While the final two teams standing in the Eastern Conference were decided long ago, it might not be that simple in the seemingly predictable bracket. Show More Summary

Miami Heat vs. Washington Wizards 4/14/14: Video Highlights and Recap

As the race for home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference enters its final days, the Miami Heat traveled to Washington to take on the Wizards. Miami came into Monday just a half-game behind the Indiana Pacers for that all-important spot, and the Wizards represented a stern test. Watch the video for full highlights. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Video: Mark Messier on the NHL Playoffs, His ‘Guarantee’

Twenty years is supposed to be a long time, and yet if feels like not long ago at all that Mark Messier issued his famous “guarantee” that the New York Rangers would beat the New Jersey Devils in the Eastern Conference Finals.

Updated 2013-14 NBA Playoff Picture: Sunday, April 13

With all eight Eastern Conference playoff teams inked and taken to jockeying for seeding, all eyes turned to the West on Monday night, where the regular season's final three days are poised to please. With an impressive 102-97 win over...Show More Summary

Mike Woodson Apologizes to Knicks Fans and Blames Himself for Bad Season

By beating the Miami Heat on Saturday, the Atlanta Hawks officially clinched the final postseason spot in the Eastern Conference, mercy killing the New York Knicks' playoff hopes in the process. It's been a miserable season for Knicks...Show More Summary

Hawks' Playoff Clinching Win over Heat Is False Preview of Possible 1-8 Matchup

Give this to the Atlanta Hawks: They showed up on Saturday night. Needing only to win one of their final three games to clinch the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, and knowing they had the perfect safety net in the form of a final...Show More Summary

The Score Hears: Messier's guarantee turns 20

Mark Messier made a guarantee 20 years ago. Maybe you’ve heard of it. Entering a do-or-die Eastern Conference Finals Game 6 at Meadowlands Arena against the New Jersey Devils, the captain promised his 1994 Rangers would deliver: “We’re going to go in and win Game 6.”

What's at stake in the final Heat-Pacers game of the regular season

The Heat host the Pacers on Friday night, and the winner has the inside track at the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. The Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat have taken turns giving up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. On Friday,...Show More Summary

Why New York Rangers Are Dark Horse Contenders in Eastern Conference

In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Bruins are the team that stands above all the rest. They are the clear favorite to represent the conference in the Stanley Cup Final because of their experience, defense, depth and goaltending, and...Show More Summary

Could the Indiana Pacers Bounce Back for a Deep Playoff Run?

The Indiana Pacers have been struggling as of late, but could they have a little something in them that will propel their team toward the Eastern Conference Finals? Tune in to the video above with Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star to find out! Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Atlanta Hawks vs. Indiana Pacers 4/6/14: Video Highlights and Recap

As the Atlanta Hawks continue to free fall in the hunt for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, it didn't get much easier on Sunday. The struggling Hawks took on the Indiana Pacers, who were looking to keep up with the Miami Heat at the top of the conference. Show More Summary

Charlotte Bobcats Clinch Playoff Berth Despite Irving's Career-High 44 Points

The Eastern Conference playoff picture is starting to take its final shape. With their 96-94 overtime win over the Cleveland Cavaliers Saturday night, the Charlotte Bobcats officially clinched their second playoff berth in franchiseShow More Summary

Are Slumping Indiana Pacers Poised to Be the Biggest Playoff Upset?

The Indiana Pacers are one of two Eastern Conference teams looking like NBA elites this season. That alone might buy them a return ticket to the conference finals and the chance to exact some revenge on the two-time defending champion...Show More Summary

Ten Before Tip: NBA news from Friday

? Winners of three in a row and 12 of 15, the Knicks (33-43) enter night in sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, leading the Atlanta Hawks by percentage points. The Knicks face a daunting final stretch with all seven games in April consisting of playoff-bound teams over.500. Show More Summary

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