Damian 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.
Los Angeles is out after their two huge injury losses and Portland is the beneficiary to the huge upset. The Portland Trail Blazers were widely expected to be one of the Western Conference's bottom feeders this season. Instead, on Friday,...Show More Summary
Radek Faksa scored the tiebreaking goal on a rebound with 4:44 to play and had an assist on the other Dallas goal to help the Stars open the second round of the Western Conference playoffs with a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Friday night. Like Antoine Roussel did on his second-period...
The Nashville Predators and San Jose Sharks are facing off in Game 1 of their Western Conference semifinal series. Stay tuned for live updates from the SAP Center. Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com
Now in the semifinals of the Western Conference in the National Hockey League playoffs, the St. Louis Blues travel to the American Airlines Center to face the Dallas Stars in Game 1.
Both NHL Western Conference semifinal playoff series begin on Friday, with the Stars hosting the Blues in Game 1 in Dallas, followed by the Predators in San Jose to battle the Sharks in the opener of their series. After taking down the Pacific Division leaders from Anaheim, the Predators have no small task ahead on them in Round 2. Show More Summary
NBA playoff preview for the Western Conference semifinals: 2. SAN ANTONIO First round defeated Memphis, 4-0. vs. 3. OKLAHOMA CITY First round defeated Dallas, 4-1. Season series: 2-2. Key stats: The Spurs have the top-ranked defense in the postseason, holding the Grizzlies to 81 points per game...
After each upsetting one of Southern California's hockey powerhouses, the San Jose Sharks and Nashville Predators will face off in a second-round NHL playoff series for a chance to reach the 2016 Western Conference Final and, potentially, play for the Stanley Cup. Neither club has won a Cup in the history of its franchise. Show More Summary
Russia’s capital hosted high-profile International Conference on Security to discuss global challenges and the role of the armed forces just days after President Obama called on Western allies to beef up NATO security against alleged “Russian aggression”.
If the record-breaking Golden State Warriors entered the 2016 NBA Playoffs as the prohibitive favorite, then the San Antonio Spurs were surely considered the other logical pick to emerge from the Western Conference. And then there is...Show More Summary
WESTERN CONFERENCE DALLAS STARS: 50-23-9, 109 pointsST LOUIS BLUES: 49-24-9, 107 points How they got here: Dallas defeated Minnesota, 4-2. St. Louis defeated Chicago, 4-3; Power play: Season — Stars 22.1% (5th); Blues 21.5% (6th). Playoffs —Stars 31.1% (9th); Blues 27.8% (4th).Penalty killing:...
With the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks relegated to the sidelines, either the Dallas Stars or the St. Louis Blues will be the top representative from the Central Division in the 2016 Western Conference Final. TheShow More Summary
OAKLAND, Calif. — When the Golden State Warriors eliminated the Houston Rockets in last year's Western Conference Finals, there was every reason to be optimistic about the future of James Harden and his team. Houston had nearly reached...Show More Summary
The Golden State Warriors did not skip a beat without key point guard Stephen Curry, routing the Houston Rockets 114-81 on Wednesday to seal a 4-1 series triumph in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs.
Damian Lillard scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Portland Trail Blazers earned a 108-98 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Clippers to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference quarter-final on Wednesday at Staples Center.
The Nashville Predators and Anaheim Ducks are facing off in Game 7 of their Western Conference first-round series. Stay tuned for live updates from the Honda Center. Score Update: Nashville 2, Anaheim 0 (End of First Period) Follow Joe on Twitter, @JTansey90. Read more NHL news on BleacherReport.com
After handling their respective opponents in the first round of the 2016 Western Conference Playoffs series, the San Antonio Spurs will now meet the Oklahoma Thunder in the second round.
After Game 4 of the Warriors-Rockets Western Conference Quarterfinals series, a reporter asked Warriors forward Draymond Green about the flooding in Houston. Green shot down the reporter’s question, and the reporter was thoroughly shamed on social media after the incident. Show More Summary
Can the Thunder beat the Spurs this time, or does San Antonio have too big an advantage? Will the Warriors be okay with Stephen Curry? Are the Clippers done? (The Clippers are done.) Strange things are afoot in the Western Conference. Show More Summary
OAKLAND—Even without Stephen Curry, the Golden State Warriors aren't done—thanks partly to the increasingly fickle injury luck knocking down Western Conference stars left and right, but mostly to their fervent belief in themselves. "Our confidence level with Steph is through the roof," Draymond Green said Tuesday. Show More Summary