Posted on: May 1, 2009 10:50 am

Bulls win in 3 OTs and the Magic, Rockets move on

Coming up Roses

Real surprise: Celtics-Bulls go OT. But three? Derrick Rose's block of the potential winner helps Chicago survive Ray Allen's 51 and beat Boston 128-127 to force Game 7 -- in the best series ever, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series | Berger: Suspensions? | Rose | Yo!

Bring it on

Not every series is a Boston-Chicago type thriller. The Magic head to the 2nd round after dispatching the 76ers 114-89, and later, Houston has no trouble eliminating Portland 92-76. | Freeman: Smarten up, Orlando

Related Links: Series: ORL | Yo! | HOU | Yo! | Bracket

Keep it rolling

Round 2 is under way. Vancouver picks up where it left off and defeats Chicago 5-3. Wes Goldstein says the Blackhawks' explosive offense erases a late 3-0 deficit, but their aggressiveness costs them in the end.

Related Links: Series: Canucks 1, Blackhawks 0 | Picks | B/R | Talk!

Category: NBA
Posted on: April 29, 2009 10:46 am

Carolina advances and the Celtics win in OT

Thrillers on ice

There's nothing like Game 7. Carolina rallies with two goals in the final 80 seconds to win 4-3 at New Jersey. In D.C., the Caps' Sergei Fedorov knocks in the go-ahead goal with 4:59 left to eliminate the Rangers 2-1.

Related Links: Goldstein: Playoff payoff | WAS 4, NYR 3 | CAR 4, NJ 3

No. 5 alive

The Boston-Chicago series has it all: big shots, overtimes, cries of dirty play, Ken Berger says. The Bulls blow a golden opportunity in Game 5, losing to Paul Pierce's Celtics 106-104 in OT to trail 3-2. | Postgame

Related Links: Series: Celtics 3, Bulls 2 | B/R: Brad is bad | Speak up!

Flying colors

Raiders ... Stafford ... grades ... uh, wait, baseball? Larry Dobrow, draft hangover subsiding, revels in the Royals' stunning start, studies St. Louis' success and boosts the BoSox to No. 1 in his newest Power Rankings.

Related Links: Cleveland snaps Boston's streak | B/R | Podcast

Posted on: April 27, 2009 11:06 am
Edited on: April 28, 2009 10:47 am

Eagles get an A+ and the Bulls win in OT

Philling up right

It's too soon to grade the '09 draft, right? Wrong. Pete Prisco says it's never too early. Philly fans should be happy to know their Eagles passed with flying colors. The same can't be said for Dallas and Oakland. Grades

Related Links: Draft: Judgements | Notebook | Ratto | Tracker | Speak!

Uneven tie

The Bulls send their first-round series back to Boston tied 2-2 with a Ben Gordon-led 121-118 victory in two OTs. But don't let the tally fool you -- the Celtics trail, and the series is the Bulls' to lose, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series: BOS 2, CHI 2 | Bracket | Picks | Yo!

Alabama air show

Enough is enough. Brad Keselowski concludes a wreck-filled weekend at Talladega with his first win after spinning out Carl Edwards on the last lap. Safety comes first, Pete Pistone says, and 'Dega needs changes.

Related Links: Fans hurt | Reaction | Results | Pistone | DLS: Blog

Posted on: April 24, 2009 12:37 pm
Edited on: April 24, 2009 12:38 pm

NFL draft questions and the Celtics win again

Why? Why? Why?

Why complaints of 'it's too high to take him there'? Why isn't Knowshon Moreno being talked about more and Rey Maualuga less? Pete Prisco runs through these and other draft subjects that puzzle him. Full story

Related Links: Moreno | Maualuga | B/R: Fan's guide

Power trip

Weren't the champs ripe for the taking? Not so fast. Rajon Rondo's solid all-around play helps the Celtics reclaim home-court advantage by beating the Bulls 107-86. Chicago can't take the pressure, John Jackson says.

Related Links: Series: C's 2, Bulls 1 | Berger | Talk!

Dangerous waters

That Presidents' Trophy and the top seed that comes with it seem to mean very little for the Sharks right now. Anaheim drops San Jose 4-0 and takes a commanding 3-1 lead in this all-California series. Full story

Related Links: ANA 3, SJ 1 | Ryan among Calder finalists | Picks | Chat!

Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:52 am
Edited on: April 21, 2009 10:53 am

Allen nails a big 3 and the Capitals get a win

Triple threat

Call it destiny? Ray Allen, his 1-for-12 Game 1 in mind, nails a 3 with two ticks left to clinch a 118-115 win over the Bulls. Boston might not make the Finals, but for one night the Magic is still here, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series: Tied 1-1 | Berger: Rondo | Yo!

Small Capital gain

Washington receives a partial bailout, avoiding a three-game hole in its first-round series. Alexander Semin scores twice in the opening period and the visiting Capitals defeat the Rangers 4-0 in Game 3. Full story

Related Links: NYR 2, WAS 1 | Goldstein: No Flames out | B/R | Talk!

Sleeper central

Draft grades? Pete Prisco doesn't need no stinkin' draft grades. He does his own scouting for players who will be better than most of the projections, starting with unlucky QB Stephen McGee. Better-Than Team

Related Links: Prisco: '08 Better-Than Team | Yo! Stafford, Sanchez

Posted on: April 17, 2009 10:32 am

Best QB in the draft and Berger's NBA predictions

Arms race

So much for senior leadership. A very thin QB class is led by three underclassmen before a big drop to the depths. Frank Cooney breaks down signal callers and gives special attention to special teamers. Story

Related Links: QBs | K's | P's | You: Stafford or Sanchez? | Stafford

Playoff preview: East

Cavaliers over Pistons and Celtics over Bulls? Locks. Magic sweeping the 76ers? Yep. Only Heat-Hawks gives Ken Berger problems in his East preview -- but only one team has Dwyane Wade. Story | Series

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Welcome to the jungle

The Stanley Cup champion Red Wings give the Jackets a rude welcome to their first playoff appearance with a 4-1 beating. Wes Goldstein says experienced Detroit takes advantage of a jittery Columbus team.

Related Links: Series: DET 1, CLB 0 | Bracket | Expert Picks | Puck!

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