Posted on: May 19, 2009 11:08 am

Pens show secret weapons and the Cavs stay hungry

Secret weapons

The 'Canes know about Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby, but Miroslav Satan and Philippe Boucher? Malkin, Satan and Boucher score and Marc-Andre Fleury has 23 saves in the Pens' 3-2 East finals Game 1 win. Story

Series: PIT 1, CAR 0 | West: DET 1, CHI 0 | Experts | Hey!

Final tasks

The Lakers are back in the Western finals once again. Will home court be enough to nip the Nuggets? In the East, LeBron's Cavaliers are hungry for a title but first they must stop the Magic. Previews: LAL-DEN | CLE-ORL

B/R: Final four | Speak: LAL-DEN | CLE-ORL

Good grief

Nobody comes out clean this postseason, Ray Ratto says, excluding the Cavaliers and Nuggets. Oh, and the story that players need some time in college to develop for the pro game? Pure garbage, blogs Gary Parrish.

East finals | West finals | Talk!

Posted on: May 13, 2009 10:33 am

Marbury lifts Celtics and the B's and Ducks win

Grand theft

Never count the Celtics out. Trailing most of the game, Boston stages a furious rally in the fourth after trailing by 14 and stuns Orlando 92-88. Stephon Marbury supplies a much-needed spark, Marc J. Spears says.

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Seventh heavens

Hockey fans are loving this. Two more Game 7s are set when top seed Boston prevails at Carolina 4-2 and Anaheim defeats visiting Detroit 2-1. They'll all go at it again Thursday, one night after the Caps-Pens finale.

Related Links: Goldstein: B's | Ducks | BOS-CAR | DET-ANA | WAS-PIT

Best, then the rest

The Jays, Red Sox and Cards remain the cream of the crop. The rest of the league, meanwhile, can take solace knowing they're not Padre-bad. Well, except for the Padres, Larry Dobrow says. Power Rankings

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