Posted on: April 28, 2009 10:46 am

Ducks dump the Sharks and the Lakers move on

Dumping the Sharks

Somewhere, Brody and Hooper are smiling. The eighth-seeded Ducks eliminate the top-ranked Sharks 4-1 in Game 6. Wes Goldstein says after another playoff flop, San Jose might have to make big changes.

Related Links: Series: Anaheim wins 4-2 | Bracket | Podcast | Hey!


Kobe's desire not to return to Utah this season comes through with a 31- point performance in the Lakers' 107-96 first-round-clinching victory over the visiting Jazz. Lamar Odom adds 26 points. Story | Postgame

Related Links: Series: Lakers 4, Jazz 1 | B/R: Key to a title? | Dunk it!

Early warning

All caught up on the '09 draft? Good. Let's look toward next year. Pete Prisco says a quarterback will go No. 1, again, while Chad Reuter predicts underclassmen will dominate. 2010 previews: Prisco | Reuter

Related Links: B/R: '10 prospects | Fantasy: Rookie impact

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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 20, 2009 11:12 am

Ducks go up 2-0 and the Sixers come roaring back

Duck, Duck, deuce

The Sharks are lurking in dangerous territory. After owning the regular season's best mark, San Jose falls at home for the second straight time as Anaheim wins 3-2. Don't discount the Ducks, Wes Goldstein says.

Related Links: Series: ANA 2, SJ 0 | B/R: 2009 Predictions | Picks | Talk!

Redeeming quality

That's making amends. After missing two critical free throws late, Andre Iguodala nails the winner, erasing an 18-point deficit in Philly's stunning 100-98 win over the Magic. Orlando is a little soft, Ken Berger says.

Related Links: Series: Sixers 1, Magic 0 | Picks | Talk!

Money ball

To get by in this economy, where can we find inspiration? Scott Miller chronicles the penny-pinching Marlins' 11-1 start in Weekend Buzz, while Danny Knobler wonders if the frugal Friars can stay hot in Look Ahead.

Related Links: Marlins' streak at seven | Padres blow 4-0 lead | B/R | Yo!

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