Golden State Warriors Host San Antonio Saturday in Game 1 of NBA Playoffs
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But the Rockets are facing a tough opening-round series against Minnesota, which broke a 14-year playoff drought with a dramatic overtime victory on the final day of the regular season.
The 2017-2018 NBA Regular Season has come to an end and 16 teams-eight from the East and an equal number in the West-made it to the post season.
For the Timberwolves, Wednesday was a moment in itself. However, even when he went down with an eye injury in the final month this season, the 76ers were able to finish on a sixteen-game winning streak in which they beat top teams like the Cavaliers and clinched the third seed.
Simmons is the leading candidate for Rookie of the Year after posting 12 triple-doubles, while Embiid was elected to his first All-Star Game and leads the team in scoring at 22.9 points per match - though the latter is a doubt for the first encounter with the Heat due to an orbital fracture.
Leonard never returned to that series, and played in only nine games for the Spurs this season. Milwaukee has by far the best player in Giannis Antetokounmpo, who can take control of the series.
49ers announce preseason schedule
The Bengals' first game of any kind at Paul Brown Stadium was a 24-20 win over the Bears in preseason on August 19, 2000. The Texans have won the last two matchups, in 2006 and 2009, after losing the first matchup in 2002.
Saudi prince meets with Lebanese leader as Paris trip winds up
Saudi Arabia was France's second-biggest client for both arms deliveries and new arms orders in 2016, according to official data. Saudi Crown Prince Salman and French President Macron had a private dinner in a restaurant in the Louvre museum on Sunday.
Lebron James will have his work cut out as he will have to inspire Cleveland Cavaliers who finished fourth against a Victor Oladipo led Indiana Pacers who finished fifth.
Looking a little deeper over that same 40-year span, and you'll find only five teams lower than a No. 3 seed that lost in the finals. The Rockets will be without a valuable rotation player, Luc Mbah a Moute, who sustained a shoulder injury this week in a meaningless game. Season head-to-head, Houston, 4-0.
Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors handles the ball during the first half of the National Basketball Association game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on April 8, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. But if anyone is capable of creating a game plan to upset the ailing defending champions, it's San Antonio's Gregg Popovich. Season head-to-head, advantage Warriors, 3-1.
Portland Trail Blazers (-210) vs. The Miami Heat and Philadelphia 76ers will play at 8 p.m. ET, followed by the New Orleans Pelicans and Portland Trail Blazers at 10:30 p.m. ET. Portland, which had the league's ninth-best defensive rating this season, will have all it can handle with the way Pelicans star Anthony Davis has been playing (a league-leading 30.2 points, 11.9 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game since DeMarcus Cousins' season-ending Achilles injury January 26).
To give us a hand, we had a chat with our pals over at The Starters (Leigh Ellis, Trey Kerby, J.E. Skeets, and Tas Melas) the day after the season ended when they were fresh off their end-of-season awards show, The Starties, and primed for the playoffs (which they'll cover every weeknight on NBA TV). Utah certainly needs him to be.
Sajudin's story alleged that Trump impregnated a female employee at Trump World Tower, his skyscraper near the United Nations. The FBI reportedly sought documents related to that payment earlier this week when agents raided Cohen's office.
She described another incident to the committee during which she said he smacked her, grabbed her and shoved her to the ground. He also is under investigation by the state's attorney general into the activities of a veterans charity he founded.
Reed told him as they exchanged a hug. "The Ryder Cup, it's a totally different type of pressure", Reed said. I hit a tee shot that...just caught the last little branch of that tree...but it was a phenomenal day".
Just after the ride ends, two-way feedback is another way in order to pre-empt as well as resolve potential issues. Working with the car-sharing company Getaround, it is expected to start later this month in San Francisco.
Irma lashed the Caribbean and the U.S., making seven separate landfalls as it tore across the islands and the Southeast U.S. It made another landfall in Puerto Rico as a Category 4, becoming the strongest storm to hit the island since 1928.
There was also no indication that Syrian government forces had entered Douma on Thursday, the Associated Press reported. That attack in Duma, a rebel-held town in Syria's eastern Ghouta region, left dozens dead, including children.
Shares in Norwegian, a stock which this year has been pounded over worries about its profitability, surged 37% on the news. Bernstein analysts said a full takeover could be expensive but suggested a partnership deal would benefit both parties.
Kardashian will executive produce "Twisted Sisters", a six-episode original series for Investigation Discovery, Deadline reported. Last night The Sun Online revealed footage of the 27-year-old basketball star Tristan kissing another woman in a NY nightclub.
France has previously warned it would respond with strikes on Syrian government forces, if evidence of chemical attacks was found. UN Security Council failed to adopt a Russian-drafted resolution on inquiry into chemical weapons use in Syria on Tuesday.
Israeli army officials said Israel would overthrow the Assad government if Iran attacked Israel through Syria . Netanyahu fears that a US retreat from the conflict will allow Iran to expand its influence.
McDougal was paid $150,000 by American Media Inc., the Enquirer's parent company, whose chief executive is a friend of Trump's. His behavior in the White House has been closely watched by both those working for him and casual political observers.
Khloe Kardashian Welcomes Her First Child With Tristan Thompson
She and Thompson began dating in September 2016, shortly before Thompson's former girlfriend, Jordan Craig, gave birth to his son. A report in People magazine on Wednesday quoted an "insider" as saying that the cheating allegations were "a long time coming".
David: Severe weather threat possible
Highs Sunday and Monday will only reach the 60s, with overnight lows Sunday night in the 40s near the coast and 30s inland. This gives people time to plan, time to prepare and, in the event of a severe storm, time to take shelter.
Baby in China born four years after parents' death
When they were killed the embryos were frozen at -196C in a liquid nitrogen tank in a hospital in Nanjing. She gave birth to Tiantian in China while visiting on a tourist visa, ensuring the boy's citizenship.
IPL 2018: CSK matches to be moved out of Chennai
Cricket officials initially resisted calls to move the matches out of Chennai but agreed after Tuesday's protests. CSK still have six home games to play with all fixtures still set for their original dates.
257 dead in military plane crash
BC-US-Small Plane Crash, 130 Police release names of 6 killed in Arizona plane crashAP Photo AZRF101, AZRF102Eds: APNewsNow. Four years ago, another plane carrying military personnel and family members crashed in Algeria, killing 77 people.