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Wrapping up the 2018 National Basketball Association season is total insanity, particularly in the Western Conference.
The Western Conference comes down to two teams and maybe one sleeper. The Warriors' championship hopes will increase if and when Curry returns to the lineup. They needed overtime to beat the Nuggets and get into the postseason.
Cleveland will host IN at 3:30 p.m. Sunday, as LeBron James tries to lead the Cavs to its fourth straight NBA Finals appearance.
Blazers: No. 3 with a win, but could finish behind the Spurs or Thunder with a loss.
Although the Sixers gained the upper hand in the head-to-head battle Friday with a thrilling home victory, they are only one game in front of the Cavs entering Wednesday's action.
The Jazz are in a great situation. Philadelphia routed Milwaukee to clinch the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.
While San Antonio can certainly win its game, the tanking Memphis Grizzlies have to defeat the OKC Thunder. And the Jazz-Blazers game will only matter if the Thunder manage to win their own.
The Pelicans will play the Portland Trail Blazers in the postseason this year. Leonard got hurt when he stepped on Pachulia on the landing; he and the Spurs haven't been the same since. San Antonio will capture No. 6 with a win and a Trail Blazerswin and a Thunderwin.
The reason for all the uncertainty is that seeds 5-9 are all separated by only one game.
The Thunder struggled in the early part of the schedule until they figured out how the ideal role of Carmelo Anthony. Triple-double machine Russell Westbrook, future hall of famer Carmelo Anthony, and star Paul George will put up a fight. Had the Thunder lost to Memphis, Utah would have been the No. 4 seed and faced the Pelicans.
Amazon key features are now available all over the nation
This is going to allow you to talk to Alexa to ask it things like how the weather is, what's on your calendar and so forth. The command is also useful for announcing when you're leaving the house, or to announce when you're on the way home.
As Oklahoma teachers strike drags on, frustration mounts
The Oklahoma movement has received national attention as teachers call for better pay and more money to educate their classes. They also want a $5,000 pay increase for support professionals like bus drivers and custodians over the next three years.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have the pieces to match other powerhouse teams in the Western Conference. Now led by young role players and rookie Jayson Tatum they should take down the Miami Heat. TV information for potential Games 5-7 is still to be determined.
If New Orleans and Oklahoma City both win Wednesday, the Wolves will get the No. 8 seed, drawing a first-round series with Houston, which is 4-0 vs. the Wolves this season. The Timberwolves will not be in the playoffs with a loss.
"They just made the plays at the end", Denver's Will Barton said of the Timberwolves.
The schedule for the first-round matchups will be updated when announced.
The Eastern Conference doesn't have as many insane scenarios. The first two seeds are locked but the remaining are to be known tonight. Just before the season started, who could have thought the Raptors will be on top?
Casey says the Raptors have been mindful of minutes all season for the team's "high-usage" players like Lowry and DeRozan. Wizards 2. Celtics vs. 7. And the Celtics will draw the Heat in the first round. But the Cleveland Cavaliers can jump to the three seed with a win on Wednesday against the New York Knicks, and a 76ers'loss to the Bucks. Cleveland has had a lot of problems this season but IN shouldn't be one, especially with playoff LeBron James. With an abrupt changes in the middle of the season, James managed to play along with newcomers in the system. Portland and Utah will play for the No. 3 seed in the West, in one of the few cut-and-dry matchups. The playoffs are when you can finally tell what teams are real and what teams are fake. The Cleveland Cavaliers will take on the Indiana Pacers.
The small forward averaged 13.5 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game - all career highs - in 73 games during the 2017-18 season. The 76ers are going into the playoffs on a 16-game winning streak.
Miami got this spot by outlasting the Raptors in overtime and watching the Bucks decide not to show up against the 76ers.
Directly beneath the Raptors and Celtics is a battle for third place between the Philadelphia 76ers and Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Washington Wizards understand that they rely on John Wall to carry them into the playoffs and to go deeper in the second round. The eight seed Washington Wizards will give Toronto trouble.
Three loud blasts were heard and three clouds of smoke could be seen in the sky above central Riyadh, according to witnesses. The location may have been selected by the kingdom to avoid Houthi missile strikes during Sunday's summit.
He has been largely blessed with good health, but he has been admitted to hospital with various complaints in recent years. Prince Philip has been in pain for over a month now and has been forced to cancel a number of rare public engagements.
During the protests, a 28-year-old civilian Sharjeel Ahmad received bullet injuries in stomach and succumbed. This is the second time that four civilians have been killed by security forces near encounter sites.
The president did not acknowledge Pruitt while reporters were present or address the ethical cloud swirling around his EPA chief. Apol said the EPA needed to "take action to appropriately address any violations".
A defiant Workers Party, founded by Lula, said its supporters would take to the streets to defend his right to run. Despite the legal troubles that have angered some Brazilians, da Silva leads preference polls to return to office.
Nonetheless, organizers have agreed to exhibit the new Ron Howard-directed Star Wars movie during a special screening on May 15. Solo stars Alden Ehrenreich as the titular Han Solo , hero of four of the previous eight films in the main Star Wars canon.
Blessing's removal will be part of a broader reshuffle that could affect other senior executives, the source said. Amid opposition from labor leaders, Mueller failed to sell motorbike maker Ducati previous year .
As with seemingly every tweet from the Oval Office, people had issues with what Donald Trump had to say about the fire. Two hundred New York City firefighters and emergency medical services workers responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m.
Rajoy's position was not shared by the leading politician of his conservative Popular Party in Catalonia. German prosecutors have argued that the charge of rebellion is similar to Germany's offence of treason.
Wenger in a Welbeck wonderland after win
" Southampton are a team who have good technical quality and I am quite surprised to find them where they are", he said. Goalscorer Charlie Austin echoed his manager's frustration.
3rd death reported in IL linked to fake weed
A third person has died after experiencing severe bleeding from synthetic marijuana use in IL , health officials said. The CDC has concurred that the use of synthetic cannabinoids can lead to serious illness or death.
Palestinians practise parkour on Gaza-Israel border
Among the others killed were Palestinian gunmen who had attempted to cross into Israel and two militants killed by Israeli forces. The shooting in the video appears to take place along Gaza's border with Israel.
The Undertaker Spotted In NOLA Ahead Of WrestleMania
The Undertaker showcased some his favourite moves The Old School, Chokeslam and Tombstone Piledriver to destroy Cena. The Deadman left his trademark trench coat and hat in the ring as the show went off the air in emotional scenes.
BJP celebrates 38th foundation day
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday issued a clarification for his remarks on the opposition. Exuding confidence, he said the people will once again show faith in Modi and vote the BJP to power in 2019.
Feds seize Backpage.com, other sites in enforcement action
Backpage .com provides a place for people to sell items, seek roommates, list upcoming events or advertise jobs openings. In 2016, Backpage's CEO Carl Ferrer was arrested in Houston on pimping charges, states NPR; they were later dismissed.
Duke in the NBA: Kyrie Irving Done For the Season
Following that recent procedure, pathology indicated the presence of a bacterial infection at the site of the original surgery . In Irving's absence, fellow Duke star Jayson Tatum has picked up the slack averaging 13.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.
Snapchat takes leaf from Facebook with group video, mentions
To tag a friend, users insert the '@' sign, type out their friend's username and then tap on the name of the user you want to tag. Facebook Messenger has filters too, but only supports six callers; Houseparty can handle eight callers, but doesn't have filters.
Three people injured in YouTube HQ shooting
Stanford Hospital says it has received patients from a shooting at YouTube headquarters, according to the Associated Press . Video taken on Snapchat showed a massive police presence and people filing out of the building with their hands up.
President Putin is likely to visit the White House soon
The talks were in preparation for Trump's meeting with Putin which took place at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg in July 2017. Trump specifically invited Putin to the White House during the call, Putin aide Yuri Ushakov told Russian news agencies Monday.