Tag: NBA Play-In Tournament

A fired-up CJ McCollum from the New Orleans Pelicans acknowledges the feisty crowd at Smoothie King Center after he knocked down a 3-pointer against the San Antonio Spurs. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Play-In Tournament Recap: Hornets, Spurs Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The ninth place vs 10th-place games took place Wednesday night and two teams were knocked out of the playoffs. The Atlanta Hawks defeated the Charlotte Hornets in the Eastern Conference, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference. The Hawks will play the Cleveland […]

Anthony Edwards from the Minnesota Timberwolves throws down a dunk during a fourth-quarter run to cap a comeback victory against the LA Clippers. (Image: David Sherman/Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Timberwolves, Nets Lock Up #7 Seed with Play-In Tournament Victories

The first leg of the NBA Play-In Tournament tipped off on Tuesday night, with the seventh-place Brooklyn Nets defeating the eighth-place Cleveland Cavs to secure the #7 in the Eastern Conference playoffs. In the second game, the seventh-place Minnesota Timberwolves edged out the eighth-place Los Angeles Clippers to snag the […]

An exhausted LeBron James from the LA Lakers walks off the court during recent loss. (Image: Getty)

Losing Time: Disappointing LA Lakers Eliminated from Playoff Contention

The Los Angeles Lakers were officially eliminated from playoff contention last night when they lost to the Phoenix Suns and the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets to secure the final spot in next week’s Western Conference play-in tournament. LeBron James, who’s been nursing an ankle injury, didn’t suit […]

The LA Lakers are in trouble but LeBron James thinks they still have a chance to make the playoffs and make a championship run despite their injury problems and offensive woes. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)

Will LeBron James and the LA Lakers Miss the Playoffs?

The Los Angeles Lakers lost three games in a row without Anthony Davis in the lineup, and everyone in Tinsel Town is wondering if LeBron James and the Lakers will miss the playoffs this season after they slipped seven games below .500. The eggheads at FiveThirtyEight estimated that the Lakers […]

Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets find themselves headed for the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference playoff race. (Image: Getty)

Eastern Conference Playoff Race: Raptors, Nets, Hornets, Hawks on Bubble

With approximately 25% of the season remaining, the top-heavy Eastern Conference has several teams vying for the #1 seed in the playoffs and a handful of bubble teams jockeying for positions in the play-in tournament including the Toronto Raptors, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Atlanta Hawks, and Washington Wizards. The New […]