Eastern Conference Finals
How did much-hyped NBA trios perform in their opening nights together?
Barkley had 11 points to go with six rebounds in his first professional game. You could also make an argument that Maurice Cheeks made up a fourth big piece of this squad, which ultimately lost to the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals .
Hornets hope Stephenson takes them to next level
The kid whose nickname is `Born Ready'' created a stir when he started trash-talking James during the Eastern Conference finals - on and off the floor. He even bent over and blew into James' ear during Game 5, drawing the ire of Bird
more starters injured, the Indiana Pacers' opening night lineup hardly resembles the one that reached the Eastern Conference finals the past two years. It might, however, be good enough to get past the lowly Philadelphia 76ers. The Pacers
Larry Bird thinks Pacers' Hill ready to step up
Pacers. He averaged 10.3 points in 76 games last year, when Indiana went 56-26 and lost to Miami in the Eastern Conference finals . Indiana got down to 15 players on Saturday by cutting rookie C.J. Fair and forwards Arinze Onuaku, Chris
Eller breaks 2nd-period tie; Canadiens top Rangers
in his first meeting with New York since Chris Kreider knocked him out in the first game of last season's Eastern Conference finals . Price improved to 6-1 this season. Carl Hagelin scored the lone goal for the Rangers (4-4). Henrik
The Montreal Canadiens lost the Eastern Conference finals to the New York Rangers last season, but Carey Price's series ended in Game 1 after a collision with Chris Kreider. Price will
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defense. Outlook This could be their year. At least, it could be if you're talking about a trip to the Eastern Conference finals . The starting talent and veteran depth is here, and last season, the Wizards played like a team in the truest
Central Division team-by-team capsules
for the Eastern Conference championship. INDIANA PACERS LAST SEASON: 56-26, lost to Miami Heat 4-2 in Eastern Conference finals . STARTING FIVE: G George Hill (10.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 3.5 apg), G Rodney Stuckey (13.9 ppg, 2
Ducks score twice in shootout, defeat Flyers 4-3
for a few minutes in the second period. ... The longest the Flyers have gone into a season without a win is six games, which came in 1999-2000 when they started 0-5-1 before recovering to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals .
season. Girgensons was Buffalo's eighth shooter in the tiebreaker. The two squads, which met in the 2006 Eastern Conference finals before the Hurricanes won their only Stanley Cup, came into the game as the only NHL teams without a point