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Coach K’s farewell tour: No. 1 seed Duke survives ACC Tournament quarterfinal test from Syracuse

Duke nearly went one-and-done at the ACC Tournament on Thursday in its final appearance in the event under coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the end, though, the No. 1 seed Blue Devils used a late surge to beat No. 9 seed Syracuse 88-79 and advance to Friday’s semifinals. They will play the winner of Thursday afternoon’s game between No. 4 seed Miami and No. 13 seed Boston College.

Syracuse showed once again that Duke has some issues to shore up defensively before the NCAA Tournament begins next week. After allowing 94 points against North Carolina in a home loss to end the regular season, the Blue Devils allowed Syracuse forward Jimmy Boeheim to go off for 28 points on Thursday.

The Orange led 40-36 at halftime and rallied late in the second half a 79-78 lead at the 3:32 mark before fading in the end amid a one-game suspension for star

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Why Pats are top seed in AFC

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2 Minute Drill: Why Pats are top seed in AFC



This is sportscenter 5, 2 minute drill. Hi everybody, what a difference a year makes. After 13 games last year, the patriots had a record of six and seven and if you remember nationally and even locally, many were wondering if Bill Belichick lost his edge and his ability not only to coach, but to pick talent after the Buffalo game, Belichick has gone back to being called a coaching genius, Many calling his game plan versus the Bills and those terrible conditions a masterpiece People. Now, even praising Bill the GM for his draft picks and the roster he has put together this year. We’re not hearing nearly as much brady versus Belichick debate. Why is that because the patriots are winning? That’s why. So what changed

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Ja Morant, Grizzlies hold off Steph Curry, Warriors in OT thriller for No. 8 seed in Western Conference

Maybe it was a good sign Ja Morant made his first two 3-pointers. After his third in the third quarter, he lifted his finger to shush the crowd at Chase Center.

The Memphis Grizzlies didn’t play scared of facing elimination Friday. They came out bold to match the Golden State Warriors not wanting to lose at home. Morant matched Stephen Curry with his shooting.

It took overtime to decide things and Morant rose up for a floater with 4.5 seconds left. He made it and furiously bobbed his head in celebration while Dillon Brooks embraced him.

Fans started to leave and the Grizzlies won 117-112 to end a four-year playoff drought and advance as the No. 8 seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

A 10-point Grizzlies fourth-quarter lead faded on Warriors free throws and questionable decisions. A foul on Desmond Bane went unchallenged by the Grizzlies despite Jordan Poole kicking

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Anthony Davis, Lakers Fall to No. 7 Seed as Damian Lillard Shines in Blazers Win | Bleacher Report

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard shoots against the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Portland, Ore., Friday, May 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

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Faced with arguably their biggest game of the season, the Portland Trail Blazers muscled past the Los Angeles Lakers 106-101, breaking a tie for the sixth seed in the Western Conference, clinching a season-series victory over the defending champions and retaining control of their play-in tournament destiny.

Only the top six seeds in each conference will advance to the first round of the postseason automatically. Teams that finish seventh through tenth place will participate in a single-elimination play-in tournament beginning May 18.

One night after getting blown out by the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center—a game that saw Anthony Davis exit after nine minutes with back spasms—a shorthanded Lakers team suffered its eighth loss in its last 10 games. 

Without LeBron James

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