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TV Takes Over NBA Playoffs And That Means Fix Might Be In

 

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NBA Enters Professional Wrestling Mode As TV Networks Attempt To Get Warriors, Cavaliers Into Championship Round

With $24 Billion Contract In Play, ABC Will Do Everything Possible To See Thunder, Raptors Get Knocked Out In Championship Round

How About The Fix That Knocked Out Kings In 2002 And Put High Profile Lakers In Title Round?

By Kelso Sturgeon

Permanent residents of the sports betting world trust no one, believe no one and know for a fact the higher powers that rule sports have been rendered have no conscience and are absolutely amoral because of television money. If a little move here or there can please the TV networks, let's do what it takes to make them happy.

Reality: a nine-year $24 billion contract, worth $2.6 billion to the NBA this season, rules the day. This means there will again be behind-the-scenes maneuvering to get the public's favorite team, the Golden State Warriors, and the popular LeBron James-led Cleveland Cavaliers to the championship round, which would insure the biggest TV audience in history.

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Raptors Even Up Series vs. Cavaliers

 

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Do we really have a series on our hands in the NBA's Eastern Conference Finals? The Toronto Raptors didn't roll over and become the third straight victim of a Cleveland Cavaliers sweep. The Raptors stepped up, defended their home floor and we now have a series tied at two games apiece. With two of the remaining three games in Cleveland though, does Toronto have a real chance to pull a monumental upset? Let's look at how the Raptors were able to win Games 3 & 4 and assess how that will translate going forward.

The first thing that jumps out is that Toronto was able to win games that were both offense and defense-oriented. The 99-84 win in Game 3 was a relatively ugly affair. The Raptors only shot 44 percent, while the Cavs struggled to 35 percent. Game 4's 105-99 win was much more efficient on both sides, with Toronto sizzling at 54 percent while Cleveland shot 47 percent, a number usually good enough to win playoff games.

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Warriors could join list of teams that flopped in playoffs

Despite finishing the regular season with a record-breaking 73 wins, the Golden State Warriors find themselves one game away from playoff elimination. Down 3-1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder in the Western finals after a 118-94 road loss Tuesday night, the defending NBA champions will have to win three straight games to advance. Golden State would join a list of dominant regular season teams that were eliminated without reaching the finals. Teams like the undefeated 2007 Patriots, lost after advancing to the Super Bowl, were not included.

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Matz wins 7th straight, Mets beat Nats 2-0 to take series

WASHINGTON (AP) Steven Matz pitched a career-high eight innings to win his seventh consecutive start and help the New York Mets defeat the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Wednesday.

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