The NBA playoffs have started, but at the same time nothing truly exciting is occurring.
Most of the 12 referees who worked last season's NBA Finals are back in this year's playoffs, the exceptions being McCutchen and Danny Crawford, both of whom have retired from officiating. Houston can overwhelm Golden State with its offense.
The Thunder have the talent to advance all the way to the Finals but their inconsistent play has hurt them all season. Their most coveted athlete would be guard Victor Oladipo who is the strongest Most Improved Player candidate, but barely made the all-star team. Under the new system, starting in 2019, the teams with the three worst records each will have a 14 percent chance at the No.1 pick.
If ALL this goes to plan, the Miami Heat could be looking at the Conference Finals. Even though they took Game 1 into overtime, once OT began the Bucks were at a loss. The Bucks can take the series in five games.
John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards, Mike Scott #30 of the Washington Wizards and John Wall #2 of the Washington Wizards exit the court during the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 5, 2018 at The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.
Unfortunately, the first-day wasn't as entertaining as everybody expected.
The Heat come into the playoffs as the sixth seed, facing the Philadelphia Sixers in the first round.
For a Cleveland team that doesn't play with enough energy and effort, Osman provides both - and should be playing over Green. Sadly, the reason they can not compete is because of injuries.
What a difference two years can make. Even though the Raptors had one of the best season in franchise history and a really a good year from Demar Derozan and Kyle Lowry.
Shares with Uncommon Volume Cardinal Health, Inc.'s (CAH) Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 63,043 shares in the company, valued at $4,336,097.54. According to 2017Q4 SEC form the Parsec Financial Management Inc decreased its stake in Cardinal Health Inc (CAH ) by 25.7%.
Russian Investigative Journalist Dies After Fall From Balcony As the New Yorker noted, it was the first time in half a century that Russian and US military forces had engaged in direct combat. Bashkov said the reporter asked to find him a lawyer, but an hour later Borodin called back and said it was a false alarm.
They choke in the playoffs and James does not.
So, here's a look "Upset Watch" of Eastern Conference's First Round, an unscientific prediction of which lower-seeded squads are most likely to pull an upset in their series. Last year, they got 42 wins, finished 7th in the East, and were swept in the playoffs by Cleveland.
"We'll see how much of an impact that has, but my sense is we're still going to have some work to do". The Cavs have been there before, hungry for more, and want to see the Warriors one more time.
Watching the Warriors winning games without their star players is even more exciting, as it gives them a chance to showcase their depth and Steve Kerr's excellent coaching abilities.
The West is a different monster all together. Trevor Ariza, P.J. Tucker, Eric Gordon and Chris Paul combined to make just 10 of 35 shots in that game.
France and Australia lead the way in worldwide representation in these playoffs, with seven players from each nation making it to the second season. MVP candidate Anthony Davis, Jrue Holliday and playoff Rajon Rondo is a cast that can compete in the east. Assuming they get past Minnesota, the Rockets could be derailed in the second round by the Oklahoma City Thunder, a perplexing squad that has pretty much spent all season trying to figure out how to mesh the vast talents of Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony.
Houston posted the league's best record (65-17), and it's hard to bet against a team that has James Harden.
The Sixers crowd roared as Embiid, the self-proclaimed "Phantom of the Process", waved his arms toward the crowd and exhorted them to get louder. The Celtics' defense does well defending penetrators like Ben Simmons, but an offensive monster like Embiid figures to be too much.
Finally, the Warriors are still the favorite to win it all.
Zions Bancorporation's holdings in Occidental Petroleum were worth $1,241,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. In terms of the number of analysts that have the stock rated as a Buy or Strong Buy, we can see that the number is now 4.
The initial impressions seem very clear - Kratos' latest adventure is not one that series fans will want to miss. It's officially God of War week, with the highly anticipated game releasing in just a couple of days.
Millennium Mngmt Ltd Com holds 0.02% of its capital in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has "Buy" rating given by Robert W. When the value is below 1, the company may not be generating enough cash from its operations to meet its interest obligations.
He said the government has set up a state-wise committee to oversee the transfer of excess currency between the states. There is one problem that some states have less currency & others have more. "The government will act tough on this".
US officials recently said that Washington was not planning for another military strike on Syria after the Saturday attack. Following reports of the missile strikes on April 16, the Israeli military declined to comment.
In an accompanying editorial published along with the study, reports of abuse (including cases of prescribed ketamine) were noted. But the sedative has also been abused by partygoers, enough to be considered a " date rape drug " alongside Rohypnol.
It dropped, as 46 investors sold Ecolab Inc. shares while 298 reduced holdings. 261 rose stakes while 91 funds bought stakes. The Two Creeks Capital Management Lp holds 552,446 shares with $74.13 million value, up from 494,622 last quarter.
Nirmala Devi locked herself up when she found a posse of police personnel posted outside her house at Chokkalinga Nagar at noon. In the clip, a woman is heard suggesting that the girls adjust with some officials "for getting 85 per cent mark and money".
Cowen and Company restated an "outperform" rating and issued a $135.00 price objective on shares of Apple in a report on Thursday. It is positive, as 50 investors sold AAPL shares while 1023 reduced holdings. 151 funds opened positions while 637 raised stakes.
While we can debate on how true that actually is, it doesn't change the fact that it is happening and that it is concerning. Zuckerberg to Facebook , and we believe that the costs of this overall security program are appropriate and necessary.
It improved, as 34 investors sold ZTS shares while 251 reduced holdings. 241 rose positions while 80 funds amassed positions. Jefferies Group restated a "buy" rating and issued a $96.00 price target on shares of Zoetis in a research report on Friday.
The Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute welcomed a male western lowland gorilla on Sunday evening. They showed her photos of other gorillas and their babies and even introduced her to a stuffed gorilla baby for practice.
SpaceX Will Build Its Big Falcon Rocket in Los Angeles
Bigger and more powerful observatories of the future will scrutinize these prime candidates for potential signs of life. Scheduled for an April 2018 launch, the spacecraft will prowl for planets around the closest, brightest stars.
GAIN Capital Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.06 (GCAP)
The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by Sandler O'Neill. (NYSE: GCAP ) earned "Hold" rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. It also upped Parsley Energy Inc (NYSE:PE) stake by 38,675 shares and now owns 76,050 shares. (NYSE: GCAP ) or 30,353 shares.
WWE Raw: Title changes hands amid Superstar Shake-up
For the second year in a row, we're getting to experience the utter chaos and unpredictability of the WWE Superstar Shake-up . WWE Monday Night Raw is repeated in full every Tuesday at 9pm on Sky Sports Arena HD .
Mobile US, Inc. (TMUS)
Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 406,883 shares of the company's stock, valued at $26,650,836.50. Captivating a peek at sell-side analyst insights, we can understand that the recent mean target price for the company is $73.54.
Olynyk helps Heat to Game 2 victory over 76ers
Whiteside was terrible in Game 1 on Saturday night, scoring two points on 1-for-4 shooting with two turnovers in 12 minutes. The Heat began applying fullcourt pressure and didn't allow the Sixers much room to operate at all on the three-point line.
Colorado Teachers Next to Strike
It would be up to voters to change where the marijuana money goes and give more money for student funding or teacher pay. The rally is organized by the Colorado Education Association, the state's largest teacher's union.
Promising Hope For Lung Cancer Patients
According to the recently obtained finings, the medical experts suggest a new way to be used in treating lung cancer. Immunotherapies are quickly increasing survival rates for some of the deadliest cancers in the world.
Paradigm Financial Advisors LLC Holds Stake in Intel Corp
Qv Investors Inc increased its stake in Intel Corp ( INTC ) by 68.09% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. RBC Capital Markets upgraded General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) on Tuesday, December 19 to "Outperform" rating.
Last Week Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE:TPX) Ratings
Nomura lowered Tempur Sealy International from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report on Monday, January 30th. Albert increased its stake in Tempur Sealy Intl Inc (TPX) by 69.82% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC.