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  1. Dirk (bruised knee) needs extra day of rest

    Tim MacMahon

    MEMPHIS -- Here's a little positive spin about the Dallas Mavericks' ending up with the eighth seed: It gets them an extra day of rest before the playoffs. Dirk Nowitzki especially needs it. The Mavs' 35-year-old star played a season-high 46 mi...

    Blog | April 17, 2014
  2. Hawks-Bucks Preview

    Hawks-Bucks Preview

    Preview | April 15, 2014
  3. Knicks' playoff streak ends at three

    Ian Begley

    The Hawks' win over the Heat on Saturday clinches the eighth seed for Atlanta and leaves the Knicks out of the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. Here's what that means for the franchise: Melo factor: For the first time in his 11 season...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  4. Opening Tip: Eighth seed won't do for Mavs

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - Never mind the magic number for the Dallas Mavericks. The bare minimum for making the playoffs doesn't do the Mavs much good. Does opening the postseason with a stay on San Antonio's Riverwalk, clean as it as these days, sound like any fu...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  5. Cavaliers-Hawks Preview

    Cavaliers-Hawks Preview

    Preview | April 03, 2014
  6. Bulls-Hawks Preview

    Bulls-Hawks Preview

    Preview | April 01, 2014
  7. Rapid Reaction: Knicks 107, Kings 99

    Ian Begley

    The Knicks keep inching closer to the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. New York moved to within two games of Atlanta for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East after beating the Sacramento Kings by eight on Wednesday night. The K...

    Blog | March 27, 2014
  8. Thibs' confidence stems from experience

    Scott Powers

    DEERFIELD, Ill. -- Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has his reasons for refusing to believe his team can't compete for an NBA title, even without Derrick Rose. "I coached in New York when were the eighth seed and made it the Finals," Thibodeau sa...

    Blog | November 29, 2013
  9. Giving it a rest not always for the best

    Tom Haberstroh

    MIAMI - Shane Battier remembers it like it was yesterday. He was on the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2011 and his team had just upset the mighty San Antonio Spurs in the first-round of the playoffs in six games. The Grizzlies were the eighth-seed tha...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  10. One upside to losing

    Chris Forsberg

    One teeny, tiny silver lining for Celtic fans as they watch their team limp to the finish line of the 2012-13 regular season: Boston is aiding its draft status without sacrificing its playoff seeding (at least for the moment while keeping eighth-seed...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  11. Race for 8th seed: Schedule comparison

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -The race for the West's eighth seed heads into the home stretch with the Dallas Mavericks trailing the Utah Jazz and Los Angeles Lakers by a game and a half. With an assist from ESPN Stats and Information, here's a quick comparison of the ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  12. Mavs beginning a last-hope homestand

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS - The Mavericks woke up this morning closer to the bottom of the Western Conference standings than they are to the eighth seed. Suffice to say, their 12-season postseason streak looks like it's on life support at this point. If you want to ...

    Blog | February 06, 2013
  13. Dirk Nowitzki: Dallas Mavericks need to be more competitive than ...

    Tim MacMahon

    Dirk Nowitzki doesn't want to play for another NBA franchise, but he also doesn't want to finish his career just fighting for the Western Conference's final playoff spot.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2013
  14. What chances do Lakers have to make the playoffs?

    Ernest Tolden, ESPN Stats & Information

    Before Wednesday's game, the Lakers were 15-19 and four games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The last five teams to make the postseason as an eighth seed in the Western Conference had a combined win percentage of .584 (230-1...

    Blog | January 09, 2013
  15. Camby on '99: We got hot at the right time

    Jared Zwerling

    This Knicks team, 36-30, the seventh seed, is like a mirror image of the one 13 years ago that entered the playoffs as the eighth seed at 27-23. While both their records were around .500, they finished strong to end the regular season. While this ...

    Blog | April 27, 2012
  16. Steve Kerr: Knicks needed the sixth seed

    Jared Zwerling

    The question will exhaust itself from now until the Knicks finish playing the Bobcats Thursday night: Who would they rather face in the first round, the Bulls or Heat? Because until the game is in the books, the seventh and eighth seeds are up for gr...

    Blog | April 26, 2012