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Holiday party: Pelicans hold off Blazers, go up 2-0

3:12 AM ET PORTLAND, Ore. — Several times during the three days between the New Orleans Pelicans’ Game 1 road win over the Trail Blazers on Saturday and their Game 2 matchup on Tuesday, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry was asked if he worried his team would be complacent after stealing home-court advantage in the series.…

The experience effect: Which playoff teams are impacted most?

Apr 14, 2018 As demonstrated by the Stanley Cup champion Penguins last season, experience can be a deciding factor in an otherwise evenly matched playoff series. That’s good news for teams like the Predators and Lightning, who have big advantages in playoff experience over their first-round opponents, the Avalanche and Devils, respectively. Using the previous…

Another one: Russ again averages triple-double

10:50 PM ET OKLAHOMA CITY — With a rebound with nine minutes left in the third quarter, Russell Westbrook added another historic bullet point to his résumé, becoming the first player to average a triple-double in multiple seasons Wednesday against the Memphis Grizzlies. Westbrook entered the Oklahoma City Thunder’s final two games with the tall…

Lowndes grabs pole at Symmons Plains

10:16 PM ET Holden’s Supercars heavyweights Craig Lowndes, Shane Van Gisbergen and Jamie Whincup will go toe-to-toe-to-toe in Tasmania after dominating qualifying on Sunday. Lowndes won his first pole position in the sport since Ipswich 2015 with a 50.579sec lap at Symmons Plains The 43-year-old edged out van Gisbergen by eight thousandths of a second,…