Author: Brett Pollakoff

LeBron James, DeMarra Carroll

Hawks vs. Cavaliers: Eastern Conference Finals schedule is set


Now that the Cavaliers have eliminated the Bulls, and the Hawks have taken care of the Wizards, the schedule for the Eastern Conference Finals has officially been set.

Game 1 – Wed May 20 Cleveland at Atlanta               8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

Game 2 – Fri  May 22 Cleveland at Atlanta                8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

Game 3 – Sun  May 24 Atlanta at Cleveland              8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

Game 4 – Tue  May 26 Atlanta at Cleveland              8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

Game 5 * Thu  May 28 Cleveland at Atlanta              8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

Game 6 * Sat  May 30 Atlanta at Cleveland               8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

Game 7 * Mon  June 1 Cleveland at Atlanta               8:30PM  8:30PM     TNT/R

The NBA Finals begin on Thursday, June 4.

Allen Iverson on whether he’s struggling financially: ‘That’s a myth’

Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson is not broke because a friend was smart.

At least that’s the most recent spin on Iverson’s financial situation, which at times has been reported as being extremely bleak.

But while promoting a Showtime documentary that carries his name and will debut this weekend, Iverson insisted that he’s not struggling — neither financially, nor in any other aspects of his life.

“That’s a myth. That’s a rumor,” Iverson said, when asked whether he was struggling financially.

“Which part,” Charlie Rose countered.

“The fact that I’m struggling in any part of my life,” Iverson said.

This part of the interview takes place at the 5:35 mark of the video clip above.

The documentary, “Iverson,” debuts on Showtime on Saturday, May 16.

[via SportingNews]

Paul Pierce’s game-tying shot doesn’t count, Hawks eliminate Wizards to advance to Eastern Conference Finals

Atlanta Hawks v Washington Wizards-Game Six

It looked like we were headed for overtime.

Paul Pierce has factored into plenty of the Wizards’ games in this postseason, and with Washington facing elimination in Game 6, Pierce once again ended up with the ball in his hands on his team’s final possession.

Atlanta led by as many as 15 points in the second half, but just like the bulk of the games in this series, Washington fought back to have a chance to tie or win it on the game’s final shot.

In this case, the Wizards trailed by three points with 6.4 seconds remaining. John Wall was double-teamed on the perimeter, and flipped the ball to Pierce as the clock was winding down.

Pierce avoided two defenders to launch a difficult three-pointer that splashed home, appearing to give him yet another heroic moment in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career.

But it wasn’t meant to be.

The replay showed that the ball was still in Pierce’s hands as time expired, and the officials waved it off after going to the replay for review.

Final score: Hawks 94, Wizards 91, with Atlanta advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals, and the Wizards going home for the summer.