Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.
Paul Pierce scored five of his 20 points in overtime, Nene had 12 points and 13 rebounds, and the Washington Wizards beat the Toronto Raptors 93-86 on Saturday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
The Baltimore Ravens finally ran into an obstacle they couldn’t overcome: a fourth-quarter deficit on the road against the top-seeded New England Patriots.
For the first time, the Winter Classic is sharing New Year’s Day with college football games that have something to do with the national championship.
The Baltimore Ravens took care of business and got the help they needed to snare a wild-card card berth in the AFC playoffs.
There is nothing left to play for with playoff hopes long since dashed. Wins might even hurt the Redskins’ long-term prospects with a lower draft pick next May. Do not tell that to the players, though.
During a season filled with unexpected obstacles and aggravating injuries, the Baltimore Ravens appear to be finally catching a break in their effort to earn a playoff berth.
During a season filled with suspensions, injuries and painful defeats, the Baltimore Ravens have worked their way into the middle of the AFC playoff picture.
If the Baltimore Ravens are to play in January, they must excel in December.
With the Nationals securing the National League’s best record, for the time being, here’s a layman’s guide to what fans can expect in the team’s final 40 games.