Here’s a look at the latest and most important storylines from around the NBA and NHL Playoffs.
Wizards point guard John Wall was ruled out for this evening’s Eastern Conference semifinal game against the Atlanta Hawks at Verizon Center.
Chris Kreider scored 38 seconds after the opening faceoff and the New York Rangers bounced back from a tough, last-second loss and defeated the Washington Capitals 3-2 Saturday.
When Paul Pierce headed to the sideline with the Wizards leading the Raptors by 23 points in the third quarter, making Game 4 — and the series — all but over, he saw a standing ovation and waved, requesting more noise.
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.