Tags: Playoff Games

How the Blues Went From Last Place to the Stanley Cup Finals

The St. Louis Blues, the N.H.L.’s worst team as late as the morning of Jan. 3, are four wins from hoisting their first Stanley Cup. They advanced to the final round for the first time in 49 years on Tuesday night, ousting the San Jose Sharks from the Western Conference finals with a 5-1 victory…

Warriors 119, Blazers 117, OT | Golden State wins the series, 4-0.: Warriors Sweep Blazers to Reach Their 5th Straight N.B.A. Finals

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Golden State Warriors’ season has not been a straight line. They have coped with injuries, behind-the-scenes squabbles, fatigue and even complacency. But they are still a basketball superpower, and they are imposing their will this postseason with another majestic romp past overmatched opponents. On Monday night, the Warriors clinched a fifth…

Damian Lillard’s Impossible Burden

It was not supposed to end like this for Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers. Not this year. Dealt what seemed like a fatal blow in March when Jusuf Nurkic, Portland’s most valuable indispensable inside presence, was lost for the season with a broken leg, the team somehow grew stronger. The Blazers entered the…