Saturday, May 17, 2008

Streaky outbursts were abundant in last night's two NBA playoff games...

Trailing 25-31, the Cleveland Cavaliers reeled off a 24-2 run to take a 49-33 lead over Boston. Shortly thereafter, the Celtics answered with a 13-0 run to get back in the game. Ultimately, the Cavs prevailed 74-69, to force a seventh game in the series (game article; play-by-play sheet).

Out west, the Utah Jazz trailed the L.A. Lakers by double-digits for most of the game, including a 99-88 deficit as the clock went under 3:00 (play-by-play sheet). But then, in roughly the last 2:30, the Jazz hit five three-pointers while the Lakers were -- for the most part -- making free throws. The Jazz even had two good looks from behind the arc in the closing seconds in an attempt to send the game to overtime, but neither shot went in. The Lakers survived 108-105, to take the series in six games.

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