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Pacers looking to flip switch in first-round series against Hawks

...changed.Instead of chasing the top seed in the Eastern Conference, all they have to do is protect their home court...9.9 rebounds and helped lead the Pacers to the Eastern Conference Finals. Hibbert insists he will be that guy as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-18/pacers-looking-flip-switch-fi
Long shot Hawks on a roll entering opening playoff series

...one on the active roster was around when the Hawks started their playoff streak ? the longest current run in the Eastern Conference ? with a similar-looking team in 2008.Those Hawks finally reaped some payoff from what had been a tortuous...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-17/long-shot-hawks-roll-entering
Coaches say NBA playoffs are 'wide open'

...sometimes limit it to just two teams but guys that are playing on a daily basis in the Western Conference and the Eastern Conference feel like they've got a chance."This year, that doesn't just seem like coach speak.Take the East. On...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-18/coaches-say-nba-playoffs-are-
Penguins take Game 1 from Blue Jackets

...period, helping the Pittsburgh Penguins rally for a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on Wednesday night.Beau Bennett and Matt Niskanen scored power-play goals 45 seconds apart in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-04-16/penguins-take-game-1-blue-
Atlanta Hawks beat Milwaukee Bucks in regular season finale

...Atlanta is locked into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and a first-round date with the Indiana...and Wash ington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics. CLIPPERS...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-16/atlanta-hawks-beat-milwaukee-
Hawks dump Heat, clinch East's final playoff spot

...stretch in February and March, the Hawks made the Eastern Conference field with two games remaining."I'm happy for...Pacers.Miami and Indiana are now tied atop the Eastern Conference with 54-26 records. The Heat's 85 points were...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-12/hawks-dump-heat-clinch-easts-
Resting Heat routed by Wizards

WASHINGTON - The Miami Heat opted for rest for LeBron James and Chris Bosh over the pursuit of the Eastern Conference's top seed, and the Washington Wizards capitalized in a 114-93 breeze of a game Monday night that clinched the No. 1 seed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-14/resting-heat-routed-wizards
Bobcats beat Hawks at buzzer

...race for the sixth spot in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Gary Neal had 17...NBA's player of the week in the Eastern Conference on Monday for games played...turnover ratio.He tied all Eastern Conference point guards for made field...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-14/bobcats-beat-hawks-buzzer
Indiana Pacers can relax for now

...of tracking standings and scores seems to have vanished, literally overnight.It's a welcome respite for the Eastern Conference's top playoff seed."I think now it's time to just play basketball," All-Star starter Paul George said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2014-04-15/indiana-pacers-can-relax-now
Resting Red Wings roll to win over bumbling Blues

...goalie Petr Mrazek earned his second career shutout for the Red Wings, who are locked into the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs and will play Boston. Justin Abdelkader scored twice, Riley Sheahan added a goal and Pavel Datsyuk had...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/hockey/2014-04-13/resting-red-wings-roll-win