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A Look At The NBA Playoff Picture

A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season:

97.1 The Ticket–04/11/2014

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 28: Norris Cole #30 of the Miami Heat drives against the Detroit Pistons on March 28, 2014 at The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2014 NBAE (Photo by Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

5 Things To Know About The Eastern Conference Race

Miami has caught Indiana in the race for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. That might be a problem.

97.1 The Ticket–04/02/2014

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 3:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat drives to the basket against Josh Smith #6 of the Detroit Pistons at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida on February 3, 2014. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice: Copyright NBAE 2014 (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

Van Gundy: Some NBA East Teams Choosing To Be Bad

The NBA’s Eastern Conference is awful — and it only appears to be getting worse, particularly at the bottom of the standings.

97.1 The Ticket–02/07/2014

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 17: Jared Coreau #31 of the Detroit Red Wings hits the ice trying to clear the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during an exhibition game at United Center on September 17, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Red Wings 2-0. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Red Wings Seem Set Up For Success In Shift To East

The Detroit Red Wings seem to have set themselves up for success as they shift to the Eastern Conference.

97.1 The Ticket–09/25/2013

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Pacers & Heat Rivalry Just Getting Started

The Indiana Pacers pushed the Miami Heat to the brink only to come up short in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. But their play made a major announcement to the country and the NBA that the Pacers are here to stay.


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Pacers Focus On LeBron At Own Risk

The Miami Heat are going to have quite a challenge in front of them from the opening tip of Game 4 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Miami must find a way to once again play a near perfect half against the defensive-minded Indiana Pacers.


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Carmelo Anthony To Win NBA Scoring Title; Superstar Shifts Focus To Celtics

With more than 50 wins for the New York Knicks and more than 27 points per game for himself, the numbers back Melo up. The Knicks won a division title, and Anthony will add the scoring title after the regular season ends Wednesday.


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NHL Map Takes Shape After Realignment Approved

The NHL map is finally in order with Detroit and Columbus heading east, and Winnipeg moving west.

97.1 The Ticket–03/15/2013

CALGARY, CANADA - MARCH 13: Mike Cammalleri #13 of the Calgary Flames shoots wide past Jonas Gustavsson #50 of the Detroit Red Wings during third period NHL action on March 13, 2013 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Calgary Flames defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5 - 2. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/Getty Images)

NHL Governors Approve Realignment

NHL owners have made it official: The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets are heading east.

97.1 The Ticket–03/14/2013

DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 23: Niklas Kronwall #55 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with Gabriel Bourque #57 of the Nashville Predators during the second period at Joe Louis Arena on February 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Red Wings To The East: Greatest Idea Ever!

If approved, the Wings will leave the likes of Columbus, St. Louis, Nashville and Chicago for better travel, higher marquee games, better start times and a chance to play three other “Original 6” teams six times each a season or more.

97.1 The Ticket–02/26/2013