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# Playoffs

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
# Playoffs
Miami Heat within one win of NBA Finals after pummeling Boston Celtics
The Celtics are now battling the weight of history – no team has rallied from 0-3 down to win a best-of-seven series.
Last month
May 2023
# Swish
Lakers dump defending champions Warriors out of playoffs to advance
LeBron James delivered a masterful performance to book a place in the Western Conference finals.
This year
# Playoffs
Knicks dominate Cavs, while Hawks claw back against Celtics
Nikola Jokic hit the seventh playoff triple-double of his career as the Nuggets took a 3-0 series lead.
Last year
# Playoffs
Waterford take control of Treaty tie but Galway and Longford on a knife edge
First Division playoff series underway as season reaches a thrilling conclusion.
# Playoffs
Lowry and Power drop out of top 30 in FedEx Cup rankings after action in Memphis
The St Jude Championship concluded yesterday in Memphis.
# mixed emotions
Ireland lament 'silly mistakes' but celebrate 'amazing achievement'
Jim Crawford’s men are the first Irish U21 side to qualify for the playoffs.
# Playoffs
NBA: Embiid inspires 76ers to rout of Heat, Mavs see off Suns
Joel Embiid returned from injury to help the 76ers claw back a playoff game.
# Wrap
Luka Doncic heroics not enough as Mavericks beaten in playoffs
Deandre Ayton scored 25 points for top seeds Phoenix.
# Playoffs
Giannis powers Bucks over Celtics in NBA playoffs
The Greek star delivered a triple-double with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists.
# Playoffs
Jake Flannery scores 20 points as Shannon secure promotion to AIL Division 1A
It was a drama-filled day of action in the AIL promotion and relegation playoffs.
# success
Grizzlies prevail after Wolves collapse again in NBA playoffs
Desmond Bane scored 23 points to inspire a stunning win.
All time
# Going Up?
Ireland underage starlet's brilliant free kick helps UCD triumph in play-offs
Goals from Colm Whelan and Paul Doyle saw the Students overcome Bray Wanderers.
# Joy
Clippers win game seven to eliminate 46-point Doncic and Mavs
Kawhi Leonard finished with 28 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
# Report
Disappointment for Irish contingent, as Blackpool prevail in play-offs
Olamide Shodipo was among the scorers this evening.
# Crunch time
Here is every Irish player set to be involved in the EFL play-offs
Conor Hourihane and Aiden McGeady are among the individuals expected to feature.
# Drama
David Beckham's Inter Miami reach MLS playoffs in first season
There were plenty of familiar faces involved on the MLS’s ‘Decision Day’ finale.
# statement
Cabinteely express disappointment after being controversially denied a play-off spot
Originally, the club’s 0-0 draw with Wexford had been awarded as a 3-0 win to the Dublin side.
Jokic drives Nuggets to tie series with Clippers, Raptors strike back again
Both series are delicately poised.
Lakers advance to Western Conference semi-finals as playoffs resume following player boycott
Many players arrived at the arenas wearing Black Lives Matter slogans on their t-shirts.
# Playoffs
Defending NBA champion Raptors claw out victory over the Nets
Meanwhile, the Utah Jazz beat the Denver Nuggets to tie their series at one game apiece.
# post season
NFL playoffs expanding to 14 teams
Club owners have voted to add two more teams from next season.
# Happy Days
Joy for Irish pair as Newport win on penalties to reach play-off final
Mark O’Brien and Padraig Amond were both part of the triumph.
# spygate
Roofe gives Leeds play-off advantage as Bielsa's men leave Derby with crucial semi-final win
Kemar Roofe’s second-half strike gave Leeds a one-goal advantage at Pride Park on Saturday afternoon.
'We’ve got quality like Conor coming off the bench. He speaks for himself with his goal'
Conor Hourihane and Jack Grealish were instrumental as Aston Villa came from behind to beat West Brom.
# Playoffs
Joel Embiid puts up another double-double as 76ers stun Raptors
Game four will be played in Philadelphia on Sunday.
# Playoffs
Durant nets 50 as Warriors advance to NBA second round
The 30-year-old made history by equalling the most points scored in the first half of a playoff game.
# Playoffs
Hayward stars with 20 points as Celtics sweep Pacers out of playoffs, while Warriors and Raptors both roll on
Sunday night saw the Boston Celtics, Golden State and Toronto each take commanding leads.
# Playoffs
Joel Embiid sparks 76ers to NBA playoff win after two ejected
The 76ers star returned from injury to score a game-high 31 points and grab 16 rebounds.
# Playoffs
Siakam shines as Raptors take 2-1 series lead over Orlando
The Cameroonian scored a postseason-career high 30 points and had 11 rebounds during Friday’s game.
# Playoffs
Nuggets star leads incredible fourth quarter fightback, while Kawhi drops 37 in Raptors rout
Russell Westbrook’s Oklahoma City Thunder fell 2-0 behind in their series.
# Playoffs
Long shots, road warriors, and your NFL wild card weekend preview
Playing this weekend and going on to win the Super Bowl is not easy, writes Steve O’Rourke.
# unlikely lads
Ravens and Seahawks seek success by going back to the future
Two teams with little playoff ambition at the start of the year will have a big say in the postseason, writes Steve O’Rourke.
# Playoffs
Fulham are one game away from the Premier League after 17-year-old inspires second-half comeback
It was another near miss for Derby County.
# Boost
Derby County a step closer to Premier League football with semi-final first-leg win
Cameron Jerome scored the only goal of the game for the Rams against Fulham.
# Playoffs
It's an absolutely huge couple of days for these 16 Irish footballers
Cork-born midfielder Conor Hourihane is among the players hoping to help Aston Villa gain promotion to the Premier League.
# knockout basketball
After overtime drama, the NBA playoff bracket is now set
The NBA playoff field is now set after last night’s results.
# Power Rankings
Can anyone stop the Patriots? Ranking all 12 teams heading into the NFL playoffs
New England are looking to lift back-to-back Vince Lombardi trophies.
Ireland v Denmark, World Cup qualification play-off
Ireland faced Denmark, with the winner set to earn a spot in Russia next summer.
# dynamic duo
Steph Curry and Kevin Durant were on fire in last night's NBA playoff
The pair combine for 74 points in their Game One win over the San Antonio Spurs.
# spot the gap
Toothless Celtics star plans quick dental work after shipping blow to face in playoffs
Isaiah Thomas still starred as his side claimed game one against the Washington Wizards.