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|Sunday, 18 May 2008 04:46|
Sunday, May 18
Cleveland at Boston (3:30 p.m. EDT). Heading into Game 7, the Celtics are 7-0 at home in the postseason.
Monday, May 19
San Antonio at New Orleans (8:30 p.m. EDT). The defending champions play Game 7 on the road, where the Hornets have not lost at home this postseason.
The Cavs are attempting to become the 14th team to overcome an 0-2 deficit and win a series, and to do so, the defending Eastern Conference champions will have to win in Boston, where the Celtics went 35-6 in the regular season and undefeated in the postseason.
Boston is 15-3 in Game 7s at home. The Celtics are 28-0 all-time in series they've led 3-2.
The Hornets have blown out the Spurs, by margins of 19, 18 and 22 points, in their previous three games in the Big Easy.
The Hornets last played a Game 7 in 2004 on the road against Miami in the first round and lost. They also lost a Game 7 in 2001 in the conference semifinals on the road.
In the Tim Duncan era, the Spurs have played two Game 7s. They beat Detroit to win the 2005 championship, and lost Game 7 in overtime against Dallas in the 2006 Western Conference semifinals. Both games were at home.
``We can win, we know we can win. We just have to go out there and do it.'' - Cleveland forward Lebron James.
``It's not going to matter what we've done the previous six games. hat's all history. Now we have to play one single elimination game and we're going to have to play our best game of the season.'' - San Antonio guard Manu Ginobili.
1998 - Chicago's Michael Jordan was named the NBA Most Valuable Player, earning his fifth MVP honor.
1987 - Los Angeles Lakers guard Magic Johnson was named the NBA Most Valuable Player after averaging 23.9 ppg and a league-high 12.2 apg, becoming the first guard in 23 years to gain that honor.