Eastern Conference

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  • Milwaukee Bucks owner Herb Kohl watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game between the Bucks and the Toronto Raptors on Saturday, April 5, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Phelps)

    Bucks set dubious mark: franchise-worst 63 losses

    The Bucks set a franchise record for futility this season, though they aren't dwelling on their failures.


  • Washington Capitals right wing Alex Ovechkin, of Russia, celebrates after scoring a goal against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, April 4, 2014, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

    Carter's late goal lifts Devils past Capitals

    The New Jersey Devils know the odds are against them as they chase a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Their latest win preserved their chances.


  • NBA Capsules

    The Washington Wizards are in the playoffs for the first time since 2008, clinching an Eastern Conference berth Wednesday night with a 118-92 win over the Boston Celtics.


  • NBA Capsules

    Tony Parker scored 22 points in the San Antonio Spurs' franchise-record 18th straight victory, a 103-77 rout of the slumping Indiana Pacers on Monday night.


  • Wizards Playoff Tracker: Not yet

    In this edition of Wizards Playoff Tracker, the unhelpful Golden State Warriors, the return of Amar'e Stoudamire's stats and the random Bradley Beal-Drew Gooden connection.


  • NBA Capsules

    The 76ers had a loss for the record book.


  • Miami Heat forward Chris Andersen (11) blocks a shot by Denver Nuggets forward Quincy Miller (30) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Friday, March 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Nuggets add to Heat woes, win in Miami 111-107

    A year ago at this time, the Miami Heat couldn't lose.


  • San Jose Sharks' Adam Burish, right, checks Columbus Blue Jackets' Corey Tropp during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, March 13, 2014, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

    Marleau scores twice, Sharks beat Blue Jackets

    The talk in the San Jose locker room was about the save at the end of regulation that got them one point. Backup goalie Alex Stalock followed that by improving to 3-0 in shootouts in his career and not allowing a goal in 10 attempts to help get the other point.


  • Washington Capitals goalie Jaroslav Halak, of Slovakia, makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

    Capitals have a history of strong finishes and definitely need one now

    After Tuesday night's 2-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins, Washington enters the final 15 games of its schedule in 11th place in the Eastern Conference and in sixth place in the Metropolitan Division.


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