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NBA Playoffs in Las Vegas: First-round preview, odds and picks

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, center, chases the ball against Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry (30) and Draymond Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, March 19, 2016, in San Antonio.

NBA Playoffs in Las Vegas: First-round preview, odds and picks
Sat, Apr 16, 2016 (2 a.m.)
The only thing deeper than Stephen Curry’s shooting range in this year’s NBA Playoffs is the competitiveness gulf of the two conference’s first-round matchups. Never in recent NBA history have the betting odds contrasted ...
Chris Beard lasted just seven days as the UNLV basketball coach before leaving for Texas Tech. He's shown April 8, 2016, during a Nevada State Board of Regents meeting to approve his 5-year UNLV contract.
Rebel Reality: UNLV not a destination basketball job
Ray Brewer:
Saturday, April 16, 2016
The past three months have forced officials to face the ugly truth: UNLV isn’t all that. When it took more than two hours of debate last week for decision-makers to approve a less than a $1 million annual contract for the Rebels basketball coach, it again confirmed that once-storied UNLV isn’t ready to ...
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard speaks with the media after a welcome gathering Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mendenhall Center.
Chris Beard departs UNLV for Texas Tech
UNLV to receive $1 million buyout as coaching search restarts
Friday, April 15, 2016
The tenure of the latest UNLV basketball coach lasted only a week. Seven days after officially becoming the 14th head coach in UNLV history, Chris Beard is leaving to pursue the coaching job at Texas Tech, according to a statement from UNLV. “Coach Beard has informed me ...
UNLV President Len Jessup and UNLV athletic director Tina Kunzer-Murphy are entertained as new UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard speaks before supporters during a gathering at the Mendenhall Center on Friday, April 8, 2016.
Take 5: Chris Beard joins this group as he leaves UNLV for Texas Tech
Rebels Basketball:
Friday, April 15, 2016
While the thought of Chris Beard leaving the UNLV basketball program for Texas Tech after one week in Las Vegas seems odd, it wouldn’t be a first for ...
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard discusses his coaching philosophy during a welcome gathering by supporters Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mendenhall Center.
UNLV's Chris Beard meets with Texas Tech to discuss basketball job
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Beard is the leading candidate to replace Tubby Smith at Texas Tech, discussing the position with officials from the Lubbock, Texas, school tonight in the Las Vegas area. It’s an attractive landing spot for Beard, who spent 10 seasons as an assistant coach ...
UNLV guard Jordan Cornish (3) pumps his fist in motivation as the score remains close versus Fresno State during their Mountain West Championship second game at the Thomas & Mack Center on Thursday, March 10, 2016.
Cornish confirms he’s leaving UNLV, will transfer to Cal
Monday, April 11, 2016
Jordan Cornish will play college basketball for Cuonzo Martin, after all. Cornish originally committed to play for Martin at the University of Tennessee out of high school, but was released from his commitment when Martin left to coach at Cal. That led Cornish to UNLV, where he played the past two seasons. With the coaching change ...
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard discusses his coaching philosophy during a welcome gathering by supporters Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mendenhall Center.
Take 5: Quotes shed light on new UNLV coach Chris Beard’s positive mindset
Rebels Basketball:
Saturday, April 9, 2016
New UNLV men’s basketball coach Chris Beard is known as a good storyteller who can work a crowd, so when his contract was approved on Friday he set about proving it.
UNLV Athletic Director Tina Kunzer-Murphy, new UNLV coach Chris Beard and UNLV President Len Jessup are shown onstage Friday, April 8, 2016, at Mendenhall Center.
Analysis: Chris Beard makes powerful first impression as UNLV coach
Analysis: Rebels' fans have plenty reasons for excitement based off first news conference
Friday, April 8, 2016
Chris Beard infamously broke his right hand last month while attempting to motivate his players at Arkansas-Little Rock during halftime of the Sun Belt Conference tournament championship, leading him to ...
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard speaks on his first steps as team leader during a welcome gathering by supporters at the Mendenhall Center on Friday, April 8, 2016.
‘I won’t let any of you down’: New UNLV coach Beard intends to hit ground running
Friday, April 8, 2016
When his five-year, $5.75 million contract was approved by a 9-4 vote, Chris Beard stood up and walked around the table so that he could address the full room inside the Nevada System of Higher Education building. Beard told a crowd ...
New UNLV basketball coach Chris Beard stands with others for the Pledge of Allegiance as the Nevada State Board of Regents meet to approve his five-year contract.
Blog: Board of Regents approve Beard contract by 9-4 vote
UNLV basketball: Beard's five-year deal is official and he talked about winning immediately at the ensuing news conference
Friday, April 8, 2016
After sitting still for more than two hours, which came nearly two weeks after agreeing to be UNLV's next basketball coach, Chris Beard was finally approved to be the Rebels' 12th full-time coach on a 9-4 vote by the Board of Regents. Beard will appear at a news conference later this afternoon.
With a clean assist from regents, Let’s go Rebels!
where i stand:
Friday, April 8, 2016
The UNLV Runnin’ Rebels, and the community that supports them, need to be a contender. Again. With apologies to Marlon Brando, Las Vegas may not be a very long way from …
UNLV forward Derrick Jones Jr. (1) is welcomed back to the bench after great play over New Mexico at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
UNLV’s Derrick Jones declares for NBA Draft, won’t hire agent
Rebels Quick Hits:
Thursday, April 7, 2016
UNLV forward Derrick Jones Jr. will submit his name to the NBA Draft but not hire an agent, he tweeted Thursday afternoon, which means there’s a chance Jones could ...
Arkansas Little Rock head coach Chris Beard responds to questions during a news conference as the team prepares for a second-round men's college basketball game Friday, March 18, 2016, in the NCAA Tournament in Denver. Arkansas Little Rock will face Iowa State on Saturday.
Beard could make more than $1 million per season at UNLV
Rebels basketball:
Monday, April 4, 2016
The Board of Regents will meet at noon Friday to go over the five-year contract proposal for Chris Beard, who’s set to make about $1 million annually as UNLV’s new men’s basketball coach. Beard, who most recently led ...
UNLV guard Patrick McCaw (22) works to control a loose ball as New Mexico guard Elijah Brown (4) does the same at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, January 12, 2016.
UNLV’s Pat McCaw decides to turn pro
Rebels Basketball:
Monday, April 4, 2016
Pat McCaw is taking his headband to the next level as the sophomore guard becomes the second Rebel from last year’s team to declare for the NBA Draft. McCaw announced his decision ...
Oklahoma head coach Lon Kruger cheers on his team in the second half of an NCAA Tournament basketball game against Dayton in the Round of 32 on Sunday, March 22, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio.
Here’s why OU begged Lon Kruger to leave Las Vegas
Saturday, April 2, 2016
Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione pulled up to a new house in Las Vegas in the spring of 2011 to make a major recruiting pitch. It wasn't so much to Lon Kruger, coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. It was more to ...