More Sports As Chicago returns home, the Blackhawks are hoping to closeout the Kings in Game 5 of the Western Conference final. ( Jeff Gross / Getty Images / June 6 , 2013 )
June 8, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
Closing failures get bad rap In baseball, closers provide relief. In sales, closeouts bring relief, too. But in the dark lair of the Bruins, closeouts bring high anxiety and closers have been in short supply these past six years.
June 8, 2013 - Boston Herald
Paul Pierce in Gulf Daily News I'm happy for the win. The guys are excited. But the guys who have won titles, they said the closeout game is the hardest, so I don't want to get overjoyed,Celtics star Paul Pierce said.
Richard Hamilton in New York Times It's another game; that's how we are going to treat it,Hamilton said. "We aren't looking at it like it'sa closeout game or anything like that. It's just one more game we got to get to get where we want to go."
Rashard Lewis in TSN It's another closeout game on their home court,Lewis said. "I think the game will most definitely be the hardest game of the playoffs that we've ever faced. They will come out with a lot of energy and a lot of heart, and I'm sure they're...