The Houston Rockets come out of the All-Star break with a one-game lead in the loss column over the Golden State Warriors for the top seed in the Western Conference. The Rockets have already won the tiebreaker, thanks to two wins in the three head-to-head meetings (with none remaining). So, can the Rockets hold onto the top seed and have *home-court advantage throughout the playoffs? Lets break it down ...* Assuming the West's No. 1 seed finishes with a better record than the East's No. 1 seed.
The trade deadline and the 2018 All-Star Game are in the rearview mirror. And when basketball resumes on Thursday, teams will know what they're working with, and they'll have had a week off to rest and refresh. It's time to get serious. As we come out of the break, there are 19 teams playing for 16 playoff spots. But the spotlight remains on the two teams that have played in the last three Finals.
All-Star 2018 comes with a new format for the All-Star Game on Sunday. The 24 (healthy) All-Stars are no longer split by conference affiliation. Instead, they were selected in a Draft by LeBron James and Stephen Curry, the leading vote-getters in each conference in the fan voting. We'll see how that changes how the game is played. Either way, All-Star is a celebration of the best basketball talent in the world, talent that is, again, putting up some incredible numbers this season.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".