Rant Sports: 5 Things You Need To Know, May 4, 2014

By Michael Terrill
5 Things You Need To Know
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Welcome to Rant Sports’ run down of the five things that are going on in the sports world today.

The Oklahoma City Thunder proved that they are once again the team to beat in the Western Conference:

Oklahoma City Thunder Sends Message That They’re Still Title Contenders

The Indiana Pacers won Game 7, but they are a long ways away from making it to the NBA Finals:

2014 NBA Playoffs: Indiana Pacers Were Lucky to Have Survived First Round

The rumors surrounding Joakim Noah recruiting Carmelo Anthony have been circulating for a while, but apparently, Noah is very serious about getting the job done:

Chicago Bulls Rumors: Joakim Noah Recruiting Carmelo Anthony?

A win in Game 1 is great, but the New York Rangers have a long ways to go if they want to defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins:

New York Rangers Still Have Work to Do to Win Series vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Francisco Liriano needs to get back to where he was last season if the Pittsburgh Pirates want to reach the playoffs in 2014:

Despite Victory, Pittsburgh Pirates Need Francisco Liriano to Step Up

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