Good teamwork gets the Celtics the win in Miami despite a shaky second half
Due to injuries, the Celtics’ starting lineup has seen limited time together on the court this season, but when they have played together it has been pretty impressive. This game against the Heat saw the starters impress yet again as, despite some setbacks in the second half, the healthier Celtics were able to overcome their opponents handily.
Even though they were visiting the Heat’s hometown it was the Celtics that were on fire. Finally able to roll out virtually a full roster (minus Gerald Green, who was out with a hamstring injury) the Celtics looked a lot more like the force that they were expected to be this season.
The luck of the Irish overcame the dark magic of the Wizards in this must-win matchup between two of the best teams in the East.
In a must-win matchup that was both a possible playoff preview and a battle for the second-seed in the East the home crowd was rippling with anticipation as the rivalrous showdown began. Both teams started with intense energy on both ends of the floor, challenging each other on every possession. The result was a closely contested quarter where each side struggled to gain advantage.
Big lead, lose lead, win in overtime.
Playing the second half of a back-to-back and their fourth game in five nights, the last thing the Celtics needed was overtime with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Of course, that’s exactly what they got.
Boston took the No. 1 seed, and now they can prove they’re worth it.
The Boston Celtics are somehow the No. 1 seed, and the Chicago Bulls are somehow in the playoffs. Neither seemed likely a couple weeks ago, but here we are, with both teams earning a chance to face off against each other.
The Celtics are considering trading down in the loaded draft class
The Boston Celtics are in serious talks to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe. The 76ers own the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.
If the trade goes through, the 76ers will have the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to trade the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.
In Barkley's mind, the Warriors are still a flawed team.
James Dolan says Charles Oakley has been indefinitely banned from all future Knicks games at Madison Square Garden, saying that it “hopefully won’t be forever” on ESPN New York radio on Friday afternoon. The ban comes in the wake of Oakley’s arrest at The Garden on Wednesday.
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Point guard Chasson Randle has signed a free agent contact with the Knicks, the Daily News has learned. Partial guarantee.
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SINCE we’re in the dregs of the NBA off-season, it felt like the right time to stir up some debate. We came up with the all-time line-up for every NBA franchise, but that wasn’t good enough. Then, we ranked them.
Jimmy Butler had a triple double and Dwyane Wade was a stolen-rebound-by-Felicio away from his own as well.
Jimmy Butler returned to the court and promptly put on an offensive showcase, even without a working jumper.
It happened again. Somehow, some way, it happened yet again.
No Dwyane Wade, no Nikola Mirotic, no Paul Zipser, no problem! The Chicago Bulls returned to the United Center from their Western Conference road trip this evening and managed to pull off their eleventh straight victory over the Tortrashto Trashtors in a 105-94 victory.
The win for the Bulls also represents a 2016-17 regular season sweep of the Cavaliers.
In a world plagued by uncertainty and risk, these are the three things you can always count on to make their presence felt. Logic and reason be damned, the Chicago Bulls are not going to lose to any basketball team on a Thursday Night Turner Network Television game at home, and that narrative will remain cemented for at least another seven or eight months after this evening.
The Miami Heat star, who has suffered from blood clots in each of the last two seasons, said he is ready to return to the court. The Heat, however, have yet to give him medical clearance.
Chris Bosh failed a physical and has not been cleared by the Miami Heat to start training camp, according to the Associated Press' Tim Reynolds. There was evidence of clotting in his medical test, an issue that ended Bosh's season early the past two years, according to the Miami Herald's Barry Jackson.
The latest medical news regarding Bosh isn’t good for his comeback hopes, but it doesn’t completely rule them out, either.
Chris Bosh has not retired. Instead, a joint medical review by the NBA and the players’ union has ruled that Bosh’s illness that caused him to miss the entirety of the 2016-17 season was a career-ending one, according to the Miami Sun Sentinel. For Bosh himself, he still hasn’t ruled out a return to the league.
Chris Paul may meet with other teams, but that doesn’t mean he’ll turn down more money from the Clippers.
Chris Paul will be one of the more coveted free agents on the market this offseason and will have his fair share of suitors. And according to reports from the LA Times, Paul is interested.
The Pelicans just didn’t have enough firepower on the court.
In a game where the Clippers were rested and hosting one of the league’s worst teams, and the Pelicans were playing without both Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday, there isn’t much that the home team could do to exceed expectations.
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