NBA

NBA

NBA

With 1:44 left in the fourth quarter and the Celtics up 18, Al Horford, Terry Rozier and Jayson Tatum checked out of the game. It wasn’t the Big 3 Brad Stevens envisioned when the season began, but it’s the crew that got the job done anyway.

The Celtics have battled injury all season long. First Gordon Hayward. Then Kyrie Irving, Daniel Theis and Marcus Smart. They found a way to win ball games all season long. Game 1 against the 76ers was no different.

Read more ...
NBA

The Beard got busy, and the Rockets used a big first half to take an early lead in their series with Utah.

The Houston Rockets played an uneven game against the Utah Jazz today, but they used a tremendous first-half of peak Rockets basketball to build a 25-point halftime lead, and James Harden scored 41 points to lead Houston to a 110-96 win in game one of their second-round series with Utah.

Read more ...
NBA

The idea that the New Orleans Pelicans could compete with the Golden State Warriors in this Western Conference semifinals series was born mostly out of optimistic, it seems clear in hindsight. Nobody picked New Orleans to win, but it was sexy to predict them stealing a couple.

That looks less likely after Game 1’s 123-101 drubbing on Saturday, one that the Warriors accomplished with Stephen Curry — who’s expected back in Game 2 — sitting on the sidelines. At one point, they led by 41 points.

Read more ...
NBA

Four wins down. 12 to go.

The Golden State Warriors have taken their first step toward defending their NBA title. They defeated the San Antonio Spurs in five games, to advance to the Western Conference Semifinals. There, they’ll meet the six-seed New Orleans Pelicans, who dispatched the Portland Trail Blazers with ease in a first round sweep.

Read more ...
NBA

The 76ers Defeat the Heat 104-91 To Advance to Eastern Conference Semifinals.

It happened. And I’m not just talking about Meek Mill being free.

The Philadelphia 76ers defeated the Miami Heat 104-91 in Game 5 on Tuesday night to advance to the next round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs. The Sixers used another big second half to eliminate the Heat and be the first Eastern Conference team to progress to the second round.

Read more ...