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    Getty Images Brad Stevens reacts during the first quarter against the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals For the third time in four tries, Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics’ season came to an end in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Miami Heat topped the Celtics 125-113 in Game 6 Sunday night, sending Boston home with plenty to think about in the wake of a disappointing finish to what was a very promising year. But in the end, when it mattered most, the Heat outplayed the Celtics. They were tougher and Boston was outmatched in crucial moments. It was an ongoing pattern throughout their best-of-7 and in the fourth quarter of Game 6, after...
    The Los Angeles Lakers have defeated the Nuggets to become the first 2020 NBA finalists. This is the first time since the breakup of Kobe and Shaq that The Lake Show has witnessed such a dynamic duo in James and Davis. Moreover, both superstars delivered when it mattered the most. Although the Lakers held a 3-1 lead, the Nuggets were never counted out due to their amazing comeback prowess. They had already erased a 3-1 deficit twice, so maybe they could do it once again. But LeBron James and the Lakers came right out of the gates at them. LBJ finished with a phenomenal 38 point triple-double, including 16 fourth-quarter points! Davis’ 27 point performance, coupled with King James’ triple-double...
    Watch the presidential debate with live fact-checking by USA TODAYs team of experts Walmart has reportedly picked 2 gas-station billionaire brothers as preferred bidders for Asda, its $8.4 billion UK grocery chain Where do the Boston Celtics go from here? 4 possible offseason moves to explore The Boston Celtics were eliminated from the Eastern Conference Finals on Sunday night, falling to the Miami Heat 125-113 in yet another game they had a late lead in and then lost. © Provided by For The Win It was a recurring theme for the Celtics this series, who seemed to be able to match up well with the Heat for the first three quarters of every game, only to break down late...
    Miami Heat will have to go through former star of their franchise LeBron James if they are to win the NBA Championship after a six-game series win against the Boston Celtics.  James won back-to-back titles with the Heat in 2012 and 2013 but will now line up against them as he looks to guide the Lakers to their first Larry O'Brien trophy since 2010.   'The main key, and it's been like this for a very long time, if you want to win, you're going to have to go through a LeBron James-led team,' said Heat's current star man, Jimmy Butler. Miami Heat sealed their spot in the NBA Finals after winning the Eastern Conference The Heat were...
    Shirley Bannister, mother of South Carolina teacher who died of Covid-19, dies from it weeks later The most adorable small-town restaurant in every state Will Bam Adebayo be a problem for Anthony Davis, LeBron and the Lakers? All Bam Adebayo needed was an opening. He spent the 44 hours between the Miami Heat’s Game 5 loss against the Boston Celtics and tipoff of Game 6 on Sunday seething. He blamed himself — his lack of aggression — for the outcome.  “I was locked in,” Adebayo said after the Heat took Game 6, 125-113, to advance to the NBA Finals. “My family knows how I get when I play bad — especially if we lose — I put that on...
    It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team’s next title run. He’ll have that chance. The Heat are going to the NBA Finals — surprising many, perhaps, but not themselves. Bam Adebayo scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Butler scored 22 points and the Heat won the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth time by topping the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday night. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “This group, more than anything, they just love to compete," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said during the trophy celebration. The...
    By TIM REYNOLDS, AP Basketball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It was exactly one year ago Sunday when Jimmy Butler walked into the Miami Heat practice gym, took a seat on a makeshift stage and said he wanted to be part of the team’s next title run. He’ll have that chance. The Heat are going to the NBA Finals — surprising many, perhaps, but not themselves. Bam Adebayo scored a season-high 32 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, Butler scored 22 points and the Heat won the Eastern Conference finals for the sixth time by topping the Boston Celtics 125-113 on Sunday night. “This group, more than anything, they just love to compete," Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said during...
    Deuce Tatum, Jayson Tatum’s son, broke out a homemade sign in the NBA bubble. Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum received some good news in the middle of his series against Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro, and the Miami Heat. With the league slightly relaxing their regulations on who is allowed in the Disney bubble and allowing close family members to make the journey, Tatum’s son Deuce was able to join his father in Orlando. Deuce might only be two years old, but he already knows how to make his presence known. The youngest member of the Tatum family is already showing his support for Dad against the Heat, breaking out a homemade sign that read “we got this” ahead of their...
    Experts are warning of a coming surge of virus cases in US Honey is one of the most faked foods in the world, and the US government isnt doing much to fix it The Celtics Arent Dead Just Yet For the first half of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, it sure seemed like the Boston Celtics were ready to leave the bubble and head on home. They came out slow and sloppy against the Miami Heat, looking very much like the same team that stumbled to a loss in Game 4 that put them in a difficult 3-1 deficit in the series. The Heat were putting up their usual performance of stingy defense and a cascade of...
    Ky. lawmaker back on protest line after arrest An angry woman wrecked the wine display at a supermarket after being asked to follow COVID-19 one-way system Jaylen Brown blew a kiss to the Miami Heat bench during the Celtics big run The Boston Celtics fought for their playoff lives in the second half of their 121-108 win in game 5 against the Miami Heat. © Provided by For The Win They fell down big in the first half, but managed to get loose offensively in the second half and it was all thanks to Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. They put the Heat away. The two Jays combined for 59 of the Celtics points in the win. Brown, himself,...
    Boston Celtics (48-24, third in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (44-29, fifth in the Eastern Conference) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EDT LINE: Celtics -3.5; over/under is 214 BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics meet in a matchup of two of the top-ranked teams in the Eastern Conference. The Heat have gone 30-13 against Eastern Conference opponents. Miami ranks second in the Eastern Conference with 25.9 assists per game led by Jimmy Butler averaging 6.0. The Celtics are 30-13 in conference play. Boston is sixth in the Eastern Conference shooting 36.4% from downtown. Jayson Tatum paces the Celtics shooting 40.3% from 3-point range. The Heat won the last meeting between these two teams 112-106...
    Brad Stevens felt improved defense helped the Celtics turn around Game 5 against the Heat and stay alive in the NBA playoffs. The Celtics rallied for a 121-108 victory over Miami on Friday to cut the Heat’s Eastern Conference finals lead to three games to two. Boston struggled early, trailing by 12 points, before a 41-25 third quarter helped them flip the game. NBA BRACKET: Updated TV schedule, scores, results Stevens cited Boston’s defensive intensity as a key to the victory. “I just thought we played with great tenacity defensively, and our offense followed suit,” he told a news conference. “But they’re very hard. It’s easy for me to sit up and say to be at our very best and get stops...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — With the Celtics taking the floor for Game 5 down 3-1 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals, Friday night was a “show me what you got” kind of game. If the Celtics still possessed the heart and desire that we saw throughout the regular season and early in the playoffs, they’d come out on fire and force a Game 6 on Sunday night. That “come out on fire” part didn’t happen, but it was only delayed instead of nonexistent. The Celtics started a bit sluggish and erratic, and could have easily bowed out when they fell behind by a dozen points in the opening frame, punching their tickets out...
    Kemba Walker. Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images The Miami Heat have flustered the Boston Celtics with a zone defense in the Eastern Conference Finals. The zone has especially impacted Kemba Walker, who can't as easily beat defenders off the dribble to create his own shot or shots for others. Walker is a team-worst -14 on the floor during the series, despite solid per-game averages. With the Celtics trailing 3-1, they need Walker, their $141 million point guard, to raise his game to his normal standard to give the team a boost offensively. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Boston Celtics will need more from Kemba Walker to climb out of the 3-1 deficit they face in the...
    The Boston Celtics looked poised to become the Eastern Conference’s next great dynasty. But is it possible their window is already closing? For 180 million years, dinosaurs roamed the earth. Forget the Bill Russell Celtics or the Michael Jordan Bulls — this was the dynasty. They had size and speed, they defended tenaciously, and if Michael Crichton is to be believed, some of them could really shoot. Then one day an asteroid hit. Had it arrived a few minutes later, it would have landed in the ocean, and the dinosaurs might well still be around. Instead, it detonated near what’s now the town of Chicxulub, Mexico, and the dynasty was over. No matter how much time and care goes into...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Let’s just get this out of the way. The Celtics were a terrible basketball team in Game 4, and now they’re facing elimination because of their lack of effort in a must-win game. That’s a bit disheartening. Boston will hopefully be a lot less terrible for Game 5 on Friday night, knowing that if they continue to play terribly, their playoff run will come to an end and they’ll be exiled from the NBA bubble in Orlando. The Celtics played against two teams in Game 4: Miami and themselves. What was surprising is that despite all their turnovers, despite their best player being in a freezer to start the game, and despite...
    LeBron James went through fire during his early NBA career. His trial started with challenging the likes of the Detroit Pistons off their championship heyday in the Playoffs. By the time LeBron became a legitimate contender, a ‘Big 3’ in Boston awaited his arrival. Kevin Garnett, a member of the ‘Big 3’, along with Paul Pierce and Ray Allen, spoke about ‘breaking LeBron’ in 2019. He addressed those comments again on the Load Management podcast, specifically talking about James’s exit from Cleveland in 2010 after losing to Boston in the Playoffs. “For all you LeBron lovers, who don’t know sh*t…” KG has a special message for LeBron fans on how he and the Celtics broke LeBron ???? EPISODE: https://t.co/gq3yj65s1U...
    This Is Us Begins Filming, Gives First Look at 2020 Sex Scene The worst car problems you can have No Matter What Happens, the Nets Trade Will Always Be a Huge Success For Boston The Boston Celtics are down 3-1 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The odds are not in their favor to advance to the NBA Finals, which would mark the third time in four years that Boston has gotten all the way to the ECF but couldn't get over the hump and fight for the right to earn a ring. © Provided by The Big Lead Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum Boston has not only lost three games to a very good...
    Several athletes have come forward to share their disappointment in a grand jury’s decision not to indict the police officers involved in the shooting death of Breonna Taylor with homicide charges, but Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown said Wednesday he wasn’t entirely surprised. Brown shared his reaction with reporters following an upsetting 112-109 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. SPORTS COMMUNITY REACTS TO BREONNA TAYLOR SHOOTING VERDICT “It was tough. To be honest, I wasn’t surprised by the verdict,” he said, visibly frustrated. “It’s hard to gather the words but I wasn’t surprised. I think that this society, the way it was built and the way and the way intentions was to never protect...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. Kemba Walker is not the only reason or even the main reason the Boston Celtics find themselves down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Credit where credit is due: Erik Spoelstra has been the superior coach in this series, the Miami Heat have had a better sense of the right moments to strike, and, despite leading for 70 percent of the series heading into Game 4, the Celtics were still unable to close Games 1 and 2. Who stands the best chance of becoming the next Duncan Robinson from the 2020 NBA Draft class? Recaps:...
    Miami Heat (44-29, fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Boston Celtics (48-24, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Friday, 8:30 p.m. EDT LINE: Celtics -3; over/under is 214 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Heat lead series 3-1 BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat look to clinch the series over the Boston Celtics in game five of the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat won the previous meeting 112-109. Tyler Herro scored 37 points to help lead Miami to the victory and Jayson Tatum recorded 28 points in the loss for Boston. The Celtics are 30-13 in Eastern Conference games. Boston averages 46.1 rebounds per game and is 33-10 when winning the rebound battle....
    During a 2017 interview with ESPN’s Mike Schmitz, Tyler Herro, just 17 years old at the time, offered what may as well have been the objective statement on his basketball resume.  “I like having the ball in my hands. Like I said, I can make plays for others, but I can fill it up pretty well,” Herro said. “Having the ball is how you score, so I like having it in my hands.”  The short version: Tyler Herro will get buckets for your team, as he proved once again in Wednesday night’s Eastern Conference finals contest. MORE: How Pat Riley built this Heat team without tanking Herro hopped off the bench and poured in a career-high 37 points in the Heat’s 112-109 Game 4 win over...
    The Celtics and Heat face off in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday. After Game 2 of the NBA Eastern Conference Finals, it appeared the Boston Celtics were broken by the Miami Heat, as evidenced by the reported loud and passionate speech given in Boston’s locker room by guard Marcus Smart. That vocal outcry from Smart appeared to work out well for the Celtics, as they avoided disaster this past Saturday and defeated Miami 117-106 to pull the series deficit to 2-1. Jaylen Brown had himself a game, as he made 11-of-17 field goal attempts for a team-high 26 points, grabbed 7 rebounds and dished out 5 assists. Jayson Tatum notched a double-double by scoring 25 points...
    Jaylen Brown isn’t the best player on a Boston Celtics team featuring two All-Stars in Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker, but he may be the most important.  The Boston Celtics advancing to the Eastern Conference Finals should come as no surprise, even within the volatile bubble that saw favorites like the Clippers and Bucks bow out early. The prolonged absence of Gordon Hayward was once considered a potentially damning blow, given the veteran’s positive presence on both ends of the floor, but Boston has nonetheless persevered. While Brown is capable of giving the most on offense with his complementary scoring and fearless slashing, it’s the defensive end where he’s capable of taking the most away. Brown’s matchup with Siakam in...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — The formula that the Miami Heat had backed themselves into using throughout this postseason wasn’t exactly ideal. They were losing almost every first quarter and winning almost every game anyway. It’s not a sustainable plan, and the Boston Celtics finally showed that in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals when they pulled off a wire-to-wire win over Miami, not letting the Heat put together their typical comeback. Game 4 of the East title series — with Miami still leading 2-1 — is Wednesday, and the Heat are insisting that there will be more urgency at the beginning. “I think we’ve just got to start off better,” Heat forward Jimmy Butler said. “I don’t think...
    The formula that the Miami Heat had backed themselves into using throughout this postseason wasn’t exactly ideal. They were losing almost every first quarter, and winning almost every game anyway. It’s not a sustainable plan, and the Boston Celtics finally showed that in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals when they pulled off a wire-to-wire win over Miami, not letting the Heat put together their typical comeback. Game 4 of the East title series — with Miami still leading 2-1 — is Wednesday, and the Heat are insisting that there will be more urgency at the beginning. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM “I think we’ve just got to start off better,” Heat forward Jimmy Butler said....
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The formula that the Miami Heat had backed themselves into using throughout this postseason wasn’t exactly ideal. They were losing almost every first quarter, and winning almost every game anyway. It’s not a sustainable plan, and the Boston Celtics finally showed that in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals when they pulled off a wire-to-wire win over Miami, not letting the Heat put together their typical comeback. Game 4 of the East title series — with Miami still leading 2-1 — is Wednesday, and the Heat are insisting that there will be more urgency at the beginning. “I think we’ve just got to start off better,” Heat forward Jimmy Butler said. “I don’t...
    Boston Celtics (48-24, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Miami Heat (44-29, fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. EDT LINE: Celtics -3; over/under is 210.5 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Heat lead series 2-1 BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-1 lead in the series. The Celtics won the previous matchup 117-106. Jaylen Brown scored 26 points to lead Boston to the victory and Bam Adebayo recorded 27 points in defeat for Miami. The Heat are 30-13 in conference matchups. Miami is 43-21 in games when scoring at least 100 points. The Celtics have gone 30-13 against...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics finally got a win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday night, and they did so with a well-balanced team effort. Four players scored 20 or more points for Boston, with Jaylen Brown leading the way with a team-high 26. Of course Jayson Tatum was among those four players, dropping 25 points of his own in Boston’s 117-106 win, because Jayson Tatum is usually at or near the top of Boston’s scoring when the game is over. It’s just kind of expected out of the 22-year-old, who has been making everything look so darn easy every night. Because Tatum puts up some absurd stat lines with...
    Louisville federal buildings close as city awaits state findings on Breonna Taylor Foods you can and cant keep after their expiration date Jaylen Brown, Celtics use aggressive offensive attack to get back in the Eastern Conference finals vs. Heat On the Boston Celtics' first possession on Saturday night, Marcus Smart came off a screen and threw a cross-court pass to Jayson Tatum on the opposite wing. Tatum immediately tossed it back, and Smart went to work, putting a little dribbling move on Jae Crowder, before going straight to the rim. He took the contact, reversed to the other side of the rim and converted the and-one.  © Provided by CBS Sports Smart's play set the tone for the night,...
    Stars and Political Leaders Reflect on Ruth Bader Ginsburgs Legacy in Heartfelt Tributes Is now a good time to invest? An expert weighs in Can Gordon Hayward Give the Celtics the Boost They Need? If the Boston Celtics could hold a lead, they would be up 2-0 over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. That isn't to say the Heat didn't earn their pair of wins, because they certainly did. But Boston went up 14 and 17 in Games 1, and 2, respectively, before collapsing down the stretch and losing both games. They put themselves in the best possible position to win, then wasted it away. It led to an emotional locker room after Game 2. ...
    What if theres a tie? How the Supreme Court works when there are only 8 justices Chain restaurants in the financial danger zone Boston Celtics keys for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals The Boston Celtics will take the floor for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals hoping to avoid a three-game deficit. After leading by 17 points in the first half, a massive third-quarter collapse sent the Celtics back to the drawing board heading into a pivotal Game 3 on Saturday night. © Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Kemba Walker's Celtics will look to avoid a 3-0 deficit. After an altercation in Boston’s locker room, it will be important for the Celtics to collect themselves before a...
    Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter remembered the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday night as word of her death swept across the U.S. Kanter honored Ginsburg in a tweet. WHITE HOUSE SAYS BIDEN NEEDS TO RELEASE SUPREME COURT LIST “Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in my thoughts and prayers,” Kanter wrote. “She changed the world, improving the lives of so many, and will continue inspiring so many more. “Rest In Peace.” OBAMA CALLS GINSBURG A 'WARRIOR FOR GENDER EQUALITY,' SAYS NEXT PRESIDENT SHOULD NAME SUCCESSOR Kanter was among the current and former professional athletes who honored the late Justice. Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from complications surrounding metastatic pancreatic cancer. The late Supreme Court justice,...
    100 best rock albums of all time, according to critics How to honor RBG by supporting her favorite causes How the unkillable Heat have put the Celtics on the ropes The Boston Celtics came into the Eastern Conference finals as betting favorites against the Miami Heat. They led by 14 points in the fourth quarter of Game 1, and by as many as 17 in the first half of Game 2. They were ahead by five points in the final five minutes of both games - but they trail the series 2-0. © Jesse D. Garrabrant / NBA / Getty Images Heat coach Erik Spoelstra credited his team's disposition more than its schemes after Miami's 106-101 Game 2 win,...
    The Boston Celtics suffered a disastrous loss at the hands of the Miami Heat. Despite having a 17 point lead under their belt, they let this game slip from their hands. Now that the Heat have a 2-0 lead, it won’t be easy to recover from that. From what we have seen so far, Miami Heat has only lost one game in the entire playoffs run, and they don’t plan to change that anytime soon. The aftermath of this loss wasn’t pleasant. The Celtics’ point guard ended up creating quite a ruckus in the locker room, and a rift between teammates would make matters even worse. Kendrick Perkins wants the Celtics to focus on more important things Sep 17, 2020;...
    SD | EFE Updated: 09/18/2020 07: 58h Save Related news Slovenian base Goran dragic and the pivot Bam Adebayo on Thursday pushed the Miami Heat to a 106-101 win over the Boston Celtics, second in the best-of-seven series of the Eastern Conference finals. Dragic scored 25 points, including three triples of seven attempts, distributed five assists and captured three rebounds, while Adebayo contributed a double-double of 21 points, 10 rebounds -seven defenses-, distributed four assists, recovered two balls and put a stopper. . Guard Duncan Robinson scored 18 points, all from six 3-pointers of 12 attempts. Three other players, including star guard Jimmy Butler, who scored 14 points had double-digit numbers. The Miami team was...
    Ratched producer explains how they brought pop cultures worst nurse to the small screen New York City bus driver knocked out by passenger he told to wear a mask Its Time For Jayson Tatum to Step Up or the Boston Celtics are Done The Boston Celtics are staring down an 0-2 deficit in the Eastern Conference Finals and it's pretty clear what they need to do to get back in the series. Give Jayson Tatum the ball and let him cook. I'm not saying he needs to go full hero ball, but he needs to get aggressive and become the superstar he's supposed to be. © Provided by The Big Lead Jayson Tatum On Thursday night Tatum took just...
    Federal funding threatened over transgender athlete policy Papa Johns creating new global headquarters in Atlanta, shifting some jobs out of Louisville The Celtics need Gordon Hayward back if they want any chance at beating the Heat The Boston Celtics have gotten by just fine without Gordon Hayward, who injured himself a month ago in Game 1 of the team’s series against the Philadelphia 76ers. © Provided by For The Win It was a Grade 3 right ankle sprain for the talented forward who has been through the ringer when it comes to injuries. Yet the Celtics made an incredible run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals without him. But now, they’re down 2-0 to the Miami Heat,...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Boston Celtics have only been outscored by the Miami Heat by a total of eight points so far in the Eastern Conference Finals, but that narrow margin doesn’t really capture how deep a hole they’re in. They 0-2 deficit alone is concerning, and it puts shaves their odds of advancing considerably, regardless of what model you’re looking at. SUBSCRIBE: Get The Whiteboard delivered daily to your email inbox #OtherContentLoving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back, by Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson, is a look at the complicated moral dilemmas of the...
    Boston Celtics (48-24, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Miami Heat (44-29, fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Saturday, 8:30 p.m. EDT EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Heat lead series 2-0 BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat play the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals with a 2-0 lead in the series. The Heat won the previous matchup 106-101. Goran Dragic scored 25 points to help lead Miami to the win and Kemba Walker totaled 23 points in defeat for Boston. The Heat are 30-13 in conference matchups. Miami ranks eighth in the Eastern Conference in rebounding averaging 44.4 rebounds. Bam Adebayo leads the Heat with 10.2 boards. The Celtics have...
    Louisville city council votes no confidence in mayor for handling of Breonna Taylor case 26 Worst Belly Fat Myths The Heat have turned the tables on the frustrated Celtics It didn’t take Marcus Smart’s postgame outburst to confirm the Boston Celtics are performing nothing like we expected from them but perhaps it’s good to know there’s some aggression somewhere on that team. The Miami Heat have turned what was thought to be a poised, mature bunch into a group that second-guesses itself on the floor and apparently, challenges itself off it for the world to hear. Another double-digit lead was blown in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals quicker than you can say “Los Angeles Clippers,” and what’s...
    Game 1 between the Celtics and Heat was an instant classic. With Game 2 looming tonight, what questions do each team need to answer? The Miami Heat escaped Game 1 with a three-point overtime win, thanks to the last-second defensive heroics of Bam Adebayo. It was a crucial win but at least a dozen 50-50 plays throughout the game could have broken differently and changed the final outcome. The Boston Celtics are in the 1-0 hole looking to even things up but the margin is slim enough that both teams will be looking for tweaks and adjustments to get an edge. Game 2 is tonight at 7:00 p.m. ET on ESPN and here is what each team will be looking...
    The Miami Heat have had a splendid run in the Playoffs so far. Not only did they just beat the number one seed Milwaukee Bucks and advance to the Eastern Conference Finals, but have also lost only one game throughout the Playoffs. They are all set to face their 2012 rivals, the Boston Celtics, in the conference finals. Yes, they have Jimmy Butler in their roster, but there are two young players in the team who’s drafting has played out really well for the Heat. Tyler Herro and Kendrick Nunn, best decisions by Miami Heat? Tyler Herro was the 13th overall pick in last year’s draft. The Rookie is averaging 13.5 point and 4.1 rebounds. Even before the drafting took...
    And then there were four. After a month and a half of competition inside the NBA’s “bubble,” the race for the 2020 championship is down to the Celtics, Heat, Lakers and Nuggets.  Los Angeles and Miami were able to cruise through the second round of the playoffs, but Boston and Denver had to go the full seven games in order to advance to the Eastern and Western Conference finals. Now these contenders find themselves just four wins away from the NBA Finals. Below you’ll find everything to know about watching the conference finals, including TV schedules for both series. MORE: Watch select NBA playoff games live with fuboTV (7-day trial) NBA playoff bracket 2020 The 2020 NBA playoffs will follow the typical...
    Miami Heat (44-29, fifth in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) vs. Boston Celtics (48-24, third in the Eastern Conference during the regular season) Lake Buena Vista, Florida; Thursday, 7 p.m. EDT LINE: Celtics -1.5; over/under is 209.5 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINALS: Heat lead series 1-0 BOTTOM LINE: The Miami Heat take on the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference finals with a 1-0 lead in the series. The Heat won the last matchup 117-114. Goran Dragic scored 29 points to help lead Miami to the win and Jayson Tatum recorded 30 points in the loss for Boston. The Celtics are 30-13 against conference opponents. Boston averages 13.8 turnovers per game and is 31-13 when it wins the turnover battle....
    The Boston Celtics will appear in the ECF for the third time in the last four years. This year is special for the team as they overcame the reigning champion Toronto Raptors in the ECSF. The series extended to seven games, but Jayson Tatum carried the team on his back and led the team like a veteran. Tatum earned his reward for his second-round heroics as he is reunited with his son, Deuce, in almost two months. Following the five-month hiatus, the league’s biggest concern was ensuring the safety of players and staff. And it’s safe to say they took care of that department pretty well. Initially, players weren’t allowed to bring any family members to the Orlando Bubble. However,...
    The Miami Heat ascended to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2014. Further, they sent home top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks to make that happen. On the other hand, the Boston Celtics defeated the defending champions, Toronto Raptors, to get this stage. They played all seven games, eventually coming out as a winner, and are set to face their old rivals. This current matchup is history repeating itself. The two teams met in 2012 at the same stage with the same stakes in place. However, it did not really end well for the Celtics and the Heat beat them by 4-3. The Celtics were initially leading till Game 5, but LeBron’s iconic 45 points performance in game 6 landed...
    NBA 2020 Playoffs Miami needed overtime to get ahead of the Celtics in the Eastern Final Miami Heat takes the lead in the Eastern Conference Final in a fast-paced match against the Celtics That was decided in overtime (114-117) and with an impressive stopper from Adebayo over Tatum that gave the victory to Spoelstra’s team. The Celtics blew a 14-point lead they had early in the fourth quarter. Miami responded led by Dragic and with the young man Herro showing his talent (12 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists). BAM BAM ADEBAYO # TiempoDePlayoffspic.twitter.com / rnqxyImqUW ? NBA Spain (@NBAspain) September 16, 2020 In overtime there were different alternatives and it was the...
    Two-year-old Deuce just met his dad Jayson Tatum after a several month gap. The father and son duo are adorable, and the little man is firing up his dad with his presence in Game 1 between the Celtics and the Heat! Tatum and Deuce shared a heartwarming moment when the 22-year-old received his son with wide arms and a warm hug a few hours before the game. Unlike other teams, the Celtics waited till the conference finals to invite their families inside the bubble, and the long wait has been a painful one for the team.  Welcome to Campus, Deuce! ☘️ pic.twitter.com/hjezf5ISE0 — NBA on Campus (@nbaoncampus) September 15, 2020 But now, the Celtics came into Game 1 with their...
    In a furious back-and-forth game full of clutch performances, Bam Adebayo made himself the hero with an epic defensive play to save Game 1.Working on a game story is a weird, unsettling task. The job is to braid together the most meaningful threads of a basketball game into a single narrative retelling. But the relative importance of each of those threads changes in real-time. That strategic advantage that defined the first quarter has disappeared by the third, with some other variable rising to assert its dominance. The final seconds of a game can determine the outcome and, in doing so, reframe everything that came before them. For the final five minutes of the fourth quarter and the brief span of...
    via ESPN/NBA Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo blocked Jayson Tatum's dunk attempt at the rim in the final seconds to help the Heat win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. People across the NBA world immediately called it one of the best plays of the season and maybe in NBA history. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo came up with one of the great defensive plays of the NBA playoffs to seal the Heat's Game 1 win over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. With seven seconds remaining in overtime and the Celtics trailing by one, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum drove to the basket. Tatum blew by the Heat defense and rose...
    With Game 1 on the line, Bam Adebayo stuffed Jayson Tatum at the rim. Where does one even begin in retelling the epic slugfest that was Game 1 of the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals? Well, you’d probably have to start with Bam Adebayo’s legendary, game-saving block on Jayson Tatum’s dunk attempt in the waning seconds of an impressive overtime victory for the Miami Heat. In a back-and-forth affair between two incredibly resilient, well-coached teams Tuesday night, the Boston Celtics came up just short in the extra period, falling 117-114 in Game 1. A nasty Kemba Walker step-back jumper had put the Celtics up 114-113 with 23.6 seconds left. Then, a ridiculously tough 3-point play from Jimmy Butler put the Heat back...
    2020 NBA Playoffs An exciting series begins Q3. 6:36 Heat 61-65 Celtics. Smart has five triples in the game. His confidence in the shot is brutal. Q3. 7:22 Heat 61-62 Celtics. Kemba Walker’s first triple in the match arrives. His team needs him in attack. Q3. 8:34 Heat 61-59 Celtics. Smart gets the Celtics out of trouble with another triple from the house. Q3. 09:20 Heat 61-56 Celtics. Connect Adebayo with Butler to extend Miami’s lead. Stevens is not happy with the departure of his team in this third quarter. Q3. 10:13 Heat 59-56 Celtics. Keep doing Dragic magic on your innings to basket. It goes up to 18 points. Terrible about Jimmy Butler. What...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — We’ll be breaking down the Celtics-Heat matchup in the very near future, with the two teams set to square off in the Eastern Conference Finals starting Tuesday night. But for now, let’s focus on a feud away from the court between the two figureheads of both franchises. Of course we’re talking about the scintillating bad blood between Danny Ainge and Pat Riley. These guys really don’t like each other, and are not afraid to discuss that disdain. This feud means very little toward how the upcoming series will play out, but it’s always fun to see the vitriol between two of the NBA’s smartest and wisest architects. Riley detests Ainge for his...
    Will the Celtics consider trading Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward to Bucks for Giannis Antetokounmpo? Since the Milwaukee Bucks got eliminated by the Miami Heat in the second round of the 2020 Playoffs, rumors have started to swirl around Giannis Antetokounmpo and his future with the team. With their inability to contend for the NBA championship title, there are speculations that Antetokounmpo could follow the footsteps of other superstars and start finding his way out of Milwaukee. Antetokounmpo may still be under contract with the Bucks until next season, but if he declines to sign the max extension that they are planning to offer, they would be left with no choice but to listen to offers for him in the...
    Heat vs. Celtics is the Eastern Conference Finals matchup no one expected. These are the lineup, matchup and strategic issues that will decide a winner. The Eastern Conference Finals are finally set, and the matchup is a familiar one: Celtics vs. Heat. These two franchises met in the playoffs in 2010, 2011, and 2012, though obviously the participants in those games were markedly different than the ones that will decide this series. Virtually the only thing that is the same about either of the two teams is that the Heat are still coached by Erik Spoelstra and Udonis Haslem is still hanging around on the end of Miami’s bench. Fast forward to the Bucks series, and that group played …...
    The Miami Heat have had an unmatched run in this playoff season. They are the only team who have managed to get a confirmed ticket to the Eastern Conference Finals. Very few had expected them to finish the job in just 5 games against the top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks. They have only lost one game throughout the playoffs and truly deserve the place they have got in the finals. However, there is one former who player doesn’t agree with this fact. His viewpoints differ from most people and have really questioned where they currently stand. Was it too easy for the Miami Heat? One would probably consider their victory against the Bucks, one of the biggest upsets this season. This...
    More than 160 executives critique de Blasios leadership amid pandemic Jobs that could grow during the pandemic and recession Marcus Smart is a secret star for the Boston Celtics There have been times during Marcus Smart’s career where it felt easier to focus on what he couldn’t do. He entered the league as a point guard by trade out of Oklahoma State, but no one has ever confused him for a primary offensive creator. He struggled to score efficiently, shooting under 40 percent from the field in each of his first three seasons. His three-point shot was shaky at best, finishing at or below 30 percent from behind the arc three different seasons of his career. © Photo by...
    Marcus Smart said “I bet on myself 110 per cent of the time” after making a crucial late block in the Boston Celtics’ Game 7 triumph over the Toronto Raptors in the Eastern Conference semi-finals. With a little under a minute remaining of the deciding rubber in Orlando, Smart made a critical intervention against Norman Powell that ended the Raptors’ best chance of tying the game. Just a few days ago it was Powell who nailed a one-on-one lay-up against the same opponent to level a thrilling series, which the Celtics finally saw out with their 92-87 victory on Friday. “As soon as Norman caught the ball, instantly I remembered last game,” Smart said. “In my mind I was...
    NBA : It is done. The Celtics managed to overcome the Raptors (4-3) to reach the final of the Eastern Conference. It was boiling! Like any game 7 in a self-respecting playoff series. And if Boston has generally always been in the lead in this 7th game, the defending champion fought to the end. A fight from a distance that allowed the Raptors to stay in the game until the money time. The cons of Smart A fourth quarter that could have allowed the Celtics to quietly complete their ticket for the conference final since they still had 10 lengths ahead of less than 5 minutes from the end (88-78). Yes but here it...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics survived a grueling, hard-fought Game 7 battle against the Toronto Raptors to advance to the Eastern Conference Finals. It was a fitting conclusion to a grueling, hard-fought series. The Celtics were far from perfect on Friday night, but they made plays when they had to — better known as “winning plays.” Because of that, they walked off the floor with a 92-87 win and will now battle with the Miami Heat for a trip to the NBA Finals. “They made us earn that,” Jayson Tatum said of Boston’s series win over the defending champs. “When you’re trying to achieve something as special as a championship, you’re going to have to...
    Kyle Lowry and Kemba Walker have given us a playoff treat. The NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference semi-finals have seen a hellacious matchup between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors. The Celtics ran off to an early 2-0 lead in the series. However, the Raptors have fought back and made this a 3-3 series. Now it is for anyone to win in a final game seven, as the winner goes on to face Miami Heat in the Conference Finals. This game seven may just come down to the performances of the two ball-handlers on each team. Boston Celtics Kemba Walker may be deferring to Jayson Tatum or Jaylen Brown, but he is still the on-court leader of this young Celtics...
    NBA : On the brink of elimination, the Raptors found the resources to win Game 6 against the Celtics after a double overtime (125-122), clinching Game 7. Manhandled by the Celtics, the Raptors refuse to abdicate. Saved by an improbable award-winning shot from OG Anunoby with less than a second to play in Game 3, the defending champions felt the wind again on Wednesday in Game 6. After charging up to 12 disbursement points in the second quarter (41-29), Toronto indeed managed to win in double overtime after also being behind in the fourth quarter, not having scored a single point in the last four minutes of the period and to have been behind...
    3 dead as wildfire explodes in Northern Calif. A Look Back At The Evolution Of McDonalds In 41 Photos Jayson Tatum confused Raptors head coach Nick Nurse for his teammate — and the critical error helped Toronto force a Game 7 in their playoff series © Provided by INSIDER Raptors head coach Nick Nurse was wide open for a corner three late in the fourth quarter, and fooled Jayson Tatum into a costly turnover. ESPN The Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 125-122 in double overtime on Wednesday night to force a Game 7 in their playoff series. On a crucial play in the game's final seconds, Raptors head coach Nick Nurse appeared to trick Celtics forward Jayson...
    The Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors turned in a classic on Wednesday, and we still have one more game left in the series.  To say that Game 6 of the Celtics-Raptors series was a classic is to understate basically everything that happened. It was that good.
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — This is essentially a love letter to Daniel Theis, because the Celtics center really doesn’t get as much love as he deserves. Especially not from the officials. Theis was allowed to play his game Monday night in Game 5, showing exactly what he can do without the weight of three early fouls bestowed upon his back for things like breathing errantly on Kyle Lowry or having the gall to play defense on anyone entering the paint. He took that rare freedom and gave Boston a monster performance on the defensive end, changing shot after shot at the basket as the Celtics played some smothering defense in the first half. Theis only recorded...
    NBA : Corrected by the Celtics in Game 5 of their conference semi-final (111-89), the Raptors find themselves behind 3-2 and on the verge of elimination. Returning to 2-2 after losing the first two innings of the series, the Raptors could not chain a third victory in a row. Determined to regain control, the Celtics this time left them no chance. A quarter-time was indeed enough for Boston to take an option on victory. The time needed to count 14 lengths ahead after limiting the defending champions to 11 small points (25-11). And if that was not enough, the men of Brad Stevens gave a layer in the second act, turning at the break...
    The Boston Celtics got off to a tremendous start in Game 5 of their Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Toronto Raptors. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown set the right tone early with their explosive plays, and poor OG Anunoby got caught in the run of events.  Jaylen Brown had a miserable outing in the previous game with just 14.0 points with a field goal record of 4-18.  But he bounced back in a sensational manner in Game 5 to power Boston to an early lead. Towards the end of the first quarter, Brown got a defensive rebound and initiated a quick transition play. The 23-year-old rushed towards the paint with Marcus Smart to his right.  He swiftly made a one-two...
    The Boston Celtics pushed the Toronto Raptors to the brink of elimination with a Game 5 massacre. To start their second-round playoff series in the East, the Boston Celtics convincingly took the first two games. Then, the Toronto Raptors struck back by eking out a Game 3 win in the last 0.5 seconds before tying up the series in commanding fashion in Game 4. Jaylen Brown’s levitation special over OG Anunoby’s head was emblematic of Game 5 in one highlight: Jaylen Brown INCOMING! ???? pic.twitter.com/YIm7Af37vH — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) September 7, 2020 MVP: Jaylen Brown There’s no way around it: Jaylen Brown absolutely stunk in Game 4. While he scored 14 points, they came on an abysmal 4-of-18...
    Get to know the 2020 Country Music Hall of Fame Inductees 13 Best Home Improvement Projects To Tackle This Fall NBA Best Bet of the Day: Toronto Raptors to win Game 5 vs. Boston Celtics Monday’s NBA card features two tied series in each conference. The Boston Celtics meet the Toronto Raptors in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals and the Los Angeles Clippers play the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Semifinals. © Provided by HoopsHype BetMGM Sportsbook has NBA odds and NBA props for all NBA games, so we’re bringing you the best bet for every day of the NBA playoffs. Raptors (EVEN/-100) to beat the Celtics OG Anunoby’s buzzer-beater to win Game 3...
    Travel shaming -- another plague of 2020 The Surprising Thing No One Wants to Do at The Grocery Store Anymore The Raptors are back from the dead, and the East has gotten really interesting The Raptors were done. They were cooked.  © Provided by For The Win It was Game 3 of their Eastern Conference playoff series against the Boston Celtics, and Toronto was down two games to zero. The Celtics had a two-point lead with half a second left — surely not enough time to get a good look at the basket. Then Kyle Lowry heaved the ball across the court over a 7-foot-tall defender on an inbounds play, the ball landed smoothly in the hands of OG Anunoby,...
    Naomi Campbells ex says shes refusing to return $3 million of his property Stock-market rout: Why it’s too early to call tech plunge the start of a correction How the Boston Celtics Respond in Game 4 Will Tell Us All We Need to Know About Their Championship Hopes The Boston Celtics were on the verge of going 3-0 on the defending champion Toronto Raptors. Kemba Walker made the play of his career with a no-look pass to Daniel Theis to put his team up two with half a second remaining. Then O.G. Anunoby snuck to the corner, Kyle Lowry dropped it in the breadbasket, and Anunoby hit an ice-cold game-winner to keep the Raptors in this series. ©...
    Fact check: Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial werent at risk of removal A Regional Grocery Chain Recalls This Vegetable Product Due to Listeria How a basic bubble quirk and a miscommunication by the Celtics saved the Raptors season © Mark J. Terrill/AP Images The Raptors celebrate OG Anunoby's game-winner. Mark J. Terrill/AP Images OG Anunoby hit a miracle, game-winning three-pointer to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics and make the series 2-1 instead of 3-0. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry benefitted from a bubble quirk: no fans on the sideline, giving him more space to make the cross-court pass to Anunoby. The Celtics also flubbed a basic switch, leaving Anunoby wide open in the corner while two players...
    The Raptors celebrate OG Anunoby's game-winner. Mark J. Terrill/AP Images OG Anunoby hit a miracle, game-winning three-pointer to help the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics and make the series 2-1 instead of 3-0. Raptors guard Kyle Lowry benefitted from a bubble quirk: no fans on the sideline, giving him more space to make the cross-court pass to Anunoby. The Celtics also flubbed a basic switch, leaving Anunoby wide open in the corner while two players covered the Raptors' Fred VanVleet. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Toronto Raptors forward OG Anunoby saved his team's season on Thursday with a game-winning, miracle three-pointer that he shot with just .5 seconds left. The shot went in, giving the...
    Fred VanVleet aimed a shot at the Brooklyn Nets after the Toronto Raptors won Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semi-final series with the Boston Celtics. OG Anunoby’s buzzer-beating three-pointer gave the Raptors a 104-103 victory over the Celtics on Thursday, seeing the defending champions narrowly avoid falling 3-0 behind. NBA PLAYOFFS: Bracket | Schedule | Explaining the bubble Toronto had a week off after sweeping the Nets in the first round of the playoffs and the start of their series with Boston, which was delayed by teams refusing to take the court in protest against racial injustice and police brutality after Jacob Blake was shot in the back several times by an officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. VanVleet felt...
    Protests over the death of Daniel Prude turned tense overnight in Rochester as demonstrators demanded justice Jobs that could grow during the pandemic and recession Raptors star OG Anunoby gave the coolest answer possible when asked by reporters about his stunning buzzer beating 3-pointer against the Celtics © Getty/Alex Goodlett OG Anunoby. Getty/Alex Goodlett Toronto Raptors star Ogugua "OG" Anunoby gave the chillest answer ever when asked about his stunning buzzer beating shot against the Boston Celtics on Thursday. The 23-year-old's last second three-pointer secured a 104-103 win for the Raptors to prevent it going 3-0 down in the Conference Semifinals series. “I expected to make it. I don’t shoot trying to miss. I wasn’t surprised," he said...
    See the Friday Night Lights Cast, Then and Now Do you need a COVID-19 test if you plan to travel? Do you still need to quarantine? What to know about the confusing rules. Kyle Lowry beat the Celtics with one of the greatest inbounds passes ever This is the online version of our daily newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. © Provided by For The Win I’ve watched a ton of basketball games in my life and I can’t remember being in awe of an inbounds pass all that often. ESPN+ Fantasy Tools: Play Like an Expert, Even If You Aren’t SIGN UP NOW Ad ESPN+ Then Thursday night...
    The Raptors knew Thursday night’s Game 3 against the Celtics fell under the must-win category after they lost Games 1 and 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series. No NBA team has ever won a playoff series after falling into a 3-0 hole. So when Boston guard Kemba Walker worked his way around a double-team and found Daniel Theis for an easy dunk with 0.5 seconds left in regulation, giving his team a 103-101 lead, it felt like the Celtics may have already punched their ticket to the next round. MORE: It’s time to give Heat coach Erik Spoelstra the credit he deserves But these Raptors never quit, and as long as Coach of the Year Nick Nurse can draw up one more...
    The Toronto Raptors stole Game 3 from the Boston Celtics to avoid a 3-0 deficit. What. A. Game. But in the end, an inbound 3-pointer with 0.5 seconds left was the difference. You can implement all kinds of schemes, create all kinds of great looks, and sometimes it just doesn’t matter. Boston has been the better team so far though, and luckily for them, the series score (2-1 Boston) still bears that out. Game 4 is Saturday at 6:30 pm EST.
    How to shop for clothes responsibly Pelosi caught getting hair done at coronavirus-shuttered SF salon The Celtics have become a really likable Boston team, to the dismay of many fans This is the online version of our daily newsletter, The Morning Win. Subscribe to get irreverent and incisive sports stories, delivered to your mailbox every morning. © Provided by For The Win Hating teams from Boston has become a popular thing to do over the years, mostly because of all the success the various teams from that city have had but also because of how much Boston fans have enjoyed all of those victories over the years, as well. But now in the NBA bubble in Orlando something weird is happening...
    For nearly a decade, Kemba Walker was the Hornets’ primary source of offense. He couldn’t rely on Al Jefferson, Courtney Lee or Nic Batum to help him out as opposing defenses swarmed him all over the floor. He never uttered a negative word, despite having every reason to complain about the front office’s failures in roster construction. In Tuesday’s Eastern Conference semifinal matchup between the Raptors and Celtics, Walker did not look like himself. Through three quarters, the four-time All-Star guard had six points on 2-of-14 shooting, including seven misses from beyond the arc. It’s the type of game Walker’s Hornets would have lost before the final period even began. Now, it’s fine if Walker has a bad stretch....
    Virus updates: Fauci begs for safety over Labor Day Walmart has the secret sauce for a profitable online business, former CEO says Marcus Smart went off against the Toronto Raptors and NBA fans loved it The Boston Celtics were in trouble heading into the fourth quarter against the  Toronto Raptors in Game 2 of their series on Tuesday night as they trailed by eight points and were being thoroughly outplayed by the defending champs. © Provided by For The Win Then Marcus Smart got ridiculously hot, hitting five straight 3-pointers to open the final quarter and the Celtics went on to win the game 102-99 to take a 2-0 lead in their second-round series. That’s right, Smart drained FIVE...
    University of California System cant use SAT and ACT tests for admissions, judge rules Walmart has the secret sauce for a profitable online business, former CEO says Marcus Smart had the most shameless flop of the NBA playoffs Boston Celtics fans love Marcus Smart. Smart isn’t a flashy scorer or a knockdown shooter, but he’s resonated with the fanbase as a player who will do whatever it takes to win. Occasionally, that pathos will get the better of him. That’s exactly what happened in the third quarter of Game 2 in Boston’s second round series against the Toronto Raptors in the NBA playoffs. As Raptors guard Fred VanVleet pushed the ball on a fastbreak for a layup, Smart...
    Marcus Smart committed the NBA’s biggest flop this season. The 2020 Academy Awards were already in February, but Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart already has the strongest NBA submission for 2021. Smart is a gritty defensive player, vastly improved 3-point shooter and ultra-important glue guy on both ends of the floor for Brad Stevens’ Celtics. But he’s also one of the game’s most notorious floppers, and on Tuesday in Game 2 against the Toronto Raptors, he submitted his finest performance yet. After Kyle Lowry came up with a steal for the Raptors and flipped it ahead to Fred VanVleet, Smart closed in on Pascal Siakam, who was slowly trailing the play to wall off VanVleet from the pursuing Boston defenders....
    These people have left big cities for good. Heres where they landed Whole Foods Market opens first permanent online-only store for delivery orders NBA 4-Point Play: Can the Boston Celtics win the East? In this video breakdown, we take a look at this year’s unprecedented NBA Playoffs, and try to answer four questions that are burning right now in the league. © Provided by For The Win First we look at Luka Doncic, the Mavericks guard who is already exceeding very lofty expectations, and showed off in a cut-short Mavericks playoff run. We also check in on the Boston Celtics and wonder if they have what it takes to win the Eastern Conference. Then it’s time for some tough...
    The impregnable bubble imposed by the NBA to be able to carry out and finish his season hhas allowed the coexistence between the players of all the teams, definitely increase. And much greater relationship between the stars of world basketball can end in really funny situations Like that Ernes kanter and Jaylen brown lived in one of the Orlando Resort pools next to Tacko Fall, the tallest player in the NBA at 2.26 meters tall. Shis Celtics teammates decided to help Tacko learn to swim, except that his dimensions do not make it too simple, although it can be said that he is a “great” student. The best you’ll see today: Enes Kanter and Jaylen...
    Getty Photographs Brad Stevens appears on in opposition to the Toronto Raptors Don’t discuss to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens about how properly his workforce performed in Recreation 1, their season sequence in opposition to the Raptors or how vital Boston’s latest win is. He doesn’t need to hear it, this sequence is way from over and his focus received’t permit him to assume in any other case. After capturing Recreation 1 of his best-of-7 Jap Convention Semifinals sequence, 112-94 in opposition to the Raptors, Stevens is meticulously getting ready for Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse’s Recreation 2 rebuttal and he’s anticipating extra from his guys. “We’ve got to do so...
    Getty Images Brad Stevens looks on against the Toronto Raptors Don’t talk to Celtics head coach Brad Stevens about how well his team played in Game 1, their season series against the Raptors or how significant Boston’s recent win is. He doesn’t want to hear it, this series is far from over and his focus won’t allow him to think otherwise. After capturing Game 1 of his best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals series, 112-94 against the Raptors, Stevens is meticulously preparing for Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse’s Game 2 rebuttal and he’s expecting more from his guys. “We have to do a lot better than we did yesterday,” Stevens said Monday after practice. “They do a great job...
    Tacko Fall got a little help from teammates Jaylen Brown and Enes Kanter in the pool. @NBABubbleLife / Twitter Tacko Fall had a delightful swimming lesson inside the NBA bubble. Video showed Fall being guided across the pool by teammates Enes Kanter and Jaylen Brown. Fall has been working on learning to swim since last fall when he joined the Celtics. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Boston Celtics backup center Tacko Fall got a swim lesson from teammates Enes Kanter and Jaylen Brown while inside the NBA bubble. While we've seen players use their time in Orlando to fish, golf, and shotgun beers, Fall's swimming session is probably the most wholesome content you'll see produced inside...
    The Whiteboard is The Step Back’s daily basketball newsletter, covering the NBA, WNBA and more. Subscribe here to get it delivered to you via email each morning. The Denver Nuggets and Utah Jazz launched the 2020 NBA playoffs with an epic game — 57 points for Donovan Mitchell falling short as he was outdueled in the final moments by Jamal Murray’s clutch-shotmaking. Five games later and the intensity hasn’t abated at all. Jayson Tatum has the chance to take the Boston Celtics to the promised land if he can fill out his scoring ability in the postseason. It’s his floater game that’s the key to everything. Micah Wimmer had a chance to watch Game 4 between the Celtics and 76ers...
    Jayson Tatum has the chance to take the Boston Celtics to the promised land if he can fill out his scoring ability in the postseason. With the Bucks looking fallible in the Bubble and other Eastern Conference contenders either faltering or unable to stack up to the Celtics’ star power, Boston certainly seems a candidate to bust through to the Conference Finals and potentially further this season. That’s the result of many things, including great coaching, depth at the most important position in the NBA, and the rejuvenation of Kemba Walker. But it’s mostly because Jayson Tatum has the chance to be the best player in any series the Celtics face. Boston this season boasted the fourth-best offensive and fourth-best...
    NBA : This Sunday, Boston easily beat the Toronto Raptors (94-112), in Game 1 of the second round of the NBA play-offs. The Celtics therefore take the lead in this series (1-0). Boston takes the lead. This Sunday, as part of Game 1 of the second round of the Eastern Conference of the 2020 NBA play-offs, still played in the Orlando “bubble”, the Celtics easily beat the Toronto Raptors (94-112). A victory due to a great collective strength on the part of Boston, which considerably hampered the defending champions. The latter were dominated by their opponents for one night, from the start to the end of this meeting. Among the winners of the day,...
    Getty Jayson Tatum, Celtics It seems like a long time ago for former Duke star Jay Williams, but it was only the summer of 2016. Jabari Parker, who had been the No. 2 pick in the draft for the Bucks, was coming off what would be his healthiest NBA season, in which he averaged 14.1 points on 49.3% shooting. In scrimmages around the Duke campus, it was expected that Parker would dominate. Except there was a skinny 18-year-old incoming freshman recruit from the St. Louis area who was showing up Parker (then 21 years old) and drawing the attention in the gym like a magnet. That was Jayson Tatum, the Celtics‘ star who had 21 points and 9...
    Giving Glimpses! Pregnant Stars Show Ultrasound Pics Ahead of Babies Births U.S. initial jobless claims fall to 1 million in late August and resume downward trend The Celtics Jaylen Brown told fellow NBA stars they should only leave the bubble if they plan to take to the streets and fight racial injustice, not just sit at home © Getty/Maddie Meyer Jaylen Brown. Getty/Maddie Meyer The Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown reportedly told his fellow NBA players they  should only leave the Orlando bubble if they intend to take to the streets and fight against racial inequality. The NBA season is under threat of being cancelled after Wednesday night's playoff games were postponed in protest to Sunday's police shooting of...