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Pacers perform well, but miss injured star Tyrese Haliburton late in Game 3 loss to the Celtics

May. 26, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Tyrese Haliburton desperately wanted to help his teammates fight their way back into the Eastern Conference finals. Others within the organization decided that he couldn’t, forcing Haliburton to sit out Game 3 against Boston on Saturday night. ...

Jrue Holiday's finishing flurry helps Celtics beat Pacers 114-111 for 3-0 lead in East finals

May. 26, 2024 00:53 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jrue Holiday didn’t feel well all day. He even missed the team’s morning shootaround. When it mattered most, though, the Celtics guard looked just fine. Holiday converted a three-point play with 38.9 seconds left to give Boston its first lead...

Wolves hit road in West finals trailing Mavs 2-0, same deficit Nuggets recently erased in Minnesota

May. 25, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — The Timberwolves have the same problem in the Western Conference finals against the Mavericks that Minnesota forced on the Denver Nuggets in the previous round of the playoffs. A struggling Anthony Edwards and company are down 2-0 headed to Dallas, which means Luka...

T-wolves struggling to get Edwards going, as another off game has them down 2-0 and headed to Dallas

May. 25, 2024 01:42 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Anthony Edwards drove toward the lane with the time on the clock dwindling and the Minnesota Timberwolves clinging to a two-point lead on the Dallas Mavericks. Edwards stopped at the foul line as three Mavericks defenders closed in, hesitating to shoot on another...

Doncic lifts Mavericks with go-ahead 3 with 3 seconds left to top Wolves 109-108 for 2-0 lead

May. 25, 2024 00:40 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luka Doncic searched to find space as the clock ticked down, using a screen to draw Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert out to the top of the key and a crossover dribble to set up his step-back 3-pointer. With a swish and a shout, Doncic and the Dallas...

Bulls' Lonzo Ball says he had meniscus transplant, expects to be ready for opener

May. 25, 2024 00:31 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball says he got a new meniscus when he underwent a cartilage transplant in his left knee last year and expects to be ready for the season opener. Ball, who hasn't played since January 2022, said he also underwent a bone allograft, where the...

Pacers list Haliburton as questionable, Celtics rule out Porzingis for Game 3 matchup

May. 24, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers remain hopeful that All-NBA guard Tyrese Haliburton will play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals after listing him as questionable on Friday's injury report. Haliburton, who led the NBA in assists this season and has been the catalyst...

Pacers put unbeaten home playoff record on the line vs. Celtics road success in Game 3

May. 24, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers can read the numbers. They're down 2-0 in another best-of-seven series and are heading home, where they are a perfect 6-0 during this season's playoff run. They need a win in Saturday's pivotal Game 3 to get back in this series, just as they...

After firing, Cavs embark on coaching search with All-Star Donovan Mitchell's future bigger priority

May. 24, 2024 15:15 PM EDT

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Before starting his summer break, Donovan Mitchell let the Cavaliers know he's happy in Cleveland and excited about the future. With a new coach. While Mitchell didn't speak publicly about J.B. Bickerstaff or their relationship, the All-Star...

Brown matches career playoff high with 40 points, Celtics beat Pacers to take 2-0 lead in East

May. 24, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown was a big enough problem for the Indiana Pacers even before an All-NBA snub that may have given him an added desire to show how much he can do for the Boston Celtics. “I think he cares about it in a way that motivates him, and I think he doesn’t...