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Spoelstra, Udoka have Heat and Celtics ready for East finals

May. 16, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — He grew up in Portland, basketball in his blood. Wasn’t exactly a big-time recruit before eventually playing some college ball in the West Coast Conference. Took a circuitous route into coaching, guided along the way by one of the game’s legendary sideline bosses. And last...

Rematch: Lightning, Panthers set to meet again in playoffs

May. 16, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on one side. The Presidents’ Trophy winners on the other. Franchises separated by just a couple hundred miles of highway. And two teams that don’t like each other very much. Tampa Bay and Florida. For the state...

Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals preview capsule

May. 16, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference finals series that starts Tuesday: No. 1 MIAMI HEAT (53-29, 8-3) vs. No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 8-3) Season series: Celtics, 2-1. Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at Miami, Saturday and May 23 at...

Williams has 27, Celtics make 22 3s in Game 7 rout of Bucks

May. 15, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the fog of the Celtics’ Game 5 loss to Milwaukee that dropped his team into a 3-2 series hole, Boston coach Ime Udoka made a prediction. “It’ll make it sweeter when we bounce back,” he said. Two wins later, the Celtics turned their coach’s...

Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7

May. 13, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jayson Tatum wouldn’t let it happen again. With the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks attempting to complete a fourth-quarter comeback for the second straight game and close out their Eastern Conference semifinal, Tatum made sure the Boston Celtics instead kept...

Celtics' Robert Williams remains out for Game 6 vs. Bucks

May. 13, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Boston forward/center Robert Williams missed his third straight game with an injured left knee as the Celtics tried to keep their season alive Friday night in Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks. Williams had been listed as questionable on the Celtics’ injury...

76ers need better Harden, healthy Embiid to contend in East

May. 13, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first piece of the 76ers’ offseason is set: Doc Rivers will return to coach next season, early exits and all. Another question mark seems somewhat settled, James Harden wants to stay in Philly and the Sixers want him back. All signs point to yes, but no deal — one that...

Heat reach East finals, with Max Strus playing a key role

May. 13, 2022 03:49 AM EDT

Max Strus probably couldn’t have envisioned this. Division II player when he started college. Ended up at DePaul and went undrafted. Bounced around a couple of summer leagues. Went to training camp with Boston and didn’t make the team. Signed two-way contracts with three...

Heat beat 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 to advance to East finals

May. 13, 2022 01:36 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jimmy Butler knocked Joel Embiid out of the playoffs, then walked over to his former 76ers teammate and hugged him, told him he loved him and was proud of him. Butler then headed out of a familiar court a winner — and straight into another conference finals...

76ers, Mavericks try and stave off elimination in Game 6

May. 11, 2022 14:19 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid took a shot to the face that not even his mask could help him absorb. He went down in a heap and stayed on the court in pain until he could compose himself. Game 5 would get worse in so many ways for Embiid and the 76ers. There was the...