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Jimmy Butler, Heat seeking to take a 2-0 lead over Celtics

May. 18, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler doesn’t like being a called a scorer. Never mind that the moniker seems appropriate. He’s averaging nearly 30 points per game in this postseason, has reached the 40-point mark three times in his last 10 games after having zero such regular season games...

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...

For future with team, Nets want more commitment from Irving

May. 11, 2022 16:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving may have to show the Brooklyn Nets he's more than a great basketball player if he wants a future with the team. General manager Sean Marks made clear Wednesday that Irving will have to prove a commitment to being available to his team that wasn't there...

Ben Simmons has successful back surgery, Nets announce

May. 05, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

Ben Simmons underwent what was determined to be a successful back surgery in Los Angeles on Thursday. The Brooklyn Nets are hoping that he is fully recovered before the start of training camp this fall. Simmons will need about three weeks for an “initial recovery period,” the...

Giannis triple-double helps Bucks beat Celtics 101-89

May. 01, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had already picked up his dribble and spent half of a Eurostep when he realized he had nowhere to go with the ball. Instead of attempting an off-balance shot or passing to a well-guarded teammate, the two-time NBA MVP flicked the ball high off...

Confident Celtics feel ready for challenge of Giannis, Bucks

Apr. 30, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics’ sweep of the Brooklyn Nets in the first round of the playoffs underscored one thing about Boston's late-season rise to the top tier of the NBA's Eastern Conference: it was no fluke. Leaning on the defensive brand cultivated under rookie coach Ime Udoka...

Celtics-Bucks Eastern Conference semifinal preview capsule

Apr. 30, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Boston-Milwaukee Eastern Conference semifinal series that starts Sunday: No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 4-0) vs. No. 3 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (51-31, 4-1) Season series: Tied, 2-2. Story line: They split four regular-season games, had the...

Expected to be a force, Nets turned out to be a farce

Apr. 26, 2022 11:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, the Brooklyn Nets had expectations of being the last team standing. Instead, they were the first team sent packing. Irving wasn't around to start the season. Harden was long gone before the end of it....

Celtics won't Fear the Deer, or any team after sweeping Nets

Apr. 26, 2022 02:18 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as they rolled through the second half of their schedule, the Boston Celtics knew there was a notion they should lose. Tanking a game down the stretch and falling out of the No. 2 seed would have meant avoiding a playoff series with Kevin Durant and the...

Celtics complete 4-game sweep of Nets with 116-112 victory

Apr. 26, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jayson Tatum was stunned, yet certain. He disagreed with his sixth foul but had no doubt the Boston Celtics, with their rock-solid defense, would hold on without their scoring star. “Couldn’t believe it at all, but I think that’s what we’re built for,”...