Latest NBA Playoffs News

Curry, Warriors rally past Mavs for 2-0 lead in West finals

May. 20, 2022 23:56 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry scored 32 points with six 3-pointers and eight rebounds, Kevon Looney had a career-high 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Golden State Warriors used one of their signature third-quarter flurries to rally past the Dallas Mavericks 126-117 on Friday night for a...

Smart, gritty Celtics hope to maintain intensity vs Heat

May. 20, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Smart brought the energy boost the Celtics needed to ignite a blowout win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Heat. Now armed with home-court advantage in the series, Boston will look to maintain its edge at TD Garden during Saturday's...

Celtics roll past Heat 127-102, tie Eastern finals at 1-1

May. 19, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by 10 in the opening minutes, and Boston coach Ime Udoka was making no effort to hide his level of disappointment. His message was simple. “Wake up," he told his team. Oh, they listened. And the Eastern Conference...

Colton scores late, Lightning beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 2

May. 19, 2022 23:39 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — In four games over a pressure-filled week, the Tampa Bay Lightning have gone from the brink of playoff elimination to a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Ross Colton scored with 3.8 seconds remaining, giving the two-time defending Stanley Cup...

Horford and Smart cleared to play, White out for Celtics

May. 19, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics are closer to whole for the Eastern Conference finals. Al Horford's stay in the NBA's health and safety protocols ended Thursday, a few hours before tipoff of Game 2 of the series against the Miami Heat. And Defensive Player of the Year Marcus...

AP source: Timberwolves in talks with Nuggets' Tim Connelly

May. 19, 2022 17:24 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves are talking to Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly about their vacant president of basketball operations role, The Associated Press has confirmed. The talks were confirmed by a person familiar with the discussions, who spoke with AP on...

Kidd, rekindled Mavs on familiar turf down 1-0 at Warriors

May. 19, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

Jason Kidd has been here before in his first season as coach of the Mavericks, down 1-0 in a third consecutive NBA playoff series. The Bay Area native is looking for another bounce-back from Luka Doncic and company in his first trip to the conference finals as a coach, which just...

Curry's 21 points, 12 boards lead Warriors in Game 1, 112-87

May. 19, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson slowed down, caught their breath and stopped rushing shots, the Splash Brothers got on a roll that proved too much for Dallas to stop. Especially because Andrew Wiggins worked end to end to make sure Luka Doncic couldn't get...

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...

Transit police warn fans about NBA playoff ticket scammers

May. 18, 2022 14:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — With the Boston Celtics making a deep run in the NBA playoffs, transit police are warning fans to be careful when buying tickets from secondary sources. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police in a statement posted on their website said they have received...