Latest P.J. Tucker News

Middleton might have remained out even if Bucks had advanced

May. 16, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton might not have been available for the Eastern Conference finals even if the Milwaukee Bucks had made it that far. The three-time All-Star missed the Bucks’ last 10 games after spraining the medial collateral ligament in his left knee in Game 2 of...

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 roll past 76ers 120-85 in Game 5, take 3-2 series lead

May. 10, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Shots fell again for the Miami Heat. They kept Joel Embiid and James Harden in check. Their coach got an in-game massage from DJ Khaled. Yes, really. It was that sort of night for the Heat, who — even without everyone getting shoulder rubs — are...

Embiid returns from injury, 76ers beat Heat 99-79 in Game 3

May. 06, 2022 23:02 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid spent the week groggy from a concussion. His busted thumb needs surgery. MVP form? Not yet. But Embiid wore his black mask and injected the 76ers — and a skittish fanbase - with revitalized championship aspirations. Embiid inspired...

Adebayo, Butler lead Heat past 76ers 119-103 in Game 2

May. 04, 2022 23:13 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo caught a lob for an alley-oop dunk midway through the fourth quarter, then threw a lob to Jimmy Butler for another dunk about a minute later. Both were very easy. Joel Embiid could complicate those plays going forward — and the Miami Heat...

Heat's PJ Tucker makes huge impact in Game 1 win over 76ers

May. 03, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — There’s nobody on the Miami Heat roster that knows Philadelphia guard James Harden better than P.J. Tucker. They got further acquainted in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals. Tucker set the tone of the night for Miami by playing full-court...

Herro scores 25, Heat take Game 1 over 76ers 106-92

May. 02, 2022 22:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro had spent the last few days dealing with an upper-respiratory bug that disrupted his routine. So he arrived at Miami's arena early Monday morning, 10 hours before gametime, to get some shots up and restore his rhythm. It worked. And the Heat...

Heat know that even without Embiid, 76ers will be challenge

May. 01, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra’s mind, the injury situation with Joel Embiid doesn’t doom the Philadelphia 76ers. He figures it’ll only steel their resolve. Clearly, the 76ers are not going to be a better team without Embiid, the scoring...

Heat-76ers Eastern Conference semifinals preview capsule

May. 01, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Miami-Philadelphia Eastern Conference semifinal series that starts Sunday: No. 1 MIAMI HEAT (53-29, 4-1) vs. No. 4 PHILADELPHIA 76ERS (51-31, 4-2) Season series: Tied, 2-2. Story line: The series may have turned before it even...

Butler has 36 points as Heat overwhelm Young, Hawks, 110-86

Apr. 24, 2022 23:12 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Miami used team defense to smother Atlanta's Trae Young and then leaned on Jimmy Butler to take the scoring lead. Butler scored 13 of his 36 points in a dominant second quarter and the Heat beat the Hawks 110-86 while again shutting down Young on Sunday night to take...