Kyrie Irving says he keeps ‘same energy’ as fans with Boston Celtics crowd middle finger

BOSTON — Brooklyn Nets goalie Kyrie Irving said he was responding to words he heard from the crowd when he knocked down several Boston Celtics fans twice in Sunday’s 115-114 loss in the first game. After the match, Irving made it clear that he would have “the same energy for them” that they had for … Read more

Jayson Tatum’s layup at the buzzer gives the Boston Celtics victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum made a buzzer layup on a pass from Marcus Smart to give the Boston Celtics a dramatic 115-114 win over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday. Tatum scored 16 of his 31 points in the second half, the last two after a poised possession … Read more

The most important takeaways from Day 2

Welcome to Day 2 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs! Saturday saw a string of impressive playoff debuts including Philadelphia 76ers guard Tyrese Maxey, Minnesota Timberwolves guard Anthony Edwards and Golden State Warriors guard Jordan Poole. Sunday, meanwhile, began with an eruption along Biscayne Bay. The No. 1-seeded Miami Heat snuffed out Trae Young and the … Read more

2022 NBA Playoffs – Expert Picks for Each First-Round Series

What awaits us in the NBA playoffs? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves advance as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Each first-round series is defined: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, … Read more

NBA 2022 Playoffs – Complete First Round Matchups, Schedules and News

The NBA playoffs are here, and it’s shaping up to be an open chase for the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns walked away with the league’s best regular season record — eight games ahead of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the defending Western Conference champions are on a mission to redeem … Read more

NBA Playoffs – Expert Picks for Each First-Round Series

What awaits us in the NBA playoffs? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves advance as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Every first-round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kyrie Irving reiterates ‘I made the right decision for me’ in not getting COVID-19 vaccine

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving says he doesn’t care what the outside world thinks of his decision not to get a COVID-19 shot — and firmly believes he took the “good decision for me”. “I can really say that I stood firm on what I believed in, what I wanted to do … Read more

Striking looks of NBA players after All-Star break

NBA players’ wardrobe picks may be just as likely to go viral as their highlights. 2 Related Some hoopers push the boundaries when it comes to fashion more than others. Philadelphia 76ers guard James Harden has been known to spark conversations around his attire. Take February 15 for example, when its distinctive cut during Philadelphia’s … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant prepares to face Boston Celtics without Ben Simmons

NEW YORK — As speculation surrounding Ben Simmons’ potential debut for the Brooklyn Nets continues to be a talking point within the NBA, Nets star Kevin Durant admitted on Thursday that he was preparing as if Simmons would not return as the Nets prepare for their Eastern Conference quarterfinal game with the Boston Celtics. “I … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant angered by Bruce Brown’s criticism of Boston Celtics big men

NEW YORK — Brooklyn Nets star forward Kevin Durant has been in the league long enough to know it’s not wise to give a playoff opponent extra motivation before a series begins. So when Durant heard the Nets guard Bruce Brown’s criticism of the Boston Celtics, saying the Nets could attack them low in their … Read more