The Memphis bench has been missing in action through the first two games against the Los Angeles Clippers. Those reserves are starting to show they can hold their own on the floor and help keep the Grizzlies in this series.
For all Miami has accomplished with its Big Three â?? and it’s been plenty â?? there’s still one thing the Heat haven’t done.
Zach Randolph’s fast start helped the Memphis Grizzlies return to their inside dominance.
The Bulls’ defense overwhelmed the Nets, giving Chicago a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven playoff series.
General Manager Billy King, who oversaw the team’s move to Brooklyn and its overhauled roster, is close to reaching a multiyear extension that would keep him in the job.
Derrick Rose, a 24-year-old Chicago native, may be a shadow on the Bulls’ bench, but the team seems willing to stoke the flames of a possible comeback.
Three-pointers represented almost 1 out of every 4 shots taken this season, and the trend of attempting those crowd-pleasing shots has pushed steadily upward.
Every play near the basket looked like a traffic accident. There were long scoreless stretches. Shooting from outside was a dicey proposition.
The Nets got 10 points from Brook Lopez in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough to come back against the Bulls, who took a 2-1 lead in their first-round playoff series.
Every game, someone different steps up for the Miami Heat.
Raymond Felton, who replaced Jeremy Lin at point guard, has been integral to the Knicks’ revival, and a key reason they hold a 2-0 lead over the Celtics in the first round.
The Miami Heat’s latest spurt put the Milwaukee Bucks on the verge of elimination from the playoffs.
Mike Brown will do an encore as the coach of the Cavaliers, the team that unceremoniously dumped him in 2010.
A strong first quarter propelled 2010 Euroleague champions Barcelona to the competition’s Final Four in London’s O2 Arena from May 10-12 after they engineered a 64-53 win over six-time champions Panathinaikos Athens on Thursday.
WALTHAM, Mass. — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers was fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, NBA executive vice president of basketball operations Stu Jackson announced on Thursday.
After Celtics center Kevin Garnett ran into foul trouble during Tuesday’s Game 2 loss, earning two whistles in an 18-second span early in the first quarter, Rivers voiced his displeasure in his postgame news conference.
“I thought the fouls on Kevin were horrendous and had a huge effect on us,” Rivers said.
The Knicks’ defense has shut down the Celtics thus far in their first-round playoff series. It’s surprising despite the little contribution from defensive tour de force Tyson Chandler. But the 7-footer believes that’s about to change.
Carmelo Anthony, J.R. Smith and Raymond Felton have been the Knicks’ best players in the first two games of their first-round series with the Celtics. They have 24 years of NBA experience between them but have combined for only four playoff series wins.
From the time he set foot on the floor at Madison Square Garden, Carmelo Anthony has been a lightning rod for criticism a polarizing figure who would either lead the Knicks to the Promised Land of another championship or leave them marooned on an island, clutching the glory from 40 years ago.
How sweep it would be, especially for Carmelo Anthony.
The Knicks have put themselves in position for sweep payback and a chance to close out their first round series in Boston this weekend.
The series shifts to highly charged TD Garden tonight for Game 3 in the Celtics’ first home…
BOSTON â?? We remember, though we wish we didn’t have to. We share these experiences, these colliding emotions, even though, if we could, we’d purge them from our brains, our souls, our hearts.
We remember those awful weeks following Sept. 11, 2001, when friends and relatives and complete strangers…
BOSTON â?? There goes that whole freedom of speech thing out the window.
The NBA slapped Celtics coach Doc Rivers with a $25,000 fine Thursday for publicly criticizing officials Tuesday after Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first-round series with the Knicks. Rivers labeled their calls “horrendousâ? after Kevin Garnett…
For the struggling but improving Tyson Chandler, the issues going into tonight’s Game 3 remain his stamina and his rust.
Through the first two games of the Knicks-Celtics series, Chandler hasn’t even been the most valuable big man on his team. Still recovering from missing 16 of the…
BOSTON â?? He has chased Knicks point guards at times and guarded one of the game’s most prolific scorers, Carmelo Anthony, at others.
In between, the Celtics also have asked Paul Pierce to initiate the offense, pass out of the post and, of course, score.
Go ahead, add any other…
BOSTON â?? Jeff Van Gundy said he believes a new postseason award should be invented: “Most Unselfish Act for a Player on a Guaranteed Max Contract.”
Van Gundy, an ESPN/ABC analyst and former Knicks coach, said Thursday that Amar’e Stoudemire would win the award hands down.
Stoudemire is expected…