Daily Archives: April 15, 2023

Joe Mazzulla ‘not concerned at all’ about Hawks’ second-half run

Mazzulla ‘not concerned at all’ about Hawks’ second-half run originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics saw their fair share of double-digit leads disappear during the regular season. Those late-game issues carried into Saturday afternoon’s Game 1 showdown with the Atlanta Hawks. After a dominant first half, the C’s watched their 32-point lead shrink to only 12 points …

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Scouts break down what to expect in playoff series

When the seventh-seeded Lakers (43-39) play the second-seeded Grizzlies (51-31) in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Sunday afternoon in Memphis, slowing down superstars like LeBron James, Anthony Davis and Ja Morant will be critical for success. What are the other key factors in the series? The Times asked NBA scouts what they thought. Here’s what they had …

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Why the LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate could get even spicier if Lakers stay hot in 2023 NBA playoffs

LOS ANGELES LeBron James has carved several more lines onto his Greatest Of All Time resume this season. He’s now the all-time scoring leader. He’s now fourth all-time in assists.  But it’s that fifth ring — seemingly impossible months ago — that years from now could serve as the most important argument from the 2022-23 NBA season that LeBron did indeed …

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Jalen McDaniels reacts to finally making playoff debut in Sixers’ win

PHILADELPHIA–Before being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers at the deadline back in February, Jalen McDaniels was toiling in NBA obscurity with the Charlotte Hornets. Those teams in Charlotte had some talent, but they were not able to make any playoff appearances during his time there. On Saturday, McDaniels finally stepped on the court to make his playoff debut in Game …

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Celtics open ’23 postseason with emphatic 112-99 win over Hawks

The Boston Celtics defeated the Atlanta Hawks 112-99 Saturday afternoon, grabbing a big Game 1 victory to open the first round of the playoffs. From start to finish, the Celtics were decidedly the better team, with a positively dominant showing on both sides of the ball. Jaylen Brown led the way with 29 points and 12 rebounds, but in reality …

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Knicks star Julius Randle (ankle) returning in Game 1 vs. Cavaliers

Julius Randle is returning at just the right time for the New York Knicks. The All-Star forward is available to play and starting in Game 1 of the Knicks’ series against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday, the team announced. He had previously been deemed questionable, but was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski to have been steadily improving and a game-time …

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Jaylen Brown dons custom Bill Russell sneakers for Game 1

Boston Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown laced up with a very interesting pair of sneakers for Game 1 of the 2023 NBA postseason. Brown wore green and white shoes which featured a photo of Bill Russell, a nice homage to the eleven-time champion. Russell passed away this summer at the age of 88. Brown, the Celtics, and the entire NBA have …

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NBA Twitter reacts to the Nets’ Game 1 loss to the 76ers

The Brooklyn Nets visited Wells Fargo Center on Saturday to face the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their first-round series and lost 121-101. Philadelphia leads the first-round series 1-0. For the Nets, Mikal Bridges had 30 points and five rebounds while Cam Johnson had 18 points and four rebounds. Spencer Dinwiddie had 14 points and Seth Curry had 10 points off …

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Nets takeaways from Saturday’s Game 1 loss to 76ers, including Philly raining three-pointers

Apr 15, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Brooklyn Nets forward Mikal Bridges (1) drives to the basket against Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) during the second quarter of game one of the 2023 NBA playoffs at Wells Fargo Center. / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The Nets won five of their last seven games to finish the regular season, but lost 121-101 …

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James Harden, Sixers start playoffs strong with Game 1 win

3 observations after Sixers start playoffs strong, beat Nets in Game 1 originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The Sixers started smoothly on Saturday afternoon in the opening game of the NBA playoffs. Led by James Harden (23 points, 13 assists) and Joel Embiid (26 points), the team took a 1-0 lead over the Nets in their first-round series with …

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Veteran coach Frank Vogel impresses Rockets, second interview upcoming

Frank Vogel, a veteran NBA head coach known best for teaching defense, will be the first candidate for the 2023 Houston Rockets to receive a second interview, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. “I’m told he was very impressive to the people in Houston,” said Woj, who adds that the 49-year-old is “very much in the mix” to replace Stephen Silas. …

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Jaylen Brown honors Bill Russell with sneakers for Game 1 vs. Hawks

Jaylen Brown honors Bill Russell with sneakers for Game 1 vs. Hawks originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics and the rest of the NBA have paid tribute to the legendary Bill Russell throughout the 2022-23 season. Players have worn patches with Russell’s No. 6 on their jerseys, and every NBA court has displayed a clover-shaped logo with …

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‘It’s an honor and a privilege to coach in this city’

Today may be the first postseason game as an NBA head coach for Joe Mazzulla, but the 34-year-old had his focus elsewhere during his pregame press conference Saturday. Though he serves as the leader for the Boston Celtics, Mazzulla was not wearing his usual Celtics green. Instead, he donned a blue and yellow shirt with the phrase “One Boston” across …

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1 Hour Of The BEST Playoff Dunks! 👀

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DeMar DeRozan named finalist for NBA’s Clutch Player of the Year

If there’s one thing Bulls All-Star DeMar DeRozan is known for it’s his ability to come up big in the clutch. On Friday, the NBA announced the finalists for the NBA Awards, which includes the inaugural Kia Clutch Player of the Year award. DeRozan was named one of three finalists, alongside Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox and Miami’s Jimmy Butler, who showcased …

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Jokic, Antetokounmpo and Embiid on MVP shortlist

Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic is one step closer to joining elite company. The NBA announced the finalists for all the league’s regular-season awards, including the highly-debated NBA MVP award, and Jokic, Milwaukee’s Giannis Antetokounmpo and Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid are on the shortlist. That shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone. If Jokic were to win his third consecutive MVP, he would join Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell …

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2023 NBA playoffs: Picks, best bets for Saturday, including Celtics beating Hawks, and a quiet Warriors return

Getty Images With the 2022-23 NBA regular season now in the books, the basketball betting market is hotter than ever. CBS Sports will be providing daily picks for the duration of the postseason. Sam Quinn will make at least one pick for every game between now and the NBA Finals. All lines courtesy of Caesars Sportsbook. Featured Game | Philadelphia 76ers vs. Brooklyn Nets …

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(1) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (8) Miami Heat

The Eastern Conference’s top-seeded Milwaukee Bucks will face the Miami Heat, who won their play-in matchup Friday to seize the East’s eighth and final playoff spot, in the first round of the 2023 NBA playoffs. The last time these two teams squared off in the postseason, Milwaukee swept Miami in 2021’s first round. More Yahoo Sports NBA first-round playoff previews: …

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