Daily Archives: May 7, 2023

Celtics can’t complete comeback, fall in epic Game 4 OT thriller to Sixers

The Boston Celtics fell to the Philadelphia 76ers Sunday afternoon 116-115 after an epic comeback effort. Boston trailed by as many as 16 late in the third quarter in a game where the Celtics defense largely couldn’t keep up with explosive performances from James Harden and Joel Embiid. Tighter defense saw Boston erase Philly’s lead, but ultimately the Celtics couldn’t …

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2023 NBA playoffs scores, results, series schedules: 76ers tie series with Celtics; Suns host Nuggets

Eight teams are left vying for the 2023 NBA title. Four second-round matchups are all in action this weekend, and Saturday saw the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat take 2-1 series leads against the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks, respectively. Two more games are set for Sunday: Philadelphia 76ers-Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns-Denver Nuggets. On Sunday afternoon, …

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Lakers’ Anthony Davis explains inconsistent play during 2023 NBA playoffs

AD explains inconsistent production during 2023 playoffs originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Los Angeles Lakers star Anthony Davis clearly is one of the best players in the NBA playoffs, though his production has been inconsistent, to say the least. Davis was asked about his unpredictable stat lines after Game 3 on Saturday night at Crypto.com Arena and revealed that …

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Former Florida State men’s basketball guard Matthew Cleveland transfers to Miami

71 days after breaking the hearts of Miami fans on a last-second buzzer beater, Matthew Cleveland is now a Hurricane. The former Florida State men’s basketball guard announced Sunday he had committed to Miami. Cleveland entered the transfer portal in early April following the Seminoles 9-23 finish to 2022-23 season, which was the worst in program history. In that stretch, …

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Choosing the best player in each postseason in NBA history

In the NBA, there is a regular season MVP and a Finals MVP, but no award for the best player of the postseason, which is odd if you think about it. Hell, we even had a bubble MVP that one time. No worries, though, because we are here to right that wrong by naming a Playoff MVP for every postseason …

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Klay Thompson cherishes hometown playoff game despite Warriors’ loss

Klay cherishes playoff game in hometown despite Dubs’ loss originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea It wasn’t the homecoming performance and result Klay Thompson had envisioned when he played an NBA playoff contest in his hometown of Los Angeles on Saturday night. Although the Warriors fell 127-97 in Game 3 to the Los Angeles Lakers in their Western Conference semifinals matchup …

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2022-23 Thunder player grades: Dario Saric

The 2022-23 Oklahoma City Thunder’s season ended with the play-in tournament loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves, which means it’s time for reflection. Being one of the biggest overachievers in the league, the Thunder finished with a 40-42 record after being predicted by many to have high lottery odds. Now that the season is in the books, let’s go back and evaluate …

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Nick Gilbert, son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, dies at 26, per reports

Nick Gilbert, son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert, participates in the 2018 NBA draft lottery. Nick Gilbert, the 26-year-old son of Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert who became known as the team’s good luck charm at NBA draft lotteries, died on Saturday, according to The Associated Press and multiple reports. Nick Gilbert suffered from neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that …

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Klay Thompson admits Warriors ‘punked’ by Lakers in Game 3 blowout

Klay admits Warriors were ‘punked’ by Lakers in Game 3 rout originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea Klay Thompson isn’t mincing words about how the Warriors played Saturday night. After Golden State’s 127-97 Game 3 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena, Thompson explained that the Warriors simply were outplayed and what they need to do better in …

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That time Lance Stephenson made Paul George’s job a little more difficult

Indiana Pacers fans loved Lance Stephenson’s enthusiasm. His teammates often did, too, but there was that one time … Former Pacers star Paul George discussed a famous – or perhaps, infamous – Stephenson moment on his Podcast P. You know it well – Stephenson blowing in LeBron James’ ear during the 2014 Eastern Conference finals. George was reminded of that …

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Unofficial UNC Basketball 2023-24 schedule

The 2023-24 college basketball season is still months away but as we inch closer, we are finding out more and more about the schedule for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Hubert Davis and his staff will have the tough task of rebuilding this roster after failing to make the 2023 NCAA Tournament. With departures to the transfer portal and some …

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D’Angelo Russell free agency: Lakers guard says he ‘would love to stay’ with Los Angeles, per report

When D’Angelo Russell hits unrestricted free agency this summer, his agent will almost certanly pull up clips of his client’s Game 3 Western Conference semifinal performance against the Golden State Warriors. Russell scored the Los Angeles Lakers’ first 11 points, and that the hot start sparked what would become a 30-point win.  Russell finished with 21 points, three rebounds and five …

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Rockets presumed to have interest in James Borrego as assistant coach

Though the job ultimately went to Ime Udoka, former Hornets head coach James Borrego (2018-22) made a strong impression on the Houston Rockets in their recent search for the lead role. Borrego, who is known for his offensive acumen, could be an interesting pairing with the defensive minded Udoka. Moreover, the two already have a working relationship from their days …

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Celtics vs. 76ers prediction, odds, start time: 2023 NBA playoff picks, Game 4 best bets by model on 71-38 run

The Boston Celtics aim for a commanding advantage in the Eastern Conference semifinals on Sunday afternoon. Boston takes on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 4 of the series, with the Celtics leading 2-1. The Celtics won Game 3 by a 12-point margin on the road on Friday, reclaiming home-court advantage. Joel Embiid (knee) is officially listed as questionable for the …

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