Daily Archives: May 21, 2023

This stat may be the key to a Celtics comeback vs. Heat in East Finals

[ad_1] Could this stat be the key to a Celtics comeback vs. Heat in ECF? originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston There’s plenty to nitpick about the Boston Celtics’ strategy in the Eastern Conference Finals to date. Should Joe Mazzulla call more timeouts to neutralize the Miami Heat’s second-half surges? (Yes.) Do Robert Williams and Derrick White deserve more playing time …

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Four biggest questions facing 76ers this offseason: Will James Harden be back? Who replaces Doc Rivers?

[ad_1] Another disappointing second-round exit for the 76ers means another summer of uncertainty in Philadelphia. After again failing to reach their own stated goal of winning a championship with a roster constructed to maximize the moment, the Sixers enter the offseason facing a plethora of important questions.  How those questions are answered will go a long way toward shaping the …

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Brandon Roy has advice for Chicago Bulls star Lonzo Ball

[ad_1] The past two seasons have been a roller coaster for Chicago Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball. In the 2021 NBA offseason, Ball signed on with Chicago with plans to be the star point guard of their new-look roster. And at first, everything was great. Alongside Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic, Ball and the Bulls got off to …

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Why De’Aaron Fox says Kings-Warriors NBA playoff series was ‘blessing’

[ad_1] Why Fox believes Kings-Warriors playoff series was ‘blessing’ originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea De’Aaron Fox helped snap the Kings’ NBA-record 17-year playoff drought last season as the Western Conference’s No. 3 seed. Sacramento’s playoff hopes ended sooner than the team expected, losing to Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors in the first round after an epic seven-game …

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Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Basketball – Former Texas A&M Corpus-Christi guard Jalen Jackson commits to WKU

[ad_1] After a visit to Western Kentucky last week, Texas A&M Corpus-Christi transfer guard Jalen Jackson announced he will reunite with his former head coach, Steve Lutz, in Bowling Green. Jackson spent his last two seasons with the Islanders, averaging 7.4 points 2.9 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game during the 2022-23 season. He also shot 41.4% from …

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Lakers finally feeling the downside of Russell Westbrook trade as they fall down 3-0 to Nuggets

[ad_1] The Los Angeles Lakers can pretty cleanly divide their season into two halves: before the Russell Westbrook trade and after it. The pre-trade Lakers were a 25-30 team teetering on the brink of the lottery. The post-trade Lakers are a 27-16 team that is currently playing the Western Conference finals. The difference is nearly unfathomable, and the results ultimately …

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Mock trade has Nets trading Royce O’Neale for Jonathan Kuminga

[ad_1] The Brooklyn Nets are currently in their offseason and while the 2023 NBA Draft is a little more than a month away from now, it is still interesting to contemplate certain trades that have been thrown into the NBA Twitter space. At this point, Brooklyn is enjoying the downtime that comes with the offseason while trying to figure out …

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Chicago Bulls running it back would be ‘delaying the inevitable’

[ad_1] The Chicago Bulls are in a tricky situation. Their current roster isn’t good enough to win a championship, but the front office seems intent on keeping the team together and running it back. At least, that’s what Arturas Karnisovas has continuously conveyed. Based on his comments, the core of Zach LaVine, DeMar DeRozan, and Nikola Vucevic will probably be …

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Key dates, deadlines for Houston Rockets in NBA’s 2023 offseason

[ad_1] The 2023 NBA offseason is a pivotal one for the young and rebuilding Houston Rockets, who are likely to have a league-leading figure of approximately $60 million in salary cap space. The Rockets (22-60) also have two first-round picks in the 2023 NBA draft, with their own coming in at No. 4 overall in the first round and another …

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Nuggets vs. Lakers: Nikola Jokic jokes coaching is ‘worst job on the planet’ after clutch Game 3 play-calling

[ad_1] Getty Images Following Denver’s 119-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night, Nuggets coach Mike Malone revealed that star center Nikola Jokic was calling some plays for the team down the stretch. Jokic’s play-calling helped Denver outscore L.A. 35-26 in the final frame to walk away with a win.  “Nikola, …

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Nuggets vs. Lakers: Nikola Jokic jokes coaching is ‘worst job on the planet’ after clutch Game 3 play-calling

[ad_1] Getty Images Following Denver’s 119-108 win over the Los Angeles Lakers in Game 3 of the Western Conference finals on Saturday night, Nuggets coach Mike Malone revealed that star center Nikola Jokic was calling some plays for the team down the stretch. Jokic’s play-calling helped Denver outscore L.A. 35-26 in the final frame to walk away with a win.  “Nikola, …

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‘It should make for a better story’

[ad_1] The Boston Celtics are facing a daunting series deficit against the Miami Heat in the 2023 Eastern Conference finals. Down 2-0 at the time of this writing, the task ahead of the Celtics is a tall one, especially as the team looks to make a return visit to the NBA Finals. Boston is hoping to become just the seventh …

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