8:52 AM EDT, Thu April 27, 2017
Pippen Aint Easy 21 mins ago

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Takeaways: Bulls Fall in Game 5

The Chicago Bulls now trail the Boston Celtics for the first time in the series. In a back and forth game it was the Celtics who came out on top. While a somewhat uneventful game, there are still many things to take away from this loss. The Bulls lost 108-97 to the Celtics on Wednesday […] Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Takeaways: Bulls Fall in Game 5 - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog 42 mins ago
Playoff Olynyk

Playoff Olynyk

It’s been a solid post-season so far for Kelly Olynyk. In a pivotal Game 5, he was Boston’s x-factor off the bench. Kelly Olynyk was already cooking. After subbing in for Al Horford at the 3:23 mark of the first quarter, he helped erase an early deficit with nine quick points. He wasn’t hesitant from beyond the arc and drove with purpose, but there was a moment in Game 5 when I knew that Playoff Olynyk was born. After consistently abusing the slower Cristiano Felício, KO got switched up with Anthony Morrow on a pick-and-roll. Olynyk sealed the smaller Morrow and got a drop pass...
Liberty Ballers 1 hour ago
Liberty Links: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot make initial French national team roster

Liberty Links: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot make initial French national team roster

TLC will have the chance to represent his country in multiple upcoming tournaments. As Sixers swingman Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot wrapped up what turned out to be a fine rookie season, he told FIBA.com that he would love to have a chance to play for the France national team. It looks like he’ll be getting his wish. Here’s what happened in the news on Wednesday: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot joins French national squad The French Basketball Federation announced its initial 37-man list for their new Team France Basket squad, and Luwawu-Cabarrot is a part of it. Luwawu-Cabarrot joins Nicolas...
Chowder and Champions 9 hours ago

Boston Celtics Earn First Home Win of Series as Things Get Testy to Take a 3-2 Lead

The Boston Celtics, led by Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas, took down the Chicago Bulls Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead. The Boston Celtics dominated the fourth quarter on their way to a 108-97 victory at TD Garden on Wednesday night. Boston struggled to begin the game, settling for three-point shots and missing nearly […] Boston Celtics Earn First Home Win of Series as Things Get Testy to Take a 3-2 Lead - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Pippen Aint Easy 9 hours ago

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 5: The Bulls stampede was halted

After closer evaluation on Rajon Rondo’s injury, the veteran point guard was forced to sit out Game 5. In his absence, the other guys yet again had to step up. Things were actually looking great. However, there was a fourth quarter collapse. First Quarter This was a pretty solid start from the Bulls and company. […] Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 5: The Bulls stampede was halted - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog 9 hours ago
Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics Leap to NBA Playoffs Series Lead with 108-97 Game 5 win over Chicago Bulls

Avery Bradley, Boston Celtics Leap to NBA Playoffs Series Lead with 108-97 Game 5 win over Chicago Bulls

Avery Bradley put on a career performance against Jimmy Butler as he led the Celtics to their third straight win in Game 5 to take his team back to Chicago for an elimination Game 6. BOSTON — The Celtics are almost to the finish line and the second round of the NBA Playoffs after beating the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 108-97. Avery Bradley had a career-defining game on both ends as he led the Celtics with 24 points while frequently guarding Jimmy Butler throughout the game. Stevens matched Butler’s substitution pattern for Bradley to be on the floor with him the entire game, winning that...
Net Income / NetsDaily 10 hours ago
Mocks think Marks will take risks in Draft

Mocks think Marks will take risks in Draft

Sean Marks has said he likes having two first round picks because it offers him “flexibility” and “another swing” at the draft, code works for risk-taking in our humble opinion Those who make up mock drafts apparently have taken notice. These draftniks have the Nets taking chances on 19-year-old draft-and-stashes like Rodions Kurucs of Latvia and Isaiah Hartenstein of Germany as well as 18-year-old U.S. products like Hamidou Diallo out of Kentucky or oft-injured Harry Giles of Duke. There are some who think Marks will go for traditional, more experienced college players like Ivan...
Posting and Toasting 12 hours ago
Knicks sending assistant coach to monitor Kristaps Porzingis with Latvian National Team

Knicks sending assistant coach to monitor Kristaps Porzingis with Latvian National Team

We got ourselves a narc. Kristaps Porzingis wasn’t able to avoid the Knicks forever. The front office will be wedging all-around good guy and Rebecca Haarlow sideline interview googly-eyer, Joshua Longstaff, to train with the Latvian National Team for this summer’s EuroBasket. Here’s David Pick with the day’s particulars: Source: To appease Knicks front office, trainer Joshua Longstaff will join the Latvian NT for EuroBasket to work with Kristaps Porzingis.— David Pick (@IAmDPick) April 26, 2017 Longstaff was an Oklahoma City ex-pat that came to town with the Derek Fisher...
Pippen Aint Easy 16 hours ago

NBA Playoffs Game 5: Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Game Outlook

The Chicago Bulls blew their 2-0 lead over the Boston Celtics and are now heading back to Boston tied 2-2 in the series. With Rajon Rondo officially out for Game 5, how can the Bulls steal another game at TD Garden? With Rajon Rondo’s absence extended another game, tonight’s game between the Chicago Bulls and […] NBA Playoffs Game 5: Chicago Bulls vs Boston Celtics Game Outlook - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
NetsDaily 16 hours ago
David Stern: ‘Shame on the Brooklyn Nets’

David Stern: ‘Shame on the Brooklyn Nets’

The Brooklyn Nets rested three of its top players in the final game of the season and it’s still a topic of conversation... two weeks later. The Nets were slated to finish with the worst record in the NBA, so Sean Marks and Kenny Atkinson made the decision to rest Brook Lopez, Jeremy Lin and Trevor Booker. Former NBA commissioner, David Stern, was the latest to speak out against the Nets resting players, stating that it’s “inexcusable” and shameful on the front office’s part. "I have no idea what was in the mind of the executives of the Brooklyn Nets — none — when they...
CelticsBlog 16 hours ago
Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/26/17

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/26/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Brad Stevens won't engage Bulls' criticism of Isaiah ThomasBrad Stevens’ faith in Gerald Green is paying off Marcus Smart on Jimmy Butler questioning his toughness: 'Ha ha' Marcus Smart tries to stay above the frayBulpett: Amir Johnson’s not barking about role on Celtics bench A look back at memorable 2009 Bulls-Celtics playoff series Celtics notebook: Bulls coach’s claims carry no weight with Isaiah In tense political times, NBA heading to Israel this summerGlobe  'Not about that life?' Marcus Smart responded to Jimmy...
Raptors HQ 17 hours ago
NBA Playoffs: This is the best version of DeMar DeRozan

NBA Playoffs: This is the best version of DeMar DeRozan

DeRozan has been knocked for playoff performances, but his selflessness is fueling the Raptors’ offense. Consider, through gritted teeth if you have to, Kobe Bryant’s banal concept of “musecage.” All this business of needing to embrace your light and dark side in order to achieve greatness. A puppet can explain it to you if you need help. The self-invention of musecage is a way for Kobe’s legend to live on. It dictates that, in order to respond to the hurdles of a basketball game, you must summon motivation and score in volume. This is what Bryant will be remembered for, anyway....
Posting and Toasting 18 hours ago
Knicks Links: Math proves Carmelo Anthony’s recent teammates have been mostly crappy

Knicks Links: Math proves Carmelo Anthony’s recent teammates have been mostly crappy

Also: Derrick Rose road trips to Chicago (again) and some mock drafts Happy Hump Day, P&Ters! On this dreary Wednesday, I bring you links that lack both in quantity, and in many cases, quality. Welcome to the offseason! Here’s a little listening material: Let’s start these links off strong — I’ll put my best foot forward in the links today. This piece by Chuck Mondiano for the New York Daily News gives a really interesting perspective on Melo, and one that I had never really considered before — his team’s record without him on the floor, compared with other teams’ best...
Liberty Ballers 19 hours ago
Is Furkan Korkmaz Ready to Make the Jump to the NBA?

Is Furkan Korkmaz Ready to Make the Jump to the NBA?

An up-to-date scouting report on the 26th overall pick from 2016. As a real long-term core has begun to emerge in Philly, it’s become apparent that the Sixers have one unusual, cozy advantage going forward: wing depth. Robert Covington has cemented himself as a permanent starter with outrageous precision and focus on defense to complement his streaky shooting stroke. Timothé Luwawu-Cabarrot transitioned from a league where former Sixer Charles Jenkins could wrangle a playoff MVP to an NBA rotation in less than a year, showcasing the length, budding shooting stroke and aggression that...
Raptors HQ 20 hours ago
NBA Playoffs: Every Raptor contributed in Game 5, and it’s key to the team’s post-season run

NBA Playoffs: Every Raptor contributed in Game 5, and it’s key to the team’s post-season run

It’s not often you get solid performances from the top of the roster to the bottom. But it happened in Game 5 on Monday, and the Raptors will need it to continue. It’s taken some time and work-shopping, but Dwane Casey seems to have established the nine-man rotation he is going to roll with for the foreseeable future in the playoffs. The utility of Toronto’s roster runs well past the ninth slot, of course. The contributions of guys like Delon Wright and Jakob Poeltl are among the many reasons it’s been so tough for Casey to pin down a set collection of players to use. As was...
Pippen Aint Easy 21 hours ago

Rajon Rondo update: Rondo will not play in Game 5 vs. Celtics

There was a slimmer of hope that Rajon Rondo would play for the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 on Wednesday night. According to Rondo, that’s not happening. During the Chicago Bulls‘ victory in Game 2 of their first round series with the Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo suffered a small fracture to his right thumb and […] Rajon Rondo update: Rondo will not play in Game 5 vs. Celtics - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog 22 hours ago
How Gerald Green has turned the first round on its head

How Gerald Green has turned the first round on its head

We were all wrong. Brad Stevens nailed the Gerald Green decision. Brad Stevens surprised a lot of people with his decision to move Gerald Green into his starting lineup for Game 3 of the Celtics first round series against the Chicago Bulls. Down 0-2, the move came across as one of desperation and, to a point, it was. When Stevens hinted at lineup changes last Wednesday, guys like Jonas Jerebko and Tyler Zeller came to mind: Jerebko for his ability to stretch the floor and Zeller for his size underneath against the suddenly superhuman Robin Lopez. But Gerald Green? No way. When you break it...
Liberty Ballers 22 hours ago
Sixers Tinder: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is on the right track

Sixers Tinder: Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot is on the right track

Everything went according to plan for TLC in year one. In every draft class, there’s always a handful of international prospects who emerge out of the dark corners of the basketball scouting world, enticing bloggers and NBA personnel alike with their size and seemingly limitless potential. In 2015, Timothe Luwawu (minus the hyphen Cabarrot at the time) was one of those guys, a Draft Express dandy playing with the Antibes Sharks of France’s second division. He teased a potential entry in the 2015 NBA Draft before eventually withdrawing, and was whisked away to Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia...
Raptors HQ 23 hours ago
D-League Finals: Raptors 905 beat the Vipers 95-85, force third game for title

D-League Finals: Raptors 905 beat the Vipers 95-85, force third game for title

The 905 pulled out the victory against Rio Grande Valley to set up a winner takes all game on Thursday night for the championship. Pascal Siakam put his NBA experience to good use for the 905, scoring 32 points and adding 10 rebounds, five steals and two blocks to lead the Raptors to the 95-85 victory over the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and force a decisive third game for the D-League Championship on Thursday night. Just one night removed from dressing in Game 5 of the NBA playoffs against the Milwaukee Bucks for his parent Toronto Raptors, Fred VanVleet was called upon to start for the 905...
Pippen Aint Easy Apr 26, 2017

Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 5: Game Info, How to Watch

It’s time for some pivotal, season-ending levels of madness. This is as real as it gets for the Chicago Bulls. They will leave Wednesday night’s matchup with the Boston Celtics one of two ways – one game from advancing to the second round or one game from elimination. Now would be a great time for […] Chicago Bulls at Boston Celtics Game 5: Game Info, How to Watch - Pippen Aint Easy - Pippen Aint Easy - A Chicago Bulls Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Atlantic Player News

  • 13 Isaiah Thomas

    Isaiah Thomas

    Celtics get Game 5 win despite an off night for Isaiah Thomas

  • 10 Avery Bradley

    Avery Bradley

    Avery Bradley excels on offense and defense

  • 6 Al Horford

    Al Horford

    Al Horford, Boston Celtics use mighty fourth quarter to top Chicago Bulls in Game 5, 108-97

  • 3 Kyle Lowry

    Kyle Lowry

    It's high time the Raptors get over the Game 6 hump

  • 3 Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk

    Kelly Olynyk channels Happy Gilmore during key moment as Boston Celtics top Chicago Bulls

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