4:01 PM EDT, Sun April 22, 2018
CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
Disruptive Thon Maker, Bucks’ length put Celtics “on their heels”

Disruptive Thon Maker, Bucks’ length put Celtics “on their heels”

The Bucks had 13 blocks and forced 18 turnovers with their new defensive system vs. the Celtics. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton received little-to-no assistance scoring in Games One and Two. They needed another killer mentality at work, one that Antetokounmpo told Thon Maker in a conversation two weeks ago that had to emerge again. Joe Prunty’s team lacked energy. Those two were going to penetrate and shoot respectively, but the matchups in Boston were decided by the depth of production only one team received. But as Brad Stevens eyeballed the Bucks with the series turning...
Behind the Buck Pass 7 hours ago

Milwaukee Bucks Game 4 Preview: April 22 vs Boston Celtics

With the series hanging in the balance the Milwaukee Bucks will look for a second straight win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday, to tie things up at 2-2. Every game in a playoff series is important, but there can be no doubting that Sunday’s Game 4 between the Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics could […] Milwaukee Bucks Game 4 Preview: April 22 vs Boston Celtics - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More
Daily Knicks 9 hours ago

Frank Ntilikina: The path to reaching his potential

Frank Ntilikina showed some bright spots in his rookie year with the New York Knicks. What will it take to get him to the next level? Frank Ntilikina showed a lot of promise, as well as some signs of being a rookie, in his first year in the NBA. However, being such a young player, […] Frank Ntilikina: The path to reaching his potential - Daily Knicks - Daily Knicks - A New York Knicks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CelticsBlog 9 hours ago
Does Jayson Tatum need to ‘show up’?

Does Jayson Tatum need to ‘show up’?

An argument with myself. Sometimes I will do research on a subject and I will be unable to come to a definite conclusion. During these times I will get frustrated, eat Peanut M&Ms from the ‘family size bag’ until I fall asleep, wake up suddenly, hit my head on the Gundam model hanging from my ceiling and concuss myself. During these moments of temporary brain damage, I’m able to separate an argument into two parts and have that argument with myself. Today’s question is “Does Jayson Tatum Need To Show Up In This Series?” Pro-Sam: Howdy folks, my name is Pro-Sam and today I’d...
The Sixer Sense 12 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers win while Heat Winslow pays $15K fine

Philadelphia 76ers gets last laugh. Heat funnyman Justise Winslow fined $15K for stepping on Joel Embiid‘s face mask in game three The Philadelphia 76ers left Philadelphia tied 1-1 with the Miami Heat, and found themselves on the road in an attempt to reclaim their momentum. The focus of game three was important enough to compel […] Philadelphia 76ers win while Heat Winslow pays $15K fine - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Sixer Sense 14 hours ago

Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brown loves defense, and it shows

Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown loves to stress defense. Defense wins championships. And on the Philadelphia 76ers roster, it shows When the NBA touts defense, the Philadelphia 76ers are often considered okay at defense, but not great. Perhaps it’s due to the years of rebuilding? But perhaps it’s that “optics” that so many talk about? […] Philadelphia 76ers Coach Brown loves defense, and it shows - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com 16 hours ago
Celtics notebook: Solution is simple in eyes of coach Brad Stevens

Celtics notebook: Solution is simple in eyes of coach Brad Stevens

MILWAUKEE — After failing to take control of the series and losing Game 3 to the Bucks, the Celtics get another chance today at the Bradley Center.“I think every game can, right?” Celts coach Brad Stevens said of having another chance to win a third game and take a dominant position in the best-of-seven series before it returns to the Garden.“I think ultimately we just have to play better. I think the biggest focus for us is playing well,” he said. “At the end of the day, we’re playing a really talented team. And they put us in a bind in a lot of ways. I thought their...
www.bostonherald.com 16 hours ago
Bulpett: Bucks’ Jason Terry provides guidance for Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum

Bulpett: Bucks’ Jason Terry provides guidance for Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum

MILWAUKEE — Jayson Tatum and his mom, Brandy, were leaving the Harbor House after dinner here Thursday night when an Escalade pulled up. They thought it was their Uber XL.Instead it was a 19-year NBA veteran — and a friend.“We had a good laugh about that,” said Bucks guard Jason Terry.The 6-foot-2 shooter has been in the Celtic rookie’s corner for about eight years now, and even though their teams are meeting in this first-round series, some important parts of the relationship haven’t changed.“No, not at all,” said Terry, who rode the pine as the host Bucks closed within 2-1...
www.bostonherald.com 16 hours ago
More McHale memories

More McHale memories

We detailed the Celtics playoff history with the Bucks from the 1980s in Friday’s Herald, paying particular attention to Game 3 in 1987, when Kevin McHale went into the stands at the MECCA to confront and grab a fan.McHale had a good laugh as he went over the details, and the opportunity to further the story was presented when we ran into Hall of Famer-to-be Rod Thorn at a Bucks practice. Thorn, now working as a consultant to the Milwaukee organization, was in his second year as the NBA’s vice president of basketball operations back in ’87, meaning he was on the front line as the league...

Sixers' Brett Brown sees 'greatness' in Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons

Simmons is averaging 19.3 points, 10.8 rebounds, 9.8 assists and 2.5 steals in the four postseason games.
The Republican 18 hours ago
Boston Celtics eye adjustments vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 4

Boston Celtics eye adjustments vs. Milwaukee Bucks, Giannis Antetokounmpo in Game 4

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might want to change things up before Game 4.
FOX Sports 18 hours ago

Bucks hope to stay on roll versus Celtics (Apr 21, 2018)

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks showed signs of life Friday night in Game 3 of their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series with the Boston Celtics.
FOX Sports 19 hours ago

NBA fines Wizards' Markieff Morris, Celtics' Marcus Morris

NEW YORK (AP) The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.
www.bostonherald.com 19 hours ago
NBA fines Wizards' Markieff Morris, Celtics' Marcus Morris

NBA fines Wizards' Markieff Morris, Celtics' Marcus Morris

NEW YORK — The NBA has fined Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and twin brother Marcus Morris of the Boston Celtics for their roles in separate incidents during playoff games.Markieff Morris has been fined $25,000 by the NBA on Saturday for attempting to escalate an altercation and pushing an official during a game against Toronto on Friday night. Morris shoved official Ken Mauer aside when Morris and Torontos OG Anunoby had to be separated after a near-fight that drew other players less than three minutes into the Wizards 122-103 victory.Meanwhile, Marcus Morris was also docked...

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