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Cavs eliminate Celtics in Game 5 blowout

Talent almost always wins out in the NBA, and that was certainly the case in the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals. The Cavaliers already had a giant edge in basketball talent heading into the series, and when Isaiah Thomas went down with a hip injury in Game 2 - the writing was clearly on the wall...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 9:56am

Sixers draft targets: De'Aaron Fox knows how to score — just what Philly needs

The Sixers need a guard, and assuming the first two players off the board on June 22's NBA Draft are Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, there's a good chance the team targets one of Kentucky's star scorers with the No. 3 pick in the draft. Last week we detailed the sharp-shooting Malik...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:41pm

Trade Isaiah Thomas? Draft Markelle Fultz? What will the Celtics do?

The most interesting off-season in the history of the Boston Celtics is nearly here. There are so many different routes that Danny Ainge can go in, and we’ll highlight a few here.   Plan A: Go for it all When the Paul George and Jimmy Butler rumors were flying around the trade...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 3:19pm

3 things to watch for in Celtics - Cavs Game 5

For the first half of Tuesday's Game 4 against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Celtics picked up where they left off in Game 3 in quieting LeBron James.   In fact, they completely silenced him midway through the second quarter, as James picked up not one, not two, not three, but four...

Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 1:44pm

2017 NBA Mock Draft: Lonzo Ball to Celtics?

This is the first 2017 NBA Mock Draft we’ve done since the lottery was placed in order of teams, so it’s time to actually get this thing right. There is a very good chance that Danny Ainge and the Celtics will look to get something out of the Lakers by way of a trade, much like the...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 6:18pm

Top 10 NBA players, basketball rankings: LeBron no Michael Jordan

We did this exercise last year and it created great debate. Who are the top 10 NBA players of all-time? Like last year, we’re doing this list before the NBA Finals – so some things could change. For instance, last year we had LeBron James No. 9 on our list. Because of his otherworldly...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:43pm

The Knicks' blueprint has to be changed: Sid Rosenberg

The turmoil that New York basketball fans have been enduring for now close to two decades could have ended last week at the 2017 NBA draft lottery.    For the first time since drafting Kristaps Porzingis fourth overall in 2015, it looked as though the Knicks had a good chance at adding...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 4:23pm

Which New York sports venue holds the most social media-consumed fans?

We’ve all been there. We get to our seats at our favorite team’s venue just before a game, and before you can say “play ball,” the phones are out and we are snapping pictures whether it’s of ourselves, our food, the field/court/rink, or that guy wearing a Chad...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 11:40am

Celtics throw scare into LeBron, Cavs in Game 4

The Celtics picked up from where they left off in Game 3 in the first half of Game 4, racing out to a 57-47 halftime lead. But the Cavs, led by Kyrie Irving, scored 40 points in the third quarter en route to a 112-99 victory Tuesday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Celtics showed...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:12pm

3 things to watch for as Celtics face Cavaliers in Game 4

When the Celtics dropped Game 1 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, there was some disappointment, but not much surprise.   But when they had their doors blown off in a historically lopsided Game 2? Yeah, that was bad.   Embarrassing is probably the word that comes to mind when thinking back...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 4:30pm

The worst trades in sports history

While the Brooklyn Nets continue to deal with what might be regarded as one of the worst trades in NBA history, we decided to take a look at some of the most head-scratching, jaw-dropping trades made in all of sports. So without further ado, and in no particular order, here is what we came up with...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:47pm

Isaiah Thomas injury not as bad as first believed

Don’t expect Isaiah Thomas’ injured right hip to halt him from his goal of becoming one of the NBA’s top players year-in and year-out. Thomas is meeting with specialists this week and could potentially go under the knife. That should not be cause for alarm in Boston, however,...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:31pm

When do the 2017 NBA Finals start (complete schedule, dates, tip off times)

Never has a regular season or playoffs been less consequential than during the current NBA campaign, where the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors have been on a six-month collision course toward playing for a third consecutive time in the NBA Finals. Sheer domination and lack of...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:15pm

Does Sixers-Celtics trade for No. 1 pick make sense? Metro editors square off

Rumors are swirling everywhere that the Sixers and Celtics are at least considering a trade that would allow Philly to move up to the first overall pick and draft Markelle Fultz. Metro Philadelphia sports editor Evan Macy and Boston sports editor Matt Burke had it out in the newsroom this week....

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 4:05pm

Celtics with an all-time gritty win in Game 3 vs. Cavs

The Celtics were dead and buried heading into Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cavs Sunday night. They were torched and destroyed in the first two games, and now they were without their scoring and emotional leader in Isaiah Thomas, who will miss the remainder of the postseason...

Monday, May 22, 2017 - 8:58am

Time to boycott the Knicks: Marc Malusis

Is there any sign of hope? Knicks fans have been mumbling that statement to themselves for months as they mentally cope with the disaster that is the franchise that they root for. Often times you feel like they should be paying you to show up and watch them play instead of the other way around....

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:20pm

NBA trade rumors: Celtics to go after Anthony Davis?

With the Celtics about to be eliminated by the Cavaliers, expect the NBA trade rumors involving Boston to crank up in a hurry. The names of Paul George and Jimmy Butler will surely come back into the conversation, but one monster name that has been whispered about recently could come to the...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 2:06pm

Phil Jackson must step up to save relationship with Kristaps Porzingis

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson met with Kristaps Porzingis’ brother and agent, Janis, on Saturday in an attempt to mend the damaged relationship that saw the young Latvian star skip his end-of-season exit interview with management. In true Knicks fashion though, “there was no...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 1:43pm

Celtics absolutely annihilated by Cavaliers in Game 2

In what many viewed as a "must-win" game, the Celtics were absolutely throttled by the Cavaliers in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals, 130-86. The Cavs held an NBA playoff record 41-point lead at halftime and won their 13th straight playoff game, tying a league record. "I...

Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 8:40am