The Bucks’ Game 5 win over the Celtics was defined by 10 seconds of Jrue Holiday’s defensive heroics

BOSTON — The relationship between Giannis Antetokounmpo and teammate Khris Middleton, now nine years in, is well-known for its depth and trust. But about that Jrue Holiday relationship … “It’s blooming, it’s blooming!” Antetokounmpo said after the Milwaukee Bucks finished off a jaw-dropping display of clutch play in stealing a 110-107 Game 5 victory over … Read more

Ja Morant Reacts to Play that Resulted in Injury After Game 3

Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant is injured as well as frustrated. After exiting Game 3 against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center with an apparent knee injury Saturday night, the second-year star reacted to the play that may have tweaked his right knee. “Broke the code,” Morant tweeted (and then deleted) along with a … Read more

Why the Boston Celtics need far more from Jayson Tatum to overcome Giannis Antetokounmpo, the Milwaukee Bucks

MILWAUKEE — The look on Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck’s face was fitting — half disgust and half heartburn — as he listened to veteran referee Sean Wright explain a crucial call in the final seconds of his team’s bitter Game 3 semifinal loss Saturday. The Celtics were seenthing at the way the Milwaukee Bucks … Read more

Steph Curry Reveals Game 3 Mindset

The Golden State Warriors are looking to bounce back from a frustrating Game 2 loss that had them in reflection for three days. With an extended break in between games, the team had an opportunity to analyze what went wrong, and alter their mindset coming back home. During his media availability session ahead of Game … Read more

Klay Thompson’s Updated Injury Status For Game Two

Aside from an otherwise standard injury report, with Andre Iguodala and James Wiseman being the only absences for Golden State, Klay Thompson was listed as probable with right knee soreness. While seemingly insignificant, this is a status change for Thompson, who has yet to be listed on an injury report during these playoffs. The sharpshooting … Read more

Klay Thompson Breaks Down Final Sequence in Game 1 Win

Klay Thompson went through a roller coaster of emotions in the final 36 seconds of Game 1. After the Golden State Warriors squeaked out a one-points, 117-116 victory on the road against the Memphis Grizzlies in the second round of the Western Conference Playoffs, Thompson broke down the sequence that won, nearly lost and finally … Read more

Brandon Clarke: Draymond Green’s Foul ‘Not Surprising’

Draymond Green was ejected just before half-time after receiving a flagrant 2 for a foul he committed on Brandon Clarke. The NBA’s justification was that “The first part was the wind and significant contact to the face, and then the pull down from the jersey grab and throw down to the floor to an airborne … Read more

Damian Lillard Says Golden State Warriors Have ‘Championship Resilience’

If there’s one person in the NBA who has seen what the Golden State Warriors are capable of, it’s Damian Lillard. When the Warriors pulled off a gutsy win against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 1 of the Western Conference Semifinals, Lillard was immediately ready to praise. “Championship Resilience,” Lillard said in a tweet. Damian … Read more