Bucks edge Celtics 103-101 after frantic final second
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 42 points and made the go-ahead basket with 44.3 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks withstood a frantic flurry of shots in the final seconds to beat the Boston Celtics 103-101 on Saturday in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference semifinal.
NBA Playoffs on April 24 - Warriors vs. Nuggets, Bucks vs. Bulls and More
EASTERN CONFERENCE(3) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (6) Chicago Bulls (Bucks lead 2-1)After a pair of close contests at home, where they relinquished home court advantage, the Bucks looked more like the defending champions in the first game of the series in the Windy City. At one points, the Bucks led the Bulls by 37, and were able to easily move their way to the series lead with a 111-81 victory. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCE(3) Golden State Warriors vs. (6) Denver Nuggets (Warriors lead 3-0)Golden State is further showing that they look to be a threat in the Western Conference by how they continue to get the job done in their series with Denver. However, the Warriors settled down and came back to take a commanding 3-0 series lead thanks to a 118-113 victory. However, Chris Paul nailed some key buckets in the final frame, helping Phoenix regain the series lead with a 114-111 win.mlive.com
NBA: Zero new players tested positive for virus in past week
(AP Photo/Darren Abate)No additional NBA players have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last week, the league said Wednesday, after nearly two dozen games had to be called off in the past month because of virus-related issues. That continued a good two-week trend: After 27 players were positive in results released between Jan. 6 and Jan. 19, only one player has been positive since. We all need it, not just NBA players, coaches, families. The planet needs it.”The NBA has called off 23 games this season for virus issues, 22 since Jan. 10. But it’s important to have weeks like this, because it gives everybody hope.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
James leads Lakers past Grizzlies to open 2-game set
James played within the offense for the first three quarters, then became more aggressive to start the fourth, scoring the Lakers first 10 points of the period. Montrezl Harrell added 16 points and nine rebounds to help the Lakers win their third straight. Kyle Anderson led Memphis with 18 points, and Jonas Valanciunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds. Grizzlies: Due to local COVID-19 restrictions, the game was played with no general tickets sold. …Rookie Xavier Tillman playing in his first game, scored his first NBA points in the opening quarter.
Williamson loses shoe, but Pelicans get key 109-99 win
Williamson had 23 points, seven rebounds and tied a career high with five assists in his most extensive playing time since returning to the NBA bubble. Williamson drove the lane in the third quarter and landed awkwardly, losing his left shoe. However, the big man quickly put the shoe back on and remained in the game. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 22 points for the Grizzlies, who fell to 0-3 since the NBA restart. Pelicans: Play Sacramento on Thursday.