Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move a win from NBA Finals
Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of a berth in the NBA Finals, running away after halftime to beat the Miami Heat 93-80 and take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference title series.
Robinson makes eight 3s, Heat top Hawks 115-91 in Game 1
Duncan Robinson set a Miami playoff record with eight 3-pointers, and the Miami Heat forced Trae Young into matching the worst-shooting game of his career on the way to a 115-91 win over the Atlanta Hawks in Game 1 of an Eastern Conference first-round series Sunday.
Goran Dragic leaves Raptors because of personal matter
Goran Dragic has left the Toronto Raptors because of a personal matter. The Raptors said Sunday before their game against Boston Celtics that the 35-year-old guard — acquired along with Precious Achiuwa in the offseason deal that sent Kyle Lowry to Miami — wasn’t with the team. Dragic, from Slovenia, has played in just five games with the Raptors, averaging 8.0 points, 1.8 assists and 2.8 rebounds and 17.9 minutes.news.yahoo.com
Pistons tripped up in the fourth quarter, fall to Heat 100-92
DETROIT -- The Detroit Pistons led for three quarters before the Miami Heat called on a hero, well Tyler Herro. The third-year sharpshooter scored 11 points to open the fourth quarter to send the Heat on a 10-minute 29-8 run to cut a nine-point Pistons lead. Herro scored 14 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter accounted for more than 65 percent of Miami’s points in the fourth quarter. The Pistons struggled to get the ball moving in the final quarter of the night, just like a game before. On top of that, it turned over the ball six times in the fourth quarter resulting in it getting outscored by Miami 33-16.mlive.com
Kyle Lowry, Chris Paul move quickly in NBA free agency
Point guards were the immediate focus when the NBA’s free agency window opened Monday night, with Kyle Lowry headed to the Miami Heat, Lonzo Ball on his way to the Chicago Bulls while Chris Paul and Mike Conley landed lucrative deals to remain with their current teams.
The latest Forbes NBA valuations show how much winning can pay off
Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry kisses the trophy after the Toronto Raptors beat the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals, Game 6 at Oracle Arena, June 13, 2019. Winning may be the best way to boost an NBA team's value, according to Forbes' franchise valuations, but nothing beats the shine of a major market. The Toronto Raptors, last season's champions, saw the biggest boost in their value, according to Forbes, which released valuations for each NBA team on Tuesday. The Raptors are now worth $2.1 billion in the latest Forbes valuations, a 25% increase over last year's figure. The Golden State Warriors, which lost to the Raptors in the NBA Finals, saw the next-highest growth, Forbes reported.cnbc.com
The NBA's showcase day Christmas has arrived
On the 65th day of the season, with 454 games more than one-third of the schedule already in the books, the NBA's unofficial start date has arrived. The annual Christmas Day quintupleheader of games is Wednesday, the day when the casual fan typically turns his or her attention toward the NBA. "It's going to be cool, man," said Toronto guard Kyle Lowry, who'll be making his Christmas debut. And it's going to be awesome to step foot on that floor on Christmas Day, have my family and friends around and have the whole world watching." "It's about getting better, each and every day," James said.monroenews.com
Pistons Cant Stop Lowry
Weve got to check them both tomorrow.Toronto still had enough firepower to handle the Pistons. TESTYAs is often the case so close to the Canadian border, there was a divided crowd of Pistons fans and Raptors supporters. There were four technical fouls handed out: Lowry, Siakam and Drummond received theirs in the second quarter, and Griffin got one in the third. DRY SPELLDetroit came into the game shooting 38.5% from beyond the arc, but the Pistons went just 6 of 35 on Wednesday. Pistons: F/C Christian Wood left the game with a left knee strain.detroit.cbslocal.com
20 Turnovers Doom Casey And Pistons In Toronto
TORONTO (AP) Raptors forward Pascal Siakam scored 30 points five times last season, when he played in 80 games. Lowry scored 20 points, Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell each had 19 and OG Anonuby added 13 for the Raptors. Our individual defense was lacking, Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. Whoever was out there, we werent guarding them.Detroit also committed 20 turnovers, leading to 29 points for Toronto. After being chosen NBA Coach of the Year for his 59-win regular season with Toronto, Casey ended up being hired by the Pistons.detroit.cbslocal.com
NBA MVP Antetokounmpo sues artist over alleged 'Greek Freak' knockoffs
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the 2019 National Basketball Association most valuable player, sued a Pennsylvania man on Monday for allegedly selling Greek Freak t-shirts and other clothing without permission. Milwaukee Bucks forward and NBA's MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo speaks during an official presentation event of a Nike Shoe, in Athens, Greece June 28, 2019. REUTERS/Costas BaltasAntetokounmpo accused Jinder Bhogal, who sells clothing inspired by NBA players on his website, of trying to piggyback off his Greek Freak trademark, which was registered last year, and profit from the Bucks stars success. Antetokounmpo is seeking at least $2 million of damages, including unspecified compensatory and punitive damages, and an injunction against further infringements. The case is Antetokounmpo v. Bhogal, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No.feeds.reuters.com