NBA Playoffs on May 10 - Heat vs. 76ers, Suns vs. Mavericks | Tip-Off, How to Watch, Preview
As the second round of the NBA Playoffs comes to its final days, a pair of series have the possibility of ending Thursday night. The 76ers are going to try and stay alive, hoping to avoid their fourth second round exit in five postseasons. Watch the NBA Playoffs on FuboTV (7-day free trial)WESTERN CONFERENCE(1) Phoenix Suns vs. (4) Dallas Mavericks (Suns lead 3-2)In a very similar story, the Suns placed themselves a win from advancing to the conference finals with a convincing game five victory on Tuesday night. Though the Mavericks came out strong, taking a lead into the second quarter, Devin Booker and company took over from there. A third quarter that saw Phoenix outscore Dallas 33-14 was only part of the dominating performance that led to a 110-80 Suns win.mlive.com
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.
Pistons fight to the finish but fall short to East’s top-ranked Heat
The Detroit Pistons looked to snap a three-game losing streak when they traveled to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat. On Tuesday night, the Pistons kept the Heat within two points with just over two minutes remaining in the game. The Pistons also did not have Hamidou Diallo or Frank Jackson, who also provide the Pistons with some offensive jolts. Strus helped the Heat, which is the top team in the Eastern Conference, quickly regain control of the game after the Pistons went on a 19-0 run. Grant scored 22 points, had four rebounds and two blocks, while Bagley and Saddiq Bey chipped in 13 points each.mlive.com
Herro, Strus power Heat to 115-112 comeback win over Pistons
MIAMI (AP) — Tyler Herro scored 29 points, Max Strus added 26 and the Miami Heat rallied to beat the short-handed Detroit Pistons 115-112 on Thursday night. Cory Joseph’s game-tying 3-point attempt with two seconds left bounced off the rim and was rebounded by Miami reserve forward Udonis Haslem. The Heat scored seven unanswered points and went ahead 112-110 on a 3-pointer by Herro with 1:12 remaining. The 41-year-old Haslem scored seven points and had five rebounds in 12 minutes. Heat: Since joining the starting rotation, Vincent has scored in double figures in five of seven games.mlive.com
Sloppy first quarter, Pistons fall victim to sixth-seeded Heat
The Detroit Pistons never recovered, falling to the Heat 120-107. The Heat (40-32) played without their veteran superstars and handed the Pistons (20-52) their worst opening quarter of the season. Third-year guard Hamidou Diallo tried to get the Pistons going as he scored six points in the first. Veteran guard Cory Joseph scored 10 of the Pistons’ 34 points in the second quarter. Hayes went hit a three-pointer and a long jumper as he’s worked to play more freely in the last games of his rookie season.mlive.com
AP source: NBA set to remove restriction on 2-way deals
Vincent has also been a part-time starter for the Heat, and Miami was one of the teams concerned that those 50-game appearance limits on the active roster was fast approaching. Ad“We all appreciate that they see that each team is in a different place,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said. The rule in past years has been that two-way players could spend 45 days with the NBA club and the rest of the time with a franchise’s G League team. But with a shortened G League season this year, and not all teams having clubs in that league this season, there were obvious reasons to change things. We are just glad that it was seen that way, objectively, because not everybody is in the same circumstance.”___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
'We have to figure this out': Heat say turnaround will come
Miami Heat players Udonis Haslem, left, talks to Jimmy Butler during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets, Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, in Miami. The Miami Heat aren’t believing that quite yet — even after a disastrous start to the 2020-21 campaign. “Heat Nation, we are going to figure this out,” All-Star center Bam Adebayo said. AdThe year after losing the finals has not been kind to the most recent teams who have dropped the title series. Tyler Herro missed seven games with neck spasms.
Irving leads rout of Celtics in return to Boston Garden
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives against Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) during the first half of an NBA preseason basketball game, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, in Boston. Irving scored 17 points on 7-of-15 shooting and had seven rebounds, five assists and two steals helping the Nets rout the Celtics 113-89 Friday night in the final preseason game for both teams. There were no fans in the new Boston Garden on Friday night, and his introduction was greeted with a faint, fake cheer. Precious Achiuwa scored 13 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for the Heat, while Bam Adebayo scored 13 points and Tyler Herro scored 10. McCollum led the Blazers with 26 points on 8-of-20 shooting and Gary Trent Jr. added 18 points in the loss.