Miami Heat News
With a victory at home on Sunday, the Heat would advance to the NBA Finals for the second time in three years.
Jaylen Brown (25 points) and Jayson Tatum (22 points) made the difference as the Boston Celtics moved to the brink of the NBA Finals on Wednesday by defeating Miami 93-80.
Jayson Tatum scored 31 points and Celtics pounded Miami early, jumping out to a 26-4 lead and cruising to a 102-82 victory that evened the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2
Miami Heat's Bam Adebayo finished with 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in addition to his 31-point haul against Boston Celtics.
Game three in the series takes place in Boston on Saturday, and Celtics are expecting a stiff Miami response.
A 22-2 run was how Miami Heat started the second half, the run punctuated by steals that led to baskets on three consecutive possessions.
Tatum scored 31 points to lead the Celtics, who thwarted a fourth-quarter comeback bid by the Nets to take a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
Tyler Herro ignited the Heat's offence with 27 points and eight rebounds in front of a crowd of 18,300 at Vivint Arena
It was the 10th career 50-point game for the 33-year-old Curry, who passed Wilt Chamberlain to become the oldest player in NBA history with a 50-point, 10-assist game
were unable to prevent a superb comeback by the Thunder, who had trailed by as many as 26 points late in the second quarter before rallying after the interval.
Nikola Vucevic scored 17 points and Lonzo Ball had 15 as the Bulls won their fourth straight meeting with Toronto. Ball shot 5 for 9 from 3-point range.
The first practices of the season in the NBA are here, with teams set to hit the floor on Tuesday to formally begin getting ready for the 2021-22 campaign. A six-pack of things to watch as things get started:
New York will play host to Toronto on 1 November, exactly 75 years to the day after the Knicks visited the then-Toronto Huskies in the first game of the Basketball Association of America's inaugural season.
Anthony Davis missed half of the 72-game regular season because of a string of injuries. LeBron James, who missed more than 20 games this season with a high right ankle sprain.
There was no run to the NBA Finals this year for the Miami Heat, not even a single playoff victory. With the Heat entering a crucial offseason, here's what to watch for:
Bucks became the first team to advance in this year's playoffs, beating the Heat 120-103 on Saturday and finishing off a first-round sweep over last season's Eastern Conference champions.
The Bucks needed Khris Middleton’s tiebreaking jumper with 0.5 seconds left in overtime to pull out a 109-107 victory in Game 1. Milwaukee essentially put away Game 2 in the first quarter when its 3-point attack went from fizzling to sizzling.
Middleton kept his composure superbly to drain the decisive jump shot from 18 feet with just 0.5 seconds on the clock, handing the Bucks a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven first round series.
No 7 Los Angeles will host No 8 Golden State in the Western Conference play-in with the winner taking the seventh seed and a spot against Phoenix and the loser having to play another game to determine the eighth seed.