NBA Playoffs 2019: Toronto Raptors turn in team performance to thump Milwaukee Bucks and level Eastern Conference finals
The Toronto Raptors closed ranks around hurting star Kawhi Leonard, to beat the Milwaukee Bucks and level the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Giannis Antetokounmpo stars as Bucks rout Celtics to storm into first Eastern Conference final since 2001
Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics to advance to the Eastern Conference final.
NBA Playoffs preview: With Golden State Warriors eyeing a threepeat, how do the remaining 15 challengers stack up?
The indomitable Golden State Warriors are the two-time champs chasing a threepeat. To preview the 2019 NBA Playoffs, Karan Madhok ranked each remaining team's chances of usurping the throne
NBA: Sparked by Kawhi Leonard's quiet presence, retooled Toronto Raptors hope to challenge for title
In a new-look East, Toronto Raptors chose bold change rather than another run with the team they already had. The goal: a first NBA Finals for Toronto, and maybe a championship.
NBA: Markelle Fultz could hold the key for young Philadelphia 76ers taking a definitive step toward title
Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown made the bold decree that they would be "star hunting" this summer.But the only stars the Sixers saw this summer were the ones that passed them by on the way to joining other teams, like LeBron James.
NBA: New York Knicks chase long-term success; focus on recruiting and developing young talent in patient overhaul
The New York Knicks have chosen to take a measured approach to rebuilding their squad, with the iconic franchise choosing to focus on recruiting young talent with potential.
NBA: With LeBron James' departure, new generation of players and teams will shape this year’s Eastern Conference
There is no denying that LeBron's journey to the west will leave a gaping hole atop the east. The conference will be more unpredictable and the remaining contenders will fight to determine who will be crowned as their new king.
Cleveland guard JR Smith and Celtics guard Marcus Smart were involved in an altercation in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' pre-season home victory over Boston.
"It feels good just to be able to play for another game," said LeBron James, who scored 46 points with 11 rebounds and nine assists. "'Game Seven' are the best two words in sports."
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: LeBron James inspires rout of Celtics as Cavaliers come roaring back in series
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers powered their way back into their NBA Eastern Conference Finals after thrashing the Boston Celtics 116-86 on Saturday.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals: LeBron James' 42-point performance in vain as Celtics take 2-0 lead over Cavaliers
After the defeat LeBron James said, "They did what they had to do to protect home court and now it is our time as well. We will see what we are made of on Saturday."
The Raptors won a franchise-record 59 games but their ouster by the Cavaliers without winning a game in the best-of-seven series was Casey's undoing.
NBA play-offs Eastern Conference preview: Unpredictable, exciting competition on cards with no clear favourites to win
The Eastern Conference of the NBA is expected to be an entertaining and unpredictable conference, featuring superstar players, breakout youngsters, and a couple of old men still with tricks up their sleeves.
NBA: Stephen Curry's last-gasp heroics lift Warriors to victory against Mavericks; Celtics rout Cavaliers
Terry Rozier scored 20 points off the Boston bench to lead six double-figure scorers Wednesday and the Celtics routed visiting Cleveland 102-88 in an NBA Eastern Conference showdown.