Miami Heat warns Tra Young despite Atlanta Hawks strangling in first game

MIAMI – The Heat’s defense may have stifled Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young throughout Sunday’s game 115-91 in Game One of the first-round series, but the East’s top seed knows he can’t expect Young and the eighth-seeded Hawks to go quietly. “He’s going to score,” Heat striker PJ Tucker said of Young. “That’s one match. … Read more

NBA Playoffs – Expert Picks for Each Series from Round One

What awaits us in the NBA after the season ends? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves lead by seven, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans have eight seededs on the final night of the NBA Championship. Each series is assigned round one: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. … Read more

2022 NBA Playoffs – Complete first-round matches, schedules, and news

The NBA postseason is here, and it’s shaping up to be a wide open pursuit of the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns had the league’s best record in the regular season — eight games behind the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the reigning Western Conference champion are on a mission to redeem … Read more

NBA rankings, effects of playing in the last weekend of the regular season

3:30 p.m. Eastern time Tim BontempsESPN Editor’s Note: This story was updated after the 76ers beat the Pacers 133-120 on Saturday. The final weekend of the NBA regular season is here, and all we know is 48 hours of chaos lie ahead. Thanks to the mixed sowing picture at both conferences, only a handful of … Read more

NBA rankings, effects of playing in the last weekend of the regular season

8:00 a.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN The final weekend of the NBA regular season is here, and all we know is 48 hours of chaos lie ahead. Thanks to the mixed sowing picture at both conferences, only a handful of seeds were identified. Here’s a quick rundown of it all, starting with the busy lead of … Read more

The Knicks’ playing hopes were dashed after the loss to the Hawks

Trae Young held up brilliantly in front of the Knicks and their fans once again. The 2021 post-season villain and the Hawks essentially ended the Knicks’ second consecutive spring season, silencing the raucous Garden fans with 45 points and eight assists in a 117-111 victory Tuesday night to push the Knicks closer to a sporting … Read more

The Knicks’ playing hopes were dashed after the loss to the Hawks

Trae Young held up brilliantly in front of the Knicks and their fans once again. The 2021 post-season villain and the Hawks essentially ended the Knicks’ second consecutive spring season, silencing the raucous Garden fans with 45 points and eight assists in a 117-111 victory Tuesday night to push the Knicks closer to a sporting … Read more