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

The most important thing in an NBA Eastern League playoff race is the toughest ever

12:07 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN The top of the NBA Eastern Conference couldn’t be more compact. Four teams — the Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers — went into Tuesday’s game, losing one to each other. And by coincidence, all four were on point, with the Bucks playing in Philadelphia on Tuesday, … Read more

The Knicks’ guys go wild to fan their victory over the Heat

MIAMI – Dozens of New Yorkers flock to South Florida in March for spring break and fun, and on Friday nights the Knicks have the time of their lives. After spending a real boring time of three quarters and dropping 15 points to enter the fourth quarter for the Great Heat, the Knicks began throwing … Read more