The Boston Celtics hit back on Saturday, leading wire-to-wire in a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat that cut the gap in the NBA Eastern Conference finals to two games to one.
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The New York Knicks said Tuesday they have split with team president Steve Mills, leaving general manager Scott Perry to oversee the struggling club just two days before the NBA trade deadline.
San Antonio held on to beat NBA Eastern Conference contenders Miami 107-102 on Sunday, with Patty Mills making a key contribution as the Spurs, at his behest, hosted the league's first "Indigenous Night."
NBA Eastern Conference contenders Boston, Toronto, Miami and Indiana moved closer to pace-setting Milwaukee with triumphs Friday while injury-hit Dallas, powered by Kristaps Porzingis, routed the Philadelphia 76ers.
Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead the Milwaukee Bucks to a convincing 125-103 victory over the Toronto Raptors Friday for a 2-0 lead in the NBA Eastern Conference finals.
Joel Embiid led the Philadelphia 76ers into the NBA Eastern Conference playoff semi-finals on Tuesday with 23 points in a 122-120 blowout against the Brooklyn Nets.
Kawhi Leonard scored 27 points as the Toronto Raptors powered into the NBA Eastern Conference playoff semi-finals with a 115-96 demolition of the Orlando Magic on Tuesday.
The Boston Celtics -- with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury and youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum maturing all the time -- are tipped for big things in an NBA Eastern Conference now devoid of LeBron James.