Jayson Tatum’s layup at the buzzer gives the Boston Celtics victory over the Brooklyn Nets in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series

BOSTON — Jayson Tatum has been adamant that he doesn’t view the Boston Celtics’ game with the Brooklyn Nets as a chance to prove anything against two of the league’s top scorers. His finish in Game 1 said otherwise. Tatum made a layup at the buzzer on a pass from Marcus Smart to give Boston … Read more

NBA 2022 Playoffs – Complete First Round Matchups, Schedules and News

The NBA playoffs are here, and it’s shaping up to be an open chase for the 2022 title. The Phoenix Suns walked away with the league’s best regular season record — eight games ahead of the second-best Memphis Grizzlies. Devin Booker, Chris Paul and the defending Western Conference champions are on a mission to redeem … Read more

NBA Playoffs – Expert Picks for Each First-Round Series

What awaits us in the NBA playoffs? The Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves advance as seven seeds, while the Atlanta Hawks and New Orleans Pelicans captured eight seeds on the final night of the NBA play-in tournament. Every first-round series is set: Miami Heat vs. Hawks, Boston Celtics vs. Nets, Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls, … Read more

Lessons from the controversial Brooklyn Nets season

THE KYRIE IRVING OPENING the act in Brooklyn was marred only by slick footing. It was the last possession in his regular season opener — Oct. 23, 2019 — against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With 50 points already in the bank and the crowd roaring with anticipation, Irving dribbled past Josh Okogie with the game hanging … Read more

Lessons from the controversial Brooklyn Nets season

THE KYRIE IRVING OPENING the act in Brooklyn was marred only by slick footing. It was the last possession in his regular season opener — Oct. 23, 2019 — against the Minnesota Timberwolves. With 50 points already in the bank and the crowd roaring with anticipation, Irving dribbled past Josh Okogie with the game hanging … Read more

NBA standings, play-in implications of the last weekend of the regular season

3:30 p.m. ET Tim BontempsESPN Editor’s note: This story was updated following the 76ers’ 133-120 win over the Pacers on Saturday. The final weekend of the NBA regular season has arrived, and all we know is that 48 hours of mayhem await us. Thanks to a jumbled ranking picture in both conferences, only a handful … Read more

Kevin Durant propels Nets to crucial win over Knicks

Knicks fans are still bitter about Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving picking the Nets. Then the two stars reminded them why, lifting Brooklyn to a well-deserved 110-98 victory from behind in front of a sold-out crowd of 19,812 at the Garden. By halftime, the Nets had dug a 17-point hole, and Irving even got into … Read more

Brooklyn Nets’ Ben Simmons files grievance challenging nearly $20 million withheld by Philadelphia 76ers

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has filed a grievance challenging the nearly $20 million in salary the Philadelphia 76ers withheld from him this season, setting up a potentially big showdown, sources tell ESPN Saturday. The grievance – which will now go through an arbitration process – could have bigger implications for the league amid future … Read more

Mayor’s vaccine term change a win for New York sports – not everyone

So Kyrie Irving decided to play the long game in this surreal hand of poker with two New York City mayors, and it turns out he really did draw to the inside straight he’s been waiting for five months . Turns out he can play basketball games for the Nets at Barclays Center, just in … Read more

Nets’ Kyrie Irving will be cleared to play at home

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Kyrie Irving’s season-long ban from Brooklyn is finally over. Mayor Eric Adams is set to announce Thursday that Irving and other unvaccinated athletes will now be allowed to play professional sports in the city as part of a major policy change. Politico was first to report the news which has since been … Read more

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