Rivers lauds ‘phenomenal’ Kawhi Leonard as Clippers advance in NBA playoffs

“But there’s so many other little things that guys — I thought that Marcus [Morris Sr.] throughout was not only just a good player but he was an instigator. [Ivica] Zubac had the playoff of his life. [Landry] Shamet and Reggie [Jackson] makes big shots. I liked how we looked in that way; that other […]

Celtics top Raptors in second-round opener, Kawhi’s Clippers advance and Murray scores 50

Jazz star Mitchell scored 44 points in the losing effort. Per STATS, it marked the fourth time this series Mitchell and Murray have posted 30-plus points in the same game. The only other pair of opposing players in NBA history to achieve the feat in the same series were James and Gilbert Arena in 2006.

Doncic will develop like Jordan, Magic and Bird – Carlisle

“I expect that he’ll come back next year even better with something new in his game. The same way that [Larry] Bird and Magic [Johnson] and [Michael] Jordan, all those great players did every summer. Now, it’s going to be a fall whenever we reconvene as a league again.

Luka Doncic, Mavericks beat Clippers to tie series at 1

Tatum scored a career playoff high for the second straight game after scoring 32 points in the opener Monday. Kemba Walker added 22 points and Jaylen Brown had 20 for the Celtics. Boston shot 51% from the field and committed just seven turnovers, including two in the first three quarters.

Butler leads Heat past Giannis’ Bucks in series opener, Thunder force Game 7

— Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) September 1, 2020 Heat team-mate Goran Dragic added 27 points for Miami, whose 5-0 start to the playoffs is tied for the best ever by a team seeded fifth or lower, per STATS. The Washington Wizards also started 5-0 as the fifth seeds in 2015.

Vogel and Lakers not taking LeBron James for granted

Rivers on NBA strike: We needed a moment to breathe… George Floyd didn’t get that