Few teams in the history of the NBA have had as dominant a multiyear run as the recent iteration of the Golden State Warriors. Bookmaker Bovada had the team's championship odds at +135, meaning you'd win $135 in profit on a $100 bet, according to Odds Shark.
Dr. A previewed the Western Conference in Thursday’s Dose. Today, we examine the East. Follow me on Twitter: @TommyBeer 1. Raptors vs. 8. WizardsGame 1 — Wizards at Raptors, Saturday, April 14 at 5:30 p.m. (ESPN)Game 2 — Wizards at Raptors, Tuesday,
The Boston Celtics will take on the Milwaukee Bucks in the First Round of the 2018 NBA Playoffs which tip-off this weekend and NBC Sports Boston — the home of the Boston Celtics — will bring fans the live call of several First Round games, plus one-
Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western conferences: EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 TORONTO RAPTORS (59-23) vs. No. 8 WASHINGTON WIZARDS (43-39) Season series: Split, 2-2 Story line: It was the best regular season in Toronto history and its first time going into the playoffs as a No. 1 seed, but the Raptors know it's the playoff result that will determine if 2017-18 was a success. The Raptors got out of the first round once in their first 20 seasons; they're now trying to do so for a third straight season. Washington was inconsistent all season, but now has All-Star John Wall back from injury, and he'll be needed. Key Matchup: Toronto's Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan
A record 62 international players from 33 countries will feature in the NBA playoffs starting this weekend, the league announced on Thursday. An NBA statement said all 16 teams competing in the Eastern and Western Conference playoffs would field at least one overseas players. The Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers lead the foreign legion with seven international players each, while the Boston Celtics, Toronto Raptors and San Antonio Spurs each have six international players.
It's safe to bet that this season's NBA champion will hail from the West. NBA postseason action begins this weekend after a dramatic end to the season on Wednesday, with several playoff teams decided at the last possible minute. It was a tight race in
BOSTON – Giannis Antetokounmpo. Get used to seeing and hearing his name, Celtics fans.Because this first-round series between Boston and Milwaukee will be all about Milwaukee's do-it-all All-Star. MORE – Leonard to the C's? Wade thinks so. . .And that
Most of Boston's regulars got a chance to watch some basketball – both on and off the court. Following an easy season-ending 110-97 win over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night, their plans finally could turn to the ''Greek Freak'' and the Milwaukee Bucks. Aron Baynes led a short-handed Boston lineup with a career-best 26 points and 14 rebounds, carrying the Celtics in their regular season finale.
The Celtics have their first-round opponent. Boston will take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks in what has been a pretty even matchup as the two teams split the season series. As for playoff history between the two sides, the Celtics have the 4-1 edge.
Dario Saric scored 24 points, Justin Anderson added 25 points off the bench, and the Philadelphia 76ers roared into the postseason with a 130-95 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center to secure the third overall seed in the Eastern Conference. The Sixers closed the regular season on a 16-game winning streak, the longest ever for a team entering the postseason, winning half of those games with All-Star center Joel Embiid sidelined by a facial fracture.