LeBron James is keeping his thoughts to himself. Whatever concerns — or confidence — he might harbor about his Cleveland Cavaliers facing a 2-1 first-round Eastern Conference series hole heading into Game 4 at the Indiana Pacers on Sunday were not going to be made available for public consumption. James decided not to speak to reporters on Saturday. And he did not have a whole lot to say in the immediate aftermath of Game 3, either, when Indiana erased a 17-point deficit and then held on for a 92-90 victory over the Cavs. Not only has the four-time MVP and three-time NBA champ never lost an opening NBA postseason series, going 12-0 in the past, he had never even trailed in the first round until
Marcus Smart was launching shots all over the court prior to the Celtics' Game 3 loss to Milwaukee on Friday. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Smart is doing everything but "live" now, meaning he's scrimmaging players in groupings of two-by-two, three-on-three or more traditional five-on-five games.
Jason Terry has been an extremely confident player in his 18-year NBA career and he's fearless when it comes to voicing his opinion. The Celtics lead the Bucks in the best-of-seven series 2-1 and there are only two paths that assure Terry's expectation comes to fruition. The Bucks have to win either the game Sunday here in Milwaukee or stave off elimination with a win in Boston on Tuesday to avoid Sunday's game being the last played at the Bradley Center.
Khris Middleton scored 23 points, Giannis Antetokounmpo added 19 and the Milwaukee Bucks used a dominating first half to overwhelm the Boston Celtics 116-92 on Friday night, narrowing their deficit in the first-round playoff series to 2-1. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari Parker each added 17 for the energized Bucks, who held the Celtics without a field goal for nearly an 11-minute stretch of the first half. Milwaukee found its defense after a disheartening 14-point loss in Game 2, getting contributions from up and down the roster.
Aaron Rodgers is venturing into ownership. The Green Bay Packers quarterback, who has called Wisconsin home for the past 13 years, has become a limited partner in the Milwaukee Bucks' ownership group. The NBA team announced the news of Rodgers buying
For the first time this series Friday night, the Bucks looked like the more talented team. This looked more like the Bucks team that some of us picked to win the series, the team with the long and superior athletes unleashed on defense to challenge everything Boston tried. Milwaukee also got a big game out of Thon Maker at the five, which helped spread the floor because he’s a threat from three (as a team, the Bucks were 16-of-33 from deep) that the Celtics had to cover.
The Pacers overcame a 17-point deficit to take a 2-1 lead on LeBron’s Cavs, The Wizards spanked the Raptors to cut the deficit to 2-1 and the Bucks routed the Celtics by 24 to cut Boston’s lead to 2-1 on Friday night. Pacers 92, Cavaliers 90 – Pacers lead 2-1 –Bojan Bogdanovic hit 11-of-15 shots and tied the franchise playoff record with seven 3-pointers on his way to a playoff career-high 30 points and four rebounds as the Pacers outscored the Cavs 52-33 in the second half to hang on for the two-point win.
Bojan Bogdanovic scored a playoff career-high 30 points as the Indiana Pacers stormed back from a 17 point halftime deficit to edge the Cleveland Cavaliers 92-90 in game three of their NBA playoff series. The win gives the Pacers a 2-1 lead in the first round clash and they can take a stranglehold on the Eastern Conference series with a win Sunday in Indianapolis. Croatia's Bogdanovic scored 19 points in the second half, finishing seven of nine from beyond the arc.
Khris Middleton had 23 points, eight rebounds and seven assists and Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 19 as the host Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 116-92 in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals series Friday night. Eric Bledsoe and Jabari
The Boston Celtics have had their share of offensive clunkers this season. Boston now has a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series with Game 4 in Milwaukee on Sunday and Game 5 back in Boston on Tuesday. "I didn't think we were great, but offensively we were horrendous in the first (half)," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens.