The regular season has another two weeks to run, but the clamor for Brad Stevens to be crowned Coach of the Year in the NBA could hardly grow any louder. On Wednesday night, Jaylen Brown sank a three pointer at the buzzer as the Boston Celtics dug out yet another unlikely win, 97-94 on the road against the Utah Jazz. The win was the Celtics’ second against one of the top four seeds in the Western Conference in five days and saw them complete their four-game road trip with a perfect 4-0 record, extending their winning run to five games.
Isaiah Thomas’ latest injury setback could well derail his free agency plans. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed their point guard would be out for the remainder. In a brief statement, the Lakers confirmed Thomas will “undergo arthroscopic surgery to his right hip” on Thursday. "We will be doing a minimally invasive procedure to ‘clean up’ the joint of all inflammatory debris related to his injury from last season" , Dr. Bryan Kelly, of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, was quoted as saying by ESPN. Thomas had injured the joint during Game Three of the Eastern Conference final last year. Scans showed the point guard had sustained a labral tear in his right hip. However,
Isaiah Thomas’ latest injury setback could well derail his free agency plans. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Lakers confirmed their point guard would be out for the remainder. In a brief statement, the Lakers confirmed Thomas will “undergo arthroscopic surgery to his right hip” on Thursday.
Jaylen Brown's 3-pointer gave the short-handed Boston Celtics more than just a perfect road trip. Brown's basket with 0.3 seconds left gave the Celtics a 97-94 victory Wednesday night over the Utah Jazz. ''I was just hoping it went in there, man,'' Brown said.
Terry Rozier has had better nights than this. Shots clanged off the rim. Others rimmed in and out. Then … the fourth quarter arrived.And not soon afterwards, so did Rozier's shooting touch which was one of the keys to Boston rallying for a 97-94 win over
"That's a great way to go home," said Boston's Shane Larkin. Donovan Mitchell: A front-runner for rookie of the year, Mitchell did a nice job of creating switches defensively that allowed him to attack slower-footed defenders for scores or potential free throws when fouled.
Boston’s season wasn’t supposed to go like this. With Gordon Hayward newly signed and the trade to add Kyrie Irving from the rival Cavaliers, the Celtics were primed to challenge LeBron James and Cleveland for the Eastern Conference mantle. On Wednesday, at the end of a West-coast road trip, the Celtics got more bad news.
The Celtics seemed on the verge of folding in the fourth, only for Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin to combine for four consecutive 3-pointers which cut Utah's lead to 85-84. "We're fighters," said Larkin who came off the bench for 10 points.
BOSTON — There is a new postseason scoring king. Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James passed Michael Jordan for first place on the all-time playoffs scoring list with a 3-pointer from the left wing with 2:40 left in the third quarter of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday. The shot gave him 29 points for the game and 5,989 points for his postseason career to edge him past Jordan's mark of 5,987. He ran back down the court with his index finger up in the air, signaling his place in history. James finished with 35 points in the Cavaliers' 135-102 win over the Boston Celtics, clinching the third straight conference title for the Cavs and James' seventh straight trip to the NBA Finals.
The Boston Celtics began their four-game road trip short-handed. Marcus Morris, who has been a key scorer for Boston with so many players out, told reporters earlier today that he was not going to play because of an ankle injury he re-aggravated in Boston's win at Phoenix on Monday.