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A history of the beef between the Celtics and Ray Allen

Paul Pierce, Kendrick Perkins, and Glen Davis joined Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 segment to clear the air about their situation with Ray Allen. Four former Boston Celtics players from the 2008 championship team joined Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 segment on TNT on Monday, but Ray Allen was not among them. Show More Summary

Rockets vs. Spurs 2017 odds: San Antonio betting favorite in pivotal Game 5 on Tuesday

The San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets clash in Game 5 of their second-round series Tuesday, with Kawhi Leonard and company seeking a bounceback effort. The San Antonio Spurs are 13-4 straight up and 9-8 against the spread in their last 17 home games against the Houston Rockets. Show More Summary

Here's why Glen ‘Big Baby’ Davis was so uncomfortable when Doc Rivers crashed the Celtics reuinion

Awkward. Most of the core members of the 2008-11 Boston Celtics had a little reunion on TNT Monday night, hanging out in Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 studio for nostalgic chats about the championship season and heartbreaks that followed.Show More Summary

NBA playoff schedule 2017: Spurs-Rockets face off in pivotal Game 5

The Spurs and Rockets are tied at 2-2 heading into Game 5 The Spurs and Rockets series heads to a pivotal Game 5 Tuesday evening. This series has been a bit unpredictable from the start. Just look at the point differentials: Game 1:Show More Summary

Doc Rivers got Paul Pierce a wheelchair and his Celtics teammates lost it

Doc Rivers crashed Kevin Garnett’s Area 21 reunion of the 2008 Boston Celtics to send his well wishes to Paul Pierce and offer him a heartfelt retirement gift. Doc Rivers got a retirement gift for @paulpierce34... #KGArea21 More Summary

Isaiah Thomas blasted referees after not shooting a single free throw in Game 4

Thomas failed to shoot a free throw for just the fifth time this season. After the Boston Celtics dropped Game 4 to the Washington Wizards on Sunday, 121-102, Isaiah Thomas had some words for the officiating crew that failed to sendShow More Summary

John Wall reminded the Celtics he's the best point guard in the East

Wall scored 27 points after starting 0-of-9 from the field. Things looked grim early on for the Wizards. In a must-win Game 4 at home against the top-seeded Boston Celtics, Washington looked flat. John Wall was scoreless until midway...Show More Summary

James Harden REALLY didn't want Nene to help him off the floor

James Harden had a moment of frustration during Game 3 against the Spurs. In the second quarter, Harden found himself on the ground after getting called for an offensive foul. His teammate Nenê wanted to help him up, but Harden was visibly too upset to accept his help. Show More Summary

NBA suspends Kelly Oubre for Game 4 after charging shove of Kelly Olynyk

The Wizards will have to survive another game without a complete bench. Wizards forward Kelly Oubre will be suspended for Game 4 of the Wizards-Celtics second round series, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Oubre charged...Show More Summary

LeBron James offered to buy Drake margaritas after destroying the Raptors again

After Game 3 in Toronto, in which the Cavs beat the Raptors and are now one game away from another playoff sweep, ESPN’s Dave McMenamin tweeted a moment when LeBron James and Drake interacted by the lockers. Apparently, it wasn’t enough...Show More Summary

LeBron James says there's nothing left for him to prove

James told Cleveland media that he feels he has proved everything in his career. Does LeBron James have anything left to prove? After his 10th straight playoff win on Friday, he doesn’t think so. “Seriously, what else would I have (to prove),” James told Show More Summary

There has been a LaMarcus Aldridge sighting in Texas

Good morning. We have that and more in Saturday’s NBA newsletter. LaMarcus Aldridge hasn't looked great in the NBA playoffs. Broadcasters have openly debated whether he had a knee injury despite the Spurs claiming he's healthy. Many have noted his lack of lift and reluctance to run at full speed. Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2017: The Spurs defense is the real MVP of Game 3

San Antonio beat Houston on Friday, and they did it with sensational defense. You didn’t need a discerning, basketball eye to see something was wrong with the Houston Rockets on Friday. Early on in Game 3, it seemed very clear that the Rockets weren’t getting their usual looks, and that their three-point attempts were even more harried than usual. Show More Summary

The Rockets can't be a one-man James Harden team, and Game 3 proved it

San Antonio let Harden run wild and it wasn’t enough, because he needs his teammates’ help, too. You can’t really win basketball games shooting 36 percent. That’s what the Rockets tried to do on Friday in Game 3, predictably falling short. Show More Summary

LaMarcus Aldridge played the game the Spurs have been needing in Game 3

This is what the Spurs expected when they signed him. With 5:30 left in the fourth quarter, LaMarcus Aldridge had outscored the Rockets in the fourth quarter, 9-8, as the Spurs started to stake their claim in Game 3. It was AldridgeShow More Summary

Gregg Popovich says Spurs are playing 'worst offense I’ve ever seen in my life'

Tell us how you really feel, Pop The Gregg Popovich in-game interview struck gold again. The Spurs only scored 19 points in the first quarter, shooting 35 percent from the floor, and 1-of-8 from behind the arc. Coach Popovich was not...Show More Summary

LeBron James was practicing a left-handed shot against the Raptors, just for fun

This guy. The Cavaliers beat the Raptors on Friday night, 115-94, to go up 3-0 in the series. LeBron James has been fairly disrespectful to the Raptors this entire series and it continued in Game 3. He started shooting with his left hand during the game. Show More Summary

It wasn't DeMar DeRozan's fault the Raptors lost Game 3 to the Cavaliers

DeRozan put up a valiant effort that fell short against Cleveland, though larger questions about him may remain. Over and over again, DeMar DeRozan did all he could. It took the form of mid-range jump shots, head-down drives that sent...Show More Summary

The Warriors' Game 2 win was inevitable from start to finish

Golden State blitzed the Jazz early, and none of Utah’s attempted comebacks felt likely to succeed after that. In conventional terms, the Utah Jazz were never “out” of their matchup against the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 on Thursday. Show More Summary

Here are the best memes of Bradley Beal flopping for his life

Can you flop with all the colors of the wind? Bradley Beal had the most amazing flop of the playoffs in Game 3 of Celtics-Wizards. He looks like... so many things. The most obvious is a fish, yes, but with a little Photoshop magic, all...Show More Summary

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