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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 pic.twitter.com/SkRf2AmmjQ...Show 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 Cleveland.com. 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

NBA playoff scores 2017: Celtics-Wizards Game 2 was the best game of the postseason

We had a fantastic evening for NBA playoff games to continue. On Tuesday, Game 2 between Washington and Boston gave us everything: a point guard duel, an impossibly incredible performance from the Celtics’ superstar, a tight game with...Show More Summary

John Wall continued to dominate Game 2 despite hard fall on injured wrist

John Wall has done this exact thing before. John Wall injured his wrist in at the end of the first quarter of Game 2 against the Boston Celtics. While attempting to defend a Kelly Olynyk shot, Wall had his feet knocked out from under...Show More Summary

It would take a lot for people to buy $200 Lonzo Ball sneakers

I asked you what the sneakers would need to come with. Your answers are comedy. LaVar Ball is reportedly targeting a $200 price tag for his son, Lonzo Ball’s debut basketball sneaker. That number would put the UCLA standout’s first signature...Show More Summary

Jazz vs. Warriors 2017, NBA playoffs: Schedule, scores, predictions, and news

We have the Warriors winning handily, and only one of us have the series going more than five games. The Western Conference Semifinals scene has been set, and the Utah Jazz have advanced for a second-round dance with the top-ranked Golden...Show More Summary

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