Celtics core group makes their statement with series win over Bucks

BOSTON (CBS) — Even after the Celtics ripped off an incredible stretch of basketball in the second half of the regular season, they still had their doubters. Sure, Boston was one of the best teams in the league after the new year, but lots of folks questioned if they had what it took to keep … Read more

Grant Williams steps up with career game to lead Celtics to Game 7 win over Bucks

BOSTON (CBS) — Anything can happen in a Game 7. Anything. Teams leave it all out on the floor, and usually, they need someone other than the usual suspects to step up with a big effort. Grant Williams answered that call for the Celtics in Sunday’s 109-81 trouncing of the Milwaukee Bucks. But the undersized … Read more

Williams sparks Celtics as Bucks dumped out of NBA playoffs

GRANT WILLIAMS SCORED 27 points as the Boston Celtics eliminated the reigning champion Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday with a 109-81 game seven victory in their NBA Eastern Conference series. Celtics forward Williams produced a deadly display of scoring from three-point range at the TD Garden as Boston advanced to a conference finals showdown with the … Read more

Booker relishing first G7, says Suns are ‘locked in’

PHOENIX — On the plane ride back home after losing in blowout fashion to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals, Suns star Devin Booker joined a card game with teammates Chris Paul and Jae Crowder and discussed their Game 7 challenge ahead. Paul has played in seven Game 7s before, … Read more

‘Never take it for granted’; Golden State Warriors advance with eyes on NBA Finals

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green are cherishing this playoff run a little more given they spent the past two years watching the postseason instead of their familiar position chasing championships.   Now, with those experienced faces and a cast of new stars, the Warriors are headed to another Western … Read more

Celtics ready for an epic Game 7 against Bucks at TD Garden

BOSTON (CBS) — It’s only fitting that Celtics-Bucks is coming down to a Game 7. There was some doubt their second-round series would get there after Boston blew Game 5 at home, but the Celtics bounced back with authority in Friday night’s Game 6 in Milwaukee. Now this incredibly evenly matched series will come down … Read more

Jayson Tatum painted his masterpiece in Celtics’ Game 6 win over Bucks

BOSTON (CBS) — With the Celtics facing elimination on Friday night, they needed a superstar performance out of Jayson Tatum. That is exactly what they got from the 24-year-old, who painted an absolute masterpiece in Boston’s 108-95 victory in Milwaukee, forcing a deciding Game 7 against the Bucks in Boston on Sunday. Tatum was electric … Read more

RECAP: Sixers locker room clean up day

Now that the Sixers’ exit interviews have concluded, here are some of the highlights: – An MRI confirmed that Danny Green suffered a torn ACL and LCL in Thursday night’s loss. He arrived at the podium in crutches and an air cast. It’s a devastating injury for the 34-year old.  – Matisse Thybulle probably won’t … Read more