Category Archives: Basketball News

NBA Stats Notebook: What did the Bucks find on offense in Game 5?

During the first three quarters of Wednesday’s Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks, I had already outlined today’s column in my head. The Bucks have boasted some of the worst offensive numbers this postseason, they looked miserable again in Game 5, and, unless something changed, their second-round exit would be a foregone […]

Despite missing Ja Morant, the Grizzlies can still defeat the Warriors

The discussion is not about whether or not the Grizzlies are better without Ja Morant. They aren’t. They are different, and different in ways that give Memphis rightful hope that it has a puncher’s chance at winning this series against the Golden State Warriors. The Grizzlies have outplayed the Warriors for the majority of the […]

Heat beat 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 to advance to East finals

Jimmy Butler scored 32 points and waved “bye bye” to the Philly crowd as he sent the Miami Heat into the Eastern Conference finals with a 99-90 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night in Game 6. The Heat will play the winner of the Milwaukee-Boston series. The defending champion Bucks lead that series […]

Doncic, Mavericks cruise past Suns 113-86 to force Game 7

Luka Doncic scored 33 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Phoenix Suns 113-86 on Thursday night to force a Game 7 in the Western Conference semifinals. The home team has won all six games, none with a final margin closer than seven points. The deciding game is Sunday in Phoenix. The Mavericks won when […]

NBA says players who choose not to get vaccinated and miss games as a result will not be paid

A handful of high-profile players have publicly refused to take vaccine due to ‘personal reasons’ Unvaccinated NBA players who miss games for not complying with local coronavirus inoculation mandates are likely to lose millions of dollars. “Any player who elects not to comply with local vaccination mandates will not be paid for games that he […]