Mavericks, in a memorable season, answer many questions; now it’s ‘time to go’

Theo Pinson led the final postgame press conference of the season, sitting on the dais in the Chase Center visiting press area and asking questions. The fourth-year veteran, whose contagious positivity prompted Jason Kidd to describe him earlier this season as the team’s “MVP,” immediately made it clear that the Mavericks’ 120-110 loss late in … Read more

Jaylen Brown leads the Celtics’ turnaround in the second half as Boston beats the Miami Heat and is on the verge of advancing to the NBA Finals

1:04 a.m. Eastern Time Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI – The Boston Celtics trailed the Miami Heat by five points on the road at halftime in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. And yet, the Celtics felt good. They couldn’t have played much worse in the first half, committing 10 turnovers and giving … Read more

2022 NBA Playoffs – For the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the most important skill has been availability

MIAMI — In late January, the San Antonio Spurs traded backup guard Bryn Forbes to the Denver Nuggets. Five months later, that unassuming move made a big impact in the 2022 Eastern Conference finals. It was the opening of an opportunity for the Boston Celtics that has fully materialized as they have pushed the Miami … Read more

Barcelona, ​​​​76ers, Braves, Seahawks, among the most innovative sports franchises

The word innovation is used a lot. All companies, in sports and elsewhere, call for innovation, innovation, the fight for it; but is that really true? A sports research firm is trying to quantify innovation among top sports leagues and teams, and some of the names on its second annual Top 25 list may come … Read more

Which NBA players were 27 of the top prospects in the 2022 NBA Draft compared to?

CHICAGO — Player compositions are a popular way to make sense of the draft. They create easy-to-digest heuristics for teams and fans to understand what and who they are watching. This type of framework goes far beyond online speculation. At last week’s NBA Draft Combine, one of the most frequently asked questions these players were … Read more

NBA playoffs 2022 – The Miami Heat might not have enough to get past the best defense in the league

BOSTON — Midway through the third quarter Monday night, as the Celtics extended their lead to 32 points, Rudy Gobert couldn’t resist. “This Boston defense is tough” the center of the Utah Jazz tweeted. This was both innocuous and accurate at a time when the Celtics were stifling the Miami Heat and rewriting a bunch … Read more