- NBA: Refs correct with no-call on Wade in Game 5
- Pacers' George willing to play all 48 in Game 6
- Hornets' Hawes (MCL sprain) likely out for series
- Lue: Blatt 'deserves another chance' to coach
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The NBA said Thursday that the officials correctly ruled that Dwyane Wade was not fouled on the Heat's final offensive play during Game 5 on Wednesday.
With the Pacers facing elimination in Game 6 on Friday night, star Paul George says he's willing to play all 48 minutes against the Raptors if necessary.
The Hornets' Spencer Hawes has a sprained MCL in his right knee, an MRI revealed Thursday, and is likely out for the rest of the first-round series against the Miami Heat.
David Blatt "definitely deserves another chance" to coach in the NBA, Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said of his former boss on Thursday.
Isaiah Thomas is starting for the Celtics on Thursday in Game 6 against the Hawks, after he experienced no lingering issues from the mild left ankle sprain he suffered Tuesday in a Game 5 loss.
Miami's defense versus Charlotte's offense shows the razor-thin margin between winning and losing.
Klay Thompson's strong work from behind the arc helped the Warriors finish James Harden and the Rockets in Game 5.
Houston's season is mercifully over after Wednesday's loss, so now everyone can admit that the Rockets' team chemistry wasn't exactly there.
After their failures this season, what should the Rockets do to return to contention? Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on Houston's future.
Kyle Lowry, for the second consecutive postseason, hasn't made shots. The Raptors will live with that as long as he's doing everything else.
Two teams were tested on Wednesday night. The Warriors passed without any issue. The Clippers struggled quite a bit.
Draymond Green gives props to Jason Terry but says the Warriors had a laugh over Terry's "guarantee" that Houston would win Game 5. Now, Green is watching the Clippers-Blazers series closely.
Actress Gabrielle Union, the wife of Heat guard Dwyane Wade, took to Twitter to rip the officials after the controversial finish to Miami's Game 5 loss to Charlotte.
Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum made sure the short-handed Clippers didn't rise up in Game 5, leading the Portland Trail Blazers to a 3-2 series lead.
Another year, another set of pitfalls have hindered the Los Angeles Clippers in the playoffs. But through it all, coach Doc Rivers stays strong.
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Kobe Bryant made his first post-retirement media appearance on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' and pranked an aesthetician by claiming to have a severe sweating problem. It was awesome.
The Los Angeles Lakers guard was all set to get a tattoo with the word "rebel" spelled wrong, until his fiancée stepped up and caught the error.
Courtney Lee changed his legacy of missed layups with a big 3-pointer that provided the winning points in the Hornets' Game 5 win over the Heat.
Instead of looking back on Wednesday's controversial defeat, the Heat will draw on 2012's motivational Game 6 win in the Eastern Conference finals.
It has been an emotional season for Steve Kerr and the Warriors, and that emotion bubbled over as Kerr accepted his coach of the year award.
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In a film that just debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival, actors John Leguizamo and Adam Mucci worship Kristaps Porzingis. Literally.
Vlade Divac said Thursday that the Kings took "a significant step in improving our team" by hiring Pistons executive Ken Catanella as assistant general manager.
Now that the underclassmen have declared, Chad Ford updates his Big Board, with some shifts happening in the top 10 but Ben Simmons still No. 1.
The Lakers have received permission from the Warriors to interview Luke Walton for their coaching vacancy. Sources told The Undefeated that the Rockets also plan to interview Walton.
Clippers coach Doc Rivers' eyes welled and he became choked up before his team played Portland in Game 5 of their first-round series.
Chris Bosh posted a video on social media of him shooting in an empty AmericanAirlines Arena with the message, "Still got it." The Heat said Bosh is still out indefinitely.
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Since Celtics got within 73-59, Hawks have outscored Boston 16-2 and now lead 89-61. Atlanta is 10:27 away from snapping 10-game playoff losing streak in Boston and moving on to a playoff reunion with LeBron James.
Just when Celtics look like they're making a dent into Hawks' lead, slicing a 22-point deficit to 14, Atlanta scores last seven points of third. Boston surrendered an alley-oop layup, Marcus Smart had a very bad turnover and Jared Sullinger was called for a bad offensive foul setting a screen in the backcourt on Dennis Schroder to help Atlanta take 80-59 lead into fourth.
Hawks 78, Celtics 59 (end 3rd): Twelve minutes to go in Boston's season. Celtics could never sustain a third-quarter charge. Boston shooting only 32.4 percent; Hawks at 52.5 percent.
Celtics trim 20-point deficit to 16. Mike Budenholzer calls timeout to calm crowd down and settle Hawks. Atlanta better not fall in love taking three-pointers while trying to hold onto lead. Hawks, who have had trouble holding onto leads, have been good attacking this quarter.
Isaiah Thomas got hit by a Hawks' hand to head on drive with no call. Thomas immediately yelled at ref and drew a technical. Hawks up 59-41 with 7:17 left. Danger zone time for Boston.
Great sign for Hawks -- Al Horford has hit two perimeter shots in a row, a three and a pump fake and dribble mid-range jumper. Hawks also continue to play stifling defense, up 56-38 with 8:13 left in third.
Celtics down 17. Speaking of 17, the pingpong balls dance at the NBA Draft lottery on May 17.
Hawks 41, Celtics 33 (halftime): Boston has to feel lucky to be within eight. The Celtics shot a mere 27.7 percent (13 of 47) and 17.6 percent beyond the 3-point arc (3 of 17). Isaiah Thomas posted a team-high 9 points on just 3-of-11 shooting (he added five assists). Hawks haven't shot the ball great, but 42.5 percent (17 of 40) looks pretty solid compared to Boston's struggles.
This time it's the Celtics who are the home team shooting ice cold. Boston missed 28-of-its-first-37 shots and has made only 3-of-14 treys with six minutes left in second quarter.
Hawks 20, Celtic 17 (end 1st): Jonas Jerebko carrying Boston early on both ends of the floor. He's got eight points and had a loud late-first quarter swat of Dennis Schroder. Celtics shooting a mere 29 percent (7 of 24). Kent Bazemore and Tim Hardaway Jr. with five points apiece.
The NBA's officials report for the final 2 minutes of the Heat's Game 5 loss to Charlotte didn't go Miami's way with regard to the late non-call on Dwyane Wade. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said it's time to move on to focus exclusively on Game 6 Friday in Charlotte.
Jonas Jerebko barking at Dennis Schorder with a "Get that s— out" after the late first-quarter block.
Boston fans were so appreciative of seeing Bill Russell in attendance on the JumboTron that the Celtics showed Russell twice during same timeout. And Russell cracked a smile and waved after the second wave of cheers.
Paul Millsap is doing his best Mutombo impression. The Hawks forward already has three blocks, a couple of them emphatic swats, in eight minutes. Hawks are practically contesting everything in the paint and Isaiah Thomas draws a crowd of two to three Hawks each time he drives into paint.
Bill Russell on JumboTron.
During lineup introductions, Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas stands alone in corner and team points at him as he is called. Says it's his quiet time to reflect before game.
The crowd here at TD Garden was hyped way before tipoff with pregame video showing Celtics history. Fans sang latter part of national anthem in unison aloud.
Here's an interesting quote from Carmelo Anthony, via SI Now, on if he's in Phil Jackson's long-term plans for the Knicks: "I think so. I think so. That was a situation where I really sat down and looked him in the eye man to man and he told me that. That's the only thing I can go off of," he told SI's Maggie Gray. "Another man sitting in front of me and telling me what he feels, what he likes and what's his plan. That's the only thing that I can really go off of. Now if you go back on that word and for me to look another man in their eye and (they lie), then that's a different story."
Here's Carmelo Anthony on why he can be an asset in free agency: "When it comes down to the players, I think I have a little more control over that," he told ESPN while promoting a Gillette event in Manhattan. "I know how to get in contact and speak with the players directly. If it's somebody that they want me to go out and talk to, I know how to get to them directly and speak to them on a level that they feel confident and comfortable speaking on. Not just come to an interview, sit and talk to the execs. I'll talk to you from our experiences as an athlete, those experiences. So you can relate to me, I can relate to you. But (potential free agents) don't need to lie to you. If you're interested, you're interested. If you're not, you're not."
Celtics going big tonight: Bill Russell courtside for Game 6 vs. Hawks.
Here's Carmelo Anthony on why he still believes in Phil Jackson: "I don't really know what's happening as far as the coaching decisions and the players. At this point, I still have to believe in what Phil is doing. I can't say that I don't believe in him no more, this is over with. I still have to believe in him. I'm here, I still want to be here. I still want to be successful so I don't have no other choice but to believe in what's his plan."