Nets Beat Cavaliers in Play-In and Will Face Celtics Next

For much of their NBA play-in game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night, the Nets looked like the fearsome team that many observers had long said lay hidden behind their mediocre record. Kevin Durant was magnificent. Kyrie Irving didn’t miss a shot until the fourth quarter. Multiple teammates made significant contributions well above what … Read more

The Sixers Get a Win, but Not a Chance to Exhale

PHILADELPHIA – There was a nervous energy throughout the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday evening as the Philadelphia 76ers prepared to play Game 1 of their first-round playoff series against the Toronto Raptors. The Sixers have star power that should overwhelm most other teams, but their stars have had trouble in the playoffs before. Joel … Read more

Steph Curry Returns, and Golden State Beats the Nuggets

Klay Thompson was splashing 3-pointers. Draymond Green was making stops and deftly finding open cutters. Stephen Curry drew several defenders any time he touched the ball. The threesome who redefined basketball on the way to winning multiple championships with the Golden State Warriors reunited in the playoffs on Saturday for the first time since 2019. … Read more