Sister of Celtics's guard Thomas dies in car accident
Thomas is listed as questionable for Game 1. Brad Stevens does a great job coaching this squad. Would they live up to the moment or be overwhelmed by it?
Man, what a game by Bobby Portis.
Jimmy Butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the visiting Chicago Bulls outlasted Boston 106-102 in Game 1 on Sunday.
"He was one of our new, young guys that hasn't had any playoff experience that I wasn't anxious about", Hoiberg said.
"We knew he was still going to bring it", Rondo said.
When the fourth quarter opened, he hit another two - he was officially on fire. Thanks to the Bulls 16 offensive rebounds, they were able to score easily from the paint.
It was fitting that the game was decided in the closing moments considering after three quarters of play, it was tied at 74.
"That's part of what makes this place really special", Stevens said. That makes me uncomfortable because that tells me he's not in shape to play. He said, "I'm not sure what to say - I'm not feeling comfortable with him sitting on the sideline crying like that". What he's doing right now, he deserves it. "We watched all his games past year in the postseason and he was unbelievable as far as the versatility in his game and really extending his range".
Thomas had signed off social media on Thursday to be "locked in" for the playoffs and was talking to a reporter after practice when Avery Bradley, who is also from Tacoma, pulled him away to deliver the news, ESPN reported.
Reigning MVP Steph Curry had 29 points and Draymond Green added a double-double via 19 points and 12 rebounds. Will this be a turning point for the young forward or another flash of brilliance in a season of mediocrity? Instead, Jerian Grant played in the final minutes that mattered.
Lured to Bay Area to boost the Warriors in the postseason, Durant showed why he was so coveted by Golden State after leading the way for the Western Conference top seeds in Sunday's 121-109 game-one win against the Portland Trail Blazers.
"He's the reason we are where we are, " Zeller said. When Wade returned for the last three games in the effort to get his rhythm back, it's been a slow integration. One night it's going to have to be Niko.
There was even more heartfelt sentiment behind the scenes for one of the most well-liked players in the league. It was clear he wanted to win this one. Rajon Rondo's 12 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists weren't all just hollow stats-he actually helped impact the game, playing in the flow of the offense and even creating it at times. We're here for him if he needs us. The Bulls controlled inside throughout the game and forced the Celtics into shooting from the outside, where the shots stopped falling in the fourth quarter. I'm like, 'Whoa, ' because I was a little nervous at first.
Cavs waive Sanders in move before playoff roster finalized
For the year, the Cavaliers finished just 22nd in the National Basketball Association in defensive rating. Coach Lue looked forward to the first round of the playoffs, versus the seventh seeded Indiana Pacers.
Easter egg hunt draws thousands to Kingsport
This morning, in honor of the upcoming Easter holiday, CNN ran this article about the overall health benefits of eggs. The State Journal said Walker's Easter event was originally scheduled for Saturday at his Maple Bluff, Wis., home.
Charlie McAvoy: Charlie McAvoy will make National Hockey League debut Wednesday
Stat of the Night 1: The Bruins did not get a single shot on Anderson in the second period while allowing 12 to Ottawa . Before Wednesday's game, two of the Bruins' defensive players were out on injury, and a third was hurt during the game.
'Itty Bitty' guard big in Bulldogs lore after UConn shocker
William , the shortest player on the court, made the biggest play of the USA national semi-finals late on Friday. The Huskies did answer with 12 straight, with the last seven from senior Saniya Chong to get it down to four.
Putin says "outside entities" planning more strikes on Syria
Tillerson, a former Exxon oil executive, will face his biggest challenge so far as Washington's top diplomat when he is in Moscow. More than 320,000 people have been killed in Syria since the conflict erupted in March 2011 with anti-government demonstrations.
Garcia, Fowler among leaders in four-way gridlock
Spieth said his Masters tournament so far has been representative of his year: "It's been slow starts, and just grind it out". The ball actually bounced softly enough off the side of the bank to stop halfway down before he chipped up to tap-in range.
Fowler, Hoffman Edge Ahead at Sun-Drenched Masters
I don't even know how much it would mean to be able to join both of my idols as a Masters victor . He saved his best round for Sunday with a 69 that included four birdies and a lone bogey.
Masters 2017: Prize money - How much has Sergio Garcia won?
With Garcia's victory, this Masters tournament is the third in a row to be won by someone without a previous major championship. Garcia won on what would have been the 60th birthday of Ballesteros, a date seemingly destined for great things from him.
US vows to keep up pressure on Syria after missile strikes
He also said the top USA priority in the region hasn't changed and remained the defeat of Islamic State militants. Their repeated efforts to come up with a cease-fire plan for Syria were scuttled by developments on the ground .
USA threatens more pressure on Syria after missile strikes
As a candidate and private citizen, Trump cast Syria's civil war as a quagmire from which the United States should steer clear. In that context, the strike against Syria may resonate more firmly in Beijing than Pyongyang.