As playoff run ends, Luka Doncic says improving his defense can take Dallas Mavericks ‘to the next level’

As playoff run ends, Luka Doncic says improving his defense can take Dallas Mavericks ‘to the next level’

SAN FRANCISCO – Luka Doncic’s initial reaction to the end of the longest playoff run of his young NBA career was to express disappointment in himself. “I do not like losing, especially like this,” Doncic said after the Dallas Mavericks were eliminated Thursday night with a 120-110 Game 5 loss to the Golden State Warriors. … Read more

NBA Playoffs 2022 – For the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, the most important ability 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 has made a major impact on the 2022 Eastern Conference finals. It was the opening of an opportunity for the Boston Celtics that has been fully realized, as they have pushed … Read more

Jaylen Brown leads Celtics’ second-half turnaround as Boston beats Miami Heat to reach brink of advancing to NBA Finals

1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI – The Boston Celtics found themselves trailing the Miami Heat by five, on the road, at halftime of Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals on Wednesday night. And yet, the Celtics felt just fine. They could not have played much worse in the first half, committing 10 turnovers … Read more

Hollinger: Nuggets have shown they will not pay for execs… but will they pay for this roster?

Uncompensated. That’s the keyword that has been lost in the departure of former Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly to the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was under contract with the Nuggets, and now he is not, and it did not cost Minnesota jack. Denver walked away uncompensated. Normally a move like this would cost a team a … Read more

Here’s everything coming to and leaving Netflix in June 2022

Juancho Hernangomez and Adam Sandler in HustleImage: Netflix We’re somehow almost in the hot, sticky month of June and with a new month comes Netflix and its juicy new content to consume. Although the NBA season is coming to a close, the Sandman has got you basketball lovers covered with his new film Hustle. Starring … Read more

Behind the scenes of Tim Connelly’s mega deal to the Timberwolves

Long overlooked, often doubted, the Minnesota Timberwolves made a statement Monday. The Timberwolves signed Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly to a major deal that will make him one of the most well-compensated executives in the league, immediately becoming a defining maneuver of the new-look ownership group. The deal is a five-year, $ 40 million contract … Read more

Behind the scenes of Tim Connelly’s mega deal to the Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms with Denver Nuggets president Tim Connelly on a major deal that will make him one of the most well-compensated executives in the league, sources told The Athletic. The Timberwolves’ deal with Connelly will be a five-year, $ 40 million contract plus a kicker for equity, multiple sources told … Read more

Andrew Wiggins delivered the coup de grace to Luka Dončić and the Mavericks’ season

This is what we used to call getting “posterized” back in 1937.Image: Getty Images Entering this series, Luka Dončić’s heft, weight and skill were expected to overwhelm Andrew Wiggins. Instead, Wiggins’ capstone moment in his jewel of a playoff series came during Golden State’s 109-100 victory at the expense of the 23-year-old Dončić. Wiggins and … Read more