Curry, Tatum-Brown tandem reinforce belief all is well during season-opening victories

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors checks out his ring on ring night prior to the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on October 18, 2022 at...

Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both scored 35 points as the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics got off to a winning start at home to the Philadelphia 76ers, before reigning Finals MVP Stephen Curry crowned ring night for the Golden State Warriors with a 33-point outing – alongside seven assists, six rebounds and four steals – to beat the troubling LA Lakers.
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After falling short in the Finals, Boston Celtics look to go one further as Udoka scandal looms

BOSTON, MA - JUNE 10:  Jayson Tatum #0 and Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics walk off the court against the Golden State Warriors during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 10, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)

Having recovered from a sluggish start prompting fake trades aplenty, agitated fans and criticism, the Boston Celtics were two wins from their first NBA title in 14 years under first-year head coach Ime Udoka. He’s been given a year-long suspension after news of an inappropriate relationship broke last month, and now there are more doubts. How will they manage now?
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No excuses, Miami Heat looking to pick up where they left off as preseason inbound

Bam Adebayo and Jimmy Butler of the Miami Heat talk during the second quarter against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern...

After finishing the top seed in last season’s Eastern Conference and finding themselves a missed three-pointer away from a second NBA Finals trip in three years – losing a seven-game series against the Boston Celtics – Jimmy Butler, Bam Adebayo and co are raring to go ahead of the new campaign, one which poses many questions as far as their long-term future is concerned. Continue reading

NBA news round-up: Zion progressing, Williams’ knee surgery, Wembanyama’s draft caution and more

Victoir WEMBANYAMA of ASVEL during the Turkish Airlines Euroleague match between ASVEL LDLC and Olimpia Milan at The Astroballe on April 7, 2022 in...

As the domestic campaign gets underway this weekend in France, projected 2023 top draft pick and teenage center Victor Wembanyama spoke with understandable caution about preferring team fit as well as a favourable environment rather than just being the No. 1 selection. Zion Williamson’s strength-and-conditioning coach provided an encouraging endorsement, Robert Williams III (knee) will miss the start of the season and more besides. Read the round-up here. Continue reading

NBA injury update: Danilo Gallinari diagnosed with torn ACL, Lonzo Ball’s knee issues persist and more

Lonzo Ball of the Chicago Bulls during the game against the Detroit Pistons at United Center on January 11, 2022 in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER:...

With training camp ahead of the new campaign fast approaching, here’s a look at a few recent injury updates that are set to impact multiple title-contending teams across both conferences as they look for a formidable return to action this month – including Celtics’ offseason acquisition Danilo Gallinari and Lonzo Ball, whose knee issues after surgery in January remain. Continue reading

Jayson Tatum wrist injury: Does Celtics star’s recent admission change the criticism on him?

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden...

Knives were out rather quickly as Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics fell in a winnable six-game series against the Golden State Warriors in last season’s NBA Finals. After the star forward revealed to B/R at the weekend he quietly played through a non-displaced left wrist fracture for three months, will that change the criticism or narrative weighted on his shoulders?
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Stephen Curry – who else – the catalyst as Warriors earn gritty Game 4 road win

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 10, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts....

With the lights brightest and others struggling, the 33-year-old recorded the second-most NBA Finals points of his career, and put his teammates on his back, en route to an invaluable 107-97 win over the Boston Celtics to tie the series at 2-2 with Game 5 next in the Bay Area on Monday. Given he played through a Game 3 foot injury here, are you surprised this was his next act? Continue reading

Draymond Green’s aggressive ‘attitude adjustment’ works wonders in Game 2

The Warriors Draymond Green bowled over a courtside videographer as he chased a second quarter loose ball. The Boston Celtics visit the Golden State...

After the Golden State Warriors’ fourth quarter collapse in Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals, Draymond Green wasted no time making his impact felt against the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. He played aggressively, was close to an ejection – as per – but was a key reason for their blowout 107-88 win in Game 2. With the series set for Boston on Wednesday night, what’s next? Continue reading

Conference Finals set after Celtics, Mavericks dominate their respective Game 7 duels

Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics reacts during the fourth quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals against...

With their Game 1 clash vs. the Miami Heat set for tip-off in a few hours’ time, here’s a quick refresh: Boston Celtics, armed by a new career-high display from Grant Williams, overcame a 3-2 series deficit to knock out the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Hours later, Dallas did similar but in enemy territory, stunning the Phoenix Suns in a historic blowout win. Continue reading

Relive the action: NBA Playoffs East Semi-finals – Bucks 110-107 Celtics, Game 5

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics during Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference...

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Nuggets head coach Michael Malone confirms key duo Jamal Murray, Porter Jr won’t return soon

Michael Porter Jr. #1 and Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets look on during the game against the Sacramento Kings on February 24, 2022 at Golden 1...

While reigning MVP Nikola Jokic continues reeling off matchwinning efforts to help the Denver Nuggets defy everyone’s expectations, his head coach Mike Malone has tempered expectations after an injury update: shooting guard Jamal Murray (ACL) and small forward Michael Porter Jr (back) won’t return yet – despite reports suggesting the contrary with the postseason close by. Continue reading