NBA, NHL see simultaneous upticks in scoring

NBA players, like the NHL counterparts, are scoring a lot.Image: Getty Images Rarely does it make sense to link the NBA and the NHL, other than they tend to play in the same buildings at the same time of year. You wouldn’t really call them roommates, because when one is home the other never is. … Read more

Lowe’s 10 NBA things – The return of the Brooklyn Nets’ unsung hero, Jonathan Kuminga Time and HUMONGOTRON!

It’s Friday, and that means we have 10 more NBA things I like and dislike! This week we highlight the rapid ascension of 19-year-old Warriors rookie Jonathan Kuminga, the return of the Nets’ secret weapon and issue a plea for Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat. 1. Watch Jonathan Kuminga at all times — and … Read more

‘I manifested this’ – Boston Celtics raise Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 to rafters, with Ray Allen on hand for ceremony

9:03 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — On the day Kevin Garnett saw his No. 5 raised to the rafters at TD Garden, he officially buried his beef with Ray Allen. As part of the ceremony celebrating Garnett’s six years with the franchise, he singled out Allen — who was sitting in the front row … Read more

Brooklyn Nets lose to Boston Celtics, drop a game under .500

Kyrie Irving and Nets fall to 1-5 since All-Star Break.Image: Getty Images “Just watch how our squad comes out of this All-Star Break,” – Kyrie Irving And watch I did, because I’m not one to make a fuss. And since the All-Star Break ended and this prophetic warning to all who dare traverse a basketball … Read more

Jayson Tatum’s 54 points lead Boston Celtics past Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Brooklyn Nets

4:48 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — As the Celtics have completely transformed their season over the past several weeks, there was one lingering doubt hanging over them: the lack of elite competition along the way. That wasn’t the case Sunday afternoon, as the Brooklyn Nets rolled into TD Garden for this matinee affair featuring … Read more

Glen Davis might need a friend in a higher place with the Celtics

Glen “Big Baby” Davis: seat stealerScreenshot: ESPN We may not have this opportunity this year, but who hasn’t purchased a bleacher seat at a Major League Baseball game and then sometime after the third inning — or third beer, whichever comes first — tried to find a better view, or received some free concert tickets … Read more

Zach Lowe’s 10 NBA things

With just six weeks left in the regular season, here are 10 more things I like and dislike from across the NBA. This week we highlight ongoing (and mystifying!) Rudy Gobert disrespect, an underrated Celtic and one young guard, Nashing it. 1. Respect Rudy Gobert Has there ever been a star — a likely future … Read more

Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum scores 21 in 4th to outduel Ja Morant, Memphis Grizzlies

12:09 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — When Celtics guard Marcus Smart sees Jayson Tatum get going the way the All-Star forward did in the fourth quarter Thursday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, he said his approach becomes a simple one. “Make sure I’m staying out of his f—ing way,” Smart said. “Let him do … Read more

Jaylen Brown exits with ankle sprain; Boston Celtics hopeful injury not long term

9:36 PM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — Celtics coach Ime Udoka said after Boston’s 107-98 victory over the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden on Tuesday night that he is optimism Jaylen Brown’s right ankle sprain won’t keep him out long term. “[He] rolled it,” Udoka said. “Got some swelling and soreness, obviously. He tried to … Read more

NBA All-Star 2022 – A timeline of uniform designs from short shorts to 90s flare to sleeves and more

The 2022 NBA All-Star Game is the 71st edition of the midseason showcase. While hosting the league’s biggest stars on one court has been a constant for several decades, save for 1999, due to the NBA lockout, much has transformed since the game’s beginning in 1951. One change that easily catches the eye of viewers … Read more