Tag: 2022 NBA Playoffs

Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat powers through the late by splitting defenders Derricks White (9) and Daniel Theis (27). (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Jimmy Butler Drops 41 Points, Leads Miami Heat to 1-0 Lead in ECF

The Miami Heat took advantage of a short-handed Boston Celtics squad that was missing two starters and that let Jimmy Butler score 41 points in a dominating second-half performance to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. The Heat defeated the Celtics 118-107 and now hold a 1-0 series […]

Al Horford (42) and Marcus Smart (36) will not play for the Boston Celtics in Game 1 against the Miami Heat at the start of the Eastern Conference Finals. (Image: Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Al Horford (COVID), Marcus Smart (Foot Sprain) Out for Celtics in Game 1

The Boston Celtics will be shorthanded when the Eastern Conference finals tip off tonight in Miami. Starting center Al Horford tested positive for COVID and entered health and safety protocols, and the Celtics upgraded point guard Marcus Smart from questionable to out for Game 1 versus the Miami Heat. Oddsmakers […]

Jayson Tatum (left) from the Boston Celtics and Steph Curry (right) of the Golden State Warriors are the top two betting favorites to win the 2022 NBA Finals MVP. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

NBA Finals MVP Odds: Betting on Curry, Tatum, Butler, Doncic

Four teams are still alive in the relentless hunt for the 2022 NBA Championship. The best players on all four teams are the betting favorites to win the NBA Finals MVP, including Steph Curry from the Golden State Warriors at +180 odds, followed by Jayson Tatum (+220) from the Boston […]

Kyle Lowry from the Miami Heat will not suit up at the start of the Eastern Conference Finals due to a lingering hamstring injury. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Miami Heat Injury Report: Kyle Lowry (Hamstring) Out Game 1 vs Celtics

The Eastern Conference finals begin tonight, but the Miami Heat won’t have starting point guard Kyle Lowry in the lineup against the Boston Celtics in Game 1 due to a hamstring injury. Backup Gabe Vincent will get the start for the Heat. Lowry initially suffered the hamstring injury in Game […]

Chris Paul from the Phoenix Suns defends Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavs, but now the two face a single-game elimination in Game 7 to determine the winner of their series. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

West Semis Game 7 Betting Preview: #4 Dallas Mavs at #1 Phoenix Suns

It comes down to a do-or-die situation after the Dallas Mavs spanked the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 and forced a Game 7 in the Western Conference Semifinals. The top-ranked Suns posted the best record in the regular season, but they struggled to put away the pesky Mavs, who earned […]

Klay Thompson from the Golden State Warriors let everyone know why he’s called Game 6 Klay after a big-time performance to knock out the Memphis Grizzlies. (Image: Porter Lambert/Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Golden State Warriors Advance to West Finals, Memphis Grizzlies Eliminated

The Memphis Grizzlies put up an admirable fight without All-Star Ja Morant in the lineup, but they could not overcome the Golden State Warriors who won Game 6 of the Western Conference Semifinals and clinched the series thanks to an inspiring performance from Klay Thompson. The #3 Warriors advanced to […]

Jayson Tatum from the Boston Celtics shushes the crowd at Fiserv Center after he knocks down a 3-pointer in a Game 6 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks. (Image: Dustin B. Aggy)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Celtics Force Game 7, Bucks Blow Chance to Clinch Series in Game 6 Loss

The Boston Celtics went on the road and overcame a hostile crowd to stave off elimination with a huge 108-95 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Thanks to 46 points from Jayson Tatum – the third-highest total in Celtics’ playoff history for an […]

Luka Doncic from the Dallas Mavs shoots a jumper over Devin Booker of the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 at the American Airlines Center. (Image: Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Dallas Mavs Avoid Elimination, Force Game 7 vs Suns in Phoenix

Luka Doncic came close to a triple-double during a clutch victory for the Dallas Mavs in Game 6 of the Western Conference semifinals during a 27-point blowout against the Phoenix Suns. The Mavs staved off elimination in Game 6 and tied the series at 3-3 to force a Game 7 […]

Jimmy Butler from the Miami Heat celebrates a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center in Game 6. (Image: Suzanne Greenburg/Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Miami Heat Advance to East Finals, Philly 76ers Deep Sixed

The #1 Miami Heat defeated the #4 Philadelphia 76ers 99-90 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, eliminating Philly from the 2022 NBA playoffs. With the victory, the Heat won the series 4-2 and clinched a berth in the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in the past […]

Dillon Brooks and Jaren Jackson, Jr. from the Memphis Grizzlies celebrate a victory in Game 5 against the Golden State Warriors at FedEx Forum. (Image: Donald Becker/Getty)
2022 NBA Playoffs

Memphis Grizzlies Avoid Elimination in 39-Point Blowout vs Warriors

The Memphis Grizzlies staved off elimination in a must-win Game 5 when they absolutely destroyed the Golden State Warriors 134-95. The Grizzlies stayed alive, but they’re still down 3-2 in the series with Game 6 slated for Friday night in San Francisco. The Grizzlies pulled off the clutch victory in […]