Category: NBA

76ers Advance as Celtics Have Bucks on Brink of Elimination

Philadelphia, whose maligned rebuild has morphed into the one of the trendiest terms in sports, will play the winner of Boston-Milwaukee series. The Sixers outscored the Heat by 14 in the third quarter to snap a tie game and had fans belting, “Trust the Process!” Goran Dragic was whistled for a technical after slapping Simmons…

N.B.A. Roundup: With 50-Point Quarter, Rockets Rout the Timberwolves

In Game 3, the Timberwolves had rebounded from two defeats on the road by matching the Rockets with 15 3-pointers, a startling development given that the Rockets led the league in that category during the regular season and the Timberwolves were last. Minnesota wisely took another tack for Game 4, attacking the basket with plenty…

On Pro Basketball: Timberwolves’ Jimmy Butler Rekindles Playoff Fire in Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS — The All-Star forward Jimmy Butler comes across as the proudest former resident in the history of tiny Tomball, Texas. What he doesn’t advertise in his Twitter biography, but also doesn’t dispute, is that he grew up dreaming of becoming a Houston Rocket like his hero Tracy McGrady. “It was Houston everything for me,”…