Best. Finish. Of the decade / Celtics' offense explodes in 4th quarter / Green Trends

The last time we looked, Boston's offense had stumbled badly in the first half of Tuesday's game in Madison Square Garden. Then on Wednesday, the offense seemed to take a dive in the second half of the Pistons match (Off.Rtg. 108.0 in the 1st half, 90.1 in the 2nd) — maybe. We can't attach much significance to the Detroit game numbers because the refs went out of their minds in...
Via Celtics Life
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celts stun Cavs on Avery Bradley buzzer-beater

CLEVELAND — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed.The Celtics had pulled off the improbable.Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Celtics' eighth win in nine games."I knew it was there," said Bradley, who had to regain his...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

(Not-So-)Goodfellas: Celtics-Cavs, Behind the Box Score

Boston Celtics (30-22) 104Cleveland Cavaliers (35-14) 103Box Score With less than five seconds and the Cavs leading 103-101 remaining in Friday’s Cleveland Cavaliers home game against the Boston Celtics, an Evan Turner free throw careened off the hoop. As it descended towards Timofey Mozgov on the left block, Amir Johnson groped at Mozgov’s right arm — hindering it from reaching...
Via Waiting For Next Year
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley Stray From Script In Thriller

Brad Stevens has earned a reputation as being a very well-prepared NBA coach. But sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. Such was the case Friday night, although the results certainly worked in the Boston Celtics’ favor. By now, you’ve seen the ending: Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Boston to a 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena...
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13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Effort Erases Late-Game Struggles In Statement Win Over Cavs

There are plenty of NBA teams that have more talent than the Boston Celtics. But it’s becoming clear that few teams in the league play harder. The scrappy Celtics proved as much Friday night in a thrilling road win over the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers, battling back from several large deficits to set up Avery Bradley’s buzzer-beating heroics. Boston faced adversity...
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14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley Hits 3-Pointer At Buzzer In Celtics’ Crazy Win Over Cavs (Video)

The Boston Celtics have struggled at times in close games. Friday night was not one of those times. Trailing the Eastern Conference-leading Cleveland Cavaliers by two points on the road, the C’s pulled a win out of nowhere thanks to the heroics of shooting guard Avery Bradley. With four seconds left on the clock and Boston down two, point guard Isaiah Thomas slipped a bounce pass...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Bradley’s miracle buzzer-beater beats Cavs, 104-103

You want a dramatic win over the Cavs in Cleveland and at the buzzer? Avery Bradley’s got you. AB’s buzzer-beating three capped a miracle finish in which the Celtics trailed by five with 18 seconds left, and four with seven seconds left. After a timeout, Evan Turner scored a driving layup and drew a foul. Down two, ET missed the layup, Marcus Smart stuck his nose in for the...
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15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bradley's 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

CLEVELAND (AP) Avery Bradley made a corner jumper at the horn to give the Boston Celtics a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night. Bradley's shot just in front of Boston's bench dropped through as the final second ticked off the clock, giving the Celtics their eighth win in nine games. Boston trailed by five points with 18 seconds left before Celtics...
Via AP on Fox
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Wrap: Avery Bradley’s Heroics Give C’s Thrilling Win Over Cavs

The Boston Celtics didn’t give the Cleveland Cavaliers much of a contest when the two teams met back in December. Friday night was quite a different story. The resilient Celtics survived Cleveland’s massive early run at Quicken Loans Arena and another Cavs surge in the third quarter to take the best team in the Eastern Conference down to the wire in the fourth. That’s when...
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Cavs reportedly have interest in trading for Jared Dudley

Last year, the midseason acquisitions of Timofey Mozgov, Iman Shumpert, and J.R. Smith helped send the Cleveland Cavaliers over the top and propel them to an NBA Finals berth. Now this season, they may have their eyes on a similar-type target: Wizards forward Jared Dudley. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN on his “Hey Windy” podcast Friday, the Cavs “would love to get their...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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J.R. Smith less than thrilled about three-point contest snub

Though he seemed to have been at peace with the NBA never asking him to be a part of the All-Star Weekend’s three-point contest earlier this season, Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith voiced his displeasure on Friday morning in the wake of the announced field of participants—one that did not include his name. “Other than stats and analytics and everything they use on everything...
Via Waiting For Next Year
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers’ J.R. Smith not happy with 3-point contest snub

Cleveland Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith has never been invited to compete in the 3-point contest despite ranking ninth among active players in 3-pointers made (1,584). On Thursday, the NBA announced the eight participants for the 2016 Foot Locker Three-Point Contest, and Smith wasn’t one of them. James Harden, Klay Thompson, Khris Middleton, Kyle Lowry, J.J. Redick, Chris Bosh...
Via The Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith is upset at 3-point contest snub, quotes Marshawn Lynch

Cleveland's J.R. Smith is upset that he wasn't included in the All-Star Weekend Foot Locker Three-Point Contest. But he knows he shouldn't say anything, or he might get in trouble.According to a report via ESPN, Smith says he hopes the NBA will modify how they choose participants for future contests. In the interview, Smith explains the league looks beyond just stats and analytic...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith pulls a Marshawn on 3-point contest slight

J.R. Smith stole a page from Marshawn Lynch’s playbook while bemoaning how he’s been excluded from next Saturday’s 2016 Foot Locker 3-point contest during NBA All-Star weekend in Toronto. When asked why he wouldn’t go into great detail to suggest the possible reasons why has been omitted despite having the beyond-the-arc pedigree that arguably warrants his inclusion, Smith...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beaten by BEES?! Cavs-Hornets, Behind the Box Score

Cleveland Cavaliers (35-13) 97Charlotte Hornets (24-25) 106Box Score When Charlotte Hornets starting point guard Kemba Walker, he of the 20 points per game, was declared out of Wednesday night’s game against the Cavs with a knee injury, Cleveland’s odds of extending their winning streak to six looked good. The Hornets were already without low post stalwart Al Jefferson (knee...
Via Waiting For Next Year
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Childhood Games That Made J. R. Smith One of the Deadliest Shooters in the NBA

At its core, basketball is all about space. On offense, five players speed around in a blur, like a human time lapse, their movements attempting to create space in the defense. They look for space to dribble, pass, cut and shoot—five men moving in concert to create just the right amount of space to get off the perfect shot. The defense counters, looking to close open space...
Via Stack
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Perfect Balance: Cavs-Spurs, Behind the Box Score

San Antonio Spurs (39-8) 103Cleveland Cavaliers (34-12) 117Box Score Every once in a while the Cavs have one of those games where it all just works. Everything clicks into place. Penetrators penetrate, shooters shoot, rebounders rebound, and on and on. Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs was such a game. The visitors were without Tim Duncan, still an essential...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith does amazing behind-the-back pass against Pistons

As you probably know by now, the Cleveland Cavaliers are one of the top teams in the East and J.R. Smith is getting an opportunity to show off his amazing basketball ability. Tonight, the Cavaliers traveled to Detroit to face the Pistons and in the first quarter of action, Smith found teammate Timofey Mozgov with an incredible behind-the-back pass: J.R. Smith, everybody! *** Smith...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
7 days ago  |  Discuss

House of the Falling Suns: Phoenix-Cavs, Behind the Box Score

Phoenix Suns (14-33) 93Cleveland Cavaliers (32-12) 115 Box Score The Tyronn Lue Era commenced with an inauspicious start for the Cleveland Cavaliers, with a dud of a performance at home against the Chicago Bulls. While the refrain out of Independence was, “Yeah, yeah, I know things were going pretty well earlier, but NOW things are be newer and better!” it didn’t show against...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: JR Smith throws it off glass for LeBron James dunk

A little razzle dazzle from the Cavs….   JR finds LeBron off GLASS for the SLAM! #KiaTopPlay #NBAVine https://t.co/P8bEuMLe28 — NBA (@NBA) January 28, 2016 The post Watch: JR Smith throws it off glass for LeBron James dunk appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: JR Smith throws it off glass for LeBron James dunk

A little razzle dazzle from the Cavs….   JR finds LeBron off GLASS for the SLAM! #KiaTopPlay #NBAVine https://t.co/P8bEuMLe28 — NBA (@NBA) January 28, 2016 The post Watch: JR Smith throws it off glass for LeBron James dunk appeared first on Crossover Chronicles.
Via Crossover Chronicles
9 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith’s lob leads to a LeBron James alley-oop dunk

The Cleveland Cavaliers have a new coach and slightly revised identity, and they want to show the rest of the league they mean business by getting back on a winning streak and being competitive in all games, both wins and losses. Highlight-reel play are another way to get noticed, and J.R. Smith and LeBron James teamed up for one in Wednesday night’s 115-93 win over the Suns. The...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers: Fire away

With 38 year old Tyronn Lue taking over at head coach, the Cleveland Cavaliers will start playing more loose. Or at least they should. On Saturday night, the Cavs lost in Lue’s debut at home against the Chicago Bulls 96-83. As a team, they shot a miserable 17% (4-24) from beyond the arc. LeBron James went 0-5 from downtown lowering his three point field goal percentage to 29%...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Highly recruited Smith assisting NC State from sideline

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Dennis Smith Jr. is trying to get a head start on his college career, even if he can only help North Carolina State from the sideline or around the practice facility right now. The instate point guard graduated early from high school and enrolled at North Carolina State in January, allowing him to focus on rehabbing a serious knee injury suffered last summer...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

J.R. Smith cleared in alleged New York choking incident

Remember the alleged incident that involved J.R. Smith, a 19-year-old with braces, and a New York City nightclub? Well, according to Cleveland.com’s Chris Haynes, Smith—who had claimed innocence in the matter—has been cleared of any wrongdoing. According to the initial report, Smith was reportedly on his mobile phone when a group of kids interrupted and asked for a picture...
Via Waiting For Next Year
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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