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Magic, Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

[ad_1] NEW YORK -- Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The league and Turner Sports announced Wednesday that the Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award June 24 at the NBA Awards.The honor comes on the 40th anniversary of their meeting in the 1979
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Which player had best sneakers of 2019 NBA conference semifinals?

[ad_1] 3:50 PM ETNick DePaulaESPN In many ways, the stage for Game 6 in Houston was set for the Golden State Warriors to hearken back to the starting points of their "Strength In Numbers" mantra-led run.Not only was Andrew Bogut back in the starting lineup, but without Kevin Durant on hand, the all-hands-on-deck approach was needed more than ever to end the Houston Rockets' season for a second year in
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Blaming Kyrie for Celtics’ fall is B.S.

[ad_1] Marcus Smart was adamant Thursday that Kyrie Irving isn't to blame for the Boston Celtics' failure to meet expectations this postseason.The Celtics were eliminated by the Milwaukee Bucks, 116-91 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals on Wednesday night."Bulls---. That's bulls---," Smart said when asked Thursday if Irving's leadership skills were behind the Celtics' lack of chemistry. "Not one of us on this team knows what Kyrie has
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Stevens says he ‘did a bad job’ as C’s fall short

[ad_1] 12:20 AM ETTim BontempsESPN MILWAUKEE -- In the wake of the Boston Celtics seeing their disappointing season end with a 116-91 obliteration at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference semifinal, Boston coach Brad Stevens pointed to one man as the reason for his team's failures: himself."I'll be the first to say that this, as far as any other year I've been a
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Celtics’ Stevens says he ‘did a bad job’ as coach

[ad_1] 11:55 PM ETTim BontempsESPN MILWAUKEE -- In the wake of the Celtics seeing their disappointing season end with a 116-91 obliteration at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference semifinal, coach Brad Stevens pointed to one man as the reason for Boston's failures this year: himself."I'll be the first to say that this, as far as any other year I've been a head
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Brogdon makes return for Bucks in limited role

[ad_1] 10:32 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE -- Malcolm Brogdon, who had been sidelined for almost two months with a plantar fascia tear, saw his first action since March 15 on Wednesday in Game 5 between the Boston Celtics and Milwaukee Bucks.Brogdon came off the bench at the start of the second quarter, replacing Pat Connaughton. He scored 10 points in 17 minutes in the 116-91 win, helping the Bucks eliminate
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Kyrie Irving’s failed leadership tells the story of the Celtics’ failed season

[ad_1] 10:50 PM ETTim BontempsESPN At first, it seemed like things were going to be just fine.When the Boston Celtics convened for media day back in September, they were the heavy favorites to represent the Eastern Conference in this season's NBA Finals, and arguably no team in the league had a brighter road ahead.Brad Stevens saw something different."I knew going in that it was going to be super challenging, but
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Bucks should have Brogdon back in limited role

[ad_1] 12:56 PM ETMalika AndrewsESPN MILWAUKEE -- Malcolm Brogdon is expected to play in Game 5 between the Celtics and Bucks, coach Mike Budenholzer announced at shootaround Wednesday morning.Brogdon, who has been sidelined since March 15 with a plantar fascia tear, will come off the bench for Milwaukee and be on a minutes restriction."He's such a pro," Budenholzer said. "He loves playing. He's very, very excited to be playing."Milwaukee leads