One of the strangest subplots of this NBA Playoffs has been the Mavericks bench being repeatedly fined. What is going on? On Sunday afternoon, the NBA announced that they were fining the Dallas Mavericks $100,000 for ‘violating league rules regarding bench decorum.’ This is the third time this postseason the team has been tagged for
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1:10 PM ET BOSTON — Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro will not play in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals because of a left groin strain. Heat coach Erik Spoelstra made the announcement after Monday’s shootaround and said that Herro would be “day-to-day” moving forward. “We just had to be responsible and take the
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2:04 PM ET University of Michigan coach Juwan Howard recently declined a Los Angeles Lakers overture for the franchise’s coaching job, electing to remain at his alma mater, where Howard will coach his two sons next season, sources told ESPN. The Lakers have a formal search process in place, but courting college coaches typically requires
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Jaylen Brown, Boston Celtics. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Mets, White Sox trade target suffers injury scare by Mark Powell Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown pointed the finger at the officials after hist team’s tough home loss to the Miami Heat in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Saturday evening. Despite a 40-point performance, Jaylen Brown is clearly
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8:13 PM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN DALLAS — Golden State Warriors forward Andrew Wiggins has been listed as questionable with left ankle soreness ahead of Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. Wiggins appeared to have tweaked his ankle late in the third quarter of Game 2 on Friday when he landed
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12:49 PM ET Nick Friedell BOSTON — Miami Heat guard Kyle Lowry will warm up “with the intention to play” in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics on Saturday night, according to Heat coach Erik Spoelstra. Lowry has not played since re-injuring his left hamstring in Game 4 of the
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1:55 AM ET SAN FRANCISCO — Coach Jason Kidd blamed the Dallas Mavericks‘ one-dimensional offensive approach for blowing a 19-point lead in Friday’s 126-117 loss to the Golden State Warriors, criticizing his team for relying too heavily on the 3-point shot during Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. The Mavs made 21 of 45
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1:04 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN MIAMI — For the first few minutes of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, it appeared the Boston Celtics could be in some trouble. They left Miami’s shooters open for three quick 3-pointers. They allowed the Heat to get multiple second-chance opportunities. Robert Williams looked uncomfortable defending in space,
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