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Kevin Durant injury can have huge NBA playoff consequences

First things first: The warriors closed a dramatic victory over the rockets on Thursday and went up 3-2 in the series. This means that Golden State has two cracks to eliminate Houston and move on to the Western Conference finals. It also means that there will definitely be at least one game at the Oracle Arena. Now the important news: …

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Ben Simmons is a center, not a touch guard

76ers has a Ben Simmons problem. He has become worse when the playoffs have gone on – from averages 17.2 points and 7.6 helps against the net in the first round to 9.4 points and 4.6 helps against the Raptors in others. The same thing happened last year when he played as a superstar against the heat and was invisible …

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The Rockets have a chance to put an end to 'what if'

OAKLAND, Calif. – For the past year, James Harden, Chris Paul and the Houston Rockets organization have sat around lamenting "what if." What if Paul didn't pull his hamstring in last year's Western Conference finals against the Golden State Warriors? What if the Rockets had continued to control the series? What if they had played the Cleveland Cavaliers in the …

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Celtic's guard Terry Rozier does not hold back after seasonal loss

CLEVELAND, OH – MAY 25: Terry Rozier from Boston Celtics looks after being defeated by Cleveland Cavaliers during match 6 in the 2018 NBA Eastern Conference Finals at Quicken Loans Arena. (Photo by Gregory Shamus / Getty Images) By Ty Anderson 985TheSportsHub.com Celtic's guard Terry Rozier did his best to get through what was an obviously trying year as a …

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The hardener fades in the background then in the G5 loss

OAKLAND, California – James Harden, the reigning MVP and back-to-back NBA scoring champion, shifted to a complementary role during probably the most important minutes of the Houston Rockets season. The rockets trailed the Golden State Warriors at a time when Harden checked back to Wednesday's Game 5 by 7 minutes, 8 seconds left. He just tried a shot from the …

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Stevens says he did a bad job as C's fall short

1:10 AM ET Tim Bontemps ESPN MILWAUKEE – In the wake of the Boston Celtics seeing their disappointing season with a 116-91 obliteration at the hands of the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 5 of this Eastern Conference semifinals, Boston coach Brad Stevens pointsed to one man as the reason for his team's failures: himself "I'll be the first to say …

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Jackie Bradley Jr.'s Latest Insane Feat Is Robbing A Walk-Off Dong

Wednesday's Red Sox Orioles game was much more than you might expect from a game featuring a Red Sox team climbing back from a rotten start, well, the orioles, who are trash. Chris Sale took a no-hitter into the sixth inning; later, after the no-no, Sale took out his frustration by dusting the orioles for an immaculate seventh inning. But …

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Warrior says Kevin Durant knocked out of Game 5 after suffering calf strain, not Achilles injury

Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant reacts during the third quarter of game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State Warriors and the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 in Oakland, California. Golden State Warriors Kevin Durant responds during the third quarter of game 5 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Golden State …

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