Conference Finals have arrived. See the official schedule of games, scores and seedings.
SI’s Ian Thomsen joined Toucher and Rich on Tuesday, and had a good laugh about Stephen A. Smith’s trade rumor involving the Celtics and Clippers.
Tempers flared at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday night shortly after the Boston Celtics pulled off a 92-86 win over the New York Knicks in Game 5 of their playoff series.
The Celtics are talking like Wednesday night is Game 7 against the Knicks, but they have a lot of work to do if they want to see a Game 6.
Had Smith been available for Game 4, perhaps this series would already be over. “It would’ve been,” he said Tuesday. “I would’ve been playing golf today.”
Jason Terry came alive for the Celtics in Game 4 against the Knicks, and promises Boston still has a lot of fight left in them.
“He’s good. He’s good to go,” Celtics coach Doc Rivers said of Garnett during a conference call with reporters. “He’ll practice tomorrow, and he’ll play on Friday.”
The old saying goes, a series doesn’t begin until the road team wins a game. Don’t let Celtics head coach Doc Rivers hear you say that.
The NBA Playoffs have begun and Lang Whitaker from NBA.com joined me to break down the first-round battles.
For the Boston Celtics, it’s time for the real season to begin.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler and Kenyon Martin both on the mend.
The Knicks should have their size back in time for their playoff opener, with Tyson Chandler, Kenyon Martin and — surprise! — Rasheed Wallace all on the mend.