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Kyrie Irving fined $50K for obscene gesture to Celtics fans

59% Center coverage: 34 sources
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $50,000 for giving the middle finger to Celtics fans. Irving made the gestures and comments to fans during the Celtics last-second 115-114 win over the Nets on Easter Sunday. Game two of the playoffs is Wednesday at the T.D. Garden.See the Story
US & Canada

Celtics rally in 2nd half, beat Nets 114-107 for 2-0 lead

45% Center coverage: 9 sources
Jaylen Brown scored 22 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and the Boston Celtics rallied from 17 points down to beat the Brooklyn Nets 114-107 on Wednesday night. The series shifts to Brooklyn for Game 3 on Saturday night. Bruce Brown finished with 23 points and Seth Curry added 16.See the Story
US & Canada

Celtics' center Robert Williams out for Game 4 with left knee soreness

49% Center coverage: 8 sources
The Boston Celtics are trailing the Milwaukee Bucks 2-1 in their second-round series. Starting center Robert Williams III received surgery to repair a partially torn meniscus in his left knee prior to the start of the playoffs. Williams made a quick return for Game 3 against the Brooklyn Nets, but it appears the rising star's knee is acting up again. Head coach Ime Udoka announced that Grant Williams will start in Williams' place.See the Story
Orlando Magic

2022 NBA Draft live stream: How to watch, start time, TV channel, latest mock, official order of picks

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The 2022 NBA Draft is set for Thursday, June 23. The Orlando Magic have the top overall pick for the first time since 2004. Oklahoma City Thunder possess the No. 2 overall pick, followed by the Houston Rockets, Sacramento Kings and Detroit Pistons. Chet Holmgren, Jabari Smith, Paolo Banchero and Jaden Ivey are all expected to hear their names called.See the Story

Boston Celtics' Incredible Turnaround Highlighted In Sweep Of Brooklyn Nets

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The Brooklyn Nets are the most dysfunctional team in the NBA. Kyrie Irving refused to get the COVID vaccine making him ineligible to play in games in New York. Ben Simmons has yet to play for the Nets, and as Simmons and the Nets moved toward his season debut for Game 4, Simmons told the team he wasn't ready.See the Story

Robert Williams III injury update: Celtics center plans to play limited minutes in Game 3 vs. Nets, per report

57% Center coverage: 7 sources
The Celtics could get a boost in Game 3 of their first-round series with the Nets in the return of center Robert Williams III. Williams is expected to be limited in his first game back, but as long as those minutes go smoothly, he'll shoulder a heavier workload for Game 4. Game 3 is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Barclays Center.See the Story

Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics list Defensive Player of the Year as questionable with thigh contusion

50% Left coverage: 6 sources
Smart suffered multiple injuries during Game 1 of Boston's series against Milwaukee; Game 2 is Tuesday nightSee the Story
US & Canada

Ben Simmons injury update: Nets star plans to make debut in Game 4 vs. Celtics, per report

50% Center coverage: 6 sources
Ben Simmons could return for Game 4 of the Brooklyn Nets' first-round series against the Boston Celtics. He has been out since June 20, 2021, with a back injury. Coach Steve Nash says the Nets are not targeting any game for Simmons. If he does return, it would be his first appearance in 309 days.See the Story
Kilmarnock Celtic

Celtics' starting center out for crucial Game 4 against Bucks

75% Center coverage: 4 sources
The Celtics had a 34-17 edge in free throw attempts for the contest, including a 17-0 advantage over the final 17 minutes of the game. Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst went public with his team's displeasure with the discrepancy in whistles in an interview with Eric Nehm of the Athletic.See the Story
Milwaukee Bucks

Bucks defense shuts down Tatum, Celtics, Milwaukee takes Game 1

50% Left coverage: 4 sources
Milwaukee stopped Boston 101-89, stealing home-court advantage in an impressive performance that gave notice. Celtics coach Ime Udoka conceded after the game: "Their physicality more so than anything caught us off guard" Bucks forced Boston to play into its defensive strengths, resulting in too many 3-point attempts.See the Story
US & Canada · Boston

Marcus Smart injury: Celtics guard says 'strong likelihood' he'll return for Game 3 vs. Bucks

60% Center coverage: 5 sources
The Defensive Player of the Year missed Game 2 with a bruised quad; the next game is SaturdaySee the Story

Khris Middleton injury update: Bucks star to miss Celtics series with Grade 2 MCL sprain, per report

100% Center coverage: 4 sources
Khris Middleton went down with a sprained MCL on April 20. The initial plan was for the Buck to be reevaluated in two weeks. The Bucks are up 3-1 on the Bulls and could close out the first-round series Wednesday. If the Bucks win in either Game 5 or 6, then the second-roundseries between the Celtics and Bucks will tip off Sunday.See the Story

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