Jimmy Butler Forces Game 7 With 47-Point Outburst – NBC Boston

Celtics-Heat takeaways: Jimmy Butler forces Game 7 with 47-point outburst originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Celtics fans were hoping to celebrate an Eastern Conference championship Friday night at TD Garden, but the Miami Heat had other plans. The Heat staved off elimination with a hard-fought 111-103 victory in Game 6, sending the series back … Read more

Atlanta Hawks announce multi-year partnership with Microsoft, Xbox | Sports

The Atlanta Hawks announced Wednesday a multi-year partnership with Microsoft Corp, including Xbox, that aims to provide opportunities and resources in underserved areas of Atlanta through sport, technology and community programming. “We are thrilled to partner with Microsoft and Xbox and leverage their incredible technology with the next generation of Atlantans,” said Atlanta Hawks’ Senior … Read more

Steve Ballmer’s Clippers malfunctioned like an old XBox

The Pelicans unplugged the Clippers’ controller.Image: Getty Images Man, Steve Ballmer had to be feeling really good when he first got Paul George and Kawhi Leonard. I mean like “Steve Ballmer hyping up a pep rally” good or “Christmas morning presents as a child” good. He felt “Just bought a brand new XBox and am … Read more

UNC, NC State offer mobile gaming products through Learfield initiative | Local

Fans of the North Carolina and NC State athletic programs can win prizes for predicting game and statistical outcomes through a new app offering established by Learfield and UK-based Low6 Ltd. Inc. The Big Four schools are among the initial five athletics departments participants, joined by Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas A&M. Learfield is based in … Read more

Celtics Receive Encouraging Timeframe for Robert Williams’ Potential Return

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Robert Williams’ absence may not last as long as once feared. Williams, who suffered a left knee meniscal tear during Sunday’s win against the Timberwolves, reportedly underwent surgery Wednesday morning and is expected to return within 4-6 weeks. The first round of the NBA playoffs starts in 17 days on … Read more

West side’s story: Suns top seed, plenty left to decide

DENVER (AP) — Reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets certainly figured a recent stretch of winning 14 of 18 games would propel them in the Western Conference standings. Or at least give them some breathing room in the postseason race. Not the case. What their 14-4 run did was allow them to … Read more

Top-seed Stanford wants revenge against Texas in Elite 8

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — More than four months ago, Stanford was presented with its 2021 national championship rings and a group of Longhorns spoiled the party. Texas beat the Cardinal 61-56, announcing that even with a remodeled team, last year’s run to the Elite Eight wasn’t a fluke. Texas coach Vic Schaefer said his team … Read more

FrontPageBets’ best bets for Sunday’s NCAA Tournament Elite Eight games | Betting

By Gerry Ahern FrontPageBets And then, there will be four. The NCAA Tournament will parse out the final two prestigious spots in the Final Four on Sunday. Will we have the first No. 15 seed to advance to the national semifinals? Will we have no No. 1 seeds for the first time since 2011? FrontPageBets … Read more

The Top 5 Plays from the Celtics-Jazz Game

The top five plays from Wednesday’s Celtics-Jazz game feature Daniel Theis stonewalling Jordan Clarkson at the rim, Robert Williams spiking Eric Paschall’s layup, and Jayson Tatum’s dime to the Timelord. They also include Al Horford swatting Mike Conley and Boston’s block party to end the third quarter. Daniel Theis Stonewalls Jordan Clarkson One way or … Read more