As the Boston Celtics prepare to take on the Miami Heat in Game 5, with the series knotted at two games apiece, the Celtics are aware they need to be zeroed in on a strong start to this game to come away with a desperately needed road victory.
Jayson Tatum said he was "grateful" for making the All-NBA first team this year, but the Celtics star also said he felt disrespected by being left off last year and that there should be rules around voting.
Hard fouls, injuries and tons of missed shots. The Eastern Conference finals has been anything but pretty.
With Butler slow, Kyle Lowry slower and Tyler Herro out, the Celtics' defense wasn't survivable in Game 4.
Cape Town Tigers, co-owned by American businessman Raphael Edwards, saw a number is US players feature in the team's debut BAL season, but that was not enough to inspire cohesion, on or off the court.
After the Mavericks avoided being swept out of the Western Conference finals by the Warriors, superstar Luka Doncic said he remains focused on winning the series, regardless of the long odds.
Rain leaking through the roof of the American Airlines Center delayed the second half of Game 4 of the Western Conference finals by 16 minutes on Tuesday night.
Hours before Tuesday night's Game 4 in Dallas, Warriors coach Steve Kerr delivered an impassioned plea for gun control in response to the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 19 children dead.
Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Dallas guard Luka Doncic, who battle often in the Western Conference, highlighted the league's All-NBA team announced on Tuesday night.
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