Bucks and Nets missing their stars shuffled the Eastern Conference

It took one not-so-starry night for the top of the Eastern Conference to change its appearance. The Boston Celtics are still alone at the summit with a comfortable four-game cushion. Meanwhile, the Milwaukee Bucks have found themselves in second place, while the Brooklyn Nets have dropped two spots down to the fourth seed behind the Philadelphia 76ers. Both the Bucks and the Nets were in action on Tuesday. Both teams faced opposition at the bottom third of their respective conferences. And both

Jayson Tatum converts Hornets fans with 51-point performance

It is not daily that a single player’s performance inspires an away crowd to cheer for them. With 51 points, seven shots from three, nine rebounds, and five assists, Jayson Tatum received “MVP” chants from the fans in Charlotte on Martin Luther King Jr. Day as the Boston Celtics sealed the deal against the Charlotte Hornets 130-118. Tatum also shot a perfect 14/14 from the free-throw line. With this incredible performance, Tatum now holds the most fifty-point games in Celtics history with five,

What the Nets’ first game without Kevin Durant revealed

It was the battle of the first and second teams in the Eastern Conference. A Conference Finals preview? Not quite. And the only reason being if both teams were to end up fighting for who comes out of the East, they would need to be fully healthy. But despite the Brooklyn Nets playing their first game minus Kevin Durant due to an MCL sprain and the Boston Celtics running without Jaylen Brown after his 41-point night against the New Orleans Pelicans, the game did not fail to live up to its expecta

Can the Nets keep the momentum going without Kevin Durant?

The cliche “what goes up must come down” is a tough one to swallow. Amid a run in which the Brooklyn Nets have won 18 of their last 20 games, they are faced with a roadblock as the team announced that Kevin Durant has sprained his right MCL and will miss at least two weeks before getting reevaluated. Durant exited Sunday’s game against Miami early after sustaining the injury in the third quarter. The Nets scrapped out a 102-101 victory over the Heat thanks to Kyrie Irving’s 29 points and a game

3 things to keep in mind about the Nets after their win streak

The Brooklyn Nets are not playing around. While the Chicago Bulls spoiled the party by snapping the Nets’ 12-game win streak on Wednesday, it is hard to deny how well the Nets have played during their recent run. It is not a good time to call them favorites to win the title quite yet. But it is fair to say that if you are a Nets fan, then be excited. As for the rest of the fanbases, be aware. The Nets appear to have found what works for them. They have become an even bigger threat to the league

NFL Players Turn To Prayer After Buffalo Bills Safety Damar Hamlin Suffers Cardiac Arrest During Game

NEW YORK — As a Buffalo Bills player suffered a cardiac arrest Monday on the football field, many of his teammates and NFL players at the stadium — some of the toughest men on the planet — broke into a prayer meeting and tears on live television. The expression of emotion, spiritual care and request for prayer rippled across Twitter and other platforms, igniting debate and intrigue. The incident may have sparked one of the most dramatic prayer chains in history as numerous celebrity athletes tw

Have the Brooklyn Nets finally found the right winning formula?

The Brooklyn Nets are starting 2023 off right. With a convincing win over the San Antonio Spurs on Monday, the Nets have extended their win streak to 12 games. This win was so convincing that Nets head coach Jacque Vaughn allowed his stars to clock out after the third quarter. The Nets rallied behind Kevin Durant’s 25 points and Kyrie Irving’s 27 to beat the Spurs 139-103 at home. The turnaround from the Brooklyn Nets has been incredible to watch. After a turbulent summer and start to the seaso

Pacers spoil Paul George’s return to Indiana in close win

Paul George hit a buzzer-beating three-pointer at the end of regulation. But it was irrelevant as his former team, the Indiana Pacers, scrapped a 131-130 win against the Los Angeles Clippers on New Year’s Eve. It looked like the Pacers were going to get away with an easy win for the most part. The Clippers were down by 12 in the third quarter until a Kawhi Leonard three tied the game at 93 before the final period. The fourth would see both teams play cat and mouse, with nine of the game’s ten l

What does Luka Doncic’s 60-point triple-double say about the Mavericks?

Luka Doncic produced the first 60-20-10 triple-double in NBA history on Tuesday against the New York Knicks. His 60 points helped him surpass Dirk Nowitzki’s record for most points by a Maverick in a single game. A career-high 21 rebounds capped off the league’s first 60-20 stat line. The icing on the cake was ten assists to complete his 52nd career triple-double. The shorthanded Knicks led by ten points at the top fourth. Doncic started the game off with the hot hand. But in the fourth quarter

5 key takeaways from NBA Christmas Day games

DALLAS, TX - DECEMBER 25: LeBron James #6 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball as Tim Hardaway Jr. #11 of the Dallas Mavericks defends in the first half at American Airlines Center on December 25, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images) The NBA’s Christmas Day games did not disappoint

NBA Christmas Day: how to watch, start times and predictions

Christmas Day is hours away, and the NBA is gifting its fans with a wishlist of games. While the holiday promotes spending quality time with family and friends, the Dec. 25 matchups have been a suspect for stealing fans’ attention like the Grinch stole Christmas every year. This year the league has prepared five games spreading throughout the entire day. Ten of the NBA’s most entertaining teams have been assigned to be their present to fans this year. MVP candidates, past drama, and seed-alteri

FanSided MMA’s 2023 fighters to watch

What a year 2022 was for combat sports, better or worse. We saw a betting scandal, a majority draw title fight, the changing of the guard for several titles, and many millionaires were made. FanSided MMA will be announcing its end-of-the-year awards soon, but until then, we wanted to take a look ahead. Here, some of the FanSided staff and contributors picked their 2023 fighters to watch in both boxing and MMA. This is someone that the individual writer thinks will shine in 2023 for one reason o

Does Jokic’s historical triple-double give him a boost in the MVP race?

Do not get me wrong; I am not suggesting that people should or have written off Nikola Jokic from the MVP race. But after his performance on Sunday against Charlotte, the Joker reminded us why he is the back-to-back regular season MVP and that he is not going anywhere. If 40 points are not already impressive, Jokic punched in a career-high 27 rebounds (20 at halftime) and dished out ten assists as the Nuggets edged the Hornets 119-115.
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