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Spoelstra: Heat-Celtics to be ‘throwback series’

Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. MIAMI — Erik Spoelstra knows exactly what kind of games he expects to see as his proud Heat squad prepares […]

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CP3 says he’s not retiring as Suns implode in G7

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. PHOENIX — For the second straight year, Suns point guard Chris Paul’s season came to an end with his team failing to protect a 2-0 series lead […]

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76ers’ Green diagnosed with torn ACL, LCL

CAMDEN, N.J. — The Philadelphia 76ers announced that forward Danny Green tore the anterior cruciate ligament and lateral cruciate ligament in his left knee in Philadelphia’s season-ending loss in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals to the Miami Heat on Thursday night. Green was injured when 76ers superstar Joel Embiid crashed into him in […]

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Celtics’ Williams (knee) still questionable for G6

MILWAUKEE – Boston Celtics forward Robert Williams III is still questionable for Friday night’s Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks because of left knee soreness. However, Boston coach Ime Udoka clarified that the soreness is not stemming from his surgery last month to repair the meniscus his Williams’ left knee. Instead, scans revealed a small […]

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Butler leads Heat to second ECF in three years

Nick Friedell is the Chicago Bulls beat reporter for ESPN Chicago. Friedell is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and joined ESPNChicago.com for its launch in April 2009. PHILADELPHIA — The Miami Heat are headed to the Eastern Conference finals for the second time in three years after […]

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The Suns’ pregame tunnel routine is ‘the greatest show on Earth’

Lakers and NBA reporter for ESPN. Covered the Lakers and NBA for ESPNLosAngeles.com from 2009-14, the Cavaliers from 2014-18 for ESPN.com and the NBA for NBA.com from 2005-09. FIFTEEN MINUTES REMAIN before tipoff inside Phoenix’s Footprint Center, and Deandre Ayton is on all fours outside the locker room, barking like a dog. “I’m the big […]