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NBA writer for @espn. Prior stops: @washingtonpost, @nypost. Proud St. Bonaventure alum.

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Also, full credit to the Knicks, who pulled out a couple of tough wins (on big plays by RJ Barrett down the stretch… Bulls with yet another loss since the Nikola Vucevic trade tonight in Minnesota to the league's worst team ...… then he gets a runout bucket after Ja Morant slips and loses the ball to get to 34 points ... and now it probab… cool to see Caris LeVert back and scoring 32 points - including a bucket to give Indiana a 3-point lead over… ESPN story: Yes, Denver’s collapse down the stretch against Boston was bizarre, and ugly. But it doesn’t change…
Mike Malone said that while Nikola Jokic did get frustrated with the referees, he mostly chose to sit him down with…, now that the game is over, Boston closed the game with a 36-8 run from when Nikola Jokic checked out late in t… impressive win for the Celtics to begin this three game West Coast trip to come from behind like this and wi… pretty good encapsulation of what has happened in Denver in the fourth quarter. now Nikola Jokic has been pulled from the game with 4:30 to go. Ugly, ugly fourth quarter from Denver, which ha… Nikola Jokic checked out of the game late in the third quarter, the Celtics have gone on a 27-3 run. They've… a game the Celtics lead by eight, Nikola Jokic, Aaron Gordon and Michael Porter Jr. are all +15. So why is Denve… has to feel pretty good being down only six on the road against Denver while shooting 15-for-43 overall and… story on Golden State's James Wiseman and the meniscus injury to his right knee:
Retweeted by Tim BontempsWarriors center James Wiseman has suffered a meniscus injury in his right knee, sources tell ESPN. No timeline on a return yet.
Retweeted by Tim BontempsThe Celtics say Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are both available for today's game against Denver.Thanks to Mike Breen, @MarkJackson13 and Jeff Van Gundy for shining a spotlight on @ChrisCarrino and the Carrino fo…
Retweeted by Tim BontempsEvery win the Lakers can get right now with a depleted team is huge. This run in the wake of Kyrie Irving and Denni… are the first career ejections for both Kyrie Irving and Dennis Schroder, per @ESPNStatsInfo.
Retweeted by Tim BontempsSources: Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis could return in 10-14 days, with LeBron James close be... - via @ESPN App
Retweeted by Tim BontempsSixers say no Danny Green (hip) or Tobias Harris (knee) tonight in Oklahoma City.
Former Major Leaguer Alex Rodriguez and billionaire Marc Lore are finalizing a deal to purchase the Minnesota Timbe…
Retweeted by Tim BontempsWhat a wild swing in this Warriors game @SlyPayne I think the Lakers would beat them. I just said it would be a tough matchup for them. Similarly, I didn't… straight huge 3-pointers for the Celtics - first by Jaylen Brown, and then two in a row by Kemba Walker. Bost… got the shot ... but it didn't go in. To overtime we go.'Angelo Russell takes a bad shot on one trip, and the Celtics turn it into a dunk to go up 3. He then takes anothe… Zach LaVine has been going off in Atlanta, Jayson Tatum is now up to a career-high 46 points in this one – in… Celtics were 5-for-15 from 3 in the first half, and they are 11-for-19 from 3 in the second half. As a result,… Pritchard buries a 3 to put the Celtics up by four with 7 minutes to go. Kemba Walker is already to up 33 mi… Celtics have slowly but steadily dug into Minnesota's lead here in the third quarter – are now up over 50 perce… @Lakersguru18 I admittedly was only thinking about the starting 5 when I said that. Caruso and KCP are good PG defe… @Lakersguru18 I do like their non-Schroder options against CP – both Caruso and KCP are good against PGs. I don't t… going back to its starters to begin the second quarter is definitely a new look.Ugly, ugly first quarter for Boston, which allows Minnesota to drop 39 points and shoot over 60 percent from the fi…
Brad Stevens says Evan Fournier won't go with the team on their upcoming road trip. Boston is on the road for games…'s Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) joins The Woj Pod to dig into the 2021 NBA Draft, including his new Mock Dra…
Retweeted by Tim BontempsNew podcast. How many teams could legitimately win the West? (w/@timbontemps & @espn_macmahon):
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The NBA announces DeAndre Bembry, Fred VanVleet and Talen Horton-Tucker were all suspended for a game for leaving t… game down the stretch here between Utah and Phoenix. I think there's five teams with a legit chance to make… Thompson is going through how his Cavs teams were never focused on winning regular season games, and how th… Thompson on having COVID-19: "That shit was no joke ... I'm definitely going to get the vaccine as soon as I can get it."Celtics win, 101-99, to get back to .500 and move back in front of the Knicks in the East standings. Boston will be… 99, Knicks 93 with 11 seconds left. Boston has gone on a 12-2 run over the final 3 minutes to pull out a ba… is up 47-46 at halftime, on the back of 18 second chance points and 13 offensive rebounds. The Celtics are 1… Durant -- who did not play in the first quarter and spent some time in the back getting warm -- is back on th…
Retweeted by Tim BontempsObviously a small sample size, but Romeo Langford's jumper is showing early signs of improvement from last year. If… up 21-19 after 1. Jaylen Brown has 12 points for Boston, while RJ Barrett has 8 for the Knicks. Boston is w…
Romeo Langford got the start in place of Kemba Walker tonight, and it was an active, if not overly successful, stin… Embiid said he isn’t all the way back yet but that tonight was a “big step.” Said he felt better but still has… Sixers 106, Celtics 96. Embiid had 35 and 6, and took more FTAs (20) than Boston (18) by himself. Jayson Tat… push here by the Celtics to get back to within 15 late in the third. With Joel Embiid on the bench for the ne… Brown only has 5 shots so far tonight (he's 4-for-5, 2-for-3 from 3). He hasn't taken less than 11 in a sing… Fall is now back in for the Celtics two minutes into the third as Robert Williams picks up his fourth foul.Sixers 59, Celtics 46 at half. Embiid has 15 points & more FTMs & FTAs (7-8) than all of the Celtics (5-6). Green h… Celtics have one field goal in the last seven minutes.Tacko Fall checks into the game for Luka Kornet. The dunk will be on all the highlights, but Kornet has held up OK… 13-0 run for Philly over the last two minutes has broken this game open, and given the Sixers a 50-37 lead. Celti… Williams was back in the game for about five seconds and picked up a third foul 24 feet from the basket. Not ideal for the Celtics.Tobias Harris came up limping after that last charge call, but looks like he's OK. Nice job by the Celtics recoveri…
Two early fouls on Robert Williams, who was off to a good start himself with two points, four rebounds and an assis…'t taken long for Joel Embiid to get going. Opened the game with a faceup jumper, then got it back in the post… Rivers says that he doesn't expect George Hill to be back anytime soon, but that he's continuing to progress.Brad Stevens says he hopes Tristan Thompson will be able to play tomorrow against the Knicks.Brad Stevens says he won't get into Evan Fournier's absence due to the COVID protocols but that he should be expect… interesting list that should create plenty of discussion. Fun to try to figure out how the young talent rank… the second time in six games with Boston, Evan Fournier is listed out for tonight’s game with the Sixers due to…
The Nets say James Harden is out for the rest of the game with right hamstring tightness.Celtics' five highest 3-point attempt totals this season have all come since March 21.
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Evan Fournier exits the game, probably for the last time, after hitting four more 3s and scoring 17 points. Having… now Langford's first shot - an off-the-dribble 3 – goes in, followed by a block of Miles Bridges at the other e… Langford makes his season debut – and promptly catches the ball with his foot on the sideline. Will be intere… entire sequence at both ends deserved to have the Yakity Sax music playing underneath it.Romeo Langford is available for today's game but "not for anything significant," pre Brad Stevens, who said Langfor… winds up with him in the NBA Draft in a few months is going to be awfully happy for a long time. only thing that wasn't great about that moment was that I was sitting at home by myself watching it. Can't wai… will repeat: Jalen Suggs is incredible. said that when he was on the court in Washington, he thought his season was done. "I was asking myself, 'Why… said he didn't play full court until yesterday, and that it will take time for him to get his conditioning t… Embiid says he had a "bad game." Said he needs to get his rhythm back, but added that he was thrilled to get a… Suggs is incredible.Karl-Anthony Towns finishes with 39-14-5 in 43 minutes, but Joel Embiid gets the win in his return after 10 games,… Towns with 17 points, eight rebounds and a huge dunk over Joel Embiid in the first half; Embiid with 1…
The Sixers say Joel Embiid is starting tonight after missing the past 10 games with a bone bruise in his left knee.Doc Rivers says he expects Joel Embiid to play, but he still needs to see him go through a few things pregame befor… Langford isn’t listed on the injury report for tomorrow’s game against Charlotte. Appears he will be availabl… news for the Hornets, who have impressed this season. Hayward was scheduled to play in Boston for the first t… Hill will succeed Jerry Colangelo as managing director of USA Basketball, per @usabasketball.
Retweeted by Tim BontempsBrad Stevens says Jaylen Brown wasn’t going to return to tonight’s game but that “he’s OK.”Brown has dealt with knee soreness off and on the past few weeks. Boston is in control, up 22 with 4:34 to go. Brown is out for the rest of the game with a left knee contusion.Evan Fournier has made 5 3s in the fourth quarter alone, and has the Celtics up by 18 with six minutes to go. Meanw… like Gordon Hayward may miss Sunday’s return to Boston after leaving tonight’s game with an injury. Hayward h… Celtics lead 82-70 after 3 quarters. The Rockets have only managed to stay in this game thanks to a remarkable… Williams is playing really well for the Celtics. Great effort on the boards to create FTs, and is now up to…, Boston went 3-17 from 3 after I tweeted this, but still goes into the halftime break up 8 over Houston…
Sources say Pelicans guard Josh Hart expected to miss significant time with a torn UCL in his right thumb. He pla…
Retweeted by Tim BontempsThe Celtics make four of their first five 3s, after starting the other night making, I believe, four threes in the… Celtics say Romeo Langford, Tristan Thompson and Semi Ojeleye all remain out for tonight’s game against Houston.New podcast. Does Redick’s flaming of Pelicans influence Zion, is there a need to change buyout rules & OKC’s faili…
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