Basketball

Who Referees the NBA Referees? On TV, Steve Javie Does.

SECAUCUS, NJ – “They think they know refereeing,” Steve Javie muttered to no one in particular, wearing a wry smile. “It’s even hard in slow motion.” The “they” could be anyone, from enraged fans to confused television broadcasters – and, sometimes, even Javie, who was an NBA official for 25 years. He was sitting in …

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NBA Preview: Miami Heat and Boston Celtics Fight to Win the East

A group of mostly 20-something out-of-towners heading to Miami this time of year typically would be called spring breakers. But for our purposes, we’re referring to the Boston Celtics. Their reward for outlasting the Milwaukee Bucks in a grueling seven-game Eastern Conference semifinal series is a date in the conference finals with the No. 1-seeded …

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Chris Paul’s ‘Revenge Tour’ Is No Fun for Luka Doncic

Chris Paul had already started the fourth quarter by draining a long 3-pointer and passing to Cameron Johnson, his Phoenix Suns teammate, for another. It was a bad sign for the visiting Dallas Mavericks, because Paul hadn’t even called for the defensive matchup he really wanted. His next time up the court, Paul was dribbling …

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Against Grizzlies, Golden State Warriors Feel Range of Emotions

MEMPHIS-The Golden State Warriors expected a physical fight in Game 2 of their second-round NBA playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies. But to lose that game, 106-101, and to lose a beloved defender to a fractured elbow? Those events they did not expect. It created a mélange of emotions after the game – anger, disappointment, …

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Happy. Sad. Angry? Golden State Is Feeling It All Against Memphis.

MEMPHIS-The Golden State Warriors expected a physical fight in Game 2 of their second-round NBA playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies. But to lose that game, 106-101, and to lose a beloved defender to a fractured elbow? Those events they did not expect. It created a mélange of emotions after the game – anger, disappointment, …

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