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Celtics reach 50-win milestone, already focused on No. 51

NEW YORK — With an orange towel draped around his neck and a blue heating pad protruding from his game shorts, Isaiah Thomas kept stomping on the court in celebration each time a teammate made a big play in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s victory over the New York Knicks. …

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LeBron James, Paul George take duel to double OT

CLEVELAND — LeBron James and Paul George have played each other in 20 playoff games and numerous high-stakes regular-season games but they topped them all with an historic double-overtime duel Sunday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Indiana Pacers 135-130, with George and James assembling terrific statistics with the added …

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Kawhi Leonard bullies Gordon Hayward with shimmy shake and slam

Kawhi comes out of the half 💪 pic.twitter.com/1KTqmoi7rA — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) April 2, 2017 Kawhi Leonard is doing whatever he wants against one of the league’s top defenses. The San Antonio Spurs superstar went right at fellow All-Star Gordon Hayward on Sunday, using a little shimmy to shake …

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Without Anthony and Rose, Knicks top Heat 98-94

MIAMI — Whenever New York was tested, the Knicks had an answer. And Miami’s road to the playoffs likely got a bit tougher. Kristaps Porzingis scored 22 points, Courtney Lee added 20 and the Knicks led nearly the entire way in beating the Heat 98-94 on Friday night, holding Miami …

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Kobe Bryant gives surprise pep talks to Oregon, Gonzaga

Between Oregon and Gonzaga, the programs have a total of one national championship. And that one title came decades ago from the Ducks. One th opposite end of that spectrum is Kobe Bryant, one of the all-time winners. Can you guess what comes next? According to ESPN, Bryant gave pep …

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