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PBT Extra: Disciplined Celtics highlight bad habits of Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been every bit the top five NBA player in the postseason — 32.5 points per game on 63.2 percent shooting, plus with 11 rebounds and 7.5 assists per game. 80 more words

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PBT Extra: If Portland is going to turn series around it starts with Damian Lillard

This was the year the Trail Blazers were going to break through. They were defending better as a team. There was some depth on offense. And Damian Lillard was playing at a level that will get him on many voters’ MVP ballots. 97 more words

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PBT Extra Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves vs. Houston Rockets

Minnesota is a team on the rise in the West — Karl-Anthony Towns is a stud. Andrew Wiggins is a stud for the games he shows up and plays focused. 116 more words

James Harden

PBT Extra Preview: New Orleans Pelicans at Portland Trail Blazers

In one corner, one of the league’s best backcourts in Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum.

In the other corner, one of the league’s best players — and a guy on a roll — in Anthony Davis. 62 more words

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PBT Extra Preview: Miami Heat at Philadelphia 76ers

Philadelphia enters the playoffs the hottest team in the NBA, having won 16 in a row, half of that without Joel Embiid. The Sixers earned the three seed and a chance to square off against a Miami Heat team without a superstar player. 96 more words

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PBT Extra Preview: Washington Wizards at Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors are the No. 1 seed in the East, they won 59 games and have a top-five offense and defense in the league… and yet there are still doubts about this team as it heads to the playoffs. 79 more words

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PBT Extra Preview: San Antonio Spurs at Golden State Warriors

The Warriors are without Stephen Curry and stumbled into the playoffs, going 7-10 to close out the season, all while playing average defense. They look vulnerable. 81 more words

Kevin Durant