Patrick Beverley got his tearful revenge against Clippers in NBA play-in

For Timberwolves point guard Patrick Beverley, Tuesday’s play-in tournament win against the Clippers was personal. Beverley — who spent four years with Los Angeles before he was dealt to the Grizzlies last August — was brought to tears after forcing a late turnover for a 109-104 win that punched the T’Wolves’ ticket to the playoffs. … Read more

NBA play-in player props, odds, lines

Commercial Content, 21+ With the NBA playoffs tipping off Tuesday night, Action Network analyst Munaf Manji is here to share his two best player prop bets (video above). For the evening’s first contest – the Brooklyn Nets vs. the Cleveland Cavaliers – Manji is looking to center Andre Drummond and his rebounding total ‘over’ 11.5. … Read more

How Nets are approaching play-in matchup with Cavaliers

The Nets righted their listing ship down the stretch. But now comes the play-in tournament, more pressure-packed than the playoffs. “It’s great. Best time of year,” Steve Nash said. “Best time of year for sure.” Brooklyn’s Tuesday play-in tilt against the visiting Cavaliers (7 pm TNT) is essentially like a Game 6 of a seven-game … Read more

Nets top Pacers to secure seventh seed in East play-in

The Nets’ regular-season finale Sunday was much like the entire campaign that preceded it: shorthanded and tougher than it had to be. But at the end, Brooklyn got the job done, a 134-126 victory over Indiana before a crowd sellout of 17,967 at Barclays Center that gave the Nets the seventh seed in the Eastern … Read more

4 players who must step up for Lakers to earn a spot in the play-in tourney

LeBron James and the Lakers hang on by a thread in the tight race for the final play-in spot This story first appeared on ClutchPoints. Still in the midst of a catastrophic campaign, it would be a grave understatement to say the Los Angeles Lakers have played below expectations this season. Between constant injuries and … Read more

Nets’ matchup with Hawks has major play-in implications

ATLANTA — The Nets started this regular-season looked at as a superteam. They’re all but assured of ending it as a play-in team. All that remains is to determine where, and against whom. With five games left on the schedule, the Eastern Conference’s 10 postseason participants are already etched in stone. The Nets can’t fall … Read more

Knicks’ play-in hopes all but dashed after loss to Hawks

Trae Young masterfully stuck it to the Knicks and their fans once again. The 2021 postseason villain and his Hawks essentially have ended the Knicks’ season for a second consecutive spring, silencing the booing Garden crowd with 45 points and eight assists in a 117-111 victory Tuesday night to push the Knicks ever-closer to mathematical … Read more

Nets landing in play-in could risk consequences for Nash, roster

CHARLOTTE, NC — An iconic New York champion once said you are what your record says you are. Right now, the Nets’ record is decrying them as a losing bunch. Their place in the standings is labeling them a play-in team. Many NBA fans are mocking them as one of the league’s biggest disappointments. They … Read more