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The 15 NBA teams that have come closest to overcoming a 3-0 series deficit

A list of the 15 teams that forced at least a Game 6 in a best-of-seven NBA playoff series after dropping the first three games: ___ 1947 BAA Semifinals: Washington Capitols trailed Chicago Stags 3-0, lost in six.
Heat still lead East finals, but Celtics roaring back with eye on history

Heat still lead East finals, but Celtics roaring back with eye on history

MIAMI (AP) — Maybe Kevin Garnett was right. Maybe, as he screamed in celebration of Boston’s 2008 NBA championship, anything truly is possible. Even the impossible.
Marquette's Prosper says he will stay in draft rather than returning to school

Marquette's Prosper says he will stay in draft rather than returning to school

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Olivier-Maxence Prosper has announced he is keeping his name under NBA draft consideration rather than returning to Marquette. The 6-foot-8 forward announced his decision Friday.
NBA Playoffs: Celtics' starters come up with a bit of history in Game 5 win over Heat

NBA Playoffs: Celtics' starters come up with a bit of history in Game 5 win over Heat

The Boston Celtics aren't done yet. The Celtics — once down 3-0 in the Eastern Conference finals — are now within 3-2, after leading the whole way and topping the Miami Heat 110-97 on Thursday night.

Miami looks to clinch conference finals in game 6

Boston Celtics (57-25, second in the Eastern Conference) vs. Miami Heat (44-38, eighth in the Eastern Conference) Miami; Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Heat head home to Miami, confident as ever with another chance to clinch

Heat head home to Miami, confident as ever with another chance to clinch

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat insist they are as confident as ever, even after missing two chances to eliminate the Boston Celtics. They will get the next one, Jimmy Butler said.
Celtics thrive on 3s, beat Heat 110-97 in Game 5 to extend East finals

Celtics thrive on 3s, beat Heat 110-97 in Game 5 to extend East finals

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have looked elimination in the face four times this postseason and still haven't blinked.
Heat to start Lowry for injured Vincent in Game 5 of East finals vs. Celtics

Heat to start Lowry for injured Vincent in Game 5 of East finals vs. Celtics

BOSTON (AP) — The Miami Heat will start Kyle Lowry at point guard against the Celtics in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals Thursday after starter Gabe Vincent was ruled out with a sprained left ankle.

Chinese basketball legend Yao Ming steps down as head of national league

BEIJING (AP) — Former Houston Rockets star Yao Ming has stepped down as head of China’s struggling national basketball league.
Gabe Mastromatteo, Sarah Gates named top athletes in Canadian university sport

Gabe Mastromatteo, Sarah Gates named top athletes in Canadian university sport

CALGARY — Gabriel Mastromatteo persevered in the pool after illness and Sarah Gates applied her on-court leadership off the court in Canadian university sports.
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