Brad Botkin

CBS Sports Staff

NBA predictions: Expert picks for Heat-Celtics and Warriors-Mavericks in conference finals

We're down to the final four in the 2022 playoffs; who will make it to the NBA Finals?

Kyrie Irving regrets fallout with LeBron James, Cavaliers: 'We definitely would've won more championships'

Irving explained that his lack of maturity led him to isolate from the team

Math problem: Celtics bury Bucks under weight of historic 3-point margin

For the series, Boston outscored Milwaukee by 159 points from 3

Warriors' Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson still have knockout punch, but how long can erratic shooting hold up?

The Splash Brothers will presumably have to be better no matter who they face in the Western Conference finals

Celtics vs. Bucks: Jayson Tatum, Giannis Antetokounmpo go blow-for-blow in a heavyweight bout for the ages

The two stars combined to score 90 points on 62 shots on Friday

Warriors vs. Grizzlies: How Stephen Curry's 3-point struggles have served to reinforce his greatness

Curry is proving, yet again, that he has more than one way to beat you

Bob Lanier, Basketball Hall of Fame center and former No. 1 overall pick, dies at 73

Lanier averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds over 14 seasons with the Pistons and Bucks

Warriors vs. Grizzlies: Steve Kerr to miss Game 4 vs. Memphis after testing positive for COVID-19

Mike Brown will serve as Golden State's head coach on Monday night

Jordan Poole definitely grabbed and pulled Ja Morant's knee; whether he intended to hurt him isn't the point

Morant will likely miss Game 4, but the NBA is not going to punish Poole

Warriors vs. Grizzlies: How Golden State rode historic true-shooting night to a blowout Game 3 victory

When the Warriors shoot like this and cut their turnovers, they're unbeatable

Warriors-Grizzlies: If Golden State can't stop Ja Morant, should it hunt him more on defense in Game 3?

This would be a deviation from Steve Kerr's equal-opportunity offensive ethos

Mavericks vs. Suns: Dallas fined $25K for multiple 'team bench decorum' violations during Game 2 loss

Obviously the Mavericks have much bigger concerns heading into Game 3

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