James Herbert

CBS Sports Writer /

Heat vs. Celtics: How 'special' Kyle Lowry changed everything for Miami in Game 3 win

The Heat needed every little thing that Lowry gave them in Saturday's road win

How the Heat got burned in Game 2, starring Marcus Smart, Al Horford and the Celtics' rejuvenated offense

Boston calmed down and picked Miami apart to even the series on Thursday

Celtics vs. Heat: How Boston reverted to its worst habits in nightmare third quarter during Game 1 loss

Jayson Tatum turned the ball over six times in the quarter that doomed the Celtics on Tuesday night

Heat vs. Celtics playoff preview: In 'throwback series,' Jimmy Butler and Jayson Tatum take on superb defenses

Starting Tuesday in Miami, two dominant defenses meet in a rematch of the 2020 ECF

Heat's Jimmy Butler praises Joel Embiid, blasts 76ers after eliminating former team: 'Tobias Harris over me?'

Butler led the Miami Heat to a close-out win over the 76ers on Thursday night

Ja Morant injury update: Grizzlies star doubtful to return during playoffs with bone bruise in right knee

Morant got hurt in the fourth quarter of Game 3 against the Warriors

Lakers owner Jeanie Buss 'growing impatient' after high-priced roster misses playoffs: 'It was gut-wrenching'

'When you spend that kind of money on the luxury tax, you expect to go deep into the playoffs,' she said

76ers vs. Heat: Game 5 prediction, pick, TV channel, NBA playoffs live stream, how to watch online

The home team has won every game in this series, but Joel Embiid missed the first two games in Miami

Heat-76ers: Shelved sniper Duncan Robinson is a hot topic, but cold shooting is only one of Miami's issues

Robinson lost his starting spot in late March and is no longer in the rotation

Trail Blazers remove general manager Joe Cronin's interim tag; reportedly with four-year contract

Cronin took over for Neil Olshey on an interim basis in December

Kyle Lowry injury update: Heat guard to miss Game 5 vs. 76ers with left hamstring strain

Lowry missed the first two games against Philly and the last two against Atlanta in the postseason

76ers vs. Heat: Game 4 prediction, pick, TV channel, NBA playoffs live stream, how to watch online

With Joel Embiid back in the lineup, Philadelphia has a chance to tie the series

Marcus Smart injury update: Celtics guard in starting lineup for Game 3 vs. Bucks

The Defensive Player of the Year missed Game 2 with a bruised quad but will return Saturday

James Herbert is somewhat fond of basketball, feature writing and understatements. A former season-ticket holder for the expansion Toronto Raptors, Herbert does not think the NBA was better back in the days of hand checking and illegal defense. He joined CBS Sports in 2014 and lives in Brooklyn.

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