Frustrated by not feeling like he was his team’s focus, and slowed by illness and injury, Siakam believes his future is in Toronto. And that the future is bright.
The success of the Buccaneers, Lightning and Rays — pro sports punch lines turned finals contestants — is a run that rivals past glory years in Boston, New York or Los Angeles.
The N.B.A.’s Toronto Raptors are in Tampa, Fla., this season because of the pandemic, but they’re not the only pro basketball team in town. The Tampa Bay Titans say hello.
The Bucks got better, but the Nets with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant might be too much for Milwaukee — or any other team in the East — to overcome.
N.B.A. players have been speaking out against racism and police brutality, but athletes have wondered whether that would be enough.
Kyle Lowry got the steal, and the Raptors iced Game 2 — and breathed a sigh of relief. The Nets did not win, but they did enough to make the Raptors sweat.
In this week’s newsletter, Marc Stein analyzes the championship hopes of the top contenders — Raptors? Lakers? Clippers? Bucks? — and offers a peek inside one of the bubble hotels.
The Nets have been one of the most impressive teams inside the bubble, but a first-round playoff matchup with the defending champion Toronto Raptors is a next-level challenge.