Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Nov 15, 2014

Cavaliers rally past Celtics

Cleveland’s third quarter was unacceptable to LeBron James. The fourth period was much better. James and Kyrie Irving helped the Cavaliers rally for a 122-121 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. James had 10 of his season-high 41 points in the fourth, ...

Outlook grim for Celtics following tough season

Apr 18, 2014

Outlook grim for Celtics following tough season

The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, ...

Garnett, Pierce win in return to Boston

Jan 27, 2014

Garnett, Pierce win in return to Boston

Kevin Garnett stole the ball from his friend and put the finishing touch on an emotional night with a layup that helped him and Paul Pierce become winners in their return to Boston. It started with pregame standing ovations for the leaders of the ...

Thunder blast C's without Durant

Jan 25, 2014

Thunder blast C's without Durant

With both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sitting out for the first time since the franchise set up shop in Oklahoma City, the Thunder needed about a half to figure things out. And then the Western Conference leaders put the lottery-bound Boston Celtics away. ...

Rivers claims win in return

Dec 12, 2013

Rivers claims win in return

Doc Rivers picked up another win in Boston. The coach who led the Celtics to the 2008 NBA title returned for the first time with the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday night and beat Boston 96-88. Jamal Crawford scored 21 points, hitting a pair ...

| Jul 9, 2013

Can Stevens repeat success in NBA?

by Sam Smith

We know this just isn’t supposed to work, the young executive-looking Brad Stevens, the 36-year-old coach at modest Butler University in Indiana, signing an almost unprecedented six-year contract to coach one of American sports’ most celebrated franchises, the Boston Celtics. You can almost hear ...

| Jun 26, 2013

Move by Rivers once unimaginable

by Sam Smith

Duck, duck your head! Pigs are flying! They have to be. The Clippers, the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA, the team that has been an NBA punch line for ineptitude, incompetence and penury for three decades, agreed to hire the league’s most in-demand ...