Toronto's DeRozan delivers 43-point performance against Celtics

Feb 25, 2017

Toronto's DeRozan delivers 43-point performance against Celtics

New talent helped the Toronto Raptors, though a familiar face pushed them over the finish line. Fresh off starting in last weekend’s All-Star Game, and with Kyle Lowry out with a right wrist injury, DeMar DeRozan scored a career-high 43 points to lead Toronto ...

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Feb 17, 2017

Butler carries Bulls to victory over Celtics

Jimmy Butler and Isaiah Thomas should have plenty to talk about when they see each other in New Orleans this weekend. Butler made two free throws with 0.9 seconds left, sending the Chicago Bulls to a 104-103 victory over Thomas and the Boston Celtics ...

Celtics spoil Pierce's last hurrah in Boston

Feb 6, 2017

Celtics spoil Pierce's last hurrah in Boston

Isaiah Thomas bumped into Paul Pierce tooling around Boston on Saturday night and then stole the spotlight from the former Celtics captain on Sunday. With the crowd uncertain whether to cheer loudest for the Celtics or for Pierce — or for the Patriots in ...

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

| Feb 4, 2017

Barnett recalls legends Russell, Wilt, Barry

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Second in a two-part series Watching the sustained excellence of the Golden State Warriors in his job as the team’s longtime TV analyst, Jim Barnett exudes passion when describing the brilliance of the team’s style of play. Fueled by the “Splash Brothers,” stars Stephen ...

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

| Jan 28, 2017

Barnett enjoys TV work for Warriors

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First in a two-part series Jim Barnett will be the first to tell you that he’s “seen it all” during his long association with the NBA, first as a player for seven franchises (1966-77) and since the 1985-86 campaign as a popular color commentator ...

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

Jul 3, 2016

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. The people spoke to AP about ...

Jun 2, 2016

Celtics hand Ainge, Stevens extended deals

Establishing continuity has always been at the core of the Boston Celtics’ 17 NBA championships. The Celtics hope their latest moves in that regard will be a step toward reaching No. 18. The team announced Wednesday that it has extended the contracts of coach ...

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

Apr 29, 2016

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. They will get another shot at the Cavs in the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs. Paul Millsap ...

Celtics revive hopes against Hawks

Apr 23, 2016

Celtics revive hopes against Hawks

On the heels of slow starts and lackluster offensive efforts in their first two playoff games, the Celtics knew they would need to play like a desperate bunch in their Game 3 matchup with the Hawks. Boston did, and Isaiah Thomas delivered a career-high ...

Celtics halt Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak

Apr 2, 2016

Celtics halt Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak

Everybody expected Stephen Curry to make the 3 from way out with the clock winding down, just as he always does. Instead, this time Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first ...