Celtics close out Bulls with rout

/ Apr 29, 2017

Celtics close out Bulls with rout

The Boston Celtics kept reminding each other not to let up as they closed in on a lopsided victory and a trip to the Eastern Conference semifinals. No need to worry about that. Avery Bradley scored 23 points, and the hot-shooting Celtics pounded the ...

Bird leaving Pacers again after sweep by Cavaliers

/ Apr 29, 2017

Bird leaving Pacers again after sweep by Cavaliers

Larry Bird started the week by driving an IndyCar down Fifth Avenue in Manhattan to stump for the NBA’s All-Star Weekend returning to Indiana. He ended it by stepping down as president of basketball operations for the Pacers, a stunningly abrupt decision that has ...

Late run carries Celtics past Bulls

/ Apr 27, 2017

Late run carries Celtics past Bulls

The Celtics and Bulls found another thing to argue about after Game 5 of their spirited first-round playoff series: Was Avery Bradley more impressive on offense, or on defense? “Everyone knows he’s a good defender. Tonight, he got his offensive game going,” Chicago’s Dwyane ...

Bulls take 2-0 lead on top-seeded Celtics

/ Apr 19, 2017

Bulls take 2-0 lead on top-seeded Celtics

The Chicago Bulls talked often during the regular season about believing they had the personnel to play as a physically imposing team. Their output has caught up to those desires so far during the postseason. Jimmy Butler scored 22 points, Rajon Rondo finished one ...

Millsap, Hardaway boost Hawks past Celtics

/ Apr 7, 2017

Millsap, Hardaway boost Hawks past Celtics

With Paul Millsap back on the floor, Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer likes his team’s chances to get in the playoffs. “At some point, we just needed to win a game, and I think that’s where our focus is,” Budenholzer said. “These are good ...

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 ...