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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Kemba Walker scored 37 points and Gordon Hayward added 22 to help the Boston Celtics rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and defeat the Orlando Magic 109-98 on Friday night. Daniel Theis added 16 points as the Celtics won their third straight game. Evan …
MIAMI (AP) — It’ll be an All-Star rematch: Team LeBron vs. Team Giannis. LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers and Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks will be the captains for the NBA All-Star Game, just as they were last season. They earned the captaincies by being the top …
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics' savior multiple times this season when his teammates have struggled offensively. He did it again to help key Boston's rout of one of the league's hottest teams. Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a …
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Walter McCarty has been fired as Evansville's coach after an investigation revealed additional allegations of off-court misconduct, the university announced Tuesday. Former Butler coach Todd Lickliter was hired late Tuesday to replace McCarty, the university …
BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead …
BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without guard Kemba Walker and forward Jaylen Brown for Saturday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns. Coming off a 40-point effort in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Boston coach Brad Stevens said Walker contacted the team …
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer dug into his team after Thursday night's win. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 and the Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 despite blowing two separate 20-point leads. “We were …
BOSTON (AP) — The Pistons have been playing most of the past month without three starters. They didn't let it stop them from finding a way to get the best of one of the East's top teams. Rookie Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and Detroit snapped a three-game losing …
BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn’t hesitate when asked about the team’s chemistry nearly halfway into the season. “It’s a lot of fun when everybody’s contributing. Guys are genuinely happy for one another’s success,” he said after the Boston Celtics coasted to a 113-101 …
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens said giving his team a day off following its worst losing streak of the season felt like the right thing to do. It certainly re-energized Jayson Tatum. The third-year forward made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points as Boston …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Brett Brown gathered his team in the locker room to ring the postgame victory bell when the 76ers coach noticed a familiar face on general manager Elton Brand's phone. There was Joel Embiid on FaceTime, calling in from New York where he's set to have surgery Friday to …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Joel Embiid needs more surgery, this time for a torn ligament in a finger in his left hand, the latest setback in the injury-riddled career of the Philadelphia 76ers' All-Star center. Embiid, averaging 23.4 points and 12.3 rebounds in 31 games this season, will have …
BOSTON (AP) — A man was arrested and escorted out of the arena after throwing a can of hard seltzer onto the court near the San Antonio Spurs bench during Wednesday night's game with the Boston Celtics, Boston police said Thursday. Justin Arnold, 22, of Everett, was charged with disturbing …
ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds …
BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker was ejected for back-to-back profanities, a fan was arrested for throwing a beer can, and Gregg Popovich didn't feel much like hanging around, either. The San Antonio coach was understandably perturbed after the beer can sailed over the Spurs bench and landed on …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chants of “M-V-P!” flooded the arena as Ish Smith — yes, the 31-year-old reserve guard of 11 NBA teams across 10 seasons — stepped to the line for a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter. He was, after all, in the middle of a second consecutive star turn for …
CHICAGO (AP) — Out of sync the previous night, Jayson Tatum sure was locked in this time. Tatum scored 28 points, Gordon Hayward added 24 and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 111-104 on Saturday. The Celtics hung on for their eighth win in nine games after a 16-point lead …
BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Theis had already seen Trae Young make five 3-pointers — a few from more than 30 feet away — so he could pretty much figure out what the Atlanta Hawks guard was thinking in the final seconds of a two-point game. “As soon as I switched on him, I knew he wanted to …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were no video tributes for Kemba Walker on this visit. The Boston Celtics guard returned to Charlotte for a second time without quite the same buzz, and that was OK with him. “A little less emotional,” he said. “But it was fun.” And …

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