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NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to the floor.Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, noted Smart's repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during …
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Boston's recent dominance of the Philadelphia 76ers has been frustrating for Joel Embiid. So when Marcus Smart angrily shoved the star big man to the ground, Embiid had finally had enough.Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — JJ Redick's last triple-double came in high school."Does high school even count?" Redick said with a grin. "I mean we all have our high school stories."Redick was two assists shy of his first NBA triple-double in 761 career games, finishing with 27 points, 10 rebounds …
BOSTON (AP) — The Denver Nuggets are headed back to the postseason after a six-year drought.Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night and clinched their first playoff berth since 2012-13.Will …
In this era of players wanting to join up with other players, or even just being friendlier with some opponents than guys on their own teams, it's nice to know there is still some good, old-fashioned hatred in the NBA.Yes, Joel Embiid hates the Celtics.He hates Boston so much that he got fined …
BOSTON (AP) — Conor McGregor fired up the Bruins with a pregame speech. Brad Marchand paid him tribute by doing a rendition of the MMA fighter's walk after he scored his winner.Marchand scored 3:30 into the overtime, lifting Boston to a 2-1 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday …
BOSTON (AP) — What looked like an easy day for the Boston Celtics turned into a fight to the finish.It's something they've got to clean up heading into the postseason.Kyrie Irving just missed his second straight triple-double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Jaylen Brown scored …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Just about everything at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday night was about Zion Williamson.The Duke freshman's nearly flawless performance returning from injury had the college basketball world buzzing.His athleticism, energy, engaging smile and …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics are running out of time to work out their kinks with the postseason a month away.For the second time in just over a week, they needed some late-game heroics to fend off a Kings team whose playoff hopes have been fading for weeks.Kyrie Irving had 31 points, …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke freshman star Zion Williamson is back for the fifth-ranked Blue Devils' quarterfinal matchup with Syracuse in the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, throwing down a soaring dunk in transition barely two minutes into his return.Williamson got the start after …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lou Williams said it best after becoming the NBA's career leader in points off the bench."Any time you can say of all time next to your name, it's special," he said.The 13-year guard scored 34 points to pass Dell Curry as the Los Angeles Clippers routed the Boston Celtics …
BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.The 24-year-old Bird was released on bail after the hearing Monday pending sentencing May 28.He pleaded to sufficient facts. The …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James put up a triple-double in less than 28 minutes, and it still wasn't enough to keep his patchwork Los Angeles Lakers competitive against Kyrie Irving and the surging Boston Celtics.Irving was the biggest reason for that disappointment during a fairly …
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Golden State Warriors hardly expect to fix every flaw in one night.Beating Denver in dominant fashion certainly provided a positive first step. The two-time defending champions showed some of that swagger again."Pride," coach Steve Kerr said.Klay Thompson returned …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Instead of dwelling on his mistake that let Sacramento tie the game in the closing seconds, Gordon Hayward made it moot.Hayward made up for a costly foul by hitting a tiebreaking shot with 2 seconds to play that helped the Boston Celtics overcome the absence of …
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss the game against the Sacramento Kings with a thigh injury.The team said Irving will miss the game Wednesday night with a bruised left thigh. Irving played the previous night in Golden State, recording 19 points and 11 …
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — DeMarcus Cousins lost his cool and the Golden State Warriors lost at home in embarrassing fashion once again.Gordon Hayward scored 30 points off the bench, Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics ran away from the Warriors early on the way to …
BOSTON (AP) — James Harden and the Houston Rockets are at their best when they are knocking down 3-pointers, getting points in the paint and racking up points to the foul line.They did all three against the Boston Celtics and it added up to a mostly easy outing against a team that is …
BOSTON (AP) — Some late defense helped the Boston Celtics snap a four-game losing streak.Kyrie Irving had 13 points and 12 assists, Al Horford scored 18 points and the Celtics shut down the Washington Wizards in the fourth quarter in a 107-96 victory Friday night.Boston won for the first …
BOSTON (AP) — The Portland Trail Blazers have come to the other side of the country and beat up some of the Eastern Conference's best teams.Of course, at the moment, it's not clear where in that hierarchy the Boston Celtics belong.The Trail Blazers beat Boston 97-92 on Wednesday night for …

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