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Spurs best Celtics 96-88 after blowing 24-point advantage

Nov. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio blew another big lead, but this time it led to a celebration for the Spurs. Dejounte Murray had 29 points and 11 rebounds and the Spurs rallied in the final minute after blowing a 24-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 96-88 on Friday...

Cavs rookie F Mobley nearing return from elbow injury

Nov. 26, 2021 19:39 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers fast-starting rookie forward Evan Mobley could return to the lineup sooner than expected after missing less than two weeks with a sprained right elbow. Mobley got hurt on Nov. 15 against Boston. At the time, the Cavs estimated he could out for...

Durant moves into NBA's top 25, Nets beat Celtics 123-104

Nov. 25, 2021 00:54 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant grew up in the Washington, D.C., area looking up to Allen Iverson as he led Georgetown to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Sweet 16. Now the Nets forward is looking down at the Hall of Famer from the top 25 of the NBA's all-time scoring list. ...

NBA in the 60s: Embry details indignities, little support

Nov. 23, 2021 09:02 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: Hall of Famer Wayne Embry, a five-time NBA All-Star and the first African American general manager in sports when the Milwaukee Bucks named him to that position in 1972, shares some of his experiences of playing in the league during the 1960s. The demand...

Tatum, Celtics send Rockets to 15th straight loss, 108-90

Nov. 22, 2021 22:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown had 19 in his return from missing eight games with an injury and the Boston Celtics coasted by Houston 108-90 on Monday night, sending the Rockets to their 15th straight loss. Dennis Schroder added 18 points for...

Brown, Williams return to Celtics' lineup to face Rockets

Nov. 22, 2021 20:09 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown and Robert Williams III returned from injuries Monday night to start for the Boston Celtics in their game against the one-win Houston Rockets. Brown, an All Star last season, missed the previous eight games with a right hamstring injury. He's...

Timeline of NBA in 1960s as league celebrates 75th season

Nov. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1960s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 1, 1960: Ezell Blair Jr., David Richmond, Franklin McCain and...

AP WAS THERE: Celtics cap run with 11th title in 13 seasons

Nov. 22, 2021 11:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES — The Boston Celtics’ dynasty with Bill Russell finally comes to an end but in championship fashion with their 11th title in 13 seasons. Russell served as player-coach. The Celtics pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games and prevent the planned celebration with a 108-106...

NBA laid key foundation during 1960s amid off-court chaos

Nov. 22, 2021 09:46 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Sam Jones remembers the NBA landscape in the 1960s being only marginally different from what he had experienced growing up in America’s segregated South. “There was a quota for Blacks when I came in 1957. There were only two players on each team that...

Tatum (33 points), Schroder (29) carry Celtics past Thunder

Nov. 20, 2021 22:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 33 points, Dennis Schroder had 29 and the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-105 on Saturday night. Al Horford added 10 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists for Boston, which won for seventh time in 10 games. Grant...