Latest Bill Russell News

Love, Allen lead short-handed Cavaliers to rout of Pistons

Nov. 04, 2022 22:31 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Kevin Love had 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds as the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Detroit Pistons 112-88 on Friday night for their seventh straight win. Jarrett Allen scored 22 points and Cedi Osman added 15 as the Cavaliers had a 54-21 edge in...

Tatum, Brown each score 35, Celtics beat 76ers 126-117

Oct. 19, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A scandal off the court cast a shadow over the Boston Celtics entering the preseason. On the court, they opened the regular season looking like a team still very much capable of contending for a championship. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 35...

NBA '22-23: 10 things to know about the upcoming season

Oct. 18, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

Nikola Jokic is about to start his chase toward something that hasn’t been done in nearly 40 years. A player winning back-to-back NBA MVP awards is rare, something that’s happened only 13 times in league history. And having done that last season, Jokic — the cornerstone of the...

NBA unveils No. 6 patch to honor Bill Russell across league

Sep. 26, 2022 18:27 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — As the longest-tenured player on the Celtics, Marcus Smart has been in Boston long enough to appreciate what Bill Russell meant to the team, the city and the country. “We’ve heard things like ‘pioneer,’ ‘trailblazer,’” Smart said Monday while...

Jokic has supporting cast back with healthy Murray, Porter

Sep. 26, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray spotted his two-time reigning MVP teammate in the open and quickly hollered out to him. "Grab me a grape,” the Denver Nuggets point guard said with Nikola Jokic breaking toward a fruit tray Monday at media day. With that, Jokic dished...

Basketball Hall of Fame enshrines its new Class of 2022

Sep. 10, 2022 22:03 PM EDT

Tim Hardaway took the stage and told a story of his early days in the NBA, when Golden State teammates Mitch Richmond and Chris Mullin would often ask him the same question. “They would ask me, ‘Tim, how great do you want to be?’” Hardaway said. They have their...

Appreciation: Sue Bird gives basketball lasting assist

Sep. 07, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

Sue Bird just knows how to win. That's what she does. It's what she has always done. Few in sports can rival the success the point guard has had in women's basketball. Bill Russell and Serena Williams come to mind. Still, despite decades of success the G-O-A-T narrative is relatively...