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Celtics' Freedom calls becoming US citizen 'unforgettable'

Dec. 01, 2021 00:25 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Enes Freedom will now be linked forever to a word he says he fought for his entire life. The Boston Celtics center changed his name from Enes Kanter to Enes Kanter Freedom in celebration of him officially becoming a United States citizen on Monday. ...

Celtics beat short-handed Raptors for 4th win in 6 games

Nov. 28, 2021 21:42 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Marcus Smart scored 21 points, Al Horford had 17 points and 11 rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the short-handed Toronto Raptors 109-97 on Sunday night to snap a two-game losing streak. Josh Richardson scored 18 of Boston’s 32 bench points. Jaylen...

Goran Dragic leaves Raptors because of personal matter

Nov. 28, 2021 17:19 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Goran Dragic has left the Toronto Raptors because of a personal matter. The Raptors said Sunday before their game against Boston Celtics that the 35-year-old guard — acquired along with Precious Achiuwa in the offseason deal that sent Kyle Lowry to...

New country, new name for US citizen 'Enes Kanter Freedom'

Nov. 28, 2021 15:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter is changing his name to “Enes Kanter Freedom” to celebrate becoming a United States citizen. Kanter's manager, Hank Fetic, told The Associated Press that Kanter will have his citizenship oath ceremony on Monday...

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...