Latest NBA Atlantic Division News

Celtics find some normalcy during 1st training camp practice

Sep. 27, 2022 18:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joe Mazzulla didn’t want his first practice as the Celtics interim coach to feel any different than his previous three years as an assistant. So when he arrived at the team’s facility Tuesday for Boston’s first training camp workout, he did his best to keep...

Chirpy, chippy Tucker brings missing toughness to 76ers

Sep. 27, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Joel Embiid slung a towel over his shoulder and ditched his sneakers somewhere on the McAlister Field House court as he walked toward an ice tub. He stripped his socks, sunk his size-17 feet into the frosty water and started shooting the breeze with P.J. Tucker. ...

Nash downplays drama around Kevin Durant's demands of Nets

Sep. 27, 2022 16:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The final days of a disappointing Brooklyn Nets season ended not with Ben Simmons on the floor with his teammates, but on the floor of his home, the pain from a back injury shooting through his lower body. The Nets would go on to get swept by the Boston Celtics,...

NBA camps open; some go abroad, Spurs plan a trip to Uvalde

Sep. 27, 2022 03:57 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs know they cannot erase the pain that the residents of Uvalde, Texas have felt since May 24. They can, however, continue reminding the city of 16,000 people that they’re not forgotten. The Spurs are planning what they’re...

Knicks looking to build with newly signed Brunson, Barrett

Sep. 26, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — It is a new day for the New York Knicks. That was the collective message by the Knicks on Monday during media day at the team's training center. Coming off a 2020-21 season in which New York compiled a 41-31 record and qualified for 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...

Doncic on short rest as Mavs seek replay of deep playoff run

Sep. 26, 2022 17:33 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic didn't really have time to get out of playing shape after leading Slovenia at the EuroBasket tournament coming off a trip to the Western Conference finals with the Dallas Mavericks. Therefore, the topic on the eve of training camp was how to ease the young...

Mazzulla says Celtics need time to heal in wake of Udoka ban

Sep. 26, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — The Celtics were supposed to enter the preseason as one of the favorites to emerge from the Eastern Conference on the heels of their surprise run to the NBA Finals under rookie head coach Ime Udoka. That was before Udoka was suspended for the upcoming season...

Durant, Irving try to move on after Nets' turbulent summer

Sep. 26, 2022 15:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Durant asked to leave, though figured he wouldn't. Kyrie Irving wanted to stay, but feared he might be gone. As the chaotic Brooklyn Nets' offseason was unfolding, even the key players struggled to make sense of things. “It’s awkward,”...

76ers' Harden, Embiid healthy, happy and chasing a title

Sep. 26, 2022 14:22 PM EDT

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — James Harden leaned into a microphone and deadpanned that he lost 100 pounds over the summer. Joel Embiid’s summer vacation — at least, according to the NBA scoring champion — was spent entirely in bed. And what of that NBA investigation into the...