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Tatum, Brown help Celtics hold off huge Dallas rally for 106-99 win, 3-0 lead in NBA Finals

Jun. 13, 2024 01:14 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown shared a long hug after helping Boston avoid the biggest collapse in an NBA Finals game since at least 1997. The reward? The Celtics stars are on the brink of joining the litany of big-name predecessors to put a banner above the parquet...

Doncic fouls out and Mavericks fall into a 3-0 hole after losing to Celtics again in NBA Finals

Jun. 13, 2024 01:00 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Luka Doncic tried to set his feet just beyond the 3-point line as the Dallas Mavericks were making a furious comeback attempt. The superstar in his first NBA Finals was defending Jaylen Brown when the Boston guard dribbled between his legs, ducked his shoulder and...

Celtics' Porzingis out of Game 3 of the NBA Finals because of rare tendon injury in lower left leg

Jun. 13, 2024 00:42 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis did not play for the Boston Celtics in their Game 3 victory of the NBA Finals over Dallas on Wednesday night because of a rare tendon injury in his lower left leg suffered in the previous game. The Celtics announced about two hours before tipoff...

Celtics land the biggest punches again, top Mavericks to move 1 win from NBA title

Jun. 13, 2024 00:04 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Joe Mazzulla is a big fan of UFC matches and splices highlights of fights into some of the basketball video he shows the Boston Celtics. He doesn't do it for entertainment purposes or to make players laugh. He does it for a simple reason. He wants the Celtics to have...

Boston Celtics beat Dallas Mavericks 106-99 in Game 3 of NBA Finals to move within a win of record-breaking 18th title

Jun. 12, 2024 23:07 PM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Boston Celtics beat Dallas Mavericks 106-99 in Game 3 of NBA Finals to move within a win of record-breaking 18th title.

Jerry West remembered with moment of silence before Game 3 of NBA Finals

Jun. 12, 2024 22:46 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Jerry West was remembered at the NBA Finals on Wednesday night. The NBA and the fans at Game 3 in Dallas paid tribute to the life of the Basketball Hall of Famer with a pregame video tribute and moment of silence before the game. West died earlier Wednesday at the age...

Jerry West, a 3-time Hall of Fame selection and the inspiration for the NBA logo, dies at 86

Jun. 12, 2024 21:01 PM EDT

The NBA has never confirmed the worst-kept secret in basketball, that Jerry West is the player whose silhouette is depicted in the league’s logo. There’s probably a reason for that: West never wanted to be the logo. “I’m just part of the game,” West said in a...

Jerry West's impact on his home state of West Virginia runs deep

Jun. 12, 2024 19:52 PM EDT

Jerry West left West Virginia decades ago. He never left his home state behind. For years, he quietly gave significant sums of money to his alma mater, West Virginia University. He always spoke with pride about where he came from, how the small-town roots shaped who he was even as he...

Jerry West was the inspiration for the NBA logo, but he was conflicted about the honor

Jun. 12, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since 1969, Jerry West has been the faceless face of the NBA. For those 5 1/2 decades, the NBA's logo has been a blank white silhouette of a player flanked by panels of blue and red. The player is dynamically dribbling a ball upcourt, seemingly ready to drive or...

Reaction to the death of Jerry West, 'a basketball genius'

Jun. 12, 2024 19:41 PM EDT

The NBA and sports world reacted Wednesday to the death of basketball Hall of Famer Jerry West. He died Wednesday morning at age 86 with his wife, Karen, by his side, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Clippers. West had been working for the Clippers as a consultant. ___...