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Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis available to play for Game 5 of NBA Finals against Mavericks

Jun. 17, 2024 18:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Kristaps Porzingis is available to play as the Boston Celtics attempt to close out the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on Monday night. “We expect to see him tonight,” coach Joe Mazzulla said. Porzingis has missed the previous two...

Hawks GM Landry Fields is taking trade calls but insists he plans to keep No. 1 pick in NBA draft

Jun. 17, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Hawks general manager Landry Fields says he likes his options for the potential top picks in the NBA draft — and he insists he's not planning on trading the No. 1 pick, even though his phone lines remain open. “I think we’re really excited by the...

Celtics back home with chance to close out Mavericks and clinch record 18th NBA championship

Jun. 16, 2024 17:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ catastrophic performance in Game 4 of the NBA Finals gave them a chance to clinch another championship on Monday night under the 17 banners already hanging in the TD Garden rafters. And, coach Joe Mazzulla reminded them, that they would still...

Rookie Lively leaving an impression as Mavericks try to stay alive in NBA Finals

Jun. 16, 2024 16:53 PM EDT

Dereck Lively II drained the first 3-pointer of his career, forced a missed layup at the other end and ping-ponged back down the court to slam home an alley-oop pass. The Dallas Mavericks didn't trail again in Game 4 of the NBA Finals against Boston following that first-quarter...

Celtics star Jayson Tatum reflects on Father's Day on how being a dad changed his life and career

Jun. 16, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum spent part of his Father’s Day thinking about how his son made him a better person — and probably a better basketball player, too. Speaking at practice the day before Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Tatum acknowledged that he was “a...

Mavericks and Oilers already have made some history in their comeback quests

Jun. 16, 2024 14:05 PM EDT

For the Dallas Mavericks and the Edmonton Oilers, the comeback efforts are just beginning and still have very long ways to go. That said, they're off to unprecedented starts. Dallas' 38-point win over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday and...

Celtics take season's worth of lessons into Game 5 of NBA Finals with latest chance to secure title

Jun. 15, 2024 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics picked the most inopportune time to play their worst game of the season. Boston’s 122-84 Game 4 loss to Dallas had all kinds of superlatives, and none of them were good. It ended the Celtics’ 10-game playoff win streak. It was the...

Kyrie Irving ends his personal Celtics skid, so now the Mavs will try to win in Boston in NBA Finals

Jun. 15, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Kyrie Irving's personal 13-game losing streak against the Celtics is over. Now it's back to the parquet floor in Boston to face his former team again, the Dallas Mavericks still alive in the NBA Finals after avoiding a sweep with a 122-84 blowout in Game 4 on Friday...

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with NBA media deals

Jun. 15, 2024 00:51 AM EDT

Charles Barkley said Friday that next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals. The Hall of Fame player has spent the last 24 years working as a studio analyst for TNT, which could lose the rights to broadcast NBA after next season. ...

Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals

Jun. 15, 2024 00:44 AM EDT
DALLAS (AP) — Charles Barkley says next season will be his last on TV, no matter what happens with the NBA's media deals.