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Jazz owner taking break from day job to caddie for Finau

Dec. 04, 2021 03:34 AM EST

NASSAU, Bahamas (AP) — The tanned, stubbled face behind the dark sunglasses and a black T-shirt underneath a white bib made Ryan Smith look the part of a PGA Tour caddie in the Hero World Challenge. Looping for Tony Finau is a break from his day job, and Smith only...

Mitchell scores 34, leads Jazz past Celtics 137-130

Dec. 04, 2021 01:29 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Donovan Mitchell had 34 points and six assists to lead the Utah Jazz over the Boston Celtics 137-130 Friday night. Mike Conley added 29 points and seven assists for the Jazz. Rudy Gobert tallied 18 points and 12 rebounds. Utah...

Tatum (26 pts, 16 reb) leads Celtics past 76ers, 88-87

Dec. 01, 2021 23:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had made just one of his first six shots against Philadelphia when Celtics coach Ime Udoka came to him with a sort of a pep talk. “I told him it would be nice to make a shot,” Udoka said. “He looked up at me and said: ‘I’ve got nine...

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. ...