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Tatum scores 51 in Celtics' 116-87 rout of Wizards

Jan. 23, 2022 19:32 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — This was quite a way for Jayson Tatum to break out of his shooting slump. Tatum scored 51 points — 48 in the first three quarters — to help the Boston Celtics breeze to a 116-87 victory over the Washington Wizards on Sunday. Tatum made nine...

Unseld out of protocols, set to return as Wizards coach

Jan. 22, 2022 22:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards coach Wes Unseld Jr. is out of health and safety protocols and available to be on the sideline Sunday against the Boston Celtics. Unseld said Saturday he felt good. He said he had mild symptoms after his positive test. Assistant coach Pat...

Nurkic's rebound, basket late rally Blazers over Celtics

Jan. 21, 2022 23:57 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jusuf Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a shot from the lane with 14 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Boston Celtics 109-105 Friday night. Nurkic had 29 points and 17 rebounds, none bigger than his board after Jayson Tatum gave...

Ball's triple-double carries Hornets past Celtics, 111-102

Jan. 19, 2022 23:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — LaMelo Ball had a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Terry Rozier led Charlotte with 28 points against his former team. Miles Bridges scored 22 and...

Nuggets acquire Bryn Forbes from Spurs in 3-team trade

Jan. 19, 2022 21:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets acquired veteran wing player Bryn Forbes from San Antonio on Wednesday as part of a three-team deal that also included Boston. The Nuggets sent injured players Bol Bol and P.J. Dozier to Boston, and the Celtics dealt Juancho Hernangomez to San...

Tatum scores 27, Celtics rally past Pelicans 104-92

Jan. 17, 2022 16:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics erased an 18-point first-half deficit with a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday. Tatum scored 21 in the second half to help Boston rally for its fifth win in six games. Dennis...

Stern, talent influx led to NBA transformation during 1980's

Jan. 17, 2022 14:21 PM EST

The NBA had enormous problems. Drug abuse among players was believed to be rampant. Many arenas were half-empty or worse on game nights. Most franchises were losing money. Some were on the cusp of folding. And when games were on television, nobody was watching. That was how the 1980s...

Timeline of NBA in 1980s as league celebrates 75th season

Jan. 17, 2022 10:46 AM EST

Timeline of the National Basketball Association during the 1980s. The timeline includes milestone moments in the league’s history and key moments off the court as the NBA celebrates its 75th season: Feb. 22, 1980: The U.S. men’s ice hockey team beats the Soviet Union 4-3 in the...

AP Was There: Bird beats Magic in 1st Finals showdown

Jan. 17, 2022 10:35 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — June 12, 1984: The Boston Celtics beat the Los Angeles Lakers 111-102 in Game 7 in the first NBA Finals between Boston’s Larry Bird and Los Angeles’ Magic Johnson. They would meet in the finals two more times, with the Lakers winning both. The Associated Press is republishing...

AP Was There: Jordan scores 63 in double OT loss to Celtics

Jan. 17, 2022 10:28 AM EST

Michael Jordan scores 63 points in a 135-131 double-overtime playoff loss to the Boston Celtics. Jordan broke records held by Elgin Baylor, Bob Cousy and Wilt Chamberlain. But Jordan couldn’t stop Boston from making its own bit of history. The Celtics tied a single-season league record of 33...