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Brogdon, Gallinari willing to sacrifice to help Celtics

Jul. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari both grew up surrounded by Boston Celtics fandom. As a kid in Italy, Gallinari was an admirer of Larry Bird. And when was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2008, he remembers being given a disc containing the Hall of Famer’s...

Allie Quigley wins WNBA 3-Point Contest a record fourth time

Jul. 09, 2022 17:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Once Allie Quigley got going, it was all over. The 3-point queen put on quite a show — again. Quigley won the WNBA's 3-Point Contest for a record fourth time Saturday, stamping herself as one of the greatest shooters in the history of the league. ...

AP source: Jokic, Nuggets agree on record $264M extension

Jun. 30, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history. Jokic and the Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to a $264 supermax extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who...

Kee-gan! Bradley feels the love, makes a run at the US Open

Jun. 18, 2022 21:40 PM EDT

BROOKLINE, Mass. (AP) — As a kid in Vermont, Keegan Bradley always wondered what it would feel like to be Larry Bird or Carlton Fisk or Tom Brady, or any of those Boston sports greats whose posters plaster bedroom walls across New England. On Saturday at the U.S. Open, Bradley got...

Analysis: Draymond Green set the tone for Warriors in Game 2

Jun. 06, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first sign Game 2 of the NBA Finals was going Golden State’s way came on the first possession. Boston controlled the opening tap. Marcus Smart dribbled across midcourt and flipped the ball to Jayson Tatum, who quickly tossed it to Al Horford near the top...

For Jaylen Brown, NBA Finals is bit of a homecoming

Jun. 02, 2022 10:00 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jaylen Brown is starting the NBA Finals on the road. Except it might seem like a homecoming for him, in a couple of ways. Brown plays for the Boston Celtics, who will visit the Golden State Warriors for Games 1 and 2 of the NBA Finals, which start Thursday...

Celtics run past Heat 93-80, move a win from NBA Finals

May. 26, 2022 00:17 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics know the formula. They believe their defense, as has been the case time and again in these playoffs, will eventually wear down teams. Hard to argue. Jaylen Brown scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum added 22 and the Celtics are now one win...

Nuggets big man Jokic rises from 41st pick to 2-time NBA MVP

May. 12, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — To think, Nikola Jokic's entry into the NBA was once overshadowed by the introduction of the “quesarito.” “Hopefully, I’m going to have some percentage from Taco Bell,” joked the Denver Nuggets' newly minted two-time MVP, whose name scrolled across the TV...

NBA tweaks design of trophies, adds conference finals MVPs

May. 12, 2022 08:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA’s championship trophy has a new look, and the league will hand out some new trophies for the first time during these playoffs. The league unveiled a slightly redesigned Larry O’Brien Trophy on Thursday, plus announced changes to the Bill Russell NBA...

Nikola Jokic captures 2nd straight NBA MVP title

May. 11, 2022 20:04 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Nikola Jokic plays for Denver. And for Serbia. Both places can once again make the same claim: For the second consecutive season, they’re home to the NBA's Most Valuable Player. The league announced Wednesday night that Jokic won back-to-back MVP...