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  • Marcus Smart Sheds Light On Playing In Playoffs As Mother Battles Cancer

    Marcus Smart is as tough as they come, but he’d likely tell you he’s not even the toughest person in his own family. Smart’s mother, Camellia, has maintained her toughness as she battles a recent diagnosis of bone marrow cancer. The treatment process reached the chemotherapy stage Monday, one...
  • Celtics vs. Cavs: Brad Stevens’ defense shut down LeBron James and the Cavaliers

    If the Boston Celtics did not score in the second quarter of their 25-point win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1, they still would have held a lead entering halftime. That’s how dominant a defense performance this Boston team put out, and to be 100 percent honest, it’s...
  • Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

    CLEVELAND (AP) – Boston playoff star Jayson Tatum and Cleveland coach Tyronn Lue are cousins. The Cavaliers and Celtics might as well be. Slideshow Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade The Eastern Conference’s top two teams have been intertwined for more than a year – from...
  • Drew Bledsoe Finally Meets Terry Rozier

    BOSTON (CBS) — Thanks to Terry Rozier, former Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe has found himself back in the spotlight of the Boston sports scene. Finally, on Wednesday, the two met. Bledsoe is in Boston to watch the Celtics take on the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 5 of the Eastern...
  • Pelicans’ preferred pace presents dilemma vs. Warriors

    The Pelicans’ penchant for pushing the pace looks more and more like a quixotic mission to out-Warrior the Warriors. That’s been the dilemma for Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry as New Orleans has slid into a 3-1 hole in its Western Conference semifinal playoff series against defending champion Golden State....
  • Warriors coast to Game 4 win, 3-1 series lead over Pelicans

    NEW ORLEANS – The Golden State Warriors played the kind of basketball that has defined their championship reign: total domination. Golden State cruised to a 118-92 rout of the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday afternoon in Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals to take a 3-1 series lead....
  • Rockets take 2-1 lead by blowing out Jazz in Utah

    SALT LAKE CITY – Joe Ingles hit a 3-pointer on the Utah Jazz’s opening possession, and the roof of Vivint Smart Home Arena did a pump fake. The noise was already hitting a level probably medically unsafe for the 19,911 in attendance, and it was only the beginning of...
  • Jazz try to slow Harden in Game 2 after Game 1 rout

    No one on the Utah Jazz is using the word “stop” when referring to what they’ll try to do to James Harden in Game 2 of the Western Conference semifinals on Wednesday night after the Houston Rockets‘ star scored 41 points in a Game 1 rout. They’re simply searching...
  • 76ers Joel Embiid Clears Concussion Protocol, Remains out for Game 2

    The 76ers’ Joel Embiid has cleared the NBA’s concussion protocol, but will remain out for Game 2 of the team’s Round 1 playoff series against the Heat, the team announced Sunday. ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne reported that all Embiid had to do to clear concussion protocol was prove he could withstand contact. He wasn’t...