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On the eve of the 2018 NBA All-Star Weekend this Sunday, it seems appropriate to recognize Bill Russell, arguably the best NBA center to ever play the game and certainly the league’s most-winningest player. Russell helped elevate the Boston Celtics with his imposing defense and feel for the game en route to becoming one of the […]


BOSTON (AP) — Paul Pierce used to walk onto the court at TD Garden and imagine seeing his number hanging from the rafters. “The Truth” doesn’t have to dream about that day anymore. The Celtics retired Pierce’s No. 34 on Sunday following the Celtics’ 121-99 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He became the 23rd person […]


HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden knew he’d have to do a little more on Tuesday night with the Houston Rockets missing key players. Even he couldn’t have imagined he’d do this much. Harden became the first player in NBA history to score 60 points as part of a triple-double and the short-handed Rockets beat the […]

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ATLANTA (AP) — The Golden State Warriors reached 50 wins faster than any team in NBA history. Sounds nice. Doesn’t mean more than that to this group. With their eyes on more than regular-season records, the Warriors improved to 50-5 as Stephen Curry scored 36 points and Golden State bounced back after squandering a 23-point […]

  Earl Lloyd, the National Basketball Association’s first Black player, has died. Lloyd was 86. Along with three other Black players, Lloyd integrated the formerly all-white league and helped usher in a new age of diversity in professional sports. Lloyd, born April 3, 1928 in Alexandria, Va., first starred at West Virginia State University. Although […]