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USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University answers reporters questions following a team practice at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW YORK — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, they aren’t dwelling on it. “I’m through talking about Kevin,” U.S. coach … 0

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month’s NBA draft. The Celtics chose the 6-foot-6 swingman 17th overall with its second first-round pick — Boston selected … 0

Celtics, Cavs, Nets agree to three-way trade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to come back home. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract by agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and Boston, … 0

Celtics near season’s end with loss to 76ers

Monday, April 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Johnson stepped back, heaved up a desperation 3-pointer and watched it fall in to tie the game with 0.9 seconds on the clock. Or so he thought. As it turned out, Johnson stepped back a … 0

Olynyk lifts Celtics past Cavs

Sunday, April 13, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Boston Celtics are trying to finish the season on a high note. The Cleveland Cavaliers are ending with another puzzling tailspin. Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Celtics … 0

Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BOSTON — Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists, dove for loose balls and tipped a missed shot to a teammate with three seconds left. Not bad for Boston’s 5-foot-11 undrafted rookie who learned after pregame warmups that … 0

Hawks improve playoff chances with win over Celtics

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

ATLANTA — Kyle Korver was concerned that the Atlanta Hawks were about to squander another chance to beat a struggling opponent. “We easily could’ve hung our heads there, but we kept fighting, got some good looks and we … 0

Rodney Stuckey has 26, Pistons rally past Celtics 115-111

Sunday, April 6, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Rodney Stuckey pulled the Pistons out of trouble. Stuckey came off the bench to score 26 points and the Detroit reserves helped wipe out a 19-point deficit as the Pistons topped Boston 115-111. … 0

Rajon Rondo’s triple-double not enough as Celtics fall to Sixers

Friday, April 4, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Henry Sims had a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their second victory in less than … 0

Wizards top Celtics 118-92 to clinch playoff berth

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

WASHINGTON — John Wall was waving his towel as time expired. He joined his teammates at center court and did a little dance in the middle of a celebratory huddle. He gave Bradley Beal a bear hug from … 0

Mike Dunleavy, Bulls shake off Celtics for 94-80 win

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHICAGO — Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 94-80 … 0

Raptors clinch playoff berth with win over Celtics

Friday, March 28, 2014

TORONTO — Amir Johnson was finishing up a phone call as a crowd of reporters gathered around his locker. “My grandmother called and she said she’s proud,” a smiling Johnson said as he put the phone down. She … 0

Toronto Raptors edge closer to playoffs, beat Boston Celtics

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON — DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room. Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 … 0