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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 …

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 …

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, …

Johnson leads Nets to 114-98 win over Celtics

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW YORK — The Nets are hoping their hot play will carry over when they hit the road. Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and Brooklyn won its 11th straight …

Rajon Rondo’s late baskets lift Celtics over Heat 101-96

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo hit two running baseline shots in the last two minutes and the Boston Celtics capitalized on the absence of LeBron James to beat the Miami Heat 101-96 Wednesday night. One night after scoring 43 …

Mavs beat Celtics 94-89 to open long homestand

Monday, March 17, 2014

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Dallas Mavericks opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. The Celtics trailed …

Anthony Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws …

Suns score last 7 points, beat Celtics 87-80

Saturday, March 15, 2014

BOSTON — The Phoenix Suns needed help to snap a three-game losing streak that hurt their postseason prospects. They got it when the Boston Celtics had their worst shooting game of the season. The Suns still had to …

Carmelo Anthony carries Knicks past Celtics, 116-92

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony made it so the Knicks hardly missed their resting big men. Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as New York built a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth …

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: I don’t see tanking to improve draft spot

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BOSTON — You call it “tanking.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls it “rebuilding.” That’s what the league’s new boss said Wednesday when asked whether the NBA needed to do more to discourage teams from pinning their hopes on …

Andrew Bynum returns to help Pacers get past Celtics

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut, helping suddenly struggling Indiana pull away late for a 94-83 win over Boston on Tuesday night. Indiana (47-17) ended …

Rondo has 18 assists, Celtics beat Pistons 118-111

Sunday, March 9, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics overcame Detroit’s dominance inside by passing the ball precisely and protecting it better than they had all season. Rajon Rondo had 18 of Boston’s season-high 38 assists and the Celtics committed just seven …

Rondo’s 20 points lead Celtics over Nets 91-84

Friday, March 7, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how his Boston Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers. “I honestly don’t know,” he said. Try this: 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds by …