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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, …

Kevin Garnett (back) to miss Nets’ game in Boston

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms Friday when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined …

Warriors roll over Celtics, 108-88

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BOSTON — Golden State didn’t need another winning, last-second basket this time. The Warriors led by at least 20 points throughout the second half and beat the Boston Celtics 108-88 on Wednesday night, showing no letdown one day …

Celtics’ Wallace has surgeries, ending season

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle. Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics before the operations on Tuesday. The 13-year veteran averaged 5.1 …

George’s 25 points lead Pacers over Celtics Saturday night

Sunday, March 2, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo banked in a 3-pointer that broke a fourth-quarter tie. Or so it seemed. Two minutes after the point guard apparently gave the Celtics a 93-90 lead with 4:37 remaining, officials reviewed the shot at …

Jerryd Bayless, Rajon Rondo lead Celtics past Hawks 115-104

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BOSTON — After Jerryd Bayless’ big night in a rare start, Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted it might become more than a one-game tryout. Bayless scored a season-high 29 points, and Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 …

Burks, Favors lead Jazz to 110-98 win over Celtics

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored 21 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return from a hip injury and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 110-98 on Monday night. Marvin Williams added 19i points on …

Collins finds home with Nets

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets. He signed a 10-day contract, one of the toughest deals in sports because it gives non-superstars almost no time to impress their coaches …

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets

Sunday, February 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES — History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA’s first active openly gay player. After all, it was almost game time. “Right now I’m focusing on trying to learn the plays, …

Collins to become 1st openly gay player with Nets

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center …

Duncan carries Spurs to 104-92 win over Celtics

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BOSTON — San Antonio came into Boston missing three key players. Fortunately for the Spurs, Tim Duncan wasn’t among them. Duncan scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, powering the injury-depleted Spurs to a 104-92 …