Associated Press

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Name: Associated Press
Date registered: October 26, 2013
URL: http://www.news-herald.com

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  1. City of Pontiac sues owners of decaying Silverdome — March 22, 2017
  2. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses issue of resting starters — March 21, 2017
  3. Isaiah Thomas scores 25 in return as Celtics top Wizards — March 21, 2017
  4. Philadelphia rallies from 13 down to beat Celtics 105-99 — March 19, 2017
  5. Jae Crowder helps lift Celtics past Nets 98-95 — March 18, 2017

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Mar 22

City of Pontiac sues owners of decaying Silverdome

The city of Pontiac is suing the owners of the decaying Pontiac Silverdome.

       

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Mar 21

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver addresses issue of resting starters

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver sent a memo to the league’s board of governors Monday, calling the way teams are choosing to rest starters in some games “an extremely significant issue for our league” and pressing owners to be more involved in the decision-making process.

Silver also told the owners that the matter will be discussed at league meetings next month after nationally televised games on back-to-back Saturday nights were diluted by decisions to rest star players.

“Decisions of this kind … can affect fans and business partners, impact our reputation and damage the perception of our game,” Silver wrote in the memo, which was obtained by the Associated Press.

The rest issue has been an even hotter-than-usual talking point of late with teams like the Warriors and Cavaliers — the last two NBA champions — electing to rest starters in recent nationally televised games.

Fans have complained on some occasions that they have paid a premium price to see stars play, then arrived at arenas only to find that those players are getting the game off.

The Clippers remained a game behind Utah in the race for the fourth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading host Boston to a victory over Washington in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.

Nikola Vucevic had 26 points and 13 rebounds, Evan Fournier scored 19 points and host Orlando overcame a 17-point second-half deficit before winning in overtime.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/NBA-Commissioner-Adam-Silver-addresses-issue-of-11016057.php

Mar 21

Isaiah Thomas scores 25 in return as Celtics top Wizards

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points after missing the previous two games with a bruised right knee, leading the Boston Celtics to a 110-102 victory over the Washington Wizards in another testy matchup between two of the top teams in the Eastern Conference

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/20/isaiah-thomas-scores-25-in-return-as-celtics-top-wizards

Mar 19

Philadelphia rallies from 13 down to beat Celtics 105-99

Robert Covington made the go-ahead 3-pointer late in the fourth quarter to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 105-99 win over the Boston Celtics

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/19/philadelphia-rallies-from-13-down-to-beat-celtics-105-99

Mar 18

Jae Crowder helps lift Celtics past Nets 98-95

Jae Crowder scored nine of his 24 points late in the fourth quarter, Avery Bradley had 16 overall, and the Boston Celtics edged the Brooklyn Nets 98-95

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/17/jae-crowder-helps-lift-celtics-past-nets-98-95

Mar 16

Big 2nd half helps Celtics to win over Timberwolves

Isaiah Thomas scored 27 points to lead the Boston Celtics past the Minnesota Timberwolves 117-104 on Wednesday night

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/15/big-2nd-half-helps-celtics-to-117-104-win-over-timberwolves

Mar 15

AP Source: Central Michigan’s Marcus Keene entering 2017 NBA draft

A person familiar with the decision says nation’s leading scorer, Marcus Keene, is entering the 2017 NBA draft

       

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Mar 15

Russell Westbrook gets cheers in Brooklyn during Thunder’s win

Westbrook had 25 points, 19 assists and 12 rebounds in his 33rd triple-double of the season, and the Oklahoma City Thunder beat the Nets 122-104 on Tuesday night.

Westbrook shot 6-for-18 from the field after scoring 40 or more points in five of his previous eight games, but as usual, he was the dominant player on the floor even when his shot didn’t fall.

Fans rewarded him with “MVP!” chants and even yelled to him how many rebounds he needed for his triple-double.

Teammate Taj Gibson was in better rebounding position, but appeared to turn so Westbrook could grab it for the 70th triple-double of his career.

The teams were tied 32-32 after one quarter and 62-62 at halftime, but the Thunder limited the Nets to 5-for-17 shooting in the third quarter to open a 91-83 lead.

LeBron James recorded his 52nd career triple-double, Kyrie Irving scored 26 points and host Cleveland used a blazing start to overpower Detroit.

James picked up his 10th triple-double of the season and third in the past four games despite playing just 28 minutes; he finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

The Cavaliers made their first 10 three-point shots and started 22-for-25 overall for a 60-33 lead early in the second quarter.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Russell-Westbrook-gets-cheers-in-Brooklyn-during-11002497.php

Mar 13

Thomas has 22, does wave, Celtics hand Bulls 5th loss in row

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and later joined fans doing the wave as it circled TD Garden, leading the Boston Celtics over Chicago 100-80 and sending the Bulls to their season-high fifth straight loss

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/12/thomas-has-22-does-wave-celtics-hand-bulls-5th-loss-in-row

Mar 11

Spurs forward, former Longhorn LaMarcus Aldridge sidelined indefinitely due to heart arrhythmia

SAN ANTONIO — San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge will be out indefinitely because of a minor heart problem.The team said Saturday he has an arrhythmia, a deviation from the normal heart rhythm. He will undergo further tests before the team de…

Permanent link to this article: http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2017/03/11/spurs-forward-former-longhornlamarcus-aldridge-sidelined-indefinitely-due-heart-arrhythmia

Mar 11

Celtics lose by 20 in Denver

Nikola Jokic had 21 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in his return to the lineup, and the Denver Nuggets beat the Boston Celtics 119-99

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/11/celtics-lose-by-20-in-denver

Mar 09

World Baseball Classic newcomer Israel advances to second round

Popular “Mensch on the Bench” mascot helping inspire Israel’s WBC success.

      

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Mar 09

Isaiah Thomas scores 25, Celtics beat Warriors 99-86

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Kelly Olynyk added 17 points, five rebounds and five assists off the bench and the Boston Celtics beat the sloppy Warriors 99-86 on Wednesday night, spoiling Golden State’s lone home game in a nearly three-week span

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/09/isaiah-thomas-scores-25-celtics-beat-warriors-99-86

Mar 07

Possible Celtics draft target voted AP Pac-12 player of the year

UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball has been named player and newcomer of the year on the all-Pac 12 Conference men’s basketball team announced Tuesday by The Associated Press

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/college-sports/2017/03/07/uclas-lonzo-ball-voted-ap-pac-12-player-of-the-year

Mar 07

Crawford’s hot stretch helps Clippers beat Celtics 116-102

Blake Griffin scored 26 points, Chris Paul added 23 and the Los Angeles Clippers rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 116-102

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/07/crawfords-hot-stretch-helps-clippers-beat-celtics-116-102

Mar 06

New Cavs center Andrew Bogut dealing with immigration issues 

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio (AP) — Newly signed Cavaliers center Andrew Bogut didn’t participate in the team’s morning shootaround because of a visa issue, but he’s expected to be in uniform Monday night against the Heat.Bogut joined the defending NBA champion…

Permanent link to this article: http://sportsday.dallasnews.com/dallas-mavericks/mavericks/2017/03/06/new-cavs-center-andrew-bogut-dealing-immigration-issues

Mar 06

Ulis hits 3 at buzzer, Suns beat Celtics in wild finish

Rookie Tyler Ulis threw in a 3-pointer at the buzzer after a Boston turnover and the Phoenix Suns came away with a wild 109-106 victory over the Celtics

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/05/ulis-hits-3-at-buzzer-suns-beat-celtics-in-wild-finish

Mar 04

Celtics send Lakers to 6th straight loss, 115-95

Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics rode a 70-point first half to a 115-95 rout of the Los Angeles Lakers

Permanent link to this article: https://www.boston.com/sports/boston-celtics/2017/03/04/celtics-send-lakers-to-6th-straight-loss-115-95

Mar 04

Alabama LB Reuben Foster sent home from NFL scouting combine

A projected first-round draft selection had his NFL combine cut short.

      

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Mar 02

Center of attention: Cavaliers sign former Maverick Andrew Bogut 

CLEVELAND (AP) — Andrew Bogut is officially chasing a championship with the Cavaliers.The free agent center signed with Cleveland on Thursday, joining the team he faced in the NBA Finals the past two seasons when he was with Golden State.A former No. …

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