Category Archive: Sports

Mar 26

Limiting runs while holding big leads focus for Nuggets down the stretch

It wasn’t supposed to be a stressful final 12 minutes in Indianapolis for the Nuggets on Friday night.

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Mar 26

Williams leads Rockets to easy 137-125 win over Thunder

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden was Houston’s fourth-leading scorer on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

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Mar 26

Dr. Tom Amberry, who set consecutive free throws world record, dies at 94

A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.

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Mar 26

Jaylen Brown could change how rookies enter the league

Over the next several weeks, college players will declare for the NBA Draft and begin the process of hiring agents. The Celtics’ Jaylen Brown went through the same process a year ago, interviewing prospective representatives during the lead-up to the June draft. Brown’s decision: none of the above. Brown is one of the few NBA players without […]

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Mar 26

Who do you think Danny Ainge likes in this draft?

Debate the answer with Chad Finn and Boston sports fans at The Sports Q.

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Mar 26

Eye-popping: John Wall, Wizards blow past LeBron, Cavs 127-115

LeBron James yanked off the tinted googles protecting his injured eye and flung them away.

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Mar 26

Cavaliers: Poor defense lets Wizards roll

John Wall scored 37 points, Bradley Beal added 27 and the Washington Wizards began a challenging road trip by beating LeBron James and the Cavaliers, 127-115, on Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena.Wall scored 18 in the first quarter, when the Wizard…

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Mar 26

Jeff Schudel: Lackadaisical defense is the Cavaliers undoing again in loss to Wizards

LeBron James, as dominant as can be most nights, cannot save the Cavaliers when they play statue defense like they did March 25 in a 127-115 loss to the Washington Wizards.The Cavaliers did not play like defending NBA champions. They played like a team…

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Mar 26

How the Lakers’ SportsNet coverage avoids tank mode

Bill Macdonald leaped into rise-and-fire mode.The reliably upbeat Lakers’ play-by-play man for Spectrum SportsNet apparently had seen enough as the team stumbled into halftime against the Clippers last Tuesday night trailing 70-40, punctuated by an unc…

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Mar 26

From Shaq to Lonzo Ball, glorious past to questions about future

No one does nostalgia like the Lakers and they never did it better than Friday’s ceremony when it seemed like half the Hall of Fame emptied out to see them unveil Shaquille O’Neal’s statue.Jerry West, Elgin Baylor (by the way, where’s his statue?), Phi…

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Mar 25

How the Nuggets have become the most explosive offensive team in the NBA

As its wheels lifted off the runway in Dallas, the plane carrying the Nuggets back to Denver was also charting a new course for a season in peril.

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Mar 25

Clippers clinch playoff berth with win over Utah Jazz

LOS ANGELES >> In the week prior to Saturday’s game against the Jazz, the Clippers won three games against teams they should beat and dropped one against a team they also should have beaten.

Wins against the Lakers, Knicks and Cavaliers back-ups hardly signaled that the Clippers had exorcised their demons, and a loss Thursday in Dallas suggested many still remain.

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Mar 25

Devin Booker roasted Jae Crowder on Instagram after 70-point performance

“you can’t guard me.”

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Mar 25

5 Celtics players reveal their dream one-on-one matchups

Few things in basketball are more captivating than watching two players go at it in a one-on-one battle. While current Celtics players get to face off against the likes of John Wall and LeBron James, here is who they would want to take on in their dream one-on-one matchup: Avery Bradley: Gary Payton for his underrated offensive abilities. Jaylen Brown: Michael Jordan […]

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Mar 25

Joakim Noah banned 20 games by NBA for drug violation

He tested positive for a substance found in some over-the-counter supplements, the league said Saturday.

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Mar 25

Kosmider: With more tight games likely down stretch of playoff race, developing closer key for Nuggets

Opening Day at Coors Field is a few weeks away, but the Rockies aren’t the only team in Denver who need to find a closer.

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Mar 25

Lakers honor Shaq with high-flying statue outside arena

The Lakers have honored Shaquille O’Neal with a bronze statue of the Hall of Fame center who helped them to three consecutive NBA titles in better days

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Mar 25

Isaiah Thomas scores 25; Celtics stay hot at home

Isaiah Thomas scored 25 points, Avery Bradley had 18 with eight rebounds and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 109-100 for their fifth win in six games

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Mar 25

Shaq says next Lakers’ statue will ‘probably’ be for Kobe Bryant

Memory laneWhen West first cast his eyes on Shaquille O’Neal at LSU in 1989, the former Lakers’ general manager had one thought.”He sure would look good in a purple and gold uniform,” West recalled thinking.Seven years later, West made that reality whe…

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Mar 25

Marreese Speights vital to Clippers efforts to neutralize Jazz

LOS ANGELES>> When big men first began to migrate to the perimeter a decade ago, they were often criticized for a lack of toughness.

Those days are clearly gone. But on Saturday, Marreese Speights not only showed his presence beyond the 3-point line is a benefit for the Clippers, it could be the key to knocking out the Utah Jazz if the sides meet in the playoffs.

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