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Sun Mar 823:30Drummond scores 28, Sexton 26 as Cavaliers down Spurs in OT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond returned from a leg injury to score 28 points and add 17 rebounds, and Kevin Love shook off a tough shooting night to make a big 3-pointer in overtime and lift the improving Cleveland Cavaliers to a 132-129 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday.Drummond, who missed the past three games with a strained left calf, put the Cavs up 124-22 with a layup and Love followed with his 3 from the corner 28 seconds later to put Cleveland up by five.Love had missed his first four attempts from long range before his clutch shot and he finished just 3 of 12 from the field, but added 18 rebounds.Derrick White hit a 3 to pull the Spurs within 131-129 in the final seconds, but Collin Sexton made a free throw for the Cavs and San Antonio didn't get off a last-second heave in time.It was the second straight close win for the young Cavs, who beat Denver 104-102 on Saturday. Cleveland improved to 5-5 under coach J.B. Bickerstaff and matched its win total from last season,... [More]
Sun Mar 822:51Drummond scores 28, Sexton 26 as Cavaliers down Spurs in OT
CLEVELAND (AP) — Andre Drummond returned from a leg injury to score 28 points and add 17 rebounds, and Kevin Love made a big 3-pointer in overtime to lift the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 132-129 win over the San Antonio Spurs on Sunday night.Drummond, who missed the past three games with a strained left calf, put the Cavs up 124-22 with a layup and Love followed with his 3 from the corner 28 seconds later to put Cleveland up by five.Love had missed his first four attempts from long range before his clutch shot and he finished just 3 of 12 from the field, but added 18 rebounds.Derrick White hit a 3 to pull the Spurs within 131-129 in the final seconds, but Collin Sexton made a free throw for the Cavs and San Antonio didn't get off a last-second heave in time.It was the second straight close win for the young Cavs, who beat Denver 104-102 on Saturday. Cleveland improved to 5-5 under coach J.B. Bickerstaff.Sexton scored 26, Larry Nance Jr. 19 and Matthew Dellavedova had 14 and 11 assists. ... [More]
Mon Mar 220:54Pacers' Oladipo sits vs. Spurs with right knee swelling
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Indiana guard Victor Oladipo missed Monday night's game against San Antonio after experiencing swelling in his right knee following the Pacers' morning shootaround.Oladipo returned to action Jan. 20 from a ruptured quad tendon that forced him to miss more than a full calendar year.Pacers coach Nate McMillan said it’s too early to know how long Oladipo will be out."He has swelling, so we decided to not play him tonight," McMillan said.Oladipo is averaging 12.0 points in 10 games this season for Indiana, which is a half-game behind Philadelphia for fifth in the Eastern Conference.The Spurs were without big men Jakob Poeltl and LaMarcus Aldridge, who is missing his third straight game with a sore right shoulder. Poeltl sprained his right MCL during the first quarter of San Antonio’s 114-113 victory over Orlando on Saturday.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Jan 3021:48Paul, Lowry among the All-Star reserves, with 6 first-timers
The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces.The NBA released the list of the players Thursday voted by the league’s head coaches as reserves for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago, including six who will be All-Stars for the first time.Kyle Lowry of the NBA champion Toronto Raptors is headed back to the game, as are Miami’s Jimmy Butler, Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons, Milwaukee’s Khris Middleton, Portland’s Damian Lillard, Denver’s Nikola Jokic, Houston’s Russell Westbrook and — for the first time since 2016 — Oklahoma City’s Chris Paul.The other reserves are all first-time selections: Miami’s Bam Adebayo, Boston’s Jayson Tatum, Indiana’s Domantas Sabonis, New Orleans’ Brandon Ingram and the Utah duo of Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert.“Definitely it is an honor,” Tatum said in a statement. “I am extremely blessed and grateful. Third year, to make the All-Star team, it is a surreal feeling. I’m just very excited and it is a dream come true.”Those ... [More]
Mon Jan 2719:17Spurs F Aldridge sidelined by thumb injury
CHICAGO (AP) — San Antonio forward LaMarcus Aldridge missed the Spurs' game at Chicago on Monday night because of a sprained right thumb.The 34-year-old Aldridge had 10 points and 10 rebounds in 34 1/2 minutes during Sunday's 110-106 loss to Toronto.Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said Aldridge stayed back in San Antonio while the team traveled to Chicago.The 6-foot-11 Aldridge is averaging 19.1 points and 7.5 rebounds in 43 games this season.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Nov 25 201919:46Celtics team doctor says Walker didn't suffer serious injury
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics guard Kemba Walker wasn’t seriously injured during a scary collision with a teammate last week that led to him being taken from the court on a stretcher, Boston’s team doctor said Monday, but Walker will be kept out of the lineup until he goes through a full practice.Walker was on the bench for Monday night’s game against the Sacramento Kings, the team’s first game since the injury.Walker collided with teammate Semi Ojeleye’s abdominal area head-first and went down to the court in a heap against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.A brace was placed around his neck and he was strapped to a backboard before being placed onto a gurney and wheeled off the court.“It looked like it was going to be a very serious injury, but thankfully it turned out not to be a very a serious injury,” team physician Dr. Tony Schena told reporters Monday.Schena said Walker had “numbness and tingling in his hands” immediately after the collision, which is why trainers w... [More]
Fri Nov 22 201922:55Celtics’ Kemba Walker has concussion-like symptoms
DENVER (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker collided with teammate Semi Ojeleye late in the second quarter, striking Ojeleye's abdomen area head-first and going down on to the court in a heap against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night.In a tweet, the Celtics said Walker has been diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms. He was taken to a hospital for further evaluation.Walker grimaced in pain as he went down and play was stopped as medical personnel from both teams tended to the star guard who was prone on the floor for several minutes.His teammates gathered round as did Nuggets players, plainly concerned about Walker. A brace was placed around his neck to stabilize the area and he was strapped to a backboard before being placed onto a gurney and wheeled off the court.Walker entered the game averaging a team-leading 22.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in his first season with Boston.Earlier this month, the Celtics lost Gordon Hayward to a fractured left hand. He suffered the injury when he collided with LaMarcus Aldridge in a Nov. 9 game against San Antonio.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Nov 21 201902:25Popovich, Spurs on 7-game losing streak; worst since 1996-97
WASHINGTON (AP) — Forgive Gregg Popovich for not being in much of a mood to discuss the current state of the San Antonio Spurs.Fact is, he’s just not used to losing like this.Here’s how long it’s been since the Spurs dropped seven games in a row, the way they now have after DeMar DeRozan, LaMarcus Aldridge and the rest of the team were beaten by the lowly Washington Wizards 138-132 on Wednesday night: You have to go all the way back to the 1996-97 season to find such a rut for Pop and Co.That was before Tim Duncan had even played a game for them — and that guy was in the arena Wednesday, sitting on the sideline as an assistant to Popovich. Before Popovich led the franchise to five NBA championships and 22 consecutive playoff appearances. Before folks such as Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard had come and gone.After the latest setback, Popovich spoke to reporters only briefly.“All in all, if you score 132 points, you should probably have a pretty good chance to... [More]
Tue Nov 19 201911:25Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers
Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game.Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston.There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two teams that sent Russell Westbrook to Houston and Chris Paul to Oklahoma City.When Anthony joins the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in New Orleans, he will come to an NBA that’s much different since Nov. 8, 2018, and he will try to show he still fits in it.“I just look at that opportunity, that team, and say, ‘Look, this is what I can bring to the team, this where I can help,’ and it will only work if all parties see it the same way,” Anthony said in a video posted Monday.Plenty of fellow players think he can. A former coach hopes he will.“Hopefully this is a good situation,” Houston’s Mike D’Antoni said. “You never know why this didn’t happen before. For whatever reason. Ma... [More]
Tue Nov 19 201902:35Carmelo aims to knock off rust, knock down shots for Blazers
Plenty has changed since Carmelo Anthony last played an NBA game.Zion Williamson had just made his Duke debut. Kyrie Irving had said only a month earlier he planned to re-sign in Boston.There’s been turnover all over the league — including a blockbuster trade between Anthony’s last two teams that sent Russell Westbrook to Houston and Chris Paul to Oklahoma City.When Anthony joins the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday in New Orleans, he will come to an NBA that’s much different since Nov. 8, 2018, and he will try to show he still fits in it.“I just look at that opportunity, that team, and say, ‘Look, this is what I can bring to the team, this where I can help,’ and it will only work if all parties see it the same way,” Anthony said in a video posted Monday.Plenty of fellow players think he can. A former coach hopes he will.“Hopefully this is a good situation,” Houston’s Mike D’Antoni said. “You never know why this didn’t happen before. For whatever reason. Ma... [More]
Wed Nov 13 201923:03Celtics F Hayward: Latest injury ‘frustrating’
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said he considers it “relatively good news” that his latest injury is only expected to keep him out for six weeks, even though it struck just as he was returning to form from the broken leg that cost him almost a full season.“It’s a drop in the bucket, for sure,” Hayward said on Wednesday night before watching from the bench in street clothes as Boston beat the Wizards 140-133. “Just happy that it shouldn’t be that long. Obviously frustrated. It sucks watching and not being able to go out there and play, especially with the start that we’ve had.”Hayward broke his hand when he collided with LaMarcus Aldridge in Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Boston forward had surgery Monday.“You always think about the worst-case scenario, and certainly on the play I didn’t know exactly what happened,” he said. “But I heard it, and felt it and knew something immediately was wrong.”Hayward missed... [More]
Wed Nov 13 201920:43Celtics F Hayward: Latest injury ‘frustrating’
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward said he considers it “relatively good news” that his latest injury is only expected to keep him out for six weeks, even though it struck just as he was returning to form from the broken leg that cost him almost a full season.“It’s a drop in the bucket, for sure,” Hayward said on Wednesday night before watching Boston’s game against the Washington Wizards from the bench in street clothes. “Just happy that it shouldn’t be that long. Obviously frustrated. It sucks watching and not being able to go out there and play, especially with the start that we’ve had.”Hayward broke his hand when he collided with LaMarcus Aldridge in Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Boston forward had surgery Monday.“You always think about the worst-case scenario, and certainly on the play I didn’t know exactly what happened,” he said. “But I heard it, and felt it and knew something immediately was wrong.”Ha... [More]
Wed Nov 13 201920:13Celtics F Hayward: Latest injury ‘frustrating’
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward says he’s frustrated over his broken hand, which is expected to sideline him for six weeks just as he was back to form from his last injury.Hayward said before Wednesday night’s game against the Washington Wizards that he’s happy about the prognosis from doctors. He says it was “relatively good news.”Hayward broke his hand when he collided with LaMarcus Aldridge in Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs. The Boston forward had surgery Monday.Hayward missed all but five minutes of the 2017-18 season after breaking his leg in the first quarter of the season opener. He returned last season, playing mostly off the bench. But it wasn’t until this season that he was matching his numbers from before the injury.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Mon Nov 11 201919:52Celtics F Hayward has surgery on broken left hand
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was having surgery on his broken left hand, a move that is expected to keep him out for about six weeks.Celtics coach Brad Stevens told the media before the game: "Last I heard: having surgery at 5 p.m., have not heard any thing since. We were told we would be updated as soon as it was over."Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed on Monday that Hayward needed surgery. Stevens had said after the team's morning shootaround that the surgery would take place as soon as the doctor's schedule allowed it.Hayward broke his hand in a collision with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge in the second quarter of Saturday night's game in San Antonio. He left the game and did not return."He was frustrated. He was down," coach Brad Stevens said. "But this isn't like last time."Hayward, 29, missed all but five minutes of the 2017-18 season after breaking his leg in the first quarter of the opener against Cleveland.Forward Jayson Tatum also said Ha... [More]
Mon Nov 11 201916:32Celtics F Hayward needs surgery on broken left hand
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward needs surgery on his broken left hand, a move that is expected to keep him out for about six weeks.Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed on Monday that Hayward needed surgery. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the team's morning shootaround that the surgery would take place as soon as the doctor's schedule allowed it.Hayward broke his hand in a collision with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge in the second quarter of Saturday night's game in San Antonio. He left the game and did not return."He was frustrated. He was down," coach Brad Stevens said. "But this isn't like last time."Hayward, 29, missed all but five minutes of the 2017-18 season after breaking his leg in the first quarter of the opener against Cleveland.Forward Jayson Tatum also said Hayward seemed frustrated after the latest setback."I feel bad for him. He was just getting back to being himself," Tatum said. "It's a bummer."Hayward returned last season and play... [More]
Mon Nov 11 201914:53Celtics await word on whether Hayward's hand needs surgery
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was meeting with doctors on Monday to determine whether he needed surgery on his broken left hand.Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, said they were still evaluating options. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the team's morning shootaround that the surgery, if necessary, would take place as soon as the doctor's schedule allowed it.Hayward broke his hand in a collision with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge in the second quarter of Saturday night's game in San Antonio. He left the game and did not return."He was frustrated. He was down," Stevens said. "But this isn't like last time."Hayward, 29, missed all but five minutes of the 2017-18 season after breaking his leg in the first quarter of the opener against Cleveland.Forward Jayson Tatum also said Hayward seemed frustrated after the latest setback."I feel bad for him. He was just getting back to being himself," Tatum said. "It's a bummer."Hayward returned last season and played in... [More]
Sat Nov 9 201920:12Celtics' Hayward breaks left hand, out at least a month
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will miss at least a month with a broken left hand after colliding with San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday night.The Celtics say Hayward was sent for an X-ray that confirmed the diagnosis. Hayward, who did not return to the game, could undergo surgery that will keep him out a few weeks to a month, Boston coach Brad Stevens said."Going to get with the doctors tomorrow and decide if he needs to do surgery or not," Stevens said. "Sounds like should he decide that the surgery option (is best, it) might actually be a better timeline. So, we'll see what that all plays out to be."Hayward winced in pain after banging his left hand against Aldridge's chest attempting to get past the Spurs forward on a screen late in the first half. Hayward appeared to jam the hand once or twice more against Aldridge before exiting the game.Hayward had nine points and two rebounds in 15 minutes before exiting. He is averaging 20.3 points this season for the Celtics, who have won six straight entering Saturday's game.The 6-foot-7 forward missed most of the 2017 season after breaking his leg six minutes into Boston's season opener."This one doesn't feel near as bad as it did two years ago," Stevens said. "So, he'll be back. Be off for a few weeks or a month or whatever it is."___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sat Nov 9 201919:22Celtics' Hayward breaks left hand against Spurs
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has a broken left hand after colliding with San Antonio's LaMarcus Aldridge on Saturday night.The Celtics say Hayward was sent for an X-ray that confirmed the diagnosis. Hayward will not return to the game against the Spurs and no timetable was provided for his return.Hayward winced in pain after banging his left hand against Aldridge's chest attempting to get past the Spurs forward on a screen late in the first half. Hayward appeared to jam the hand once or twice more against Aldridge before exiting the game.Hayward had nine points and two rebounds in 15 minutes before exiting. He is averaging 20.3 points this season for the Celtics, who have won six straight entering Saturday's game.The 6-foot-7 forward missed the 2017 season after breaking his leg six minutes into Boston's season opener.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Sun Oct 13 201922:30Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason
Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games.As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats.But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this year's draft — have been doing so far in the preseason certainly stands out.The Celtics are 3-0 after beating Cleveland on Sunday — and have put together a huge run in all three of those games. The latest was a 50-17 spurt against the Cavaliers, a game that was close for most of the first quarter before Boston built what eventually became a 54-point lead.Boston's other big runs of note in this preseason were a 41-17 stretch last Sunday against Charlotte, and opening the game with a 29-4 burst at Orlando on Friday. On top of the 50-17 run against the Cavs, they added a 26-8 run in the fourth quarter as well.No matter who the Celtics have on the court, defense has been the constant. B... [More]
Sun Oct 13 201921:30Celtics, Zion remain sizzling to start preseason
Preseason numbers often mean almost nothing. Rotations are unusual, starters rarely play much, and few if any teams are putting a premium on winning games.As such, it's tough to glean much from exhibition stats.But what the Boston Celtics and New Orleans rookie Zion Williamson — the No. 1 pick in this year's draft — have been doing so far in the preseason certainly stands out.The Celtics are 3-0 after beating Cleveland on Sunday — and have put together a huge run in all three of those games. The latest was a 50-17 spurt against the Cavaliers, a game that was close for most of the first quarter before Boston built what eventually became a 54-point lead.Boston's other big runs of note in this preseason were a 41-17 stretch last Sunday against Charlotte, and opening the game with a 29-4 burst at Orlando on Friday. On top of the 50-17 run against the Cavs, they added a 26-8 run in the fourth quarter as well.No matter who the Celtics have on the court, defense has been the constant. B... [More]
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