Bronny James struggles, Lakers lose to Celtics at Summer League

FILE–Los Angeles Lakers guard Bronny James Jr. during an NBA summer league basketball game in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/David Becker) LAS VEGAS  — Bronny James struggled from the field again Monday, finishing 1 for 5 in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 88-74 loss to the Boston Celtics at NBA Summer League. Bronny played 25 minutes, finishing…

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76ers, Knicks make additions with eye on champion Celtics

The Celtics were far and away the pride of the Eastern Conference, bulldozing their way to the franchise’s 18th NBA championship with a talented roster built around perimeter scoring and lockdown defense. The race to prevent Boston from becoming the first team since the 2018 Golden State Warriors to repeat as champs began with the…

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Celtics look to become first repeat NBA champion since 2018

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, center, holds the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy as he celebrates with center Kristaps Porzingis, left, and guard Jaylen Brown, right, after the Celtics won the NBA championship with a Game 5 victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, June 17, 2024, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa) BOSTON — It took…

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Celtics’ Porzingis returns to play for Game 5 vs Mavs

Kristaps Porzingis #8 of the Boston Celtics speaks to officials during the second quarter of Game Five of the 2024 NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks at TD Garden on June 17, 2024 in Boston, Massachusetts. Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP BOSTON — Kristaps Porzingis returned to the floor on Monday night as the Boston Celtics attempted…

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Celtics aim to regroup after Mavericks avoid sweep

Boston Celtics players sit on the bench during the final moments of their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 4 of the NBA finals, Friday, June 14, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) NBA Finals 2024 Boston Celtics vs Dallas Mavericks Poised for an NBA coronation in Dallas, the Boston Celtics instead suffered the…

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NBA Finals: Celtics back home with chance to clinch record 18th title

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) and guard Jrue Holiday react as Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving (11) and forward P.J. Washington walk off away after the Celtics won 109-66 in Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde) BOSTON — The Boston Celtics’ catastrophic performance in…

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Celtics take season’s worth of lessons into Game 5

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives against Dallas Mavericks center Dereck Lively II (2) during the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals, Friday, June 14, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Sam Hodde) BOSTON — The Celtics picked the most inopportune time to play their worst game of the season. Boston’s 122-84…

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Luka Doncic, Mavericks crush Celtics to avoid sweep

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) and center Dereck Lively II (2) prepare their defense against the Boston Celtics during the first half in Game 4 of the NBA basketball finals, Friday, June 14, 2024, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) DALLAS—There were two options for the Dallas Mavericks. Pack for Boston, or pack for vacation.…

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Celtics offer little on Porzingis after leg injury

Boston Celtics center Kristaps Porzingis talks with reporters before basketball practice, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in Dallas, in preparation for Game 3 of the NBA Finals against the Dallas Mavericks. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP) DALLAS— Kristaps Porzingis didn’t do an encore with reporters two days after Boston’s big man answered questions…

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Celtics take nothing for granted on brink of crown

The Boston Celtics bench looks on as Dallas Mavericks forward P.J. Washington attempts a shot during the second half in Game 3 of the NBA basketball finals, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Dallas. The Celtics won 106-99.(AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Jayson Tatum has known since he was drafted by the Celtics in 2017 that the measure…

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