Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Basketball

Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, smiles as he addresses reporters at the team's training facility in Waltham, Mass., Tuesday, May 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BY JIMMY GOLEN WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The Boston Celtics have a No. 1 seed and the No. 1 pick. And Danny Ainge is enjoying them both . “It’s two ...
In this March 1, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) lines up a dunk against Boston Celtics center Al Horford (42) during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, FIle)

BY TOM WITHERS INDEPENDECE, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James is a meticulous dresser on and off the court, so his fashion choice on Tuesday was no accident. He had worn ...
In this Dec. 29, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving, left, drives to the basket against Boston Celtics' Al Horford, from the Dominican Republic, in the second half of an NBA basketball game,in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. But they are still very much ...
NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum announces the results for the Sacramento Kings at the NBA basketball draft lottery, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

BY BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — The Celtics won by beating out the Lakers, giving the draft lottery an old NBA Finals feel. Yet, obvious by Magic Johnson’s smile, ...
Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown (7) dunks over Washington Wizards guard Bojan Bogdanovic during the fourth quarter of Game 7 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas said he didn’t feel any pressure entering the first Game 7 of his career. His play backed up his confidence and with ...
Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) celebrates his basket with guard Isaiah Thomas (4) during the fourth quarter of Game 7 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Washington Wizards, Monday, May 15, 2017, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BY KYLE HIGHTOWER BOSTON (AP) — Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they’ve sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry ...
San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard (2) scores against the Golden State Warriors during the first half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

BY JOSH DUBOW SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has ruled Kawhi Leonard out for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals with a sprained left ankle caused ...
San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili (20) shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) during the second half of Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals in Oakland, Calif., Sunday, May 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

BY JOSH DUBOW SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If all hope seems lost for the San Antonio Spurs heading into Game 2 of the Western Conference finals without injured stars Kawhi ...
In this June 24, 2016, file photo, Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge speaks during a news conference in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, FIle)

BY BRIAN MAHONEY NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Steve Nash are gone, though on Tuesday they won’t be forgotten. The former All-Stars have as much to ...
In this Feb. 25, 2017, file photo, the Goodyear blimp flies over the track during a NASCAR Xfinity series auto race at Daytona International Speedway, in Daytona Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cavaliers will roll with Goodyear next season. The defending NBA champions on Monday announced a multiyear corporate sponsorship deal with Goodyear that will ...
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