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  • ASK IRA: Have Heat spent their way into this mess?

    ASK IRA: Have Heat spent their way into this mess?
    Q: I can't help but think that we wasted our cap money by overpaying for Udonis Haslem, Chris Andersen and Danny Granger. I believe the money spent could have gotten us a couple of quality contributors that would have made a big difference in our...
  • It's not quite 2010 this time around for Lakers and Celtics

    It's not quite 2010 this time around for Lakers and Celtics
    Bad record. Passive defense. Hot-and-cold offense. The Lakers and Boston Celtics have a lot in common, two teams muddling through downtrodden days after meeting in the NBA Finals just 4½ years ago. Kobe Bryant will be the only Lakers player left...
  • Kobe Bryant has 'basketball geek' conversation with Rajon Rondo

    Kobe Bryant said his breakfast Thursday with Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo was a "basketball geek" conversation. They talked about their two trips to the NBA Finals against each other and discussed "old memories," Bryant said Friday. Bryant,...
  • Byron Scott plans to shake up Lakers lineup after Celtics roll

    Maybe Kobe Bryant should have had breakfast with Tyler Zeller. Or Jared Sullinger. The young Boston Celtics big men took turns gouging the Lakers in Friday's game. Rajon Rondo had 16 assists, the Lakers had 14 as a team, and guess who won at TD Garden?...
  • Five takeaways from the Lakers' victory over Detroit

    The Lakers love the Eastern Conference. And the Detroit Pistons. Here are five takeaways from their 106-96 victory Tuesday over Detroit. 1. The Lakers play only 26 more games against the East. Too bad for them. They’re now 4-0 against the East,...
  • ASK IRA: Are Heat failing because of system, personnel or effort?

    ASK IRA: Are Heat failing because of system, personnel or effort?
    Q: How long before the Heat go back to traditional basketball? Without LeBron James, Shane Battier, there are no other players who can play small ball. Josh McRoberts looks nothing like the player we saw last April in the playoffs. -- Stuart. A: The...
  • Celtics handle Bryant, Lakers

    EditorsNote: removed this sentence: It was the Celtics' first win in eight games against the Western Conference. Celtics handle Bryant, Lakers BOSTON -- There was a time when it really meant something for the Boston Celtics to beat the rival Detroit...
  • Ira Winderman: Don't realign, just change playoff format

    Ira Winderman: Don't realign, just change playoff format
    Here's what you don't do amid the hubbub about the very real imbalance between the NBA's two conferences, with the West again pummeling the East this season: You don't realign. Because in two years Kevin Durant could be back home in Washington,...
  • Tyler Zeller Leads Celtics Past Lakers

    BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics rolled to their second straight victory over a long-time but fallen rival on Friday night. After beating the Detroit Pistons in overtime on Wednesday night, the Celtics led almost throughout and disposed of Kobe Bryant and...
  • Celtics 113, Lakers 96

    The Sports Xchange By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange Celtics 113, Lakers 96 BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics rolled to their second straight victory over a long-time but fallen rival on Friday night. After beating the Detroit Pistons in overtime on...
  • 76ers remain winless after falling to Spurs

    76ers remain winless after falling to Spurs PHILADELPHIA -- San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard, the star of stars in last year's NBA Finals, was the lone star on Monday night. Leonard, the Finals MVP when the Spurs beat the Miami Heat for the 2013-...