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  • 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?...
  • Bosh, Wade sobered by reality of two games under .500

    Bosh, Wade sobered by reality of two games under .500
    The theme for the season had been to not look back. At 9-11 and in the midst of a four-game losing streak, that has proven particularly challenging for the Miami Heat. After four seasons of advancing to the NBA Finals before losing LeBron James in...
  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • Mark Cuban's most notable NBA fines

    The Mavericks are in town Tuesday night, and most likely so is the owner, Mark Cuban. $500,000. In 2002, the future "Shark Tank" star was fined a half million when he said he wouldn't hire NBA ref Ed Rush to run a Dairy Queen. $250,000. The former bar...
  • Ira Winderman: Reimagining the Carmelo-Heat possibility

    Ira Winderman: Reimagining the Carmelo-Heat possibility
    "We were a little late to that party." -- Pat Riley, in late July, on the Miami Heat's free-agency pursuit of Carmelo Anthony. Of course they were. There were, after all, other priorities earlier that month, including what proved to be misguided...