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  • Celtics Beat Knicks In Exhibition At XL Center

    Celtics Beat Knicks In Exhibition At XL Center
    HARTFORD — The Celtics have brought some of the NBA's marquee names to Hartford on their many trips from Boston to Connecticut in the past 40 years. Fans in Hartford saw John Havlicek and Dave Cowens in the 1970s, they caught the Larry Bird-...
  • ASK IRA: Did Heat overinvest in Chalmers?

    ASK IRA: Did Heat overinvest in Chalmers?
    Q: I have repeatedly questioned Pat Riley's decision to re-sign Mario Chalmers for two years at $4 million per year. I honestly think the money could have been spent better. And if a veteran point guard were brought in for the minimum, he could have...
  • Byron Scott wants Lakers' defense to improve against Warriors

    Byron Scott wants Lakers' defense to improve against Warriors
    The Lakers play their second preseason game on Thursday night, hosting the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center. Coach Byron Scott is hoping to see his team improve defensively, after opening the preseason with a 98-95 win over the Denver Nuggets...
  • In Refurbished XL Center, Whaler Green Is Missing

    In Refurbished XL Center, Whaler Green Is Missing
    There was so much to look for at the refurbished XL Center when NBA hopes and NHL history suddenly collided on this Wednesday night in October. There was Marcus Smart's jump shot. After going 0-for-8 in his NBA debut against the Sixers, the Celtics'...
  • Rodney Dangerfield Magic getting no respect

    Rodney Dangerfield Magic getting no respect
    Not surprisingly, the Magic have had to take their lumps since losing Dwight Howard and their marquee appeal. They surely would be Rodney Dangerfield's favorite team. One national website referred to them in an Eastern Conference preview as a “...
  • Latest Fall SCBL Basketball League report: Parkland's Iorio among the many standouts getting ready for HS season

    Latest Fall SCBL Basketball League report: Parkland's Iorio among the many standouts getting ready for HS season
    Ed Jennings gives us the latest scores and highlights from Week 4 of the SCBL. He notes that this week's games have been moved up to Saturday because of the Muhlenberg College Fall Shootout, featuring numerous area high school teams, taking place on...
  • Acorns Of Information From A Morning Drive To Storrs

    Decided to take a ride to Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday to check out the fall foilage. And in the process, I picked up a few acorns to share about the UConn women. There was a large crew from ESPN inside Gampel on Wednesday plotting out story lines and...
  • Pointed solution: Playing Cole and Chalmers together

    When it doubt, defuse. That's the approach Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra took in the wake of starting Norris Cole over Mario Chalmers in Tuesday's overtime exhibition loss to the Orlando Magic at AmericanAirlines Arena. "The way this team is built,"...
  • Readers Q&A: K.C. Johnson's Bulls mailbag

    It’s the first Friday of Bulls’ training camp. And I know where your questions are -- in my inbox. Here’s the first installment of our regular Tribune mailbag. Q. Will Tom Thibodeau give Nikola Mirotic a legitimate chance to start...
  • Doc Rivers hates to do it, but he's gonna make the Clippers run lines

    Doc Rivers hates to do it, but he's gonna make the Clippers run lines
    In the Clippers' first exhibition game of the season, they committed 37 fouls and sent the Golden State Warriors to the free-throw line 47 times. Coach Doc Rivers attributed that to the players being out of shape. "I thought our conditioning was poor,...
  • In The American, There is UConn, SMU ... And The Rest

    It’s that time of year, the time when we work on the special basketball preview section which comes out in early November. We’ll talk more about its contents as we get closer, but as always it will be extensive. Meantime, as part of that work,...