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Celtics, Warriors grab victories on NBA's opening night

Jayson Tatum had 23 points and nine rebounds, and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Philadelphia 76ers 105-87 on Tuesday night in Boston in the season opener for both teams. Marcus Morris added 16 points and 10 rebounds off the bench. Al Horford had nine points and five blocks. The Celtics survived...

  • By going west, LeBron James has reset the entire NBA

    By going west, LeBron James has reset the entire NBA

    When the NBA season begins Tuesday, it will be the first time in more than a decade that LeBron James, the biggest star in the sport, won't be playing on opening night. For the first time in 15 years he also won't be part of the league's Eastern Conference. Those firsts show just how much James'...

  • 76ers close to competing for title, but not there yet

    76ers close to competing for title, but not there yet

    Brett Brown's goal is for the 76ers to make the 2019 NBA Finals. "It should be our goal," agreed Ben Simmons after Monday's workout at the team's training facility. "We don't play for anything else." But is it realistic? Are the Sixers deep and talented enough to represent the Eastern Conference...

  • Knicks gamble by letting Kristaps Porzingis become restricted free agent in 2019

    Kristaps Porzingis will hit free agency. The Knicks gambled with their future and did not sign their star Latvian to the five-year, $158 million contract extension by Monday’s deadline, adding pressure on the front office to sign another star in the summer. In an ideal Knicks world – which hasn’t...

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