Biden should prioritize human rights at Beijing talks says NBA champion

U.S. 11/17/21, 14:59

An award-winning basketballer urged Joe Biden to pressure China to stop abusing human rights on Nov. 15. Enes Kanter wants the president to "stop playing games" with Beijing. The Boston Celtics center wants the Democrat to slam Chinese leader Xi Jinping's mistreatment of Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tibetan buddhists, and Uighur native ...

NBA star criticizes Chinese regime and the CCP cancels his team’s telecast

U.S. 10/21/21, 16:20

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter has criticized through his social networks the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its leader Xi Jinping for the repression of the Tibetan people. The regime quickly retaliated and canceled television broadcasts, which could cause millions of dollars in losses for the NBA.  Kanter, star of the ...

Column: Metta World Peace finally finds his peace

Sports 05/29/19, 02:24

Metta World Peace needed to win a championship ring so his career wasn't defined only by one angry moment in Detroit.Before he could get it with the Los Angeles Lakers, though, World Peace had to heal his mind. The therapy had to come first if the former Ron Artest was ...

Magic Johnson, Larry Bird to get Lifetime Achievement Award

Sports 05/15/19, 15:49

Magic Johnson and Larry Bird, whose coast-to-coast rivalry in the 1980s propelled the NBA to a new level of popularity, will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.The Hall of Famers and 1992 U.S. Olympic teammates will receive the award on June 24 at the NBA Awards, the league and ...

Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

Basketball 05/09/19, 16:33

Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James.The season will be remembered for how poorly Boston did fulfilling its potential following false starts, some regression by its young players and an early exit from ...

Not just Giannis: Deep Milwaukee Bucks roar into East finals

Basketball 05/09/19, 14:28

Giannis Antetokounmpo has carried the Milwaukee Bucks to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2001.The Bucks have reason to believe they can go even further, thanks to a deep roster that received a boost with the return of guard Malcolm Brogdon for the clinching game of their ...

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

Basketball 05/09/19, 01:08

It begins.When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics?It's very possible.Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Nikola Mirotic during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball ...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

Basketball 05/08/19, 21:48

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had ...

Giannis has 39, Bucks beat Celtics 113-101, lead series 3-1

Sports 05/06/19, 21:12

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 39 points and 16 rebounds to lead the Bucks to a 113-101 victory over the Boston Celtics in Game 4 of their second-round playoff series on Monday night and move Milwaukee within one win from its first trip to the Eastern Conference finals since 2001."Giannis, it's hard ...

Blazers beat Denver in 4 OTs for 2-1 lead; Bucks top Celtics

Basketball 05/04/19, 01:57

CJ McCollum matched his career playoff high with 41 points, Rodney Hood hit a go-ahead 3-pointer with 18.6 seconds left in the NBA postseason record-tying fourth overtime and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Denver Nuggets 140-137 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference semifinals.It ...

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

Sports 05/03/19, 22:04

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Khris Middleton added 20 points.Antetokounmpo had only 13 field goal attempts but had 16 ...

Back in Boston, Celtics honor John Havlicek

Sports 05/03/19, 20:45

The Boston Celtics honored Hall of Famer John Havlicek before their playoff game against the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night, observing a moment of silence beforehand and then showing a highlight video during the first commercial break.The Celtics also wore black warmup T-shirts bearing Havlicek's No. 17.The leading scorer in ...

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack

Sports 05/02/19, 11:39

Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge has had a mild heart attack and is expected to make a full recovery.The team said in a statement Thursday the 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention Tuesday night in Milwaukee, where the Celtics were facing the Bucks in the second round of the playoffs. ...

Antetokounmpo powers Bucks past Celtics 123-102 in Game 2

Sports 04/30/19, 21:40

Giannis Antetokoumpo had 29 points and 10 rebounds, Khris Middleton made seven of Milwaukee's 20 3-pointers, and the Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-102 on Tuesday night to even their second-round playoff series at a game apiece.Antetokoumpo bounced back from a sub-par performance in Game 1, repeatedly attacking the rim ...

Rockets, Bucks seek to avoid falling into 2-0 holes

Sports 04/29/19, 11:26

The MVP front-runners are in some trouble.It's a virtual certainty that either Milwaukee's Giannis Antetokounmpo or Houston's reigning MVP James Harden will win the coveted award this season. And while the voting results there won't be known until June 24, the only results that truly matter right now to both ...

Irving, Horford lead Celtics past Bucks 112-90 in opener

Basketball 04/28/19, 14:27

Kyrie Irving had 26 points and 11 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 120-90 on Sunday in the opener of their second-round playoff series.Jaylen Brown chipped in with 19 points and Gordon Hayward had 13 off the bench ...

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

Basketball 04/25/19, 20:51

John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Green's inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. He was 79. The Celtics said the Hall of Famer died Thursday ...

Bucks advance for 1st time in 18 years and face Celtics

Basketball 04/23/19, 01:48

Giannis Antetokounmpo will have his unique talents on display in the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in his six-year career.If Milwaukee's superstar can match or beat his latest jaw-dropping highlight, everyone is in for a treat, unless they play or root for the Boston Celtics. Antetokounmpo ...

Celtics face tough road ahead after sweeping Pacers

Basketball 04/22/19, 01:03

The Boston Celtics proved they could be every bit as physical as the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs.They may need to be even tougher for the rest of the postseason.After delivering the knockout blow to the Pacers with a first-round sweep, the Celtics quickly turned their ...

Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

Basketball 04/21/19, 20:43

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive 3-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at Indiana.It's the first four-game sweep for the Celtics since 2011 and their second since 1986-87, becoming the first team to reach ...

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