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Nets win on emotional Boston return for star duo

Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo, left, and Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Garnett (2) pat one another on the back and head following an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014, in Boston. The Nets won 85-79. AP

Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce received an “unbelievable” welcome from Celtics faithful in their return to Boston on Sunday – and departed with a win for their current NBA team Brooklyn.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Nets edge Celtics in first meeting since trade

Brooklyn Nets' Paul Pierce, right, drives past Boston Celtics' Brandon Bass during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in New York. AP

One of the greats to wear green, Paul Pierce found it strange playing for the other side.

Posted: October 16th, 2013 in Basketball,Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

NBA may have Heat, Nets wear nicknames on jerseys

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One of the matchups between the Miami Heat and Brooklyn Nets this year may feature a slightly different lineup, with King James, The Truth and KG replacing the more familiar names of the players on the floor.

Posted: September 24th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Pierce, Garnett to Nets as blockbuster finished

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, chats with teammate Paul Pierce on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston, in this March 13, 2013 file photo. The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics in a deal that was still developing as the NBA draft ended, according to a person with knowledge of the details. The trade can't be completed until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set, so pieces were still being discussed early Friday June 28, 2013. AP

Feeling he was close to a deal for Paul Pierce, a thought crossed Billy King’s mind. ”I asked, ‘What about KG?”” the Nets general manager said.

Posted: July 13th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

End of era as Celtics rebuild without Pierce

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett, right, chats with teammate Paul Pierce on the bench during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston, in this March 13, 2013 file photo. The Brooklyn Nets will acquire Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett from the Boston Celtics in a deal that was still developing as the NBA draft ended, according to a person with knowledge of the details. The trade can't be completed until July 10, after next season's salary cap is set, so pieces were still being discussed early Friday June 28, 2013. AP

Letting coach Doc Rivers go to the Los Angeles Clippers was the first sign, and getting rid of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett confirmed it — the Boston Celtics are rebuilding.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Garnett, Pierce on way out on night of NBA Draft

Paul Pierce (left) and Kevin Garnett. Elise Amendiola/AP Photo

The names that Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge didn’t mention said all anyone needed to know about how he views the team’s future.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

NBA Playoff Capsules

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony (7) shoots over Boston Celtics forwards Kevin Garnett (5) and Brandon Bass (30) during the second half in Game 6 of their first-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Friday, May 3, 2013. Anthony had 21 points as the Knicks won 88-80, eliminating the Celtics from the playoffs. AP

Carmelo Anthony scored 21 points and the New York Knicks held on after blowing most of a 26-point lead to beat the Boston Celtics 88-80 in Game 6 on Friday night and advance in the postseason for the first time since 2000.

Posted: May 4th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA,Section | Read More »

NBA Capsules

Indiana Pacers' David West (21) shoots over Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade (3) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. The Pacers defeated the Heat 102-89. AP

David West scored 30 points and Paul George added 15 on Friday night, leading Indiana to a 102-89 victory over Miami.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA: Celtics beat Heat but lose Rondo for season

Miami Heat forward LeBron James (6) looks for an opening past Boston Celtics guard Jason Terry (4) during overtime of an NBA basketball game at TD Garden in Boston, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. The Celtics won 100-98 in double overtime. AP Photo/Steven Senne

Kevin Garnett scored 24 points to lead Boston over Miami 100-98 in two overtimes Sunday but the joy of ending a six-game losing skid was dimmed by the loss of Rajon Rondo for the season.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Korver has 27 as Hawks top Celtics 123-111 in 2 OT

Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett, right, shoots over Atlanta Hawks forward Josh Smith during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Atlanta. AP

Kyle Korver scored 27 points and the Atlanta Hawks overcame a 27-point deficit in the first half to beat Boston 123-111 in double-overtime on Friday night, handing the Celtics their sixth straight loss.

Posted: January 26th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Anthony leads Knicks over Celtics

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony drives past Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Anthony had 28 points as the Knicks won 89-86. AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Carmelo Anthony won his much-anticipated showdown with Kevin Garnett on Thursday, scoring 28 points to lead the New York Knicks to an 89-86 NBA victory over the Celtics in Boston.

Posted: January 25th, 2013 in Basketball,Latest Sports Stories,NBA | Read More »

NBA suspends Knicks’ Anthony 1 game for post game actions

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, referee Tony Brothers, left, issues technical fouls to New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony and Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett during the second half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The All-Star forwards exchanged words during the game and Anthony clearly was affected. He said Tuesday he lost his cool after Garnett said things to him that he feels shouldn't be said to "another man." AP/Kathy Willens

Carmelo Anthony was suspended one game by the NBA on Wednesday for confronting Kevin Garnett after the New York Knicks’ loss to Boston on Monday.

Posted: January 10th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Multimedia,Photos,Photos and Videos | Read More »

NBA: Short-handed Celtics down Knicks

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The Boston Celtics coped admirably without suspended point guard Rajon Rondo on Monday as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett came through in a 102-96 NBA victory over the New York Knicks.

Posted: January 8th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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