Celtics grind to overtime win over Pacers in East finals opener

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LOS ANGELES: The Boston Celtics needed a late rally to force overtime against the Indiana Pacers before emerging with a 133-128 win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. Boston’s Jaylen Brown sank a three-pointer from the corner with 6.1 seconds remaining to tie the scores at 117-117 and take it to … Read more

Lillard leads short-handed Bucks over Pacers, Clippers and Celtics win playoff openers

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WASHINGTON: Damian Lillard scored all 35 of his points in the first half as the Milwaukee Bucks struck early in a 109-94 victory over Indiana in their NBA playoffs opener despite the absence of Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks followed the blueprint laid out earlier Sunday by the Los Angeles Clippers and Boston Celtics, who both … Read more

Pelicans close in on sixth seed as Knicks stun Celtics

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Bryson DeChambeau puts on a Masters clinic and takes a 1-shot lead over Scottie Scheffler AUGUSTA, Georgia: Bryson DeChambeau was the mad scientist who calculated barometric pressure and the decay of spin rate in altitude when trying to figure out how to best play the game. Then he became the incredible bulk, adding 40 pounds … Read more

Celtics clinch NBA playoff home edge by silencing Thunder

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NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nevada: Sei Young Kim took advantage of ideal playing conditions Wednesday, shooting a 6-under 66 in the opening round of the T-Mobile Match Play. Las Vegas-area residents Danielle Kang and Rose Zhang, making the best use of not having to go on the road, were each just a stroke behind. Top-ranked Nelly … Read more

NBA-best Celtics beat Pelicans to snap skid, Bucks triumph

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Danielle Collins wins Miami Open on her final try, topping Elena Rybakina in straight sets MIAMI GARDENS, Florida: Danielle Collins had the perfect send-off at her final Miami Open, beating Elena Rybakina 7-5, 6-3 on Saturday to capture the title in her home state before an adoring crowd that included Andre Agassi and Martina Navratilova. … Read more

Hawks mount 30-point comeback to stun Celtics 120-118

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LOS ANGELES: The Atlanta Hawks produced a comeback for the ages to overturn a 30-point deficit and defeat the Eastern Conference-leading Boston Celtics 120-118 on Monday. Boston, who were confirmed as having clinched the Eastern Conference’s top seed earlier on Monday, appeared to be cruising toward a resounding win after outscoring Atlanta 44-22 in the … Read more

Celtics hold off Bucks for seventh straight victory

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LOS ANGELES: Jayson Tatum scored 31 points as the Boston Celtics held off a late fightback from the Milwaukee Bucks to win 122-119 in their top-of-table Eastern Conference clash on Wednesday. Boston had looked to be cruising toward their seventh straight victory after dominating Milwaukee for long periods at the TD Garden. Exploiting the absence … Read more

Pacers roll back Thunder, Celtics wrap up West Coast road trip with emphatic win over Jazz

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MIAMI: PGA Tour chief Jay Monahan said Tuesday talks with the Saudi Arabian backers of LIV Golf were “accelerating” but was tight-lipped on how the proposed joint venture between the two bodies would work. Speaking to reporters ahead of this week’s Players Championship, Monahan said negotiations with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) were progressing. … Read more