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Another painful loss to the Celtics

Last month, when the Los Angeles Lakers hosted the Boston Celtics, they overcame a big deficit to take a 13-point lead with less than four minutes left in the fourth quarter – only to blow their advantage and lose by four points in overtime. When the two teams faced off in Boston on Saturday, it was a similar story. Although …

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Jaylen Brown gets redemption in wild OT win

Celtics-Lakers takeaways: Jaylen gets redemption in wild OT win originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers played one of the wildest games of the NBA season Saturday night at TD Garden. After a controversial ending to the fourth quarter and a tightly-contested overtime period, the C’s escaped with the 125-121 victory. After a sluggish …

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Celtic center Stacey King born; Powe leads blowout of Heat

On this day in Boston Celtics history, former Boston big man Stacey King was born in Lawton, Oklahoma back in 1967. King would play his college ball at the University of Oklahoma before being picked up with the sixth overall pick by the Chicago Bulls in the 1989 NBA draft. As far as being a part of Celtic history goes, …

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Game Recap: Timberwolves 117, Kings 110

The Timberwolves defeat the Kings, 117-110. Anthony Edwards led all scorers with 34 points, 10 rebounds and six assists for the Timberwolves, while D’Angelo Russell (25 points, six assists, seven 3PM) and Rudy Gobert (13 points, 14 rebounds) added a combined 38 points in the victory. De’Aaron Fox tallied 29 points (21 in the 4th quarter), three rebounds and six …

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Anthony Davis sounds off on officials after loss: ‘We got cheated’

The Los Angeles Lakers suffered a heartbreaking defeat on the road in Boston on Saturday night, as a controversial non-call at the end of regulation denied LeBron James the chance to win the game at the free-throw line. With the game tied 105-105, James drove to the rim and attempted a layup, but Jayson Tatum made clear contact with James’ …

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Lakers voice frustration with controversial no-call in loss to Celtics

Lakers voice frustration with controversial no-call in loss to C’s originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Resiliency, and perhaps some help from the officials, propelled the Boston Celtics to a thrilling overtime victory vs. the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night. With the game tied, Jayson Tatum appeared to foul Lakers superstar LeBron James at the rim in the final …

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Patrick Beverley T’d up for showing ref camera after LeBron James no-call

Patrick Beverley T’d up for showing ref camera after no-call on LeBron originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston The officials in Saturday night’s Celtics versus Lakers showdown missed a clear foul late — and Patrick Beverley went to hilariously ridiculous lengths to make sure they knew about it. With the score tied in the final seconds of the fourth quarter …

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Patrick Beverley gets technical for showing ref camera after LeBron James doesn’t get call

Los Angeles Lakers guard Patrick Beverley may be credited with the most creative (plus ill-advised) technical foul of the season in Boston’s 125-121 overtime victory on Saturday. Before the start of overtime and after referees failed to call a foul on Jayson Tatum when it was clear he hit LeBron James’ arm on a potential game-winning shot, Beverley grabbed a …

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Wizards knock off Pelicans for fifth straight win

Wizards beat Pelicans for fifth straight win originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington The Washington Wizards beat the New Orleans Pelicans 113-103 on Saturday night. Here are five takeaways from what went down… 5 in a row The Wizards are in the midst of a massively important five-game road trip with the Feb. 9 trade deadline quickly approaching, and they …

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76ers’ Joel Embiid on not being named an All-Star starter: ‘Kind of disrespectful’

PHILADELPHIA — Fresh off of dominating reigning NBA MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets to the tune of 47 points, 18 rebounds and five assists in Philadelphia’s 126-119 comeback victory on Saturday afternoon, 76ers center Joel Embiid expressed his feelings regarding not being voted as a starter for the All-Star game this season.  Embiid was selected as a starter …

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Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic keeps producing big games in contract year

Vucevic keeps producing big games in contract year originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago It seemed fitting that Nikola Vucevic continued his recent stretch of strong play with a monster game in Orlando Saturday night as the Chicago Bulls downed the Magic 128-109. After all, Vucevic, who posted his 12th double-double in 14 games with a bulging box score of …

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Wyc Grousbeck shares message for Brad Stevens ahead of NBA trade deadline

Grousbeck shares message for Brad Stevens ahead of trade deadline originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Wyc Grousbeck is all in on the 2022-23 Boston Celtics. The C’s owner has made that clear to president of basketball operations Brad Stevens. Appearing Saturday on Celtics Pregame Live, Grousbeck revealed his “instructions” for Stevens with the NBA trade deadline right around the corner. …

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Sixers make sure to single out PJ Tucker after home win over Nuggets

PHILADELPHIA–When one looks at Philadelphia 76ers forward PJ Tucker’s stat line in Saturday’s 126-119 win over the Denver Nuggets, they will see a whopping two points, one rebound, and one assist with four fouls and a technical foul in 24:28. Yet, those two points and one rebound came at the most opportune moment and he also was terrific in terms …

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Joe Mazzulla offers prayer for family of Tyre Nichols, city of Memphis

Every Boston Celtics home game head coach Joe Mazzulla addresses the media 100 minutes before tip-off. On Saturday night ahead of a tilt against the team’s biggest rival the Los Angeles Lakers, Mazzulla’s thoughts were far from basketball. “On behalf of the Celtics organization, and my family in particular, I want to pray for Tyre Nichols,” Mazzulla said to begin his …

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