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April 5, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The NBA's regular season ends April 16, and for the bottom-dwellers the draft lottery May 20 looms large. Below are standings of the eight worst teams after Friday's games, their odds to land the No. 1 overall pick and mock draft picks from current position: TEAM/W-L/Pct./Odds/MOCK DRAFT SELECTION 1; Milwaukee/14-62/.184/25%/Jabari Parker, F, Duke 2; Philadelphia/17-59/.224/19.9%/Andrew Wiggins, F, Kansas 3; Orlando/21-55/.276/15.6%/Dante Exum,...
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March 23, 2009 | Lisa Dillman
AT BOSTON Time: 4:30 PDT. On the air: TV: Prime Ticket; Radio: 710. Where: TD Banknorth Garden. Records: Clippers 17-53, Celtics 53-18. Record vs. Celtics: 1-0. Update: Not even a month ago did this score -- Clippers 93, Celtics 91 -- cause a double take around the league. The Clippers even hung on despite nearly squandering a big lead against the Celtics, who were playing without Kevin Garnett.
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February 22, 2014 | By Ben Bolch
The rivalry that produced Jerry West versus Bill Russell, Magic Johnson versus Larry Bird and Kobe Bryant versus Paul Pierce offered a new matchup Friday night: MarShon Brooks versus Jerryd Bayless. It was actually more enticing than it sounds, Brooks nudging a proud but wayward franchise ahead of its archnemesis, if just for one night. Brooks sparked an 11-point comeback in the fourth quarter of his Lakers debut, helping his new team blow past the hated Boston Celtics in a 101-92 victory that had Staples Center rocking for one of the few times this season.
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August 2, 1989 | From Times wire service s
The Boston Celtics, taking the view that 6-foot-10 Dino Radja was an amateur with his former Yugoslavian basketball club, have signed him to a one-year contract in the very professional National Basketball Assn. "I feel very nice now," said Radja after his first official NBA workout with the Celtics at Brandeis University on Tuesday, but he admitted that he felt bad that his Yugoslavian team, Jugoplastika, had been unsupportive and uncooperative in his pursuit of a basketball career in the NBA.
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October 22, 2008 | Times Wire Reports
Harry Mangurian Jr., 82, a former owner of the Boston Celtics and renowned horse breeder, died Sunday at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after an eight-month battle with leukemia. Mangurian owned the Celtics from 1979-83, a tenure that included an NBA championship in 1981 and the signings of Larry Bird, Kevin McHale and Robert Parish, who became stars for the pro basketball team. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Mangurian was successful at numerous business ventures, including his start as owner of a family-run furniture store and as a breeder of champion thoroughbreds on the 1,100-acre Mockingbird Farm in Ocala, Fla.
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June 30, 1990 | From Associated Press
Colorado State forward Mike Mitchell, snubbed in the NBA draft Wednesday, will have a tryout with the Boston Celtics, according to his agent. The 6-foot-8 Mitchell was invited to the Celtics' July 21 camp, and his agent, Fred Slaughter of Santa Monica, began negotiations with the team Thursday. Mitchell, who played for Mater Dei High School, led Colorado State in scoring (19.5 points per game), rebounding (6.7) and steals (2.0) last season.
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April 22, 1987 | Associated Press
Michael Jordan hung in the conversation Tuesday as he does in the air during games after the Boston Celtics ended practice for Thursday's opening game of their National Basketball Assn. playoff series against the Chicago Bulls. "Everybody knows it's going to be a tough assignment, not only for the person guarding him but for the whole team," center Robert Parish said of defensing Jordan, the regular season scoring champion with a 37.1-point average. "What you try to do is contain him.
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December 9, 1986 | Gordon Edes
Los Angeles stockbroker Girish Nautiyal has approached the Lakers with a novel suggestion: If you can't beat the Boston Celtics, why not own them? Nautiyal, a broker for Smith Barney, Harris Upham & Co., recently stopped by the Forum and dropped off copies of the prospectus pertaining to the sale of stock in the Celtics. He asked Bob Steiner, director of public relations for California Sports, to distribute them to the Laker players.
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October 4, 1992 | HOWARD ULMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
He's won more NBA games and titles than any coach. He entered the Basketball Hall of Fame 24 years ago. And, at age 75, he still has a hand in his life's work--building the Boston Celtics. Arnold Jacob Auerbach, born in Brooklyn during World War I and now president of basketball's most famous franchise, has come a long way. Does his place in history have a special place in his thoughts? "Nah, I don't think about that," he says. "I just do what I have to do."
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February 20, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Pau Gasol expects to play Friday night when the Lakers (18-36) host the Boston Celtics (19-36) at Staples Center. "I feel good.  I feel confident, so I look forward to tomorrow's game," said Gasol after practice Thursday. Gasol has sat out since Jan. 31 with a groin injury. Barring a setback Friday, Gasol should be back in the Lakers' starting lineup. "Unless I wake up tomorrow and I'm extremely sore," Gasol said. "It feels good right now. " The Lakers and Celtics are struggling through difficult rebuilding seasons, but even at their worsts, the rivalry seems to bring out the best in both franchises.
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January 17, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
The Lakers (14-25) and Boston Celtics (14-26) were the best teams in the league not too long ago, facing each other in the 2008 and 2010 NBA Finals. Now the former champions are going through the rebuilding process, both having won only two of their last 14 games. The Celtics are expected to get All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo back when they host the Lakers on Friday night. Rondo has been out almost a year because of a knee injury. The Lakers have a long list of players out of action: Kobe Bryant (knee)
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January 16, 2014 | By Mike Bresnahan
LAKERS AT BOSTON When: 4:30 PST. Where: TD Garden. On the air: TV: TWC SportsNet, TWC Deportes; Radio: 710, 1330. Records: Lakers 14-25, Celtics 14-26. Record vs. Celtics (2012-13): 1-1. Update: The Celtics had lost nine consecutive home games until an 88-83 victory Wednesday over Toronto. Forward Jared Sullinger had 25 points and 20 rebounds to push the Celtics to a 9-11 record at home. Point guard Rajon Rondo will play Friday for the first time since sustaining a torn knee ligament last January.
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January 16, 2014 | By Eric Pincus
Lakers swingman Nick Young was suspended for one game without pay by the NBA after his altercation with Phoenix Suns players in a 121-114 loss on Wednesday. Young, the Lakers' leading scorer this season at 16.4 points a game, will miss the team's game against the Celtics on Friday in Boston. The NBA fined Alex Len $15,000 for his flagrant foul that sent Young into a rage. Marcus Morris, who received a technical for shoving Young during the scuffle, was fined $25,000. The incident occurred with 7:33 left in the second quarter and the Suns leading by one point, 36-35.
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July 4, 2013
The Boston Celtics keep getting younger — on the coaching staff as well as the court. Less than a week after agreeing to trade Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Brooklyn Nets — and 10 days after shipping coach Doc Rivers to the Clippers — the Celtics on Wednesday hired Butler's Brad Stevens as their next head coach. Stevens, 36, twice led the Bulldogs to the NCAA title game but has no NBA experience as a player or coach. "Brad and I share a lot of the same values," Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge said in a release.
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July 4, 2013 | By Dan Loumena
Brad Stevens, who built tiny Butler University into an NCAA powerhouse, will try to guide a rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics and point guard Rajon Rondo, the veteran leader whom Stevens must now decide whether he will build around. Of course, Stevens will try to accomplish something at which most college coaches fail: become a success in the NBA. The Celtics already know, having watched current NCAA champion Rick Pitino of Louisville spin his wheels in the pro ranks to a record of 102-146 in four seasons.
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February 6, 2009 | BILL PLASCHKE
From the ashes of embarrassment, there arose the scowling face of rage. From the depths of humiliation, there sounded the thick beat of a heart. Eight months later, the Lakers finally punched back. "Sometimes you've just got to make a stand," said Lamar Odom, his expression still tight an hour after this brawl. "Tonight, we made a stand." They stood with elbows crashing and shoulders plowing. They stood amid cascading boos and chanted jeers.
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June 22, 2013 | By Broderick Turner
The Clippers will make another effort Monday to try to complete a deal with the Boston Celtics for Coach Doc Rivers, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The Clippers and Celtics talked again Friday but couldn't make a deal. "I think there is still some life left in it," one executive said. "The door is not closed yet on getting a deal done. " The Clippers won't budge on their current offer of a second-round draft pick for the rights to Rivers, the executives said.
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May 7, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Ryan McDonough started in the NBA as a 23-year-old special assistant for  basketball operations for the Boston Celtics. Now, 10 years later, he's the 33-year-old general manager for the Phoenix Suns. McDonough, who served as Celtics assistant general manager the last three years, was announced as the replacement for fired Phoenix GM Lance Blanks on Tuesday. “His natural leadership and communication skills will serve the Suns well," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said of McDonough.
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