Category: NBA News

Tatum youngest Celtic to drop 50, passing Bird

12:18 AM ET Tim BontempsESPN BOSTON — All it took for the Boston Celtics to end their season-long seven-game homestand with a victory Friday night was a 17-point comeback to force overtime — and the best game of Jayson Tatum’s career. The 23-year-old All-Star finished with a career-high 53 points — including 35 in the…

Vogel expects Drummond to give Lakers 'a big lift'

Mar 27, 2021 Andre Drummond cleared waivers and he has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers, the team announced on Sunday. Coach Frank Vogel said the Lakers are “thrilled” to add a player of Drummond’s caliber. “He’s one of the best centers in the league, someone that every defensive coordinator is going to have to…

Harden states case: I'm the MVP. That simple

11:17 PM ET After dropping 44 points in a win over the Pistons on Friday night in Detroit, James Harden said that he doesn’t simply believe he belongs in the Most Valuable Player award conversation — he should sit atop the list. “Do I feel like I belong in it? I feel like I am…

Ainge backs Celtics stars despite 'major funk'

11:39 AM ET When you think of teams with multiple All-Stars, you think of dominance — the Jazz, the Lakers, the Nets. The Celtics have two All-Stars in Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, but after Wednesday night’s blowout loss to the Hawks, Boston is in last place in the Atlantic Division. Team president Danny Ainge…

PG: 'Back with vengeance' after playoff woes

2:45 AM ET After his playoff struggles in the NBA bubble, LA Clippers guard Paul George said he had to come back “with vengeance” this season to address the fact that “people saw weakness” in him. A highly motivated George continued his torrid start to the season by making 8 of 14 shots and scoring…