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18-year-old doesn’t regret ‘Celtics 2022 World Champions’ tattoo

18-year-old doesn't regret 'Celtics 2022 World Champions' tattoo

The Boston Celtics aren’t NBA Champions, but Jack Welcome has no regrets. Welcome — now infamous for the “Boston Celtics 2022 World Champions” tattoo branded on his left shoulder — intends to keep the ink, even in the aftermath of the Warriors edging the Celtics for the Larry O’Brien trophy Thursday night. “I don’t think …

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NBA Finals 2022 – The rules, plays and processes referees are watching the closest

NBA Finals 2022 - The rules, plays and processes referees are watching the closest

The NBA playoffs are full of moments that can swing a series: a buzzer-beating 3-pointer, a late and-1 bucket or an alley-oop dunk in front of the home crowd. Or in some cases, it might be the blow of the referee’s whistle, as a late-game block/charge call or an overturned bucket could help make the …

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Celtics’ Game 4 loss was a squandered chance to take control

Celtics' Game 4 loss was a squandered chance to take control

BOSTON — Sooooo … Are we having fun yet? After a 43-point masterpiece by Steph Curry that evened the NBA Finals at two games apiece, we’re getting exactly the barnburner of a finals we hoped for. Through four games, we’re not only even on games but have a composite score that separates these sides by …

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Celtics doomed by ‘stagnant’ offense, a familiar feeling in this playoffs

Celtics doomed by 'stagnant' offense, a familiar feeling in this playoffs

BOSTON — The Celtics were still in charge at the beginning of the drought. They stayed resilient throughout a huge first half from Stephen Curry. They at least avoided a third-quarter disaster. They led by five points, at home, with a chance to extend the advantage. A bucket would have turned the TD Garden crowd …

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Draymond Green’s mom can’t believe how bad he’s playing

Draymond Green's mom can't believe how bad he's playing

Draymond Green and his play has become unrecognizable – even to his mom – during this year’s NBA Finals. The Warriors star has struggled mightily against the Celtics and may have hit rock bottom in Golden State’s Game 4 win in Boston on Friday night to even the series at 1-1. Green, 32, was benched …

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NBA Finals 2022 – Why the Warriors and Celtics need their big men in a big way

NBA Finals 2022 - Why the Warriors and Celtics need their big men in a big way

BOSTON — Steve Kerr has made a lot of high-pressure, large-stakes decisions during his NBA career. Like that afternoon in 1995 when he got fed up with Michael Jordan in a Chicago Bulls practice and made the choice to throw a forearm and ended up with a black eye. The Golden State Warriors’ coach had …

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Curry scores 43 to beat Boston, Warriors tie NBA Finals 2-2

Curry scores 43 to beat Boston, Warriors tie NBA Finals 2-2

BOSTON (AP) — He stomped his feet, waved his arms, flexed his muscles and talked back to the crowd. And Stephen Curry also made sneakers. Plenty of those, too. In a demonstrative and dominating performance that was one of the best of his postseason career, Curry scored 43 points to lead the Golden State Warriors …

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As Celtics finally see NBA Finals crunchtime, Steph Curry shows how a championship is won

As Celtics finally see NBA Finals crunchtime, Steph Curry shows how a championship is won

BOSTON — The Celtics had navigated their way through so many things in the NBA Finals, but there was still one thing they hadn’t seen: crunchtime. More precisely, a dynasty in crunchtime. The Celtics were rolling Friday when Jaylen Brown picked off a reckless Steph Curry pass with 7:39 left in the game and hit …

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Stephen Curry’s will was the difference for Warriors

Stephen Curry's will was the difference for Warriors

Whatever it took. If one word summed up the Warriors’ 107-97 win over the Celtics in Game 4 of the NBA Finals, it was ruthless. Stephen Curry willed himself through a sprained foot to carve up the Celtics’ league-leading defense. Coach Steve Kerr made the tough calls, such as pulling likely Hall of Famer Draymond …

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NBA Finals 2022 – Stephen Curry puts Golden State Warriors on his back to even series

NBA Finals 2022 - Stephen Curry puts Golden State Warriors on his back to even series

The Golden State Warriors built a dynasty playing a beautiful brand of basketball predicated on movement, passing and creativity. Down 2-1 and desperate for a win on hostile ground in Boston’s TD Garden, the Warriors displayed precious little of that choreography but managed to eke out a rugged 107-97 win to knot the NBA Finals …

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