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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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The Rangers will almost certainly learn all the wrong lessons

The Rangers will almost certainly learn all the wrong lessons

James Dolan will no doubt handle the ousting of the Rangers with his usual aplomb.Image: Getty Images To figure out where the New York Rangers are going after being dumped out on their ass by the Tampa Bay Lightning, it’s important to trace how, and especially why, they got here. Last offseason, owner and walking …

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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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Warriors’ Andrew Wiggins key to Golden State’s title chase vs. Celtics

Warriors' Andrew Wiggins key to Golden State's title chase vs.  Celtics

BOSTON — It’s easy to forget: Before this postseason, Andrew Wiggins had experienced only one playoff series in his entire career. Basketball is basketball for someone who’s about to wrap up his eighth year in the NBA—and just played in his first All-Star Game—but the possession-to-possession intensity, quarter-to-quarter emotional swings and game-to-game stakes are new …

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Here’s what Danny Ainge has revealed about the Utah Jazz’s coaching search so far

Here's what Danny Ainge has revealed about the Utah Jazz's coaching search so far

Ainge is looking to hire the Jazz’s next coach after Quin Snyder stepped down earlier this week (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah Jazz CEO Danny Ainge is asked about plans to replace outgoing Jazz coach Quin Snyder during a press conference in Salt Lake City on Monday, June 6, 2022. | June …

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