Tatum, Brown each score 35, Celtics beat 76ers 126-117
BOSTON — (AP) — Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown each scored 35 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 126-117 on Tuesday night in the opening game of the NBA regular season. Mazzulla successfully led a Celtics team that very much resembled the one that made a surprise run to the NBA Finals a season ago. James Harden scored 35 points — his most since joining the 76ers last season — including 12 of 12 from the free throw line. The smaller group sped Philadelphia up at times, forcing the 76ers into 14 turnovers for the game, leading to 22 Boston points. GETTING HEATEDTempers flared briefly in the third quarter when Smart took issue with Embiid standing over him following a rebound.wftv.com
Celtics open season with celebration of 'lord of the rings' Bill Russell
The Boston Celtics tipped off the NBA season with a win against the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday in their first game since Bill Russell died in July. And legend has it no player hooped like Bill Russell, lord of the rings, defender of the scoreboard, wingspan span the horizon, skyscraper limbs. Celtics All-Star Jaylen Brown then offered his own tribute to the Celtics great he looked up to as a player and a man. Jaylen Brown and the Celtics pay tribute to NBA legend Bill Russell 🙏 pic.twitter.com/CDARcl1w9u — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) October 18, 2022"Bill Russell was a great man for what and who he stood for," Brown said. Russell was giant in Boston and beyond, and the celebration of his life will extend across the NBA during its newly minted season.wftv.com
NBA unveils No. 6 patch to honor Bill Russell across league
"We've heard things like 'pioneer,' 'trailblazer,'" Smart said Monday while wearing a patch honoring the Celtics Hall of Famer who died this summer. "To mention, you know, Bill Russell and the impact that he brought to this game is undeniable." The Celtics have other tributes planned, with two nights set aside to honor Russell’s legacy, including the Oct. 18 opener. 6 can keep it, and Nuggets center DeAndre Jordan was among those who said he would do so to honor Russell’s legacy. “I don’t know anybody that talks about him or knew him that had anything negative to say.”In addition to the jersey patch, teams will also have a No.wftv.com
Bill Russell’s No. 6 jersey will be retired across NBA
Bill Russell: What you need to know Russell is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history. (NCD)The NBA will honor the legacy of 11-time champion and basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell by retiring his No. The Celtics’ 11 NBA titles during Russell’s playing days included eight consecutive crowns from 1959 to 1966. After leaving the Celtics, Russell became the head coach and general manager of the Seattle SuperSonics. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.wftv.com
Russell’s No. 6 being retired across NBA, a 1st for league
Russell anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 titles in 13 years. 6 jersey is being retired across the NBA, a first for the league. All NBA players will wear a patch on the right shoulder of their jerseys this season, the league said, and every NBA court will display a clover-shaped logo with the No. The Boston Celtics have “separate and unique recognition for him on their uniforms" planned, the NBA said. And having his number retired leaguewide puts him in a very exclusive club.wftv.com
NBA retires Russell’s No. 6 jersey permanently leaguewide
The NBA great Bill Russell has died at age 88. Russell anchored a Boston Celtics dynasty that won 11 titles in 13 years. “Bill Russell’s unparalleled success on the court and pioneering civil rights activism deserve to be honored in a unique and historic way,” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said. 6 across every NBA team ensures that Bill’s transcendent career will always be recognized.”Players who currently wear No. The Boston Celtics have “separate and unique recognition for him on their uniforms" planned, the NBA said.wftv.com
Magic Johnson calls for NBA to retire Bill Russell's No. 6 across the league
NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Hall of Fame Los Angeles Lakers point guard called for the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday to retire Russell's jersey No. Commissioner Adam Silver should retire number 6 across the @NBA in honor of Bill Russell’s legacy! Russell's like legacy as an on-court champion and civil rights trailblazer certainly makes him an intriguing candidate for what would be an unprecedented NBA honor. 23 in the event that Johnson's pitch does gain traction while James is still in the league.wftv.com
In appreciation of Bill Russell and the chain that links the NBA with our own history
Hall of fame and former Boston Celtic great Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88. Los Angeles, CA - February 18: Hall of fame and former Boston Celtic great Bill Russell passed away at the age of 88. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/MediaNews Group/Pasadena Star-News via Getty Images)The world didn't just lose its greatest sports champion and a civil rights leader on Sunday, when Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell died at age 88. I learned so much from the way he played, the way he coached, and the way he lived his life." You could not see Cy Young sit down with Clayton Kershaw or Georges Vezina hobnob with Marc-Andre Fleury, but Bill Russell befriended every superstar who followed, and they embraced him back.wftv.com
Russell was a champion of activism before winning NBA titles
Obit-Bill Russell Basketball FILE - Bill Russell grins at announcement that he had been named coach of the Boston Celtics basketball team, April 18, 1966. It’s why when Russell later faced his own forms of discrimination decades later, he didn’t hesitate to challenge the status quo. Russell didn't just risk sullying his reputation, he put his life at risk in the wake of the 1963 assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in Jackson, Mississippi. Just days after Evers was slain, Russell reached out to the leader's brother, Charles Evers. “In the end, I live with the hopes that when I die it will be inscribed for me: Bill Russell.wftv.com
Bill Russell: NBA community mourns death of Celtics great
Remembering Bill Russell: Bill Russell, shown during a 1968 game at the Boston Garden, was remembered as a champion on and off the court. “Real change takes time -- lots of it,” Russell wrote in an essay for The Players’ Tribune in September 2020. Forever 6.”R.I.P Bill Russell. Rest in peace Bill Russell you were everything we all aspired to be, your winning spirit will live forever my friend. Bill Russell was a treasure as a player, coach and especially as a human being.wftv.com
Ime's way: Celtics' Finals run a product of coach's vision
The Celtics’ transition from a team that has gone from just outside the top tier of the Eastern Conference to one that's four wins way from the franchise’s 18th NBA championship began the moment Ime Udoka took the microphone at his introductory news conference.
Hall of Famer Sam Jones, winner of 10 NBA titles, dies at 88
BOSTON — (AP) — Basketball Hall of Famer Sam Jones, the skilled scorer whose 10 NBA titles is second only to Boston Celtics teammate Bill Russell, has died, the team said. Jones died Thursday night in Florida, where he had been hospitalized in failing health, Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said. The team planned a moment of silence before Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns. He went on to average 17.7 points and just under five rebounds in 12 years, winning eight straight titles from 1959-66. “You look at the championships and what he did, it’s obviously a big loss for the community here," Celtics coach Ime Udoka said before Friday's game.wftv.com
Shaq's shortcut: Buy Bill Russell's rings in auction
Bill Russell Auction Basketball FILE - NBA great Bill Russell reacts at a as he learns the most valuable player award for the NBA basketball championships has been renamed the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award during a news conference Feb. 14, 2009 in Phoenix. Basketball fans hoping to buy something from Bill Russell’s memorabilia collection should expect some big-name competition. An online auction with 429 lots began last week and will culminate in a live event at the TD Garden on Friday. “I’d like to take some of that stuff off their hands,” O’Neal said on TNT’s “Inside the NBA” on Tuesday night. “You think about Jackie at that point in the country’s history, and Bill taking that stand, at a really volatile point in the country’s history,” Hunt said.wftv.com
Bill Russell's historic collection to be offered at historic live auction in Boston
Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell is partnering with Hunt Auctions to offer historic basketball artifacts and personal materials from his personal collection. “CBS Mornings” co-host Nate Burleson sat down with the former NBA star to discuss how it felt to be back in Boston as he takes us through his career and legacy.news.yahoo.com
Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall
Basketball Hall of Fame The class of 2021 Basketball Hall of Fame stands together on stage, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, in Springfield, Mass. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine picks that year and thanked them for allowing him to slip to the Boston Celtics. Bill Russell, who was inducted as a player in 1975, was honored for his coaching career; he is the fifth person to be inducted as both a player and a coach. WNBA President Val Ackerman, longtime coach Cotton Fitzsimmons, scouting pioneer Howard Garfinkel were inducted as contributors. “Hey, Chris Weber, we’re going into the Hall of Fame with Bill Russell, bro,” Chris Bosh said.wftv.com
Bill Russell to auction most of his prized NBA memorabilia
Bill Russell Auction Basketball This photo provided by Hunt Auctions, shows a No. 6 Boston Celtics basketball jersey signed by Celtics player and coach, Bill Russell. Hall of Famer Bill Russell announced, Thursday, July 22, 2021, that he is offering hundreds of items from his personal collection including trophies, rings, basketballs, jerseys, letters, photos, and other memorabilia at auction. Bill Russell announced Thursday he is offering hundreds of items from his personal collection, including trophies, rings, basketballs, jerseys, letters, photos and other keepsakes. “There’s not a lot of folks at Bill Russell’s level.wftv.com
‘It’s an honor’: The Hall of Fame’s class of 2020 enshrined
Kobe Bryant is in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame now, along with contemporaries Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett, headliners of a group of nine who got their delayed and long-awaited enshrinement on Saturday night, more than a year after being announced as the Hall’s Class of 2020.
The Latest: NHL postpones Avalanche games due to COVID-19
The Avalanche currently have two players on the league’s COVID-19 list: captain Gabriel Landeskog and forward Tyson Jost. AdThe Wolverines’ 13th-ranked women’s basketball team and highly competitive hockey squad also were cleared to enter their facilities. Michigan’s men’s basketball team is scheduled to play Feb. 11 at home against No. ___Colorado captain Gabriel Landeskog, Buffalo defenseman Jake McCabe and Minnesota forward Nico Sturm were added to NHL COVID-19 protocol list. ___West Virginia is boosting home attendance to 2,800, or 20% of capacity, for the men’s basketball game Feb. 13 between the 17th-ranked Mountaineers and No.
From Kobe to Maradona, a year of staggering losses in sports
Not long after came a seismic jolt, the helicopter crash of Kobe Bryant in the fog-shrouded California hills that reverberated across sports and across continents. Deep into the year, a bookend to Bryant, Diego Maradona died from a heart attack in Argentina weeks after brain surgery, the waves of grief rippling across soccer. The losses, of course, came against a backdrop of a pandemic, its number of fatalities rolled out daily on TV screens. Niekro won 318 games and pitched until he was 48, his knuckleball dancing and mystifying batters across the decades. Kurt Thomas in 1978 became the first U.S. male gymnast to win a world title but lost an Olympic shot in 1980 because of the boycott.
Boston Celtics Hall of Famer K.C. Jones dies at 88
FILE - In this Jan. 15, 1988, file photo, former Boston Celtics teammates Bill Russell, Sacramento Kings coach, left, and K.C. Jones, Celtics coach, meet before the start of the Kings-Celtics NBA basketball game at the Boston Garden in Boston. Only Russell and fellow Celtics teammate Sam Jones won more NBA championships as players. Jones went, winning was sure to follow,” the Celtics said in a statement before their Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets. Jones reunited with Russell in Boston to win eight straight NBA titles from 1959-66.
Hall of Famer Tommy Heinsohn, 'ultimate Celtic,' dies at 86
FILE - This Sept. 30, 2018, file photo shows former Boston Celtics great Tommy Heinsohn prior to a preseason basketball game in Boston. Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, has died. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)BOSTON – Tommy Heinsohn, who as a Boston Celtics player, coach and broadcaster over more than 60 years was with the team for all 17 of its NBA championships, died Tuesday. Heinsohn was the NBA coach of the year in 1973, when the team won a then-record 68 games. “It’s hard to imagine the Boston Celtics without Tommy Heinsohn,” the team said in a statement.
Comforts of NBA bubble not lost on Lakers' Danny Green
That’s just fine with Los Angeles Lakers guard Danny Green. Sunday would be his 257th career postseason appearance, two shy of matching Derek Fisher for the most in NBA history. He entered Game 3 of the NBA Finals seven free-throw attempts shy of matching Shaquille O’Neal (2,317) for another postseason record. It’s the 20th NBA Finals game for Foster, the 10th for Brothers and the first for Fraher. It’ll be the eighth finals game for Zarba, the fifth for Goble and the first for Brown.
Dad Discovers Bodies of Teen and Infant Who Cops Suspect Were Killed by Mom
Bill Russell told reporters. The father, who Russell said was distraught, was never detained and gave a voluntary statement to police. He told police last saw his two children alive when he left for work that morning, Russell said. Russell would not specify how the children died, only noting that carbon monoxide poisoning had been ruled out. He said the mother was dealing with depression but would not say if she was being treated for her condition.