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Celtics trying to cap historic comeback

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BOSTON (AP) Moments after Boston's dramatic win at Miami on Saturday night, Jaylen Brown began thinking about the future. He raised his hands, put up seven fingers and began yelling, “Game 7! Game 7!”

Game 7, indeed.

Brown and Boston are on the brink of history after Derrick White's buzzer-beating putback lifted the Celtics to a 104-103 victory over the Heat in Game 6. One of the league's most storied franchises is trying to become the first team in NBA playoffs history to overcome a 3-0 deficit to win a best-of-seven series.


Bucks to name Raptors' Griffin coach

MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks are finalizing a deal to make Adrian Griffin their head coach after he spent the last five seasons as a Toronto Raptors assistant, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity Saturday because the deal was still being completed.


KCP brings champion's pedigree to Denver

DENVER (AP) The Denver Nuggets had all the ingredients for an NBA Finals run this season - Nikola Jokic's all-around greatness, Jamal Murray's sweet ball handling, Michael Porter Jr.'s board crashing and arc accuracy, Aaron Gordon's above-the-rim brilliance.

The only thing missing was big-game experience.


Police: Morant fine after welfare check

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Police in Tennessee conducted a welfare check Wednesday on suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant and say “he is fine” after cryptic messages appeared on his Instagram account and were later deleted.

The post from earlier Wednesday included messages and pictures saying “Love ya ma,” “Love ya pops" and “You da greatest babygirl love ya.” A fourth message simply read: “Bye.”


Winger leaves Clips to take over Wizards

Michael Winger has been hired as the new president of Monumental Basketball, overseeing the NBA’s Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics, a person with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday.

Winger, who comes to Washington after serving as the general manager of the Los Angeles Clippers for six years, will also oversee the G League's Capital City Go-Go as part of his new responsibilities, said the person, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Wizards had not announced the move.


Lakers 'hope' James' career continues

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Lakers hope LeBron James will decide to continue his career after he recovers from the difficult end to their season.

James didn't meet with the media on the day after the top scorer in NBA history said he needed time to think about his basketball future following the Lakers' elimination from the Western Conference finals.


Marquette's Prosper to stay in NBA draft

MILWAUKEE (AP) Olivier-Maxence Prosper has announced he is keeping his name under NBA draft consideration rather than returning to Marquette.

The 6-foot-8 forward announced his decision Friday.


Curry wins Social Justice Champion award

NEW YORK (AP) Golden State’s Stephen Curry was selected as this season’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Social Justice Champion, the NBA announced Tuesday.

The league will donate $100,000 on Curry’s behalf to the University of San Francisco Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice. He is the third winner of the award, after Carmelo Anthony in 2021 and Reggie Bullock last year.


Anthony retires from NBA after 19 years

Carmelo Anthony, the star forward who led Syracuse to an NCAA championship in his lone college season and went on to spend 19 years in the NBA, announced his retirement on Monday.

Anthony, who was not in the NBA this season, retires as the No. 9 scorer in league history.


NBA Con to be added to Summer League

LAS VEGAS (AP) The NBA is adding a fan event to Summer League.

The league unveiled plans Thursday for a three-day event called NBA Con, which will run from July 7-9 in Las Vegas and coincide with the opening days of the league’s summer session there.

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