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May 7, 1997 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Calling the lure of the Boston Celtics "magical," Rick Pitino confirmed yesterday that he is leaving the winningest program in college basketball history for the winningest franchise in the NBA. There was also the lure of a contract said to be worth $70 million over 10 years, which would be the richest for any coach in any sport. It easily surpasses the estimated $25 million, five-year deal the 76ers, who also had interest in Pitino, gave Larry Brown on Monday. Pitino, who rebuilt Kentucky into a national powerhouse, is being asked to do the same for the Celtics, the once seemingly invincible pro basketball dynasty that has fallen on lean times and had the second-worst record in the NBA this season.
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November 3, 2009
Who: Boston Celtics at Sixers When: 7 o'clock Where: Wachovia Center TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM)
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December 23, 2008
Who: 76ers (12-15) at Boston Celtics (26-2) When: 7:30 Where: TD Banknorth Garden TV: Channel 57 Radio: WPHT (1210-AM) History: The Celtics won, 102-78, on Nov. 28 in Boston, and have taken four of the last five meetings.  
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March 31, 1991 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Barkley says he didn't try to spit at anybody. He's sorry he spit at all. He won't spit again. And the controversy that enveloped him last week has only reminded him, Barkley said, that people in the NBA, in the media and in the stands will take any little incident as an opportunity to run him into the ground. Speaking at length for the first time about his most recent scrape, Barkley said he would try to control his temper in the future. But no promises. "As far as the spitting," Barkley said yesterday, "that was totally wrong.
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August 19, 2011
The Sixers will open the preseason against the Boston Celtics in Providence, R.I., on Oct. 10, if the NBA and the players can reach a new collective bargaining agreement by then. The league announced its preseason schedule yesterday in a move that sounds like wishful thinking. The Sixers will host the Knicks on Oct. 11 at the Wells Fargo Center and Washington on Oct. 17. They will face New Jersey in Trenton on Oct. 13. They play road games Oct. 19 against Boston in Amherst, Mass.; Oct. 20 at New Jersey; and Oct. 24 against Cleveland in Columbus.
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July 22, 2001 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Joe Johnson and Milt Palacio scored 21 points each to lead the Boston Celtics to an 80-62 rout of the 76ers in the Shaw Pro Summer League yesterday. The Sixers, who received 18 points from Raja Bell, fell to 3-2. The Celtics improved to 4-1. Rookie center Alvin Jones grabbed eight rebounds and scored six points for the 76ers. Jumaine Jones scored 11 points but shot just 3 for 10 from the floor. Sixers guard Speedy Claxton had as many turnovers as points - six - while handing out three assists.
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October 24, 2010
Veteran forward Andre Iguodala spent the summer in Istanbul, Turkey, winning gold with the NBA's elite. Take the trip with him and get to know the 76ers' hardest-to-know player. Evan Turner was the overall No.2 pick in the 2010 NBA draft. Was he a great pick, a bust, or somewhere in between? Jrue Holiday spent his rookie season wowing, leaving fans wondering if he's the real thing. Find out how Holiday added inches to his vertical leap and buzz to his game. Plus the NBAlmanac.
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March 11, 2013 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles Lakers routed the Chicago Bulls, 90-81, at home to improve to 33-31. It marks the first time this season they have been two games over .500. The Lakers also moved a half-game ahead of the Utah Jazz and into sole possession of the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. The win was a team effort for the hosts: Dwight Howard had 16 points and 21 rebounds; Kobe Bryant finished 19 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds; and Steve Nash chipped in 16 points. They led by as many as 18 points in the third period.
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March 26, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
Attention NBA owners: There is an increasingly itchy, antsy fortysomething Florida resident who might be able to help your team. Boston Celtics great Larry Bird is getting closer and closer to moving back to the NBA, and said in a wide-ranging interview yesterday from his Naples, Fla., home he is not reluctant to do so in a city besides Boston. That includes coaching, he said. "I probably would take any coaching job in the league," he said, "except the Boston Celtics. If I got to put together the team I wanted and the assistants, I would.
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January 24, 2013 | Associated Press
The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study. Boosted by renovations to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' value increased 41 percent to $1.1 billion. The Lakers were second at $1 billion. The report, released Wednesday, estimated the average NBA team's value at $509 million, a 30 percent increase from last year. The Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Dallas Mavericks round out the top five.
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December 11, 2015 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BROOKLYN - When young fans of the NBA look at players from years past, they often wonder how they would have fit in today's game. Though his career ended more than 50 years ago, there is little doubt that Dolph Schayes' game would have translated quite nicely to today's NBA. Schayes, a 12-time All-Star and a Hall of Famer, died Thursday at age 87 from cancer. At 6-8, which was a very big man when Schayes played for the Syracuse Nationals from 1948 to 1963, he didn't rely on his height to just play near the basket.
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May 1, 2013 | Associated Press
WASHINGTON - With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. In a first-person article posted yesterday on Sports Illustrated's website, Collins begins: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. " Collins has played for six teams in 12 seasons, most recently as a reserve with the Washington Wizards after a midseason trade from the Boston Celtics.
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April 30, 2013 | By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of the four major U.S. professional sports leagues to come out as gay. In a first-person article posted Monday on Sports Illustrated's website, Collins begins: "I'm a 34-year-old NBA center. I'm black. And I'm gay. " Collins has played for six teams in 12 seasons, most recently as a reserve with the Washington Wizards after a midseason trade from the Boston Celtics.
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April 10, 2013 | BY MIKE KERN, Daily News Staff Writerkernm@phillynews.com
Each year, Mike Kern of the Daily News offers some Masters trivia. Here's this year's edition: 1. Last year, who led after the first round? a. Lee Westwood. b. Peter Hanson. c. Louis Oosthuizen. 2. Which one of these guys wasn't tied for the lead after the second? a. Jason Dufner. b. Louis Oosthuizen. c. Fred Couples. 3. And who was in front after 54 holes? a. Louis Oosthuizen. b. Jason Dufner. c. Phil Mickelson. 4. What did Bubba Watson shoot on Sunday?
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March 11, 2013 | Associated Press
The Los Angeles Lakers routed the Chicago Bulls, 90-81, at home to improve to 33-31. It marks the first time this season they have been two games over .500. The Lakers also moved a half-game ahead of the Utah Jazz and into sole possession of the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. The win was a team effort for the hosts: Dwight Howard had 16 points and 21 rebounds; Kobe Bryant finished 19 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds; and Steve Nash chipped in 16 points. They led by as many as 18 points in the third period.
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March 7, 2013 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
THE MIAMI HEAT is the talk of the NBA, on a 15-game winning streak that has separated them from everyone in the Eastern Conference. But the 16-game stretch that the Boston Celtics have put together has to be just as impressive, maybe even more so. That's because Boston has done its damage in those games without Rajon Rondo, who is among the few elite point guards in the NBA. Credit it to coaching, or to veteran leadership or just the know-how of...
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January 24, 2013 | Associated Press
The New York Knicks have surpassed the Los Angeles Lakers as the most valuable team in the NBA, according to Forbes' annual study. Boosted by renovations to Madison Square Garden, the Knicks' value increased 41 percent to $1.1 billion. The Lakers were second at $1 billion. The report, released Wednesday, estimated the average NBA team's value at $509 million, a 30 percent increase from last year. The Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, and Dallas Mavericks round out the top five.
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January 18, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
12th in a series of 25     HE WAS JUST what the good doctor ordered. A dead-eyed jump shooter, with the icy veins of a gunslinger, who could pass with the best of them and whose first step off the dribble was a killer. Such was Andrew Toney. He always knew where the basket was, with sonar-like precision. The bigger the game, the bigger the performance. Once pumped in 46 against the Lakers, hitting on 21 of his 29 shots from the field in 35 minutes. And when it came to the Boston Celtics . . . let's face it, there were no bigger games.
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January 11, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
HE NEVER had a crossover move. Never hit a game-winning shot. Never dunked. Surely never shattered a backboard. But Dave Zinkoff was as much a part of 76ers lore as Allen Iverson, Julius Erving, Wilt Chamberlain and Darryl Dawkins. The Zink was the public-address announcer for the Sixers from 1963 until his death in 1985, with the exception of the 1980-81 season. But it was who he was and how he announced that set him apart from the rest, that got him into the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame (the only PA announcer so honored)
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December 7, 2012 | BY BOB COONEY, Daily News Staff Writer cooneyb@phillynews.com
BEFORE 76ERS home games a video collage of the team is shown with clips that span the 50 years the organization has been in Philadelphia. Not surprisingly, many of the highlights show Sixers players going against the Boston Celtics. There's Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell doing battle around the rim; Doug Collins driving around John Havlicek; Julius Erving scrapping with Larry Bird and Andrew Toney strangling the Celts with his offense. It was considered perhaps the best rivalry in all of sports in the 1960s, '70s and '80s.
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