AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Paul Pierce stood in the corner with the ball and paused a little longer than he needed to, as if daring the Detroit Pistons to come out and guard him. Then he calmly made another open shot to give Boston a 20-point lead. Read More
    BOSTON — Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers said that he is cancer-free after having a biopsy Sunday morning. His doctor found a spot on his throat three weeks ago and he decided to have it checked. “They found cancerous lesions,” Rivers said after the team conducted… Read More
    PHILADELPHIA — After a disastrous 27-win season, the Philadelphia 76ers started a new preseason under first-year coach Doug Collins much the same way — with three straight losses. That finally changed on Tuesday night. Marreese Speights scored 19 points and Lou Williams added 16… Read More
    NEWPORT, R.I. — Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen may have even more space to get off his textbook jumper. The performance could have been a personal shooting video except that it happened in the spotlight of the last spring’s NBA Finals: Allen twists and turns away… Read More