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With Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" playing over the loudspeakers and scores of Toronto Raptors fans showing their support, the Boston Celtics returned to the court for their first game since the bombing attack at the Boston Marathon.Upvote Share Tweet
Friend of Ray Allen's among those hurt in marathonnba.com Updated Apr 17, 2013If he was still a member of the Celtics, Ray Allen knows exactly where he would have been when a pair of explosions rocked the Boston Marathon.Upvote Share TweetBefore Knicks fans get too excited about Carmelo Anthony’s first scoring title, note that the N.B.A.’s leading scorer has rarely played for the league champion.Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Apr 17, 2013MIAMI (AP) -- Heat guard Ray Allen says a friend of his family was among those who lost a leg in Monday's explosions at the Boston Marathon, and that another friend owned the restaurant that employed the 29-year-old woman who was killed in the blasts.Upvote Share Tweetnytimes.com Updated Apr 17, 2013Quentin Richardson has been through a lot in his N.B.A. career, but on Wednesday he dealt with a new situation: Joining a team just before its regular-season finale.Upvote Share TweetRasheed Wallace came back from four months on the shelf - the first 2 1/2 due to what the New York Knicks termed a "stress reaction" in his left foot and the last six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a broken bone in the foot - on Monday nightUpvote Share Tweet
Section 15: Time With the Grandchildrennytimes.com Updated Apr 17, 2013Bennie M. Ginyard, of South Ozone Park, Queens, likes to bring her grandchildren to Barclays Center to watch the Nets and grab a Nathan’s hot dog.Upvote Share Tweet
10 Tiers Of The Best NBA Players 25 Years Old Or Youngerdimemag.com Updated Apr 17, 2013As much as I enjoy watching LeBron James at the peak of his NBA powers, as much as I enjoy watching the veteran Celtics come together since Rajon Rondo went down, as fun as it is to watch Carmelo Anthony drop 35-plus night after night en-route to his fi…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA TV to premiere Dr. J documentary during The Finalsnba.com Updated Apr 17, 2013NEW YORK -- As NBA fans prepare to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Philadelphia 76ers' 1983 title, the team's leader, Julius "Dr. J" Erving, will be the next subject in the award-winning NBA TV Originals franchise when the network presen…Upvote Share Tweet
'Inside the Playbook' NBA Playoffs Preview: Knicks, Celtics, Heat, and Bucksgrantland.com Updated Apr 17, 2013In preparation for the NBA playoffs, this is the first of four entries breaking down one key play or action central to the success of each playoff-bou...Upvote Share Tweet
Rasheed Wallace RetiresApr 17ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley discusses Rasheed Wallace's decision to retire from the NBA.
Durant To Sit, Melo Will Win Scoring TitleApr 17Thunder forward Kevin Durant will not play in the regular-season finale, meaning Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony will win his first NBA scoring title.
Hot Button: Will The Bulls Beat The Nets?Apr 17Flip Saunders discusses whether he thinks the Bulls can defeat the Nets in the first round of the playoffs.
Knicks Hold On To Top Hawks 98-92Apr 17Knicks win to clinch best record in 16 seasons.
Gutierrez: Key players to watch in EastApr 17Who has the most to prove in these playoffs? Israel Gutierrez examines each East series.
Phil Jackson 'itching' to return to NBA as either coach or executive, sour…Apr 17After nearly two seasons in retirement, Phil Jackson has become increasingly interested in working in the NBA next season, according to sources familiar with his thinking.