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Isaiah Thomas of Cleveland Cavaliers participates in offensive drills

DETROIT — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Isaiah Thomas participated in full-court five-on-zero offensive drills Sunday, marking the first time he has practiced with his teammates in that manner since he was acquired from the Boston Celtics in a trade involving Kyrie Irving in August. Thomas, who is still recovering from a torn labrum in his […]

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NBA — Which player had the best sneakers in Week 5

9:54 AM ET Nick DePaulaESPN As the Boston Celtics continued their win streak, Kyrie Irving led the charge in two different special edition sneakers. In Thursday’s comeback win over the Golden State Warriors, he debuted a shamrock-laden gold-and-green “Luck” version of his Kyrie 3 signature model. Irving also wore a deeply personal pair this week, […]

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Iman Shumpert to miss week for Cleveland Cavaliers

CLEVELAND — Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert will miss a week with a left knee injury, the latest setback for a Cleveland point guard. With Derrick Rose and Isaiah Thomas already out with injuries, Shumpert has been starting for the Cavs, who won their fourth straight on Friday night, 118-113 in overtime. Shumpert started in the […]

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NBA — Celtics overcome 16-point deficit to win 15th straight game

1:36 Boston overcomes a double-digit deficit behind Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown’s 57 combined points to beat Atlanta 110-99. ATLANTA — Maybe afraid his team wouldn’t fully acknowledge its deficiencies because the final results have tipped their way so frequently this season, Celtics coach Brad Stevens made it a point before Saturday’s visit to the […]