EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) P.J. Carlesimo is convinced after a month on the job: The Brooklyn Nets are a winning team.
WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce showed up for his pre-practice meeting with reporters carrying a basketball, which he bounced from time to time while answering questions.
BOSTON (AP) Rajon Rondo was having his best season for the struggling Boston Celtics.
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama honored the Miami Heat for winning the 2012 NBA Championship title after falling short just a year before.
BOSTON (AP) The Celtics' grip on the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference already was slipping.
Now they'll have to hang on without Rajon Rondo.