Team owner Walter Brown personally chose Celtics over Whirlwinds, Olympians, and Unicorns (yes, Unicorns) as the nickname for Boston’s Basketball Association of America team in 1946. Despite the warnings of one of his publicity staffers, who told Brown, “No team with an Irish name has ever won a damned thing in Boston,” Brown liked the winning tradition of the nickname; the New York Celtics were a successful franchise during the 1920s.

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Khris Middleton not ready for Game 7 vs. Celtics?

Despite some optimism earlier in the week that Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Khris Middleton would return for Game 7, there's now pessimism that will happen. ESPN insider Brian Windhorst says that things haven't developed at Milwaukee hoped they might. … I need to read more from this story

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Shootings near Milwaukee Bucks playoff game prompt curfew

Downtown Milwaukee will be under a limited curfew for the rest of the weekend and a massive watch party scheduled for Sunday has been called off after 21 people were injured in three separate shootings near an entertainment district where thousands gathered for an NBA playoff game. I need to read more from this story

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Brown delivers for Celtics to knot series at one game apiece

May 5—BOSTON — Jaylen Brown heard the slander. The Celtics star took heat — and rightfully so — after going just 4-for-13 from the field with seven turnovers Sunday in Game 1 of the East semifinals against Milwaukee. Two days later, he responded in a massive way, going off for 25 points on 9-for-10 shooting…

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NBA Playoffs Content Hub

The NBA Playoffs are rolling along! Get our expert's predictions, best bets, analysis and more all in one convenient landing page. (Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports) I need to read more from this story