Boston Celtics

A little distraction can help healing

Visitors pause at a makeshift memorial in Copley Square for victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Photo: AP

A man is not feeling well so his doctor tells him to take antibiotics for two weeks, painkillers for three weeks and watch 15 baseball games over the next four weeks and he will be healed. Of course, it is a myth. Sports does not heal, it only distracts. But I have to remind myself of this all the time, particularly when a dose of heavy perspective is served up like the events in Boston.

Sunday, 28 April, 2013, 6:29am

Short Sport, February 22, 2013

Sabres coach Lindy Ruff was longest-serving in NHL. Photo: AP

The Los Angeles Lakers won in their first game since their long-time owner Jerry Buss died, beating their mighty rivals the Boston Celtics 113-99 behind 24 points from Dwight Howard.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:17am

Boston Celtics draw first blood over Knicks in NBA

The Celtics-Knicks clash was a scrap all night on the New York home court and this play was no exception. Photo: EPA

Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Garnett clashed verbally from baseline to mid-court, and Anthony still had more to say.

9 Jan 2013 - 3:04am

Bryant, Lakers chase milestone titles

Pau Gasol

The Los Angeles Lakers and superstar Kobe Bryant are chasing twin milestone titles as the 67th NBA season opens this morning (Hong Kong time), counting on two key additions to help them regain Western Conference supremacy.

With one more title, the Lakers can match the Boston Celtics' record of 17 NBA crowns, while Bryant could match Michael Jordan's six career championships.

31 Oct 2012 - 12:27am

Right field: Contemplating the legacy of David Stern

NBA Commissioner David Stern announces retirement. Photo: AFP

There will never be another commissioner like David Stern. Never. The NBA owners will make certain of that. A few weeks back we wrote about how the dictatorial behaviour of the commissioners of the NBA, NHL and NFL were behind the recent shutdowns of their game and Stern was identified as the archetype of the non-accountable league boss.

28 Oct 2012 - 3:32am