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  1. This rising star's challenge: Delivering a KO punch at both ends ...

    Chris Forsberg

    The NBA announced Wednesday that the annual Rising Stars Challenge will shift to a USA vs. the World format for this year's event at All-Star Weekend in New York. The league's assistant coaches will choose 10 players for each team from the eligible f...

    Blog | January 21, 2015
  2. Sullinger challenges Celtics to get physical

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- After the Washington Wizards were finished tossing the Boston Celtics around Saturday night in the nation's capital, a frustrated Jared Sullinger sounded off on the state of Boston's physicality. "Teams are just coming out and sm...

    Blog | December 31, 2014
  3. Practice: Green picks up his defense

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- Long criticized for his lack of consistency, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has quieted most of those grumbles this season with reliable offensive output. The day after Green took on the challenge of guarding Kobe Bryant in Bosto...

    Blog | December 06, 2014
  4. Mavs' challenge? How to play with big lead

    Tim MacMahon

    DALLAS -- Since their down-to-the-wire loss to the defending champion San Antonio Spurs in the season opener, human nature has been the Dallas Mavericks' most difficult opponent. The Mavs must figure out how to maintain their focus and intensity a...

    Blog | November 04, 2014
  5. Ainge's first Tweet: Ice Bucket Challenge

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made the most of his first official Tweet, posting video of a grandchildren-assisted Ice Bucket Challenge to his account @DanielRAinge: As part of his challenges, Ainge called out...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  6. Video: Larry Legend's Ice Bucket Challenge

    ESPNBoston.com

    Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird has gotten in on the Ice Bucket Challenge: On the same day that Michael Jordan joined the fun, too....

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  7. Video: C's rookies join Ice Bucket Challenge

    Chris Forsberg

    The youngest members of the Boston Celtics got in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge this week. Here's rookie Marcus Smart and camp invite Tim Frazier getting in on the fun: And after the jump, rookie James Young and player development coach Ro...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  8. Video: Olynyk's ice bucket Klynyk

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics second-year big man Kelly Olynyk, back in his native Kamloops, British Columbia for his youth basketball camp (Olynyk Klynyk), incorporated his attendees in a creative version of the Ice Bucket Challenge: The bad news? Olynyk ...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  9. Stevens completes #IceBucketChallenge

    Chris Forsberg

    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens completed the Ice Bucket Challenge and dared the rest of the team's fans to do the same....

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  10. Brooklyn Nets include All-Star Weekend Rising Stars game in ticke...

    Darren Rovell

    Hoping to pack the house for the Friday night of All-Star Weekend, the Brooklyn Nets are now selling that night's ticket as part of a miniplan.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2014
  11. Colts have a history with handling adversity

    Mike Wells

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The choice to curl up in the fetal position to avoid the challenge that lay ahead was waiting for the Indianapolis Colts the past two seasons. A head coach that missed 12 weeks as he battled leukemia. A rookie quarterback taking ov...

    Blog | May 19, 2014
  12. NBA: Tank Rank -- Philadelphia 76ers streaking

    Chad Ford

    Here's how the tankers are looking as top prospects showed their stuff in the tournament

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2014
  13. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says Dirk Nowitzki must step up...

    Tim MacMahon

    Mavericks owner Mark Cuban made a point to publicly challenge superstar Dirk Nowitzki to play with more effort and energy defensively.

    Story | Conversation | March 17, 2014
  14. W2W4: Celtics vs. Pistons (Game 63 of 82)

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics (21-41, 13-19 home) host the Detroit Pistons (24-38, 10-18 away) on Sunday evening at TD Garden (6 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: A BIG CHALLENGE: The Pistons are active on the glass, leading the NBA in offensive reboun...

    Blog | March 09, 2014
  15. W2W4: C's vs. Pacers (Game 60 of 82)

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics (20-39, 12-17 home) host the Indiana Pacers (44-13, 16-10 away) on Saturday night at TD Garden (8 p.m., CSN). Here's what to watch for: SIZABLE CHALLENGE: The Celtics are hoping to get Jared Sullinger (concussion) back after a...

    Blog | March 01, 2014
  16. Rapid Reaction: Sully, Olynyk at Rising Stars

    Chris Forsberg

    Jennifer Pottheiser/NBAE/Getty ImagesCeltics Kelly Olynyk and Jared Sullinger at the Rising Stars Challenge.Rapid reaction after Boston Celtics young bigs Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk participated in the Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star weekend...

    Blog | February 14, 2014