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Marcus Smart’s return is delayed by balky ankle

Celtics rookie Marcus Smart left practice early Wednesday and was unable to workout Thursday

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The rookie point guard has not been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the champion Spurs.

Cavaliers forward LeBron James lost control of the ball under pressure from the Wizards’ Kevin Seraphin (13) and Otto Porter Jr. during the first quarter.

Roundup: James leads Cavs past Wizards

LeBron James scored 29 points and Kevin Love added 21 in Cleveland’s 113-87 victory Wednesday.

The Garden “Bull Gang” will be converting from basketball to hockey, not the other way around Jim Davis/Globe Staff

Jim Davis/Globe Staff

For Celtics and Bruins, a Friday switch at TD Garden

Traditionally, the Bruins have the afternoon slot and the Celtics the night game — but not this year.


Marcus Smart pulls himself out of Celtics’ practice

Smart, who hurt his ankle Nov. 7, only went through a portion of Wednesday’s workout.

Celtics have four-day break after series of tough losses

Celtics coach Brad Stevens gave Rajon Rondo and the rest of the players two full days off before they return to the practice court Wednesday.

2008: The last Celtics championship

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Celtics finished off Lakers for team’s 17th NBA title

Look back in the Boston Globe archives at coverage of the Celtics’ first championship in 22 years.