Basketball

  • EHS principal’s brother to coach NBA’s Magic

    EHS principal’s brother to coach NBA’s Magic

    ELLSWORTH — Dan Clifford’s closet is about to look a lot different. On the walls of his office and all throughout his home, the Ellsworth High School and former Bucksport High School principal has a collection of jerseys and other gear sporting the team colors and logo of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets. Clifford’s reason for

  • Celtics dispatch 76ers to reach Eastern Conference finals

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference finals for the second season in a row Wednesday after closing out the Philadelphia 76ers in five games with a 114-112 win. Rookie Jayson Tatum scored a team-high 25 points for Boston, and Jaylen Brown added 24. Dario Saric and Joel Embiid scored 27 apiece

  • GSA’s Schildroth reclassifies to 2019 recruiting class

    BLUE HILL — George Stevens Academy senior Taylor Schildroth announced Sunday that he intends to reclassify to the 2019 college basketball recruiting class and spend a post-graduate year at Nation Christian Academy in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Schildroth was the leading scorer on each of GSA’s back-to-back-to-back Class C championship teams. He was most recently

  • Celtics top Bucks in 7 to reach Eastern Conference semis

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics advanced to the Eastern Conference semifinals for the second year in a row Saturday with a 112-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Boston’s Al Horford and Terry Rozier tied for a team-high 26 points apiece in the Game 7 win, and rookie Jayson Tatum added 20. Khris Middleton provided 32

  • Celtics to play Bucks in 1st round of NBA playoffs

    ELLSWORTH — The Boston Celtics will begin the NBA Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the Milwaukee Bucks in a seven-game series beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 15. Boston finished second in the Eastern Conference with a record of 55-27 in the regular season and will have home-court advantage. Milwaukee had a record of 44-38 and