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NBA: Boston 76, Cleveland 72

BOSTON, May 6 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and the Celtics held LeBron James to two field goals Tuesday to forge a 76-72 Eastern semifinal-opening win over Cleveland.

NBA: Boston 110, Atlanta 85

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce helped Boston pull away with a 13-point first half Wednesday and the Celtics took the playoff series lead with a 110-85 win over Atlanta.

NBA: Boston 99, New York 93

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- Rajon Rondo had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Sam Cassell score 22 Monday to lead the Boston Celtics to a 99-93 win over the New York Knicks.

NBA: Boston 99, Atlanta 89

ATLANTA, April 12 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett's 24 points and six rebounds Saturday led the Boston Celtics over the Atlanta Hawks 99-89.

Report: Garnett dismisses criticism

BOSTON, March 19 (UPI) -- The Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett is taking the high road after being criticized by his former boss, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor.

NBA: Boston 93, San Antonio 91

SAN ANTONIO, March 17 (UPI) -- Paul Pierce had 22 points, eight rebounds and five assists Monday, lifting the Boston Celtics to a 93-91 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.
Celtics sign veteran guard Sam Cassell

Celtics sign veteran guard Sam Cassell

BOSTON, March 4 (UPI) -- The Boston Celtics have signed free agent Sam Cassell, the veteran guard's agent told the Boston Globe.
Clippers release PG Sam Cassell

Clippers release PG Sam Cassell

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Clippers released veteran point guard Sam Cassell late Thursday and various reports said he could be headed to the Boston Celtics.

NBA: LA Clippers 96, Milwaukee 89

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Al Thornton paced four Los Angeles players in double-figures with 25 points Monday to help the Clippers take a 96-89 win from the Milwaukee Bucks.

NBA: Minnesota 104, LA Clippers 83

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Al Jefferson scored 11 of his 25 points in the decisive third quarter Friday, boosting Minnesota to a 104-83 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: LA Clippers 95, Atlanta 88

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Sam Cassell blunted an Atlanta comeback Wednesday and boosted the Los Angeles Clippers past the Hawks 95-88.

NBA: Memphis 125, LA Clippers 120 (OT)

MEMPHIS, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Rudy Gay scored a game-high 36 points Saturday to lead the Memphis Grizzlies' 125-120 overtime victory against the Los Angeles Clippers.

NBA: LA Clippers 120, New Jersey 107 (OT)

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Corey Maggette had 31 points, seven rebounds and six assists Saturday night to lead the Los Angeles Clippers over New Jersey 120-107 in overtime.

NBA: Phoenix 94, LA Clippers 88

PHOENIX, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Amare Stoudemire made two key shots down the stretch and scored 28 points Friday in leading the Phoenix Suns past the Los Angeles Clippers 94-88.

NBA: Phoenix 113, LA Clippers 94

PHOENIX, Nov. 24 (UPI) -- Amare Stoudemire finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds Friday night, as the Phoenix Suns beat the Los Angeles Clippers 113-94 for their eighth straight win.
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PHI2001060304 - 03 JUNE2001 - PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA, USA: Bucks Sam Cassell (10) goes to the net against 76ers Dikembe Mutombo (55) as Philadelphia hosts Milwaukee in the seventh game of the conference finals at the First Union Center. ja/Jon Adams UPI
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Samuel James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland), commonly referred to as Sam Cassell, is a retired American professional basketball player who is currently an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. The 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m), 185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st) point guard was selected out of Florida State University by the Houston Rockets with the 24th overall pick in the 1993 NBA Draft. He won two NBA Championships in his first two seasons in the league as a member of the Rockets, and his third with the Boston Celtics in 2008. He was voted into the NBA All-Star Game and All-NBA Team once, both in the 2003-04 season. He has also played for the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, New Jersey Nets, Milwaukee Bucks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics, Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers.

After graduating from Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland, Cassell chose to start his college career at San Jacinto College in Texas, where he was known as a big scorer. However, he transferred to Florida State University for his junior and senior years. In his senior year in 1992-93, he averaged 18.3 points, 4.9 assists, and 4.3 rebounds per game and led the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in steals. Cassell and teammate Bob Sura formed the highest scoring and rebounding backcourt in the nation with 38.2 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Cassell's 1992-93 Seminoles team finished with a 25-10 record and advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA Tournament, where they lost to the Kentucky Wildcats.

On February 14, 2008, in a loss to Wake Forest, Cassell's jersey was retired by Florida State. His jersey is only the fourth of a male basketball player to hang from the rafters at the Donald L. Tucker Center.

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