Former Bull Quintin Dailey found dead

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Former Chicago Bull Quintin Dailey has been found dead in his Las Vegas home, having succumbed to heart disease at age 49, according to the Associated Press.

Daily came to the NBA out of the University of San Francisco, drafted seventh overall in 1982 by Bulls and had a solid NBA career that included stops with the Los Angeles Clippers and Seattle Supersonics. He was named to the All Rookie team his first year and averaged 14.1 points per game over his career.

Dailey was also at the center of a controversy — the alleged rape of a nursing student, to which he eventually pled guilty to aggravated assault — that gave momentum to efforts to shut down the USF basketball program.

Dailey now was working with at-risk children in the Vegas area, giving back of his time.

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

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MILAN (AP) — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games.

Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes after coming off the bench midway through the first quarter.

Jared Sullinger added 14 points, as did Avery Bradley, who also had four three-pointers, while David Lee weighed in with 13 as well as seven rebounds and three assists.

Alessandro Gentile – who is reportedly wanted by the Houston Rockets, who hold NBA rights to the 22-year-old – top scored for Milano, with 19 points.

Next up for the Celtics is Real Madrid in Spain on Thursday.