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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, right, knocks away a pass to Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fadeaway jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers, 139-134, in overtime on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 19 points, and Avery Bradley added 18 points as the …

Bucks slip by Celtics on free throw with less than a second left

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Greg Monroe isn’t used to being out of the starting lineup. Benched at the start of Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks center responded with a huge game. He scored 29 and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark his team to end a five-game losing streak with a …

Bradley’s 25 points help Celtics beat Kings

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings, 128-119, on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. “Whenever you get a chance to run up and …

Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston …

Celtics hold off Pistons rally en route to 102-95 win

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons, 102-95, on Wednesday night. Avery Bradley added 15 points for Boston, which has won six straight home games …

Celtics lean on defense to beat Knicks for sixth win in seven games

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK – The Celtics toughened up their defense and were simply too tough for the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and Boston wore down New York in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night. …

Fournier scores 24, Gordon 22 as Magic rallies to beat Celtics

Sunday, January 31, 2016

ORLANDO, Fla. – It was far from pretty. It still counted as a victory – finally – for the Orlando Magic. The Magic rallied from 14 points down, then had to hold on for dear life in the …

Celtics’ little big man Thomas enjoying All-Star selection

Sunday, January 31, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas didn’t come into the NBA with elevated hype. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the first player 5-foot-9 or smaller to earn an All-Star selection since 1979 doesn’t mind keeping a low profile. …

Celtics run past Magic, 113-94, for fifth consecutive win

Saturday, January 30, 2016

BOSTON – The Celtics’ starting lineup has had its share of highlights this season. The bench got in on the act to help Boston earn its latest victory. Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Smart scored 16 points apiece as …

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas picked for All-Star team by coaches

Friday, January 29, 2016

NEW YORK – Draymond Green and Klay Thompson were picked Thursday for the Western Conference team, giving the NBA champion Golden State Warriors three All-Stars for the first time in 40 years. Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Houston’s James Harden, San Antonio’s LaMarcus Aldridge, the Clippers’ Chris Paul and New …

Bradley steps up, scores 27 to lead Celtics past Nuggets

Thursday, January 28, 2016

BOSTON – If the Celtics are going to be a threat in the playoffs this season, they will need consistent effort on the defensive end. They did that for spurts in their 111-103 victory over the Denver Nuggets …

Thomas lights up Wizards as Celtics win 3rd straight, 116-91

Monday, January 25, 2016

WASHINGTON – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knows 5-foot-9 guard Isaiah Thomas rarely faces players his own size. Thomas just brings his best game to the biggest matchups. Against John Wall and the Washington Wizards, Thomas darted and …

Crowder, Thomas lead Celtics to rout of 76ers

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA – The Boston Celtics jumped on the Philadelphia 76ers early and never let up. Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points each and the Celtics cruised to a 112-92 victory over the 76ers on Sunday night. …

Thomas scores 22, Celtics hold off late Bulls rally for 110-101 win

Saturday, January 23, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a furious rally in the fourth quarter to beat the Chicago Bulls, 110-101, on Friday night. Avery Bradley added 21 points, and Jared Sullinger finished …

DeRozan scores 34 to send Raptors past Celtics, 115-109

Thursday, January 21, 2016

TORONTO – DeMar DeRozan scored 34 points and Jonas Valanciunas had his eighth double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds as the Toronto Raptors won their season-high sixth straight game, 115-109 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. …