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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) shoots over Detroit Pistons forward Darrun Hilliard (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. The Celtics defeated the Pistons 102-95. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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 and seven of eight overall. Detroit fell behind by as many as 24 in the third quarter before cutting the deficit to …

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. Jae Crowder and Tyler Zeller each added 16 points, while reserves Evan Turner and Kelly …

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 final minute before securing a 119-114 win over the Boston Celtics that snapped an eight-game …

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. …

Dirk comes through in OT to lift Mavericks past Celtics

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki scored 31 points, Deron Williams had 10 of his 20 points in overtime and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics, 118-113, on Monday night. Dallas hit its first four 3-pointers to open overtime. The Mavericks …

Crowder’s layup lifts Celtics to 119-117 win over Wizards

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Jae Crowder scored on a go-ahead layup with 3.9 seconds left off a pass from Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Washington Wizards for a 119-117 victory on Saturday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 32 points to …

Thomas, Smart lead Celtics past Suns, 117-103

Saturday, January 16, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple-double and the Boston Celtics beat the Phoenix Suns, 117-103, on Friday night. Thomas was acquired from the Suns in a …

Thomas helps Celtics snap four-game skid with 103-94 win over Pacers

Thursday, January 14, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, Jae Crowder matched his career high with 25 and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Amir Johnson had …