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Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, right, recovers the ball as Boston Celtics' Gerald Wallace falls during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

Curry leads Warriors to 19th straight home win, 114-111 over Celtics

Monday, January 26, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – Golden State Coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than two months. Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points and Golden State beat the Boston Celtics, …

Tim O’Sullivan column: It’s time to root for the bad boys of the NFL

Sunday, January 25, 2015

The NFL may never find any illicit deflating proof, but it seems fairly apparent now: Something shady happened to those footballs last Sunday in Foxborough, despite Bill Belichick’s denials in yesterday’s bizarre and impromptu press conference. When the news first broke, deflategate or ballghazi or whatever you want to call it felt like …

Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets, 100-99

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DENVER – Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver, 100-99, last night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in a row. The Nuggets played without star guard Ty Lawson, who was away from the team for what the …

Celtics stage rally but can’t complete comeback vs. Clippers

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

LOS ANGELES – The Clippers blew most of a 23-point lead and they got away with it against the struggling Boston Celtics. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a …

Rose’s double-double leads Bulls over Celtics, 119-103

Saturday, January 17, 2015

BOSTON – Derrick Rose scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and hit three of Chicago’s seven 3-pointers in the fourth quarter as the Bulls pulled away to beat the Boston Celtics, 119-103, last night. …

Austin Rivers traded from Celtics to Clippers, uniting him with father

Friday, January 16, 2015

LOS ANGELES – Austin Rivers joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history. The Clippers acquired Austin Rivers from the Boston Celtics yesterday in a deal that included the Phoenix Suns. Coby Karl was briefly a member …

Hawks beat Celtics, 105-91, for 10th straight win

Thursday, January 15, 2015

BOSTON – DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 22 points to help the Atlanta Hawks win their 10th straight game, 105-91 over the Boston Celtics last night. Paul Millsap added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern …

Nuggets acquire Jameer Nelson from Celtics for Nate Robinson

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics last for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ’10-11. He averaged 5.8 points for …

Smart’s big shot helps lift Celtics over Pelicans, 108-100

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON – Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer last night. Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Smart made …

Sources: Austin Rivers could be coming to Celtics, temporarily

Sunday, January 11, 2015

ESPN.com, citing league sources, reported last night that Austin Rivers, the son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is coming to Boston as part of Friday’s trade with Memphis. According to the report, the New Orleans Pelicans would send former lottery pick Rivers to the Celtics and take …

Lowry leads Raptors over Celtics, 109-96

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics, 109-96, last night, snapping a …

Pacers need OT to fend off Boston’s late rally, 107-103

Saturday, January 10, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, C.J. Miles added 17 and the Indiana Pacers held off the Boston Celtics, 107-103, in overtime last night. The Pacers (15-23) have won four of six. Short-handed Boston (12-22) was led …

Celtics beat Nets, 89-81, to end three-game skid

Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEW YORK – There was no yelling from Brad Stevens during the first timeout. Nobody got benched. It looked bad for the Boston Celtics on the scoreboard, but their coach liked what he was seeing on the court. …

Walker steps up to lead injury-riddled Hornets over Celtics

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BOSTON – Kemba Walker knows there’s a lot more riding on him because several key teammates are sidelined with injuries. He certainly looked comfortable with that last night. Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second …

Gasol helps Bulls beat Celtics, 109-104 in overtime

Sunday, January 4, 2015

CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had 29 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics, 109-104 in overtime, last night. Aaron Brooks added 19 points for the Bulls, who won for the …