Hi 38° | Lo 18°
Boston Celtics
Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) blocks the shot of Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Magic overwhelm Celtics in 110-91 victory

Monday, November 30, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Victor Oladipo’s pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role. Oladipo scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and six assists in his third game as a reserve to help the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics, 110-91, …

Celtics run away from Wizards, 111-78

Saturday, November 28, 2015

BOSTON – Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday. “From the beginning of the …

Celtics rally to drop 76ers to 0-16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points, Jae Crowder hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat Philadelphia, 84-80, on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 16th straight loss to open the season and record-tying 26th in a row overall. Philadelphia tied the major U.S. professional sports futility mark set …

Why every NBA team should want to draft Ben Simmons

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 star freshman forward for Louisiana State, hauled in a rebound from a missed free throw in the first half of Monday night’s game against Marquette at Barclays Center and glided up …

Millsap, Teague pace Hawks to 121-97 win over Boston

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ATLANTA – Jeff Teague has been waiting for the Atlanta Hawks to break out of their slump. They finally got a full effort for an entire game. “We had some hard practices,” Teague, the Hawks’ point guard, said. …

Nets hold off Celtics, 111-101, for home-and-home split

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets were embarrassed and angry, and two nights later were 35 points better. Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter …

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win over Nets

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Avery Bradley has taken over Isaiah Thomas’s role as instant offense off the bench for the Boston Celtics. Bradley scored 21 points Friday night in a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He has reached double figures in …

Mavericks rally from 18 down to beat Celtics, 106-102

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – The Dallas Mavericks didn’t look ready at the beginning of the game. They sure made it look easy in the final quarter. Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Wesley Matthews had 18 and the Mavericks erased an …

Celtics use strong second-half run to bury struggling Rockets

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HOUSTON – The Boston Celtics were playing their fifth game in seven days on Monday night. With the energy and hustle they showed in a blowout win over the Houston Rockets it was certainly hard to tell. Isaiah …

Smart leads Celtics past Thunder, 100-85

Sunday, November 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Marcus Smart got the best of Russell Westbrook, and afterward, Westbrook was already looking for a rematch. Smart scored a career-high 26 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-85, on …

Isaiah Thomas scores 23 as Celtics beat Hawks, 106-93

Saturday, November 14, 2015

BOSTON – Boston’s early shooting troubles went away after halftime, while its defense and rebounding never faltered. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics overcame a …

George’s double-double leads Pacers to 102-91 win over Celtics

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BOSTON – Paul George has been on a solid run offensively. He takes more pride, though, in what he’s giving his team defensively. George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 …

Celtics turn up the defense to pull away from Bucks, 99-83

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Thanks to their defense, the Boston Celtics turned a one-point lead into a rout rather quickly. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points to lead Boston to a 99-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. David …

Celtics end slide with dominating 118-98 win over Wizards

Saturday, November 7, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics ran at a pace even the up-tempo Washington Wizards couldn’t match. Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, Isaiah Thomas had 16 points and eight assists and the Celtics ended a three-game losing streak by …

George scores 26 to lead the Pacers past Celtics, 100-98

Thursday, November 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Paul George had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Hill added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Boston Celtics, 100-98, on Wednesday night. Monta Ellis made two free throws with 13.7 …