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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens watches from the bench in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, in Boston, Sunday, April 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Cavs sweep Celts as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON – LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left two players with potentially serious injuries and Cleveland wondering if Kevin Love would be ready for the next round. One thing is …

A look at the last 3 Celtics seasons

Sunday, April 26, 2015

2012-13 41-40 (3rd Atlantic Division) Lost in 6 games to Knicks 2013-14 25-57 (4th in Atlantic Division) Did not make playoffs 2014-15 40-42 (2nd in Atlantic Division) Lost in 4 games to Cavaliers …

First round of NBA playoffs seems way too easy for LeBron

Saturday, April 25, 2015

The first round of the NBA playoffs seems too easy for LeBron James. He’s never lost a first-round series. His teams are 39-7 in first-round games. And when Cleveland visits Boston in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference matchup this afternoon, James and the Cavaliers will be taking the court with a 3-0 …

Celts close in on playoffs, rout Cavaliers, 117-78

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON – Celtics Coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie …

Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers, 99-90

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CLEVELAND – Boston got another big win last night. That’s all it cared about. Who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was of little concern for the surging Celtics. Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Celtics maintained their …

Celtics eliminate Pistons from race, 113-103

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Isiah Thomas had more than a few great games during the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 1980s and 1990s. Last night, his namesake had his turn. Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the …

Smart hits last-second layup to lift Celtics over Raptors

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TORONTO – Marcus Smart hit a buzzer-beating layup in overtime and the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors, 117-116, on Saturday night. With 2.6 seconds left and Boston trailing by one, Smart took a pass from a driving …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Eyeing future Celtics in the NCAA Final Four

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Every Final Four showcases future NBA players, some years more than others. There’s no doubt where this year’s Final Four ranks – more, way more. At least nine players who will take the floor tonight in Indianapolis are …

Ilyasova leads 3rd-quarter surge, Bucks top Celtics, 110-101

Saturday, April 4, 2015

BOSTON – The Milwaukee Bucks needed a second-half comeback to avoid their 12th straight road loss. Just three minutes into their dominant third quarter, they had a lead they never lost. Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee’s 18-2 surge in …

One-eyed Olynyk leads Celtics to win over Pacers

Thursday, April 2, 2015

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court. With his left eye bruised and nearly shut with four …

Bradley scores 30 to keep Celtics rolling with win over Bobcats

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Avery Bradley said despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley …

Clippers beat Celtics, 119-106, for seventh straight win

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BOSTON – The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics are making a playoff push – and they came to the right place to keep things rolling last night. Even if they had to sweat this one out a bit. Isaiah Thomas …

Celtics lose to Heat, 93-86, and squander chance to move to seventh

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …

Turner nets triple-double, Celtics score big win over Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston Coach Brad Stevens thought his Celtics tightened up down the stretch of a tough home loss Sunday that dropped them out of playoff position. The Celtics made the final minutes stress-free last night – …