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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 …

Drummond, Caldwell-Pope lead Pistons past Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON – The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …

Celtics fall; Smart ejected for punching Bonner

Saturday, March 21, 2015

SAN ANTONIO – Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed last night, holding off the Boston Celtics, 101-89, after getting a late scare. Tony Parker had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Tiago …

Westbrook scores 36 to lead Thunder past Celtics, 122-118

Thursday, March 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Boston, 122-118, last night, snapping the Celtics’ five-game winning streak. Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer, also had 10 assists, five rebounds and five …

Celtics continue surge to playoff berth with win over hapless 76ers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOSTON – Celtics Coach Brad Stevens might soon be hearing some locker-room chatter about his team’s playoff push with the way it’s been playing. Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points, Avery Bradley had 20 and the Celtics …

Celtics take control early, then hold off Pacers, 93-89

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boston played with the balance needed in the postseason. Now the Celtics have to keep it up for another month to see if they will get there. Tyler Zeller scored 18 points, three of his teammates added 16 …

Turner leads way as Celtics rally past Magic, 95-88

Saturday, March 14, 2015

BOSTON – Evan Turner scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics overcame an 11-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic, 95-88, last night. Turner scored 24 points in the second half …

Smart, Bradley help Celtics edge Grizzlies, 95-92

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BOSTON – Marcus Smart converted a go-ahead three-point play with 52 seconds left, Avery Bradley added a clutch jumper with eight seconds remaining and the Boston Celtics ended a five-game losing streak against the Memphis Grizzlies with a …

Thomas, Celtics earn road win over shorthanded Heat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MIAMI – Isaiah Thomas was in a considerable amount of postgame pain. He made the Miami Heat do some hurting as well. Thomas scored 25 points off the bench – one more than all of Miami’s reserves combined …

Harris, Harkless lift Magic past Celtics, 103-98

Monday, March 9, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Maurice Harkless took advantage of some extra playing time and helped the Orlando Magic get a big win against the Boston Celtics. Harkless and Tobias Harris combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter last …

Thomas leads Celtics past Pelicans, 104-98

Saturday, March 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans last night. Louisiana native and …

Zeller’s shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz, 85-84

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BOSTON – Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz last night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae Crowder …

James scores 27 on milestone night as Cavs cruise past Celtics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CLEVELAND – LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception last night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the …