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Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder (99) is fouled New York Knicks forward Lance Thomas (42) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, March 27, 2015, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Celtics won 96-92. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

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 scored 18 points, Jae Crowder added 17 points and nine rebounds, and five Celtics scored in double figures as Boston held off a late rally by the New York Knicks to win, 96-92. “This was a hard game,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said. “I knew it was going to be a hard game. We all knew it was going to be a hard game. I’m happy that …

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 had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 93-86, …

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 – and the reward was a spot right back in the top eight. Evan Turner had …

Lineup change helps Celtics beat Knicks, snap three-game skid

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics changed their starters – and their start. “We came with energy right out of the gate,” guard Marcus Smart said. “That’s what we’ve been lacking.” Avery Bradley scored 26 points, Jared Sullinger …

Whiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

Monday, February 2, 2015

BOSTON – Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game. He was surprised when Spoelstra kept doing it, though. Whiteside scored half …

Motiejunas scores 26 as Rockets top Celtics for fourth win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics, 93-87, last night for their fourth straight win. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets …

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BASEBALL White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo CHICAGO – Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six …

Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …