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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley shoots the game-winning three point shot as Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert, right, watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Cleveland. The Celtics won 104-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Celtics’ eighth win in nine games. “I knew it was there,” said Bradley, who had to regain his dribble before launching the winner. “It’s a great feeling. I lost the ball for a second and I didn’t even think I had enough time to get the shot off – but I did.” After blowing a …

Celtics hold off Pistons rally en route to 102-95 win

Thursday, February 4, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons, 102-95, on Wednesday night. Avery Bradley added 15 points for Boston, which has won six straight home games and seven of eight overall. Detroit fell behind by as many as 24 in the …

Celtics lean on defense to beat Knicks for sixth win in seven games

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK – The Celtics toughened up their defense and were simply too tough for the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and Boston wore down New York in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night. Jae Crowder and Tyler Zeller each added 16 points, while reserves Evan Turner and Kelly …

Millsap scores 15 in 4th quarter to rally Hawks past Celtics

Saturday, December 19, 2015

BOSTON – Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth quarter and Al Horford finished with 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Atlanta Hawks rallied to a 109-101 victory over the Boston Celtics on …

Celtics have no answer for Caldwell-Pope, fall on road to Pistons

Thursday, December 17, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s jump shot has been the biggest hole in the Pistons starting lineup this season. It seems to be coming around, though. Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 31 points and the Detroit Pistons beat …

James (24 points) leads Cavaliers to 89-77 win over Celtics

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

BOSTON – No apologies. No retaliation. Just another Cleveland victory. LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love returned to Boston to score 20 with eight rebounds on Tuesday night, helping the Cavaliers beat the Celtics, 89-77, in …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Optimists and pessimists can agree, Celts are on the upswing

Saturday, December 12, 2015

BOSTON – Extreme conclusions, occupying opposite ends of a spectrum, could be made from the Celtics’ double-overtime, heart-pounding, 124-119 loss to defending champion and history-chasing Golden State. The fan with Larry Bird on his socks who is voting …

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics over Hornets, 98-93

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Isaiah Thomas added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Boston Celtics snapped the Charlotte Hornets’ four-game winning streak with a 98-93 victory on Saturday night. Jae Crowder added 16 points and seven …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Boston finds out that Curry, Warriors a must-see show

Saturday, December 12, 2015

BOSTON – December NBA games don’t normally do this. Honestly, first-round playoff games don’t even do it. But Friday night’s game in Boston against Golden State did it. The arrival of the NBA champions, reigning MVP Stephen Curry and their 23-0 start jolted me awake on Friday morning …

Curry, Warriors beat Boston, 124-119, in double overtime to improve to 24-0

Saturday, December 12, 2015

BOSTON – The Golden State Warriors needed two overtimes to remain perfect on a very imperfect night from the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player. Stephen Curry scored 38 points despite his worst shooting performance of the season, adding …

Thomas carries Boston to 105-100 win over Chicago

Thursday, December 10, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics didn’t get caught up in the hype surrounding their next game. They focused on the Chicago Bulls. Isaiah Thomas scored nine of his 20 points in the final three minutes to lead the …

Thomas leads Celtics past struggling Pelicans, 111-93

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points, Kelly Olynyk added 21 in a reserve role, and the Boston Celtics defeated the struggling New Orleans Pelicans 111-93 on Monday night. Jae Crowder scored 17 for Boston, while Jared …

Spurs stay unbeaten at home, defeat Celtics, 108-105

Sunday, December 6, 2015

SAN ANTONIO – LaMarcus Aldridge scored 17 points and the San Antonio Spurs stayed unbeaten at home this season, holding off the Boston Celtics, 108-105. Boris Diaw had 16 points while Kawhi Leonard and Manu Ginobili each got …

Former Celtic Jim Loscutoff dies at age 85

Thursday, December 3, 2015

BOSTON – Jim Loscutoff, a seven time NBA champion who played his entire nine-year career with the Boston Celtics, has died. The team said in a statement that Loscutoff died Tuesday. He was 85. The team did not …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Price to Red Sox reminiscent of Garnett to Celtics

Thursday, December 3, 2015

The initial reaction when news broke that David Price would be signing with the Red Sox: Yes! And when is Opening Day? My interest in professional baseball had waned in recent years – three last-place finishes in four …