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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James slams a dunk against the Boston Celtics during the second half of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. James had 31 points as the Cavaliers defeated the Celtics 103-95, taking a 3-0 lead in the series. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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 lead. If that wasn’t enough, consider what James did yesterday in a video posted by his longtime personal trainer Mike Mancias – a clip that was all over the web within minutes. From one corner of the TD Garden court, James flung a ball quarterback-style toward the basket at the other end. …

James scores 31 as Cavs beat Celtics, 103-95, for 3-0 series lead

Friday, April 24, 2015

BOSTON – LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series. James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since a masterful performance in the 2012 postseason. And Cleveland moved one win away from a …

It might be now or never for Pelicans, Bucks and Celtics

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In theory, this is where the first batches of real postseason trouble are supposed to start presenting themselves to Golden State, Cleveland and Chicago. Don’t count on it happening. The first road games of this postseason for the Warriors, Cavaliers and Bulls all take place tonight. Golden State goes to New Orleans, Cleveland …

Celtics rout Knicks, 115-94

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BOSTON – Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with …

Thomas helps Celtics beat Suns in return to Phoenix

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PHOENIX – Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Isaiah Thomas burned his former team with eight critical points in the last two minutes, and the Boston Celtics held off the Phoenix Suns, 115-110, last night. Boston made a season-high …

Lakers stop 7-game losing streak with OT win over Celtics

Monday, February 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES – No matter how poorly the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have played this season, they showed they can still produce a thriller no matter who is wearing the uniforms. Jeremy Lin had a season-high …

Celtics’ Sullinger out for the season with stress fracture

Monday, February 23, 2015

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his left foot. Boston made the announcement yesterday. Sullinger was sent back to Boston on Thursday to have his foot examined. Doctors diagnosed him with a metatarsal stress fracture. Sullinger is the …

Celtics send Prince back to Pistons for two players

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Boston Celtics traded Tayshaun Prince to Detroit last night, sending the veteran forward back to the team he helped win an NBA title over a decade ago. The Celtics received forward Jonas Jerebko and guard Gigi Datome in the deal. Jerebko, a six-year veteran, is averaging 5.2 …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Celtics move forward with trade for point guard Thomas

Friday, February 20, 2015

Danny Ainge didn’t have to do anything. Boston’s president of basketball operations had already made nine trades this NBA year before yesterday’s trade deadline. He had already stockpiled mounds of assets and created enough salary cap and roster …

Celtics rally, beat Hawks on Turner’s buzzer-beater

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to put too much importance on his team’s comeback victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks. “For 47 minutes, 59.8 seconds, we were the losing team,” Stevens said last …

Knight, Bucks hold on for 96-93 win over Celtics

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics, 96-93, last night for their sixth win in seven games. Milwaukee went more …

Jared Sullinger leads Celtics past 76ers, 107-96

Saturday, February 7, 2015

BOSTON – Jared Sullinger led six Boston players in double figures with 22 points, adding eight rebounds and seven assists to send the Celtics to a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Avery Bradley had 18 …

Benched at start, Sullinger helps Celtics beat Denver at end

Thursday, February 5, 2015

BOSTON – Benched at the start because of lateness, Jared Sullinger made two free throws with 22.8 seconds left to break a tie and lift the Boston Celtics over the Denver Nuggets, 104-100, last night. Coach Brad Stevens …

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 …