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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, right, knocks away a pass to Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134

Thursday, February 11, 2016

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fadeaway jumper that sent the game to an extra period, to help the Boston Celtics overtake the Los Angeles Clippers, 139-134, in overtime on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger added 21 points and 11 rebounds. Jae Crowder finished with 19 points, and Avery Bradley added 18 points as the …

Bucks slip by Celtics on free throw with less than a second left

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Greg Monroe isn’t used to being out of the starting lineup. Benched at the start of Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, the Milwaukee Bucks center responded with a huge game. He scored 29 and grabbed 12 rebounds to spark his team to end a five-game losing streak with a …

Bradley’s 25 points help Celtics beat Kings

Monday, February 8, 2016

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings, 128-119, on Sunday for their ninth win in 10 games. “Whenever you get a chance to run up and …

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 …

Bradley comes up big as Celtics hold off Heat for 105-95 win

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

MIAMI – Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer. And just like that, the Celtics’ three-game road slide is over. Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he …

Magic overwhelm Celtics in 110-91 victory

Monday, November 30, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Victor Oladipo’s pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role. Oladipo scored 19 points and had …

Celtics run away from Wizards, 111-78

Saturday, November 28, 2015

BOSTON – Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics …

Celtics rally to drop 76ers to 0-16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points, Jae Crowder hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat Philadelphia, 84-80, on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 16th straight loss to open the season and record-tying …

Why every NBA team should want to draft Ben Simmons

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 star freshman forward for Louisiana State, hauled in a rebound from a missed free throw in the first half of Monday night’s game against Marquette at Barclays Center and glided up …

Millsap, Teague pace Hawks to 121-97 win over Boston

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ATLANTA – Jeff Teague has been waiting for the Atlanta Hawks to break out of their slump. They finally got a full effort for an entire game. “We had some hard practices,” Teague, the Hawks’ point guard, said. …

Nets hold off Celtics, 111-101, for home-and-home split

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW YORK – The Brooklyn Nets were embarrassed and angry, and two nights later were 35 points better. Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter …

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win over Nets

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Avery Bradley has taken over Isaiah Thomas’s role as instant offense off the bench for the Boston Celtics. Bradley scored 21 points Friday night in a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He has reached double figures in …

Mavericks rally from 18 down to beat Celtics, 106-102

Thursday, November 19, 2015

BOSTON – The Dallas Mavericks didn’t look ready at the beginning of the game. They sure made it look easy in the final quarter. Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Wesley Matthews had 18 and the Mavericks erased an …