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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 …

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 …