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Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James pulls up his sleeve while facing the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of a first-round NBA playoff basketball game in Boston, Thursday, April 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

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 sweep in its first playoff series in …

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 …

Rondo’s poor play a product of failing body, not Carlisle clashes

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Rajon Rondo has played his final game with the Dallas Mavericks, but when he leaves this summer in free agency – either for the Los Angeles Lakers or any other team willing to take a chance on a former all-star point guard with a championship ring – don’t blame his departure on his repeated clashes with Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle over how to …

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 …

Nuggets acquire Jameer Nelson from Celtics for Nate Robinson

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

DENVER – The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics last for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ’10-11. He averaged 5.8 points for …

Smart’s big shot helps lift Celtics over Pelicans, 108-100

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON – Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer last night. Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Smart made …

Sources: Austin Rivers could be coming to Celtics, temporarily

Sunday, January 11, 2015

ESPN.com, citing league sources, reported last night that Austin Rivers, the son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is coming to Boston as part of Friday’s trade with Memphis. According to the report, the New Orleans Pelicans would send former lottery pick Rivers to the Celtics and take …