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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 …

Celtics use strong second-half run to bury struggling Rockets

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

HOUSTON – The Boston Celtics were playing their fifth game in seven days on Monday night. With the energy and hustle they showed in a blowout win over the Houston Rockets it was certainly hard to tell. Isaiah …

Smart leads Celtics past Thunder, 100-85

Sunday, November 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Marcus Smart got the best of Russell Westbrook, and afterward, Westbrook was already looking for a rematch. Smart scored a career-high 26 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder, 100-85, on …

Isaiah Thomas scores 23 as Celtics beat Hawks, 106-93

Saturday, November 14, 2015

BOSTON – Boston’s early shooting troubles went away after halftime, while its defense and rebounding never faltered. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics overcame a …

George’s double-double leads Pacers to 102-91 win over Celtics

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BOSTON – Paul George has been on a solid run offensively. He takes more pride, though, in what he’s giving his team defensively. George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 …

Celtics turn up the defense to pull away from Bucks, 99-83

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Thanks to their defense, the Boston Celtics turned a one-point lead into a rout rather quickly. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points to lead Boston to a 99-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. David …

Celtics end slide with dominating 118-98 win over Wizards

Saturday, November 7, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics ran at a pace even the up-tempo Washington Wizards couldn’t match. Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, Isaiah Thomas had 16 points and eight assists and the Celtics ended a three-game losing streak by …

George scores 26 to lead the Pacers past Celtics, 100-98

Thursday, November 5, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Paul George had 26 points and 10 rebounds, Jordan Hill added 16 points and 10 boards, and the Indiana Pacers beat the Boston Celtics, 100-98, on Wednesday night. Monta Ellis made two free throws with 13.7 …

Aldridge, Spurs hold off Celtics, 95-87

Monday, November 2, 2015

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge is still learning how to play with Coach Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs. Just imagine where he’ll be once he’s comfortable. Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and …

Raptors roll over Celtics, 113-103

Saturday, October 31, 2015

BOSTON – DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Terrence Ross had 13 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as the Toronto Raptors took command in the second half and beat the Boston Celtics, 113-103, on Friday night. …

Thomas leads Celtics to 112-95 season-opening win over 76ers

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Coach Brad Stevens talked before the game about how he needed to be flexible and rely on the team’s depth when choosing a lineup. The bench players seemed to be paying attention. Reserve point guard …

Celtics back on their way up, but how far?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics didn’t drop far enough into the NBA draft lottery to land a franchise player to build their next championship team around. Instead, they are climbing back up through the standings behind Coach Brad …

Celtics beat Sixers, 81-65, in preseason finale in Manchester

Saturday, October 24, 2015

MANCHESTER – Marcus Smart scored 10 points and Jared Sullinger pulled down 14 rebounds as the Boston Celtics closed out the preseason with an 81-65 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Jordan Mickey had 10 points …