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NBA Capsules: Kemba Walker stays hot, scores 43 as Hornets upend Celtics 117-112

Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.


NBA roundup: Celtics knock Bucks from unbeaten ranks

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NBA roundup: Kawhi Leonard has 31 points to lead Raptors past Celtics

Kawhi Leonard had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Serge Ibaka added 21 points and the Toronto Raptors beat the Boston Celtics 113-101 on Friday night in an early matchup between …


As NBA season opens, is it Warriors-Celtics when it ends?

Opening night last year delivered a good forecast of how the NBA season would turn out. The four teams who played ended up the last four standing in the 2017-18 …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 1:17 p.m.

Celtics’ Kyrie Irving honored by mother’s Sioux tribe

Standing on a bison pelt, Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving was smudged with sacred grasses, presented with traditional quilts and eagle feathers and given a Lakota name that means “Little …


UPDATED: Thu., July 19, 2018, 12:27 p.m.

AP source: Celtics re-sign Marcus Smart to 4-year, $52 million deal

The Boston Celtics have re-signed guard Marcus Smart. The 6-foot-4 defensive stalwart is returning to the team that picked him sixth overall in the 2014 draft after finding the market …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 6:40 p.m.

Aron Baynes to re-sign with Boston Celtics

Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics. A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal …


Kyrie Irving stays busy with knee to mend, movie to promote

Kyrie Irving doesn’t have to worry about free agency until next summer. In the meantime, he has plenty to keep him busy now. Irving is recovering from late-season knee surgery …


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 1:18 p.m.

Cavaliers’ Kevin Love to miss Game 7 vs. Celtics with concussion

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star forward Kevin Love has a concussion and will miss Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Boston Celtics. Love banged heads with Boston rookie Jayson …


UPDATED: Fri., May 25, 2018, 9:24 p.m.

Boston bound: LeBron James pushes Cavs to Game 7 vs. Celtics

LeBron James scored 46 points in 46 minutes, George Hill added 20 and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame the loss of All-Star Kevin Love with a head injury to beat the …


UPDATED: Wed., May 23, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Celtics beat Cavs 96-83 in Game 5, lead East finals 3-2

Rookie Jayson Tatum scored 24 points and Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 96-83 and take a 3-2 lead …


Celtics hope return home can slow LeBron James, Cavs in Game 5

The Cleveland Cavaliers have found a new gear after back-to-back wins in Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. The series swings back to Boston’s TD Garden for …


UPDATED: Mon., May 21, 2018, 9:34 p.m.

LeBron James scores 44 as Cavs even series with Celtics

LeBron James scored 44 points, surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar atop a postseason list and helped the Cleveland Cavaliers even the Eastern Conference finals at 2-2 on Monday night with a 111-102 …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

No contest: LeBron James, Cavs pound Celtics early in Game 3 rout

LeBron James scored 27 points, Cleveland had six players in double figures and the Cavaliers throttled Boston 116-86 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. After being outplayed in …


UPDATED: Sat., May 19, 2018, 6:11 p.m.

Basketball great Bill Russell hospitalized briefly

Basketball Hall of Famer Bill Russell has been released from a Seattle hospital after an overnight stay for an unknown condition.


Weary king: LeBron James says he loses sleep after playoff losses

LeBron James has twice come back from a 2-0 deficit in the NBA playoffs. He’s going to need to do it three times to make the NBA Finals for the …


UPDATED: Fri., May 18, 2018, 4:05 p.m.

Greg Cote: Why the Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are likely to force Game 7s in conference finals

Narratives in a best-of-seven playoff series tend to pivot and change faster than a liar’s recollection. It only takes one game, one result, to flip the script, as we are …


Backcourt blues: Cavs guards J.R. Smith, George Hill horrible in Game 2

Cleveland’s starting guards need to shake off an awful performance against Boston in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals. J.R. Smith and George Hill were outscored 41-3 by Boston …


Celtics’ Marcus Smart has been unflappable against Cavaliers

Since returning from thumb surgery late in the first round of the NBA playoffs, Marcus Smart has been unflappable and Boston’s unquestioned deacon of toughness. The proud everyman for a …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 10:34 p.m.

Celtics survive 42-point night by LeBron James, down Cavs 107-94

Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics withstood a 42-point night by LeBron James to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 107-94 on Tuesday night and take a 2-0 lead …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Celtics take Game 1 of East finals, beating Cavaliers 108-83

Marcus Morris scored 21 points and added 10 rebounds while pestering LeBron James into a playoff-high seven turnovers – and a playoff-low 15 points – and the Celtics opened a …


Cavs, Celtics ready for Eastern Conference finals rematch

The Eastern Conference’s representative in the NBA Finals will again come from either Cleveland or Boston. This is the eighth playoff matchup between the teams overall, with Boston leading 4-3. …


NBA Conference Finals preview capsules

Capsules for NBA’s conference finals that start Sunday in the East, Monday in the West


Celtics’ Brad Stevens remains humble as team continues to thrive

Brad Stevens accepted the Celtics job five years ago transfixed by the opportunity to lead a franchise steeped in history. Despite having a roster that was down to just 11 …


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:08 p.m.

Connected at hip: Cavs, Celtics intertwined since big trade

In October, the Celtics and Cavaliers were favored to make the Eastern Conference finals. They did, but only after both teams overcame injuries and other adversity. Boston lost All-Stars Gordon …


Celtics complete improbable run back to conference finals

The Boston Celtics are back in the Eastern Conference finals after a season filled with setbacks. They advanced to the conference finals in consecutive seasons for the first time since …


The NBA’s Final Four: Cavs, Celtics, Warriors, Rockets

The NBA’s Final Four is set, and it is star-studded: LeBron, the champs, the top overall seed and Celtic Pride. The conference finals start Sunday in Houston, and the East …


UPDATED: Wed., May 9, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Celtics beat 76ers 114-112 in Game 5, advance to face Cavs

Jayson Tatum caught a pass underneath the basket, shook off a hit and went up for the go-ahead layup with 23 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia …


T.J. McConnell helps 76ers hold off elimination against Boston

T.J. McConnell turned a surprise start into the save of the season and Dario Saric scored 25 points to help the Philadelphia 76ers stave off elimination in a 103-92 win …


Terry Rozier, Jayson Tatum lead Celtics to Game 1 victory

Terry Rozier scored 29 points and first-year Celtics forward Jayson Tatum scored 28 to outplay redshirt rookie Ben Simmons and lead the Boston Celtics to a 117-101 victory over the …