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Gordon Hayward picks Celtics, reuniting with Brad Stevens

Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens were a couple inches from winning an NCAA championship together at Butler.


Celtics, 76ers complete trade for No. 1 draft pick

History will say the Boston Celtics passed on the No. 1 overall pick in this year’s NBA draft, not only trading it away but doing so in a deal with …


Huskies’ Markelle Fultz works out for 76ers; trade could be finalized Monday

Saturday was Markelle Fultz Night for the 76ers. Hours before Fultz’s arrival at the team’s practice site in Camden, N.J., Joel Embiid tweeted out a selfie of himself and Dario …


Playing both sides: Markelle Fultz happy to land with Lakers, Celtics

Markelle Fultz has gone through an hour-long private workout for the Los Angeles Lakers and a meeting with the team’s top brass at their training complex. The Maryland-born University of …


Former Zag Kelly Olynyk says he didn’t skip a class as Gonzaga undergrad

Kelly Olynyk was an Academic All-American at Gonzaga and he revealed one of the reasons why during a recent public appearance. The Boston Celtics forward, speaking at an event honoring …


Celtics star Isaiah Thomas unsure if he’ll need hip surgery

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says it’s too early to tell if he needs surgery on his right hip. The swelling must go down before there can be a decision on …


UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:49 p.m.

LeBron passes Jordan, Cavs back in Finals with 135-102 win

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 to claim their third …


Cavs remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally encountered their first true dose of resistance this postseason. The recent challenges from the Boston Celtics have sharpened the focus of the defending champs. The chatter …


Irving and LeBron push Cavaliers past Celtics in Game 4

Kyrie Irving took over in the second half and finished with 42 points, LeBron James added 34 and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved within one win of an almost inevitable third …


Column: NBA short on drama, but long on conspiracy theories

Did you know NBA commissioner Adam Silver was so worried about the league’s TV ratings that he rang up LeBron James and told him to take it easy on the …


Avery Bradley sinks winning shot as Celtics rally past Cavs 111-108

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer danced around the rim and dropped in with less than a second left and the Boston Celtics, blown out in the first two games of the Eastern …


UPDATED: Sat., May 20, 2017, 3:48 p.m.

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury. The team made the announcement a day after Thomas sat out the second …


UPDATED: Fri., May 19, 2017, 9:32 p.m.

Cavs send Celtics to record loss, 130-86, lead series 2-0

LeBron James scored 30 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers steamrolled the Boston Celtics 130-86 on Friday night to take a 2-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals and tie an …


LeBron, Cavs have reeling Celtics in must-win for Game 2

LeBron James did pretty much whatever he wanted to against the Celtics in the Cavaliers’ dominating win in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. And he expects to be …


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 8:44 p.m.

Markelle Fultz, Lonzo Ball at the top, Zach Collins at 14; projecting the NBA lottery picks

The world learned the order of selections for next month’s NBA draft Tuesday night, with the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and Philadelphia 76ers winning the top three picks. Now …


UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

LeBron, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1

LeBron James had 38 points, nine rebounds and seven assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 117-104 in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Kevin Love added …


Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers at No. 2 keep pick

The Boston Celtics have won the NBA draft lottery, capitalizing on a trade they made with the Brooklyn Nets four years ago. The Los Angeles Lakers were other big winners. …


Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James shows off determined side before conference finals

LeBron James was in full playoff mode.


Favorite Cavs open East finals on road vs. underdog Celtics

The Celtics are heading to the Eastern Conference finals with the No. 1 seed and home court advantage. But they are still very much underdogs to the defending champion Cleveland …


Back to Boston: LeBron, Celtics meet again in postseason

LeBron James has a long postseason history with the Celtics. He’ll be facing them for the sixth time in the playoffs when the Cleveland Cavaliers open the Eastern Conference finals …


Capsule preview of the Cavaliers-Celtics conference finals

Cleveland rang up 116.3 points per game against Boston, led by 29.3 per game from LeBron James. The first three games were decided by six or fewer before the Cavaliers …


Celtics seeking validation against Cavaliers in East finals

Ever since the Boston Celtics broke up their Big Three in 2013, they’ve sat idly this time of year while LeBron James, Stephen Curry and Kawhi Leonard have battled for …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 9:36 p.m.

Kelly Olynyk scores 26 points as Boston Celtics power to Game 7 win

Isaiah Thomas scored 29 points and had 12 assists, Kelly Olynyk scored a career-playoff high 26 points and the Boston Celtics used a big fourth quarter to outlast the Washington …


UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 6:48 p.m.

Plenty of teams nervous on eve of NBA draft lottery

The Boston Celtics are trying to go from No. 1 seed to No. 1 pick. The Los Angeles Lakers don’t need to be first, but they sure better not be …


UPDATED: Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:28 p.m.

John Wall’s late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

John Wall hit a 3-pointer with 3.5 seconds left for the go-ahead points, then hopped atop the scorer’s table and yelled to celebrate the Washington Wizards’ 92-91 victory over the …


All black everything for Celtics before Game 6 at Wizards

The Boston Celtics showed up wearing black clothes ahead of Game 6 of their playoff series against the Washington Wizards. The Celtics’ attire could be seen as a nod to …


Avery Bradley’s defense has been key ingredient for Celtics

Avery Bradley created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points. But it’s been the Boston guard’s consistency on defense during the first two rounds that have the top-seeded Celtics …


UPDATED: Wed., May 10, 2017, 9:10 p.m.

Avery Bradley scores 29, Celtics power past Wizards, 123-101

Avery Bradley scored a playoff career-high 29 points, and the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 123-101 on to take a 3-2 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Al Horford …


Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas: It’s ‘a joke’ Warriors’ Draymond Green calls anyone dirty

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas can’t believe Draymond Green is calling anyone else a dirty player, let alone his Boston teammate Kelly Olynyk.


Danny Ainge’s leadership in spotlight as Celtics chase 18th title

Danny Ainge has been to the NBA’s mountaintop; first as player winning a pair of championships in the 80s and then as the architect of the Big 3 that brought …