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UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 10:51 p.m.

NBA capsules: Celtics rally from 26 down to stun Rockets 99-98

Al Horford made a hook shot with 3.7 seconds left to give Boston its only lead of the game, and the Celtics rallied from a 26-point deficit to beat the …


Kelly Olynyk scores career-high 32 for Heat in return to Boston

Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 32 points in his rousing return to Boston, and the undermanned Miami Heat hung on for a 90-89 victory over the Celtics. On a night …


Ex-Washington State star Aron Baynes gives Celtics toughness, big personality

When the Boston Celtics signed Aron Baynes in July, they expected the former Washington State University big man to add size and toughness to their squad.


NBA Capsules: Kyrie Irving, Celtics beat Hawks 110-99 for 15th straight victory

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points, Jaylen Brown added a career-high 27 and the Boston Celtics won their 15th straight game with a 110-99 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday …


NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving returns as Celtics win 13th straight

Kyrie Irving returned to the lineup and scored 25 points while wearing a mask, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-102 on Tuesday night for their 13th straight …


NBA capsules: Celtics edge Hornets for 11th straight win

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UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 10:45 p.m.

LeBron James vs. Kyrie Irving the latest entry in NBA rivalries

LeBron James loves rivalries. Ohio State-Michigan. North Carolina-Duke. Cowboys-Redskins. Those are some of the favorite matchups he’s cited over the years, ones that have been honed by the flowing of …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 8:17 p.m.

AP Source: Cavaliers complete trade with Celtics, get extra pick

A person familiar with the negotiations says the Cleveland Cavaliers have finalized their blockbuster deal with Boston involving All-Star guards Kyrie Irving and Isaiah Thomas by getting another draft pick …


Snagged: AP sources say Cavs reviewing Irving-Thomas trade

CLEVELAND – Just when it appeared the Cavaliers’ chaotic summer had calmed, there’s a flare-up. That blockbuster deal between Cleveland and Boston is stuck.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 9:06 p.m.

Boston bound: Cavs trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas, more

The Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster trade, dealing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics for star guard Isaiah Thomas, forward Jae Crowder, center Ante Zizic and a 2018 …


UPDATED: Wed., July 19, 2017, 2:07 p.m.

Aron Baynes, Marcus Morris join Celtics together

The Celtics signed free agent center Aron Baynes, bringing him to Boston along with fellow former Piston Marcus Morris. On his once and future teammate, Morris said: “That’s the type …


Paul Pierce signs with Boston to retire as member of Celtics

Paul Pierce is retiring as a member of the Boston Celtics.


UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 4:24 p.m.

Gene Conley, a former WSU two-sport standout, died Tuesday

Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World …


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. …