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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 …


Draymond Green: ‘Kelly Oubre got suspended for Kelly Olynyk flopping’

The Kelly Olynyk-Kelly Oubre Jr. battle continues to simmer, with the Wizards crowd chanting for the suspended Oubre and booing the non-suspended Olynyk throughout Sunday night’s Game 4. The reverse …


Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas getting help from Kobe Bryant

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas is getting some tips on his game from Kobe Bryant and praise from some of basketball’s biggest s tars. The 5-foot-9 Thomas, who has been …


UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 10:17 p.m.

Isaiah Thomas to head to sister’s funeral after Game 6 vs Bulls

Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister’s funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston’s first-round playoff series against Chicago.


Day after sister’s death, Isaiah Thomas plays for Celtics

Isaiah Thomas took the floor to a deafening cheer for the Boston Celtics’ playoff opener against the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night, just a day after his sister was killed …


NBA Capsules: LeBron James leads Cavaliers to rout of Celtics

LeBron James had 36 points, 10 rebounds and six assists and the Cleveland Cavaliers ran past the Boston Celtics 114-91 on Wednesday night to move back into first place in …


UPDATED: Fri., March 24, 2017, 11:23 p.m.

NBA Capsules: Devin Booker sixth in NBA to reach 70 – but Celtics beat Suns anyway

Devin Booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in NBA history to reach that total, but the Boston Celtics got 34 points from Isaiah Thomas and outlasted the …


NBA Capsules: Isaiah Thomas leads Boston Celtics past Cleveland Cavaliers

BOSTON– Isaiah Thomas scored 31 points, including the go-ahead free throws, as the Boston Celtics outlasted LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-99 on Wednesday night.


Little big man: Isaiah Thomas a full-fledged All-Star

All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas of the Boston Celtics has a shot at setting a franchise scoring record – and maybe even NBA MVP honors as well. Thomas is averaging 29.9 …


Clippers’ Paul Pierce starts in emotional Boston farewell

Paul Pierce walked back onto the parquet floor one last time, dropped to his knees at center court and gave the Boston Celtics leprechaun logo a big kiss.


Celtics, reach deal to put GE logo on uniform

The Boston Celtics will take to the parquet court next season wearing a GE logo on their uniforms. The Celtics are the third NBA team to announce a deal to …


Ray Allen, the top 3-point shooter in NBA history, retires

Ray Allen won championships in Boston and Miami, made one of the most memorable shots in NBA Finals history and has more 3-pointers than anyone who ever played in the …


Boston appears out of running for 2017 NBA All-Star Game

Boston is apparently out of the running for the 2017 NBA All-Star game, which became available after the league decided to move the event out of Charlotte, North Carolina.


Celtics land Horford for four years, $113 million

Al Horford ended the waiting game with a simple tweet: “Celtic Pride,” it said, followed by 18 shamrocks. The number might not have been a coincidence.


Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas avoids suspension for swipe at Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder

Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas says he hasn’t been suspended for taking a swing at Atlanta’s Dennis Schroder during Game 3 of their first-round playoff series.


Celtics say F Olynyk will miss 2 weeks

Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk has a right shoulder injury that will keep him out for about two weeks.


Stevens good example of NBA’s global reach

In less than six months, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens will be on the sideline in six different countries. He’s perhaps the best current example of the NBA’s international reach. …


AP source: Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks

The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston’s last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks …


In brief: Chandler Parsons, Mavericks hang on to beat Celtics 118-113

NBA: Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer, to help host Dallas beat Boston 118-113 Monday night. Avery Bradley had a chance to tie with three free throws …


Kelly Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavs

Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-99 on Saturday night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for …


Celtics pleased with Olynyk’s progression

Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge stood in the middle of a tunnel near the Orleans Arena court, waiting for the postgame celebration to conclude following Gonzaga’s win over BYU in …


In brief: Trail Blazers hand Celtics their 8th straight loss

NBA: LaMarcus Aldridge had 21 points and 13 rebounds Saturday night as the host Portland Trail Blazers handed the Boston Celtics their eighth straight loss, 112-104. The Trail Blazers (28-9) …