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UPDATED: Wed., July 17, 2019, 3:08 p.m.

Kemba Walker, Enes Kanter join Celtics

Even as the Boston Celtics were introducing new point guard Kemba Walker at their practice facility, there was still a lot of attention on the old one. The Celtics and …


Celtics assistant gets probation in college bribery case

A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to four years’ probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son …


Jimmy Butler-to-Miami Heat gets done

The Miami Heat completed agreements on what will become a four-team trade Monday to land Butler from the Philadelphia 76ers, with the Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers also …


Larry looks back: Bird on Magic, free agency and shooting 3s

Larry Bird’s place in NBA history stretches from the record book to the rule book. He is the only person to be voted MVP, Coach of the Year and Executive …


Celtics boss Danny Ainge back at work after ‘mild’ heart attack

Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge spoke to reporters for the first time since his second heart attack and vowed “my role’s not going to change.” Ainge says he will …


Couch Slouch: Boston’s run of success in sports unacceptable

I speak for all of America – except for the commonwealth of Massachusetts and certain pockets of New Hampshire and Portland, Maine – in stating that absolutely no one wants …


Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

The Celtics didn’t live up to their championship expectations in 2018-19, thumped 4-1 in the second round of the playoffs by the Bucks. Boston now enters a pivotal offseason with …


On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics? It’s very possible. Welcome to free agency, Kyrie. …


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Back in Boston, Celtics honor John Havlicek

The Boston Celtics are honoring Hall of Famer John Havlicek, who died last week at the age of 79. The Celtics came out wearing T-shirts with Havlicek’s No. 17. The …


UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 8:29 p.m.

Celtics President Danny Ainge has mild heart attack

Boston Celtics President Danny Ainge has had a mild heart attack and is expected to make a full recovery. The team says the 60-year-old executive received immediate medical attention in …


Warriors edge Rockets, Celtics beat Bucks in openers

Kevin Durant scored 35 points in outdueling James Harden and the Golden State Warriors held off the Houston Rockets 104-100 on Sunday in the opener of what is shaping up …


Bucks expecting another hard-fought matchup with Celtics

The Bucks believe they are a very different team from the one that lost to the Celtics in seven games in the first round of the playoffs last season. The …


UPDATED: Thu., April 25, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

John Havlicek, Boston Celtics great, dies at 79

John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of …


UPDATED: Sun., April 21, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

NBA playoffs: Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive 3-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at Indiana.


Celtics: Marcus Smart out 4-6 weeks partially torn oblique muscle

The Boston Celtics say guard Marcus Smart will be sidelined 4 to 6 weeks after being diagnosed with a partial tear to his left oblique abdominal muscle. The injury was …


NBA roundup: Nuggets beat Celtics to clinch playoff spot

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UPDATED: Sun., March 3, 2019, 7:11 p.m.

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 42 points to help Rockets beat Celtics

James Harden had 42 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets held on the beat the Boston Celtics 115-104 on Sunday for their fifth …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

NBA roundup: Giannis Antetokounmpo, league-leading Bucks edge Celtics

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston …


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 5:04 p.m.

NBA capsules: Celtics snap Thunder’s winning streak at 7

Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points and the Boston Celtics beat Oklahoma City 134-129 on Sunday to snap the Thunder’s seven-game winning streak.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Agent: Anthony Davis tells New Orleans that he wants a trade

The five-time All-Star has told the Pelicans that he wants to be traded to a championship-contending team and will not sign an extension with New Orleans, agent Rich Paul told …


NBA capsules: Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry lead Warriors to 10th straight victory

Kevin Durant had 33 points and nine rebounds, Stephen Curry scored 24 points and Klay Thompson had 21, including two key free throws for Golden State on Saturday night to …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 10:40 p.m.

NBA roundup: James Harden scores 45 in Rockets’ win over Celtics

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NBA roundup: Resurgent Suns turn back Celtics on road

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Celtics’ Aron Baynes breaks bone in left hand

Celtics center Aron Baynes will be out indefinitely after breaking a bone in his left hand against the Phoenix Suns. Baynes blocked a pass, shook his hand in visible pain …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

NBA capsules: Kyrie Irving helps Celtics past Wizards 130-125 in overtime

Kyrie Irving scored Boston’s last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their …


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 …