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Pistons roll to snap Celtics' streak

Dec 16, 2018 - 3:20 PM

The Detroit Pistons halt the Boston Celtics' league-leading winning streak to 8 games

BACK AT IT. Blake Griffin and the Pistons clip the Celtics to arrest their own six-game skid. Photo from NBA

Irving shines as Celtics trip Wizards to win 7th straight

Dec 13, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Boston star Kyrie Irving caps a 38-point outburst with a clutch triple as the Celtics outlast the Washington Wizards in overtime

Celtics dominate Bulls for franchise record 56-point win

Dec 09, 2018 - 2:17 PM

The Boston Celtics explode for a 17-0 start before dealing the Chicago Bulls their worst loss ever

NO MERCY. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics cruise to their 15th win against the hapless Chicago Bulls. Photo from NBA

Celtics edge Raptors in overtime battle of Eastern powers

Nov 17, 2018 - 2:29 PM

Kyrie Irving erupts for 43 points to power Boston past NBA Eastern Conference leader Toronto

ON FIRE. Celtics star Kyrie Irving takes charge in Boston's 9th win. Photo from AFP

Celtics' Kyrie Irving fined for ball toss

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:07 AM

'The ball deserves to go in the crowd after a move like that. So I threw it in the crowd,' says Boston star Kyrie Irving

ANNOYED. Boston’s Kyrie Irving thinks Denver’s young ace Jamal Murray showed disrespect. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Oladipo powers Pacers to thrilling victory over Celtics

Nov 04, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The reigning Most Improved Player delivers on both ends, sinking a go-ahead three-pointer and coming away with the win-sealing steal

TAKE OVER. Victor Oladipo lifts the Indiana Pacers to their seventh win in 10 games. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

Sizzling Celtics set franchise record, deal Bucks first loss

Nov 02, 2018 - 12:05 PM

Boston unleashes 24 three-pointers to topple the last unbeaten team in the NBA

THRILLER. Boston's Kyrie Irving and Milwaukee's Malcolm Brogdon battle for a loose ball during the second half of the thriller won by the Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Kyrie Irving drops afro, plays best game of season for Celtics

Oct 31, 2018 - 1:29 PM

Coming off a 3-point game the last time out, the shifty guard explodes for a personal season-high in points

BACK AT IT. Kyrie Irving leads the Boston Celtics to their fifth win in 7 games. File photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics spellbound by Magic, Raptors march on

Oct 23, 2018 - 11:44 AM

The Magic kept their noses in front for the entire contest, with Boston unable to take the lead at any stage

LOSING EFFORT. Kyrie Irving chips in 22 points in a losing effort to Orlando Magic. File Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics deck Sixers in NBA season opener

Oct 17, 2018 - 10:24 AM

(UPDATED) Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics kick off their campaign with a victory over the Philadelphia 76ers

SEASON KICKOFF. Boston Celtics' Aron Baynes makes it tough for Philadelphia 76ers' Ben Simmons to get his shot off during the first game of the 2018-19 NBA season. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images/AFP

Healthy Celtics set to make noise in NBA Eastern Conference

Oct 13, 2018 - 12:42 PM

A full-strength Boston squad – with Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward back from injury – has caught the attention of many

TITLE CONTENDERS. Kyrie Irving thinks his Boston Celtics can challenge the Golden State Warriors this season. Photo by AFP

NBA fines Marcus Smart, JR Smith for preseason scuffle

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:03 AM

Both players are slapped with fines for an ugly scuffle during the 1st quarter of Cleveland's home victory over Boston

UGLY. Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics and JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers get into an altercation again in the NBA preseason. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP.

Hornets beat Celtics to spoil Hayward's return

Sep 29, 2018 - 1:09 PM

The Boston Celtics drop their NBA preseason opening game to the Charlotte Hornets even as Gordon Hayward returns from injury

HOT START. Rookie Miles Bridges highlights the Hornets' win over the Celtics with a couple of dynamic dunks in the NBA preseason game. Photo by Lance King/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: Lakers rivalries with Celtics, Warriors renewed after LeBron move

Jul 03, 2018 - 9:13 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers look to challenge West champions Golden State Warriors

RIVALRY. The heated rivalry of the Celtics and Lakers continues as fans await the meeting of star players LeBron James and Kyrie Irving next season.

Scolded by parents for video gaming, ex-busser turns into NBA 2K League star

Jun 23, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Albano Thomallari transforms into an eSport athlete and finally gets his parents to embrace the sport

STAR. Since being drafted as the second overall pick in the inaugural NBA 2K League, Albano Thomallari has blossomed into one of the league's craftiest playmakers. Photo from NBA 2K League

LeBron advances to 8th straight NBA Finals as Cavaliers nip Celtics in Game 7

May 28, 2018 - 11:04 AM

'The King' leads Cleveland to the franchise's 4th straight NBA Finals appearance

STREAK STAYS ALIVE. LeBron James will play in his 8th straight NBA Finals appearance. Photo by Adam Glanzman/AFP

Warriors stay alive, drag Rockets to winner-take-all Game 7

May 27, 2018 - 11:22 AM

(UPDATED) The defending champions spoil the Rockets' first attempt to advance to the NBA Finals

CHAMPIONSHIP POISE. Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors bank on blistering second-half run to turn the game around. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

No Love for Cavaliers in Game 7 vs Celtics

May 27, 2018 - 8:44 AM

Cleveland forward Kevin Love, the team's second-leading scorer and top rebounder, gets placed in the NBA concussion protocol

LOVE OUT. The Cleveland Cavaliers clash with the Boston Celtics in a do-or-die Game 7 minus key cog Kevin Love. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics brace for ‘dogfight’ vs Cavs in Game 7 at home

May 26, 2018 - 4:32 PM

Coach Brad Stevens expects to see a resilient Boston squad as the Celtics try to clinch an NBA Finals berth for the first time in 8 years.

DO-OR-DIE The Boston Celtics know that their homecourt advantage won't make the winner-take-all Game 7 any easier against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs on epic LeBron game: ‘We needed him to be big and he was big’

May 26, 2018 - 1:20 PM

The Cleveland superstar tallies his 7th 40-point performance in this season's playoffs to tie the record of Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan in 1989

THE BEAST. After another explosive night from LeBron James, Boston coach Brad Stevens says there was little more the Celtics could have done. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron erupts for 46 points as Cavs force do-or-die Game 7 vs Celtics

May 26, 2018 - 11:02 AM

(UPDATED) The Cleveland Cavaliers spoil the Boston Celtics' first of two attempts to advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in 8 years

LeBron James unfazed even as NBA Finals streak stands in jeopardy

May 24, 2018 - 3:39 PM

The 4-time MVP, who's vying for an 8th straight trip to the title series, hopes to carry Cleveland again as the Cavs try to stay alive against the Celtics

WORN DOWN. In some stretches in Game 5, LeBron James looks like he's starting to feel the effects of the heavy load he has carried for the Cavaliers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Boston's young guns star as Celtics blast Cavs for 3-2 series lead

May 24, 2018 - 11:04 AM

(UPDATED) Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown take charge as the Boston Celtics move within a win of the NBA Finals

COASTING. Boston's Jaylen Brown and the young Celtics cast cruise past the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: All even in NBA East and West finals

May 23, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Here's a rundown of some key numbers in the 4 teams’ conference finals success

WATCH: LeBron James surpasses Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in playoff field goals made

May 22, 2018 - 3:23 PM

James has long surpassed the Skyhook master and his fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan in points

PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENT. LeBron James breaks barriers again as he has overtaken Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's NBA playoff field goals. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 22, 2018

May 22, 2018 - 11:51 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Tuesday

LeBron James leads Cavs past Celtics to tie East Finals series

May 22, 2018 - 11:18 AM

The Boston Celtics fail to redeem themselves from their previous 30-point beatdown

THE KING. LeBron James carries the Cleveland Cavaliers with 44 points in Game 4 of the NBA Eastern Conference finals. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Ruthless Cavs whip Celtics by 30, trim East finals deficit to 2-1

May 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) The Cavaliers take full control from the get-go to avoid a 0-3 death knell in the NBA Eastern Conference finals

TEAM EFFORT. LeBron James gets some help this time as the Cleveland Cavaliers deck the Boston Celtics in Game 3. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

NBA legend Bill Russell out of hospital after health scare

May 20, 2018 - 8:56 AM

The 5-time NBA Most Valuable Player dismisses talk of heart trouble, says he got treated for dehydration

CHAMPION. The 84-year-old Bill Russel, who boasts a storied career with the Boston Celtics, is also known as a civil rights activist. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images/AFP

Cavs try to ease LeBron James' load and stop Celtics

May 19, 2018 - 9:25 AM

Cleveland guard JR Smith says the team has been forcing the 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player to play ‘hero ball’

NOT ENOUGH. LeBron James unleashes a 42-point triple-double in Game 2, but the Cavaliers still can’t pull off a win against the Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

No Smith suspension as Celtics' Smart hits out at Cavs 'bully'

May 17, 2018 - 10:39 AM

JR Smith escapes punishment for Al Horford shove, but Celtics' Marcus Smart minces no words on the notorious Cleveland guard

Celtics 'gooning the game up,' says Cavs coach

May 16, 2018 - 1:52 PM

As Cleveland tries to climb out of a 0-2 hole, Tyronn Lue wants his Cavs to match the Celtics' physical game

TOO PHYSICAL. Boston's Marcus Smart and Cleveland's JR Smith get into an altercation in the second half of Game 2. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

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Celtics survive LeBron James' attack to take 2-0 series lead

May 16, 2018 - 11:03 AM

(UPDATED) Boston completes Game 2 comeback despite LeBron James' huge 42-point outburst

LeBron James drops his usual numbers but still can't tow the Cleveland Cavaliers past the Boston Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kings’ Cauley-Stein wishes for a Rockets-Celtics finals

May 15, 2018 - 6:54 PM

The Sacramento Kings center wants to see a 'change of culture' in the 2018 NBA finals

RISING STAR. Willie Cauley-Stein and WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes will be in charge of selecting the 2018 Jr NBA Philippines All-Star team. Photo by Jerrick Reymarc/Rappler

Celtics’ Morris backs up talk on shutting down LeBron, Cavs

May 14, 2018 - 11:18 AM

Boasting he defends LeBron James best, Marcus Morris holds down the NBA superstar to a 5-of-16 shooting

ON THE MONEY. Marcus Morris leads the hustling work as the Celtics deal LeBron James his worst Game 1 playoff loss. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

'I have zero level of concern at this stage,' says LeBron despite Celtics rout of Cavs

May 14, 2018 - 9:48 AM

The 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player notes that Game 1 has always been a 'feel-out game'

CONTAINED. LeBron James admits that the Boston Celtics had a great game plan against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics thwart LeBron James, Cavaliers in Game 1 of East finals

May 14, 2018 - 6:36 AM

Boston clamps down on James and limits the 4-time MVP to his lowest scoring output in this season's playoffs

DEMOLITION. The Boston Celtics limit LeBron James to 15 points to take Game 1 of their Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

IN NUMBERS: Cleveland Cavaliers vs Boston Celtics

May 13, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Here are the key numbers heading into the showdown of top rivals in the NBA Eastern Conference finals

TORONTO, ON - MAY 01: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball in the second half of Game One of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Toronto Raptors during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Air Canada Centre on May 1, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

LOOK: 2018 NBA conference finals schedule, Philippine time

May 12, 2018 - 4:41 PM

The Houston Rockets battle the Golden State Warriors in the Western finals, while the Boston Celtics clash with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern duel

LeBron James 'on a ridiculous run,' says Celtics coach Stevens

May 12, 2018 - 9:48 AM

The 4-time NBA Most Valuable Player vies for an 8th straight NBA Finals stint as Cavs face Celtics

THE KING. LeBron James posts an incredible scoring average of 34.3 points on top of 9.4 rebounds and 9.0 assists in 11 playoff games. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

NBA says refs missed two late calls in Celtics win over Sixers

May 11, 2018 - 11:02 AM

In a report, the league says Sixers star Joel Embiid got fouled and Celtics guard Marcus Smart traveled in separate crucial plays in Game 5

OPTIMISTIC. Despite the early exit, the young Philadelphia Sixers think the team overachieved this season. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Why did Celtics coach Brad Stevens get zero votes as Coach of the Year?

May 10, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Stevens says he wouldn’t have voted for himself as honor goes to Raptors’ Dwane Casey

NO ISSUE. Despite the snub, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens thinks the NBA Coaches Association got it right. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images/AFP

How to stop LeBron? ‘I don’t know,’ says Celtics rookie Tatum

May 10, 2018 - 1:31 PM

Boston's rookie sensation Jayson Tatum says the Celtics hope to figure things out against the Cavaliers

ROOKIE CHALLENGE. Jayson Tatum gets to play his first NBA conference finals as the Celtics advance to face the Cavaliers for the second straight year. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Boston Celtics set NBA East finals duel vs LeBron, Cavs

May 10, 2018 - 10:58 AM

(UPDATED) Fighting off a gritty Sixers squad, the Celtics wrap up the semis series at 4-1

SERIES SEALED. Al Horford and the Boston Celtics celebrate their Game 5 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers avert Celtics sweep

May 08, 2018 - 8:38 AM

(3RD UPDATE) After a heartbreaking overtime loss, Philadelphia rebounds to extend its NBA East semis duel against Boston

HUSTLE. Sixers guard TJ McConnell knocks the ball out of the hands of Celtics center Aron Baynes in Game 4 of the East semis. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics edge Sixers in OT thriller, near NBA playoff sweep

May 06, 2018 - 8:59 AM

(UPDATED) Al Horford comes out huge in the final seconds to lift Boston to a commanding 3-0 series lead

THRILLER. Jayson Tatum tallies 24 points in Boston's thrilling overtime win as the Celtics move within a win of a conference finals berth. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Sixers' Simmons says 'overthinking' led to dismal outing

May 05, 2018 - 10:55 AM

After failing to score a basket in Game 2, the Australian rookie sensation looks to carry Philly back in the series against Boston

PRESSURED. Sixers star Ben Simmons says overthinking led to his worst game of the season. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics nip Sixers for 2-0 lead in Eastern Conference semis

May 04, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Terry Rozier delivers again with a near-triple-double performance of 20 points, 9 assists, and 7 rebounds as 5 other Celtics players finish in double figures

OUTCLASS. The Boston Celtics reassert their mastery on the young Phildelphia 76ers squad. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics grab series opener at home vs Sixers

May 01, 2018 - 10:41 AM

(3RD UPDATE) Al Horford, Jayson Tatum, and Terry Rozier take command early as Boston claims Game 1

ONE DOWN. Boston's Jayson Tatum celebrates after hitting a three-point shot in the Celtics' victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo byMaddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP