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Kemba Walker joins Celtics as Kyrie Irving leaves

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Coming off one of the best seasons of his career with the Hornets, Kemba Walker will fill the void left by Kyrie Irving, who is headed to the Nets

CARDIAC KEMBA. Kemba Walker starts a new era for the Boston Celtics. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks boot out Celtics, book first conference finals berth

May 09, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The Bucks pounce on the Celtics to take the series at 4-1 and clinch their first NBA Eastern Conference finals berth in 18 years

After absorbing a shock Game 1 loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks drub the Celtics in the next 4 games. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks take commanding 3-1 lead over Celtics

May 07, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks move within a win of advancing to the NBA Eastern Conference finals

BIG BUCKS. George Hill (left) and Giannis Antetokounmpo deliver the goods for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 05, 2019 - 1:44 AM

The Trail Blazers pull out a 4OT win against the Nuggets in the longest NBA playoff game since 1953 as the Bucks also go up 2-1 versus the Celtics

BIG BUCKETS. Rodney Hood (right) comes through the clutch for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets that also go all out behind Nikola Jokic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Bucks power past Celtics for 2-1 series lead

May 04, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo flirts with a triple-double as the top-seeded Bucks trip the Celtics on the road

UPPER HAND. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks regain homecourt advantage.  Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics president Danny Ainge suffers mild heart attack

May 03, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The former Boston player is expected to make full recovery after suffering a heart attack on the same night the Celtics lost to the Bucks in Game 2

BACK SOON. Danny Ainge is expected to be back at the Celtics sideline in Game 3. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks shred Celtics to level series

May 01, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The Bucks even it all up against the Celtics behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton

NO LETUP. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum fight for the loose ball in the game Milwaukee dominated virtually all the way. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics baffle Bucks to draw first blood in playoff series

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:01 AM

Kyrie Irving and Al Horford deliver as Boston shuts down Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Eastern Conference semifinals opener

EAST JUGGERNAUTS. Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics issued a statement against the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Celtics icon John Havlicek dies at 79

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:51 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says John Havlicek starred in some of the 'most iconic moments' in league history

LEGEND. John Havlicek spent all 16 seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics. Photo by Mike Lawrie / Getty Images North America/AFP

Celtics sweep Pacers out of NBA playoffs

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The Celtics capture their first best-of-seven series sweep since 2011

SWEEP. Gordon Hayward powers the Boston Celtics to their first playoff sweep since 2011. Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics push Pacers to elimination brink

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The Boston Celtics take a 3-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers to move within a win of the conference semifinals

LOCKED IN. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics inch closer to a first-round sweep of the Pacers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving: 'Anything can happen on the road'

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Celtics go up 2-0 against the Pacers but the Boston star warns his teammates as the series heads to Indiana

Irving, Tatum fuel Celtics comeback over Pacers

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Boston rallies from a double-digit deficit against Indiana to grab a 2-0 series lead

ON TOP. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics go on the road with a two-game cushion. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving dazzles as Celtics thwart Pacers in Game 1

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:02 AM

Missing the Celtics' run to the East Finals last year, the All-Star guard makes up for lost time with impressive numbers across the board

MORE TO COME. Kyrie Irving wins his first playoff game with the Boston Celtics. Photo from

Celtics blow out Pacers for 4th seed, homecourt edge

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Boston gains the upper hand as the Celtics and Pacers stay in line for a postseason showdown

ADVANTAGE. Gordon Hayward and the Celtics snap out of a tie with the Pacers. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hayward shines as Celtics hand Heat damaging defeat

Apr 04, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The results leave 4 East teams – Detroit, Brooklyn, Orlando and Miami – fighting for the last 3 playoff berths

FINAL PUSH. Playoff-bound Boston gets a big lift from Gordon Hayward in the Celtics’ bid to secure a top 4 spot. Photo from NBA Twitter

WATCH: Top 3 NBA plays

Mar 31, 2019 - 9:55 AM

Boston’s Kyrie Irving and Golden State’s Steph Curry knock in some ridiculous buckets

BIG BUCKETS. Steph Curry comes through the clutch anew but the game didn’t exactly go the Warriors’ way. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving hits game-winner as Celtics escape Pacers

Mar 30, 2019 - 11:22 AM

The Celtics superstar buries a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left to cap a stellar 30-point performance

GAME HERO. Kyrie Irving powers the Celtics to a crucial victory over their likely playoff nemesis. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics ban fan for 2 years over verbal attack on Cousins

Mar 30, 2019 - 9:38 AM

Just weeks after Jazz banned a fan for life, the Celtics also take action against a fan who hurled racial slurs at Warriors star DeMarcus Cousins

FAN CONDUCT. DeMarcus Cousins alerts the Boston Celtics that a fan had used offensive language towards the Golden State Warriors bench. Photo from NBA

Clippers, Celtics clinch playoff berths

Mar 27, 2019 - 2:24 PM

The streaking Clippers and Celtics cement their spots in the playoffs after turning back separate foes

LOCKED. Jayson Tatum and the Celtics advance after picking up their 44th win. Photo from NBA Twitter

Hornets, Hawks shock heavyweights

Mar 24, 2019 - 3:05 PM

The Hornets stage a 30-5 closeout to stun the Celtics while the Hawks escape the Sixers on rookie Trae Young's game-winner

GAME HERO. Rookie Trae Young caps a 32-point performance with a game-winning floater. Photo from NBA Twitter

NBA fines Boston's Smart $50,000 for shoving Embiid

Mar 22, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Celtics guard Marcus Smart gets slapped with a hefty fine for the third time this season

REPEAT OFFENDER. Marcus Smart figures in another altercation, this time with Sixers star Joel Embiid. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Butler, Embiid star as Sixers rattle Celtics

Mar 21, 2019 - 11:27 AM

The Sixers stage a huge rally to seal their first win of the season against the Celtics

CLUTCH. Jimmy Butler (center) comes through the clutch as Joel Embiid (left) and JJ Redick also deliver the numbers for the Sixers.  Mitchell Leff/Getty Images/AFP

Spurs roll on at Warriors' expense as Nuggets clinch playoff spot

Mar 19, 2019 - 1:14 PM

The Spurs win their 11th consecutive home game and improve to 42-29 in the season

WINNING STREAK. The San Antonio Spurs continue their dominant winning streak at home. Photo from San Antonio Spurs Twitter

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

Mar 17, 2019 - 6:56 PM

The Warriors claim the first playoff berth in the NBA Western Conference

LOCKED IN. The defending champion Warriors secure a playoff berth for the seventh straight season. Photo from Golden State Warriors Twitter

Kyrie Irving flirts with triple-double as Celtics stop Hawks

Mar 17, 2019 - 1:52 PM

After a rough stretch, the Celtics streak to their sixth win in 8 games

FOILED COMEBACK. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics halt Trae Young and the Hawks' late rally. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving fires 30 as Celtics playoff push gains traction

Mar 10, 2019 - 2:48 PM

Kyrie Irving and the Celtics overcome the 80th career triple-double of Lakers superstar LeBron James

TOP LEVEL. Kyrie Irving says the Celtics’ high level of play should start with him. Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics deal Warriors worst home loss under Kerr

Mar 06, 2019 - 3:04 PM

After slumping to a 1-5 record since the NBA All-Star Game, the Celtics bounce back big with a 33-point rout of the Warriors

CLICKING. Kyrie Irving says the struggling Celtics put emphasis ‘on being together.’ Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Harden powers Rockets over struggling Celtics

Mar 04, 2019 - 11:18 AM

'The Beard' puts up his 24th 40-point performance as Houston claims its fifth straight win

MAIN MAN. James Harden continues to be the driving force for the Houston Rockets. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Raptors maul sorry Celtics

Feb 27, 2019 - 3:55 PM

'I'm sure we're going to figure it out. But right now it's slower than expected,' says coach Brad Stevens after his Celtics absorb a 23-point whipping against the Raptors

BIG WIN. Kawhi Leonard and the Raptors stay within striking distance of the league-leading Bucks. Photo from Toronto Raptors Twitter

Middleton hits clutch triple to lift Bucks over Celtics

Feb 22, 2019 - 3:49 PM

Khris Middleton and Giannis Antetokounmpo take charge as the Bucks escape the Celtics to improve to a league-best 44-14 record

GAME-WINNER. Khris Middleton leads the Bucks to a one-point escape over the Celtics. Photo from NBA Twitter

Anthony Davis says Celtics among NBA clubs he'd gladly join

Feb 17, 2019 - 4:51 PM

The Pelicans star has been the talk of the NBA since confirming he won't sign a new long-term deal with New Orleans

NO WORRIES. Anthony Davis says the trade controversy hasn’t taken a toll on him. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

‘I’m an idiot,’ says Embiid after Sixers’ loss to Celtics

Feb 13, 2019 - 3:53 PM

Gordon Hayward knocks in 6 three-pointers to lead the Celtics past the Sixers in a battle between Eastern Conference rivals

TAKE CHARGE. Gordon Hayward (right) and Jayson Tatum take over as the Celtics get the better of the Sixers anew. Photo from Gordon Hayward Twitter

Irving listed day-to-day by NBA Celtics with knee strain

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Boston will certainly miss the 26-year-old guard, who is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds

Celtics blow big lead vs another LA squad as Kyrie exits

Feb 10, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The new-look Clippers pull off the biggest regular-season comeback in their franchise history as the Celtics implode minus Kyrie Irving

TEAM EFFORT. Eight Clippers players finish in double figures. Photo from NBA Twitter

Lakers prevail as Rondo hits game-winner vs ex-team Celtics

Feb 08, 2019 - 12:19 PM

Los Angeles bounces back from its 42-point drubbing from Indiana thanks to the nifty playmaker's heroics

CLUTCH. Rajon Rondo steers the Lakers back on the winning track. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Irving, Celtics snap Thunder NBA win streak

Feb 04, 2019 - 12:08 PM

Boston ties Philadelphia at 3rd place in the Eastern Conference behind Irving's double-double

HALTED. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics end the Oklahoma City Thunder's seven-game winning streak. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)

Kyrie Irving scores 23 in front of admiring Knicks fans

Feb 02, 2019 - 2:14 PM

'It's nothing but a distraction at this point,' says Irving as Knicks fans chant 'We want Kyrie!'

APPRECIATIVE. Kyrie Irving says he appreciates the support from New York fans but remains focused on the Celtics’ campaign.  Photo from Boston Celtics Twitter

Kyrie Irving softens stance on Celtics stay

Feb 02, 2019 - 10:08 AM

The Boston superstar, who can opt out of the last year of his contract, says the Celtics remain 'at the head of the race' for his services

FOCUSED. Kyrie Irving says winning a championship for Boston is still his main goal. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Brown drops 24 as Celtics hammer Hornets

Jan 31, 2019 - 1:59 PM

Playing minus Kyrie Irving, the Boston Celtics avenge their upset loss to the Hornets last November

STEPPING UP. Jaylen Brown posts a double-double to lift the Celtics. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Warriors outlast Celtics in thriller for 10th straight win

Jan 27, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Kevin Durant drops 33 points as the Warriors slip past the Celtics in a match featuring 21 lead changes

NBA fines Marcus Smart after Bembry altercation

Jan 22, 2019 - 9:47 AM

Boston's Marcus Smart aggressively pursues Atlanta's DeAndre Bembry to escalate physical altercation after his ejection

BAD TEMPER. Marcus Smart fuels another potential melee this time with Atlanta's DeAndre Bembry. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving's 38 points propel Celtics past Grizzlies

Jan 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM

Kyrie Irving continues to show his leadership on the court

FLOOR GENERAL. Kyrie Irving averages 32.5 points on a 62.5% shooting in his last two games. Photo from NBA

Kyrie apologizes to LeBron for behavior as Cavs teammate

Jan 17, 2019 - 6:31 PM

Celtics star Kyrie Irving admits he has now gained perspective on what it's like to be a leader

NEW OUTLOOK. Kyrie Irving looks for a fresh start as the Celtics snap a three-game skid against the league-leading Raptors. Photo from NBA Twitter

Nets hand Celtics 3rd straight loss

Jan 15, 2019 - 11:12 AM

D'Angelo Russell catches fires for 34 points as Brooklyn adds to the woes of a Boston team touted as heavy favorites in the Eastern Conference

PLAYOFF CONTENDER. D'Angelo Russell and the Brooklyn Nets remain in the playoff race. Photo from Twitter (@BrooklynNets)

Wade powers Heat to blowout win over Celtics

Jan 11, 2019 - 1:02 PM

Playing his final NBA season, Dwyane Wade turns back the clock against the Celtics

ON FIRE. Dwyane Wade shoots 8-of-12 from the floor for a 19-point finish. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

Wizards extend winning streak over Sixers at home

Jan 10, 2019 - 3:16 PM

The Philadelphia Sixers drop their ninth straight game in Washington, a skid dating back to November 2013

TAKE CHARGE. Washington’s Bradley Beal drops 14 points in a fourth-quarter stretcher to finish with 34 points. Photo from Washington Wizards Twitter

Red-hot Hayward powers Celtics past Mavericks

Jan 05, 2019 - 2:37 PM

Boston star Gordon Hayward flirts with a triple-double against the Mavs just two days after firing a season-high 35 points

EASY WIN. Gordon Hayward and the Celtics cruise past the Mavs even minus the injured Kyrie Irving. Photo from NBA Twitter

Undermanned Sixers hold off Suns, Celtics pounce on T'wolves

Jan 03, 2019 - 5:11 PM

Joel Embiid caps a 42-point display with a Sixers win as the Celtics also score behind Gordon Hayward's 35 points

HOT START. Joel Embiid unleashes 30 of his 42 points in the 1st half. Photo from NBA Twitter

Warriors scorch Suns, Spurs roll past Celtics

Jan 01, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The defending champion Warriors and the Spurs close out 2018 with huge victories

ONE-SIDED. Steph Curry and the Warriors easily ward off De’Anthony Melton and the Suns in the last NBA game of 2018. Photo from NBA Twitter