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Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons; Lakers trump Jazz

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Bucks improve to 19-3 – tied for best record in the league with the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Dinwiddie paces Nets in win over Celtics as Kyrie looks on

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Kyrie Irving misses his eighth straight game but the Brooklyn Nets make sure to get the job done against his former team, the Boston Celtics

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie drops a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets past Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker leaves game with possible neck injury

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:20 PM

The Boston Celtics announce that Kemba Walker was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms

UNFORTUNATE. Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker rushes to the hospital after displaying concussion symptoms. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers win OT thriller over Celtics in Kawhi-PG show

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George team up for 42 points in their first Clippers game together

Hield hits 35 as Kings snap Celtics' 10-game NBA win streak

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Celtics lose for the first time in almost a month as Buddy Hield sets a personal season-high in points for the Kings

STREAK BUSTERS. Buddy Hield and the Kings stop the Celtics' hot run. Photo from Twitter/@celtics

Celtics adds to Warriors' woes for 10th straight win

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown all breach the 20-point mark for the Celtics, who boast of an NBA-best 10-1 record

CAN'T BE STOPPED. Jaylen Brown and the Celtics extend their hot streak. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Celtics' Hayward to miss 6 weeks with broken hand

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Gordon Hayward is set to sit out of the Celtics' next few matches before the NBA Christmas games

MISSING THE ACTION. Gordon Hayward is set to recover from his left finger injury. File photo

Celtics beat Spurs but lose Hayward to broken left hand

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Amid a stellar start to the season, the Boston Celtics absorb an early blow as star forward Gordon Hayward suffers an injury

NBA fines Celtics' Smart $15K for criticizing refs

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'It just seems like whenever I get the ball and I'm on offense, I can't get a call,' says Marcus Smart on the officiating

HITTING BACK. Marcus Smart expresses his displeasure on the game's officiating knowing that he'll be fined. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics down Hornets in Walker's emotional return to Charlotte

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:14 PM

New Celtics guard Kemba Walker calls it an 'amazing night' as the Hornets give their former star a tribute

MUCH LOVE. Kemba Walker gets a standing ovation from Hornets fans. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

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