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Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger, right, has his shot blocked by Atlanta Hawks' Al Horford during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Millsap, Teague pace Hawks to 121-97 win over Boston

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ATLANTA — Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Jeff Teague added 16 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 121-97 on Tuesday night. Atlanta had dropped four of five and was coming off a loss Saturday at Cleveland in which coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected and subsequently fined $25,000 for bumping into referee Ben Taylor. The Hawks essentially put the game out of reach with an 18-3 run that made it 100-80 with 6:20 remaining on Teague’s three-point play. Avery Bradley had 15 of his 25 points in the first half for Boston, which has dropped three of four. Isaiah Thomas scored 14 points as …

Nets hold off Celtics 111-101 for home-and-home split

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets were embarrassed and angry, and two nights later were 35 points better. Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Nets beat the Boston Celtics 111-101 on Sunday for a split of a …

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win over Nets

Saturday, November 21, 2015

BOSTON — Avery Bradley has taken over Isaiah Thomas’ role as instant offense off the bench for the Boston Celtics. Bradley scored 21 points Friday night in a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He has reached double figures in all four games since coming back from a calf injury, and it was …

Mavericks rally from 18 down to beat Celtics, 106-102

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Wesley Matthews had 18 and the Dallas Mavericks erased an 18-point, first-half deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-102 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory. Zaza Pachulia had 14 …

Kevin McHale fired by Houston Rockets after 4-7 start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Six months ago, Kevin McHale coached the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years. There are high expectations for the team again this season behind James Harden and Dwight …

Isiah Thomas and the Celtics make Rockets look inept in Houston

Monday, November 16, 2015

HOUSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 111-95 win over the slumping Houston Rockets on Monday night. It is the third straight …

Marcus Smart leads Celtics past Thunder 100-85

Sunday, November 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Marcus Smart scored a career-high 26 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-85 on Sunday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points, Avery Bradley had 14 and Jared Sullinger added eight …

Isaiah Thomas scores 23, Celtics beat Hawks 106-93

Friday, November 13, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s early shooting troubles went away after halftime, while its defense and rebounding never faltered. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics overcame a …

Paul George’s double-double leads Pacers to 102-91 win

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BOSTON — Paul George has been on a solid run offensively. He takes more pride, though, in what he’s giving his team defensively. George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 …

Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics to 99-83 win over Bucks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thanks to their defense, the Boston Celtics turned a one-point lead into a rout rather quickly. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points to lead Boston to a 99-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. …

Celtics end slide with dominating 118-98 win over Wizards

Friday, November 6, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics ran at a pace even the up-tempo Washington Wizards couldn’t match. Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, Isaiah Thomas had 16 points and eight assists and the Celtics ended a three-game losing streak by …

Paul George scores 26 to lead the Pacers past Celtics, 100-98

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — George Hill said the difference during the Pacers’ last two games was obvious. “Playing together more, not just on the offensive end but on the defensive end,” said Hill, who scored 10 points. “We have been …

LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs hold off Celtics 95-87

Sunday, November 1, 2015

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge is still learning how to play with coach Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs. Just imagine where he’ll be once he’s comfortable. Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and …