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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) goes up for the game-winning shot against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5), center Rudy Gobert (27) and forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Celtics won 85-84. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Zeller’s shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOSTON — Brad Stevens didn’t think the first play would work. The second one turned out perfectly. Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. After Boston blew an eight-point lead in the final 2 1/2 minutes, the Celtics called timeout after Gordon Hayward’s fallaway jumper from the right baseline with 1.7 seconds left gave Utah a one-point edge. Marcus Smart was unable to inbounds the ball and had to call timeout. Stevens went back to the drawing board. Smart then made a long inbounds …

LeBron James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past Ray Allen with a layup in the third quarter. He was …

Celtics surrender 26-point lead in loss to NBA-best Warriors

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on Sunday night, and the Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101. Golden State won …

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets 106-98

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BOSTON — The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower. Newcomers Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko and relative newcomer Jae Crowder combined for more than half of the Celtics’ …

Turner’s triple-double erase C’s slow start, tops Knicks

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

BOSTON — The recently reshuffled Boston Celtics hadn’t practiced lately and it showed early in Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks. Midway through the third quarter, the Celtics got in sync and turned a six-point deficit into …

Isaiah Thomas helps Celtics beat Suns in return to Phoenix

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

PHOENIX — Avery Bradley scored 23 points, Isaiah Thomas burned his former team with eight critical points in the last two minutes, and the Boston Celtics held off the Phoenix Suns 115-110 Monday night. Boston made a season-high …

AP source: Celtics acquire Isaiah Thomas in trade with Suns

Thursday, February 19, 2015

PHOENIX — A person with knowledge of details of the transaction says the Phoenix Suns have dealt Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics. The person asked not to be identified because the trade had not been officially announced. Thomas was one of the two members of the Suns’ …

Celtics rally, beat Hawks 89-88 on Evan Turner’s buzzer-beater

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

BOSTON — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to put too much importance on his team’s comeback victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks. “For 47 minutes, 59.8 seconds, we were the losing team,” Stevens said on …

Celts’ comeback falls just short in Milwaukee

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Brandon Knight scored just two of his game-high 26 points in the fourth quarter. He couldn’t have picked a better time for those two points, though. Knight hit a jumper from the top of the key …

Jared Sullinger leads Celtics past 76ers, 107-96

Friday, February 6, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics played terribly for a stretch in the second half. It didn’t matter because they made everything look easy the rest of the time. Jared Sullinger led six Boston players in double figures with …

Benched at start, Jared Sullinger helps Celtics beat Denver at end

Thursday, February 5, 2015

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger sat out the first quarter and then missed his first five shots. By the end, he found his touch. Benched at the start because of lateness, Sullinger made two free throws with 22.8 seconds …

Lineup change helps Celtics beat Knicks, snap 3-game skid

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

NEW YORK — The Boston Celtics changed their starters — and their start. “We came with energy right out of the gate,” guard Marcus Smart said. “That’s what we’ve been lacking.” Avery Bradley scored 26 points, Jared Sullinger …

Hassan Whiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

Sunday, February 1, 2015

BOSTON — Hassan Whiteside scored half of his 20 points during a dominant stretch spanning the third and fourth quarters to help the Miami Heat stave off Boston’s rally and snap a two-game slide with an 83-75 victory …