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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) passes from under the basket as Miami Heat guard Gerald Green (14) defends in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)

Avery Bradley gets 25, Celtics snap road slide and top Heat 105-95

Monday, November 30, 2015

MIAMI — Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer. And just like that, the Celtics’ three-game road slide is over. Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he knocked away a pass by Dwyane Wade with a minute remaining, Jared Sullinger had 17 points and the Celtics put all five …

Oladipo scores 19 to lift Magic over Celtics, 110-91

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Oladipo’s pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role. Oladipo scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and six assists in his third game as a reserve to help the …

Celtics run away from Wizards 111-78

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday. “From the beginning of the …

Celtics rally to drop 76ers to 0-16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Philadelphia 76ers found a way to tie the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports history. Blowing a late five-point lead in an 84-80 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, the 76ers tumbled to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …