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Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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 their 26th straight loss and 16th in a row to start the season. Philadelphia tied the major U.S. professional sports futility mark …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Raptors roll over Celtics 113-103

Friday, October 30, 2015

BOSTON — Strong defense helped Toronto weather an ugly first half. Then the Raptors dominated the second. DeMar DeRozan scored 23 points and Terrence Ross had 13 of his 21 in the fourth quarter as the Raptors took …

Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics to 112-95 season-opening win over 76ers

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens talked before the game that he needed be flexible and rely on the team’s depth when choosing a lineup. The bench players seemed to be paying attention. Reserve point guard Isaiah Thomas …

NBA Eastern Conference preview: Cavs still the ones to catch

Friday, October 23, 2015

It’s become an annual tradition: LeBron James enters a season with tons of expectations on his shoulders, challengers coming at him from all sides, then somehow finds his way back to the NBA Finals. When James was in …

Williams leads unbeaten Knicks past Celtics, 101-95

Friday, October 16, 2015

NEW YORK — Derrick Williams scored 19 points in another strong performance and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 101-95 on Friday night to remain unbeaten in the preseason. The No. 2 overall pick of the …

Celtics back on their way up, but how far?

Friday, October 16, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics didn’t drop far enough into the NBA draft lottery to land a franchise player to build their next championship team around. Instead, they are climbing back up through the standings behind coach …

Celtics beat Nets in their 1st US preseason game

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW YORK — Amir Johnson scored 19 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 109-105 on Wednesday night. Evan Turner finished with 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds …

Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MADRID — Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night. Two days after a 33-point victory over Italy’s Olimpia Milano, the Celtics …

David Lee says Celtics and champion Warriors have plenty in common

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MADRID — Forward David Lee has played only one game since joining the Boston Celtics and is already seeing some positive similarities with his former team, the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The two-time All-Star reckons the Celtics …

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MILAN — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games. Isaiah Thomas led …