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Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) shoots against Boston Celtics' Evan Turner (11) and Marcus Smart (36) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, March 3, 2015, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

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 pulled with 4:41 remaining in the period and didn’t return, playing 26 minutes. Kyrie Irving scored 18 points in his return after missing two games with a shoulder injury, and Kevin Love — who played despite missing the morning shoot-around due to illness — added 12 points. The Cavaliers, coming off their …

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’ points and led a 16-point comeback in Boston’s 106-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on …

Retooling with Rajon Rondo, Mavs navigating expected rough waters

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo watched the final minutes of one close loss from the Dallas bench, then threw away an inbound pass trailing by a point in the closing seconds of the next game. The Mavericks knew they …

Kevin Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Martin had not played in more than two months, a fractured wrist forcing him to watch from the bench as his Minnesota Timberwolves plummet to the bottom of the standings. In his first chance to …

Tayshaun Prince helps Celtics edge Jazz 99-90

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which grabbed control …

Celtics fall as Golden State picks up 19th home win

Sunday, January 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than …

Avery Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DENVER — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in a row. The …

Clippers beat Celtics 102-93 for 8th win in 11 games

Monday, January 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers blew most of a 23-point lead and they got away with it against the struggling Boston Celtics. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a …

Derrick Rose’s double-double leads Bulls over Celtics 119-103

Friday, January 16, 2015

BOSTON — After starting their second-half surge inside, the Chicago Bulls went outside to finish off the Boston Celtics. Derrick Rose scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and hit three of Chicago’s seven 3-pointers …

Celtics trade Austin Rivers to dad’s Clippers in 3-team deal

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Austin Rivers has joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history. The Clippers acquired Austin Rivers from the Boston Celtics on Thursday in a …

Hawks beat Celtics 105-91 for 10th straight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Atlanta Hawks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and have won 10 straight for the first time in 17 years. Life is so good for the Hawks, they even have the depth to …

Nuggets acquire Jameer Nelson from Celtics for Nate Robinson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ‘10-11. He averaged 5.8 …