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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas, right, knocks away a pass to Los Angeles Clippers forward Paul Pierce during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics rally late, overtake Clippers in overtime 139-134

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

BOSTON — The way the Boston Celtics are scoring right now, they may want to try bottling a little of it before they leave for the All-Star break. Whatever it is, it has the Celtics looking like a probable playoff team heading into the second half of the season. Isaiah Thomas had 36 points and 11 assists, including a fade …

Khris Middleton’s free throw lifts Bucks over Celtics 112-111

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

MILWAUKEE — Khris Middleton made one of two free throws with 0.6 seconds left and the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 112-111 in improbable fashion on Tuesday night. Middleton drew a foul on Avery Bradley to get to the line. Boston had tied the game when Kelly Olynyk made two free throws …

Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at horn gives Celtics 104-103 win

Friday, February 5, 2016

CLEVELAND — Once he got control of the ball and let his shot fly, Avery Bradley prepared to get mobbed. The Celtics had pulled off the improbable. Bradley made a 3-pointer from the corner at the horn to give Boston a stunning 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday night, the Celtics’ …

Jae Crowder’s layup lifts Celtics to 119-117 win over Wizards

Saturday, January 16, 2016

WASHINGTON — Jae Crowder scored on a go-ahead layup with 3.9 seconds left off a pass from Marcus Smart and the Boston Celtics outlasted the Washington Wizards for a 119-117 victory on Saturday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 32 …

Thomas, Smart lead Celtics past Suns, 117-103

Friday, January 15, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas said he didn’t have Boston’s game against Phoenix circled on his calendar. He certainly played like he did. Thomas scored 19 points against his former team, Marcus Smart had his first career triple-double and …

Isaiah Thomas, Celtics snap 4-game skid with 103-94 win over Pacers

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 28 points, Jae Crowder matched his career high with 25 and the Boston Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak with a 103-94 win over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. Amir Johnson had …

Knicks hold off Celtics after Anthony sprains ankle

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NEW YORK — Kristaps Porzingis scored 26 points, Arron Afflalo had 20 of his 24 in the second half, and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics 120-114 on Tuesday night. Jerian Grant scored 10 of his …

Zach Randolp, Grizzlies grind out win over Celtics

Sunday, January 10, 2016

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Zach Randolph had 25 points and 13 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies overcame a 21-point deficit in the second half to defeat the Boston Celtics 101-98 on Sunday. Isaiah Thomas, who led the Celtics with …

Gasol, Rose lead way as Bulls beat Celtics 101-92

Thursday, January 7, 2016

CHICAGO — Pau Gasol had 17 points and 18 rebounds, Derrick Rose scored 18 points, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 101-92 on Thursday night for their sixth straight victory. Jimmy Butler added 19 points and …

Reggie Jackson’s 24 points lead Pistons past Celtics, 99-94

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

BOSTON — Reggie Jackson’s sparkling play in the fourth quarter carried the Detroit Pistons to their latest strong finish. The 6-foot-3 point guard, who shined for three seasons at Boston College before turning pro in 2011, scored nine …

Jae Crowder’s career-high 25 lead Celtics over Nets, 103-94

Monday, January 4, 2016

NEW YORK — Jae Crowder could tell right from the tip that the Boston Celtics were focused. They were also winners again, thanks to his big finish. Crowder scored a career-high 25 points with a strong start and …

Brooke Lopez has 30 points and 13 rebounds as Nets hold off Celtics

Saturday, January 2, 2016

BOSTON — Brook Lopez’s size was too much for Boston’s smaller lineup. The 7-footer scored a season-high 30 points and grabbed 13 rebounds, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 100-97 victory over the Celtics on Saturday. “I did …

Kobe Bryant’s double-double carries Lakers past Celtics, 112-104

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

BOSTON — Mark Kobe Bryant down for one more win on the parquet floor in Boston. Bryant had 15 points and 11 rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Celtics 112-104 on Wednesday night. Bryant played 33 …