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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley shoots the game-winning three point shot as Cleveland Cavaliers' Iman Shumpert, right, watches in the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 5, 2016, in Cleveland. The Celtics won 104-103. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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’ eighth win in nine games. “I knew it was there,” said Bradley, who had to regain his dribble before launching the winner. “It’s a great feeling. I lost the ball for a second and I didn’t even think I had enough time to get the shot off — but I did.” After …

Thomas scores 17 as Celtics stave off Pistons’ rally, 102-95

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

BOSTON — As one of the NBA’s top defensive teams this season, the Celtics have inevitably found themselves with some big leads. They’re still mastering how to play with those cushions. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and seven assists to help Boston hold off the Detroit Pistons 102-95 on Wednesday night. Detroit fell …

Celtics wear down Knicks for 97-89 victory

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

NEW YORK — The Celtics toughened up their defense and were simply too tough for the Knicks. Isaiah Thomas had 20 points and eight assists, and Boston wore down New York in a 97-89 victory on Tuesday night. Jae Crowder and Tyler Zeller each added 16 points, while reserves Evan Turner and Kelly …

Jerebko hits key jumper as Celtics beat Pistons 99-93 Saturday

Sunday, December 27, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Jonas Jerebko enjoyed his time with the Detroit Piston and has no hard feelings about being traded away last season. Thus far, the feeling is mutual — he has been cheered on each …

Olynyk scores 20 as Celtics hold off Hornets, win

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens has been preaching balance to his players this season. The lessons are finally sinking in, as Kelly Olynyk scored 20 points and the Celtics held off a fourth-quarter rally for …

Kelly Olynyk leads Boston over Minnesota 113-99

Monday, December 21, 2015

BOSTON — The fans showered former Celtic Kevin Garnett with chants, and Boston rained key 3-pointers on the Minnesota Timberwolves. Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points, Jae Crowder had 18 and the Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-99 on …

Millsap scores 15 in 4th quarter, Hawks rally past Celtics

Friday, December 18, 2015

BOSTON — After struggling to hit outside shots for three quarters, the Atlanta Hawks went inside and stayed there. Paul Millsap scored 15 of his 20 points in the fourth period and Al Horford finished with 21 points …

Caldwell-Pope scores 31 points, Pistons beat Celtics 119-116

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope’s jump shot has been the biggest hole in the Pistons starting lineup this season. It seems to be coming around, though. Caldwell-Pope scored a career-high 31 points and the Detroit Pistons …

LeBron James (24 points) leads Cavaliers to 89-77 win over Celtics

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

BOSTON — No apologies. No retaliation. Just another Cleveland victory. LeBron James scored 24 points and Kevin Love returned to Boston to score 20 with eight rebounds on Tuesday night, helping the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 89-77 in …

Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas help Celtics bounce back against Hornets

Sunday, December 13, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Boston Celtics easily could have mailed it in Saturday night after losing a grueling double-overtime game to Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors the night before. But that’s not Boston’s style. Instead, the …

Curry, Warriors beat Boston 124-119 in 2OT, improve to 24-0

Saturday, December 12, 2015

BOSTON — The Golden State Warriors needed two overtimes to remain perfect on a very imperfect night from the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player. Stephen Curry scored 38 points despite his worst shooting performance of the season, adding …

Isaiah Thomas carries Boston to 105-100 win over Chicago

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics didn’t get caught up in the hype surrounding their next game. They focused on the Chicago Bulls. Isaiah Thomas scored nine of his 20 points in the final three minutes to lead the …

Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics past struggling Pelicans 111-93

Monday, December 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS — Isaiah Thomas didn’t try to do more than the Boston Celtics needed him to against the New Orleans Pelicans, even though it looked as though the prolific point guard could have had a much bigger …