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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’ …

Matt Vautour: Gazing into the 2016 crystal ball

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Crystal ball time. Predictions for 2016 that can’t possibly miss. Alabama beats Oklahoma in the College Football Championship — The Sooners will lose in the finals of football and men’s basketball. The Winter Classic is disappointing — Outdoor …

Isaiah Thomas scores 21, leads Celtics past Knicks, 100-91

Sunday, December 27, 2015

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas took off for the basket, just what the Boston Celtics needed with the game tightening up. Thomas had consecutive key baskets and finished with 21 points, Evan Turner scored 19 and the Celtics won …

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 …