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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 …

Celtics can’t break Spurs’ unbeaten streak

Sunday, December 6, 2015

SAN ANTONIO — The San Antonio Spurs relied on experience when little else seemed to work against the Boston Celtics. Manu Ginobili had seven of his 15 points in the final quarter and added a key rebound in …

Thomas, Celtics beat Kings 114-97 in Mexico City

Friday, December 4, 2015

MEXICO CITY — Isaiah Thomas tormented his former team, scoring 21 points and leading the Boston Celtics over the Sacramento Kings 114-97 Thursday night in the NBA’s third regular-season game played in Mexico. The game drew an announced …

Former Celtic Jim Loscutoff dies at age 85

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Jim Loscutoff, a seven time NBA champion who played his entire nine-year career with the Boston Celtics, has died. The team said in a statement that Loscutoff died Tuesday. He was 85. The team did not disclose a cause. He is the only Celtics player …

Avery Bradley gets 25, Celtics snap road slide and top Heat 105-95

Monday, November 30, 2015

MIAMI — Whenever Boston’s lead looked shaky in the final minutes, Avery Bradley had an answer. And just like that, the Celtics’ three-game road slide is over. Bradley scored 25 points and forced a big turnover when he …

Oladipo scores 19 to lift Magic over Celtics, 110-91

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Oladipo’s pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role. Oladipo scored 19 points and had …

Celtics run away from Wizards 111-78

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win over Nets

Saturday, November 21, 2015

BOSTON — Avery Bradley has taken over Isaiah Thomas’ role as instant offense off the bench for the Boston Celtics. Bradley scored 21 points Friday night in a 120-95 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. He has reached double …