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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 …

Mavericks rally from 18 down to beat Celtics, 106-102

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

BOSTON — Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points, Wesley Matthews had 18 and the Dallas Mavericks erased an 18-point, first-half deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-102 on Wednesday night for their fifth straight victory. Zaza Pachulia had 14 …

Kevin McHale fired by Houston Rockets after 4-7 start

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

HOUSTON — Six months ago, Kevin McHale coached the Houston Rockets to the Western Conference finals for the first time in 18 years. There are high expectations for the team again this season behind James Harden and Dwight …

Isiah Thomas and the Celtics make Rockets look inept in Houston

Monday, November 16, 2015

HOUSTON — Isaiah Thomas scored 23 points and the Boston Celtics used a 32-point third quarter to pull away and cruise to a 111-95 win over the slumping Houston Rockets on Monday night. It is the third straight …

Marcus Smart leads Celtics past Thunder 100-85

Sunday, November 15, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY — Marcus Smart scored a career-high 26 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-85 on Sunday night. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points, Avery Bradley had 14 and Jared Sullinger added eight …

Isaiah Thomas scores 23, Celtics beat Hawks 106-93

Friday, November 13, 2015

BOSTON — Boston’s early shooting troubles went away after halftime, while its defense and rebounding never faltered. Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 23 points in the second half and added 10 assists as the Celtics overcame a …

Paul George’s double-double leads Pacers to 102-91 win

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

BOSTON — Paul George has been on a solid run offensively. He takes more pride, though, in what he’s giving his team defensively. George scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Indiana Pacers to 102-91 …

Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics to 99-83 win over Bucks

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Thanks to their defense, the Boston Celtics turned a one-point lead into a rout rather quickly. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points to lead Boston to a 99-83 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday night. …

Celtics end slide with dominating 118-98 win over Wizards

Friday, November 6, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics ran at a pace even the up-tempo Washington Wizards couldn’t match. Jared Sullinger scored 21 points, Isaiah Thomas had 16 points and eight assists and the Celtics ended a three-game losing streak by …

Paul George scores 26 to lead the Pacers past Celtics, 100-98

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — George Hill said the difference during the Pacers’ last two games was obvious. “Playing together more, not just on the offensive end but on the defensive end,” said Hill, who scored 10 points. “We have been …

LaMarcus Aldridge, Spurs hold off Celtics 95-87

Sunday, November 1, 2015

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge is still learning how to play with coach Gregg Popovich’s San Antonio Spurs. Just imagine where he’ll be once he’s comfortable. Aldridge had 24 points and 14 rebounds, Kawhi Leonard added 19 points and …