Reserves give Spurs a big lift against Celtics

Nov 26, 2016

Reserves give Spurs a big lift against Celtics

The trade that brought Kawhi Leonard to San Antonio was already a success for the Spurs, even before throw-in Davis Bertans began contributing. The Latvian rookie set a career high in scoring for the second straight game, pitching in 15 of the Spurs’ 56 ...

Celtics react fastest to sink Pistons

Nov 20, 2016

Celtics react fastest to sink Pistons

Al Horford got the winning basket, though it was Marcus Smart who made the biggest play. With the game tied at 92, Jae Crowder missed a go-ahead 3-pointer, but Smart came from the corner to tip the ball back at the basket. His shot ...

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

Jul 3, 2016

Mavericks setting sights on Barnes

The Mavericks have informed representatives of Golden State’s Harrison Barnes that they intend to sign the restricted free agent to an offer sheet for a four-year, $95 million contract, two people with knowledge of Dallas’ plans said Saturday. The people spoke to AP about ...

Jun 2, 2016

Celtics hand Ainge, Stevens extended deals

Establishing continuity has always been at the core of the Boston Celtics’ 17 NBA championships. The Celtics hope their latest moves in that regard will be a step toward reaching No. 18. The team announced Wednesday that it has extended the contracts of coach ...

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

Apr 29, 2016

Hawks put away Celtics with Game 6 win

The Atlanta Hawks had their best regular season in franchise history spoiled last year by a dismal showing against Cleveland in the Eastern Conference finals. They will get another shot at the Cavs in the second round of this year’s NBA playoffs. Paul Millsap ...

Celtics revive hopes against Hawks

Apr 23, 2016

Celtics revive hopes against Hawks

On the heels of slow starts and lackluster offensive efforts in their first two playoff games, the Celtics knew they would need to play like a desperate bunch in their Game 3 matchup with the Hawks. Boston did, and Isaiah Thomas delivered a career-high ...

Celtics halt Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak

Apr 2, 2016

Celtics halt Warriors' record 54-game home winning streak

Everybody expected Stephen Curry to make the 3 from way out with the clock winding down, just as he always does. Instead, this time Curry missed a long 3-pointer to tie it with 5.3 seconds left and the Golden State Warriors suffered their first ...

Celtics continue winning ways against Kings

Feb 8, 2016

Celtics continue winning ways against Kings

The Boston Celtics enjoyed a season-high scoring day to keep their current winning stretch rolling along. Avery Bradley scored 25 points, Isiah Thomas had 22 and the Celtics held off the Kings 128-119 on Sunday for their ninth victory in 10 games. “Whenever you ...

Bradley lifts Celtics with last-second 3

Feb 6, 2016

Bradley lifts Celtics with last-second 3

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 ...

Bulls run past Celtics to sixth straight victory

Jan 8, 2016

Bulls run past Celtics to sixth straight victory

Pau Gasol was so in tune he gave a performance even one of the greatest tenors could appreciate. Gasol had 17 points and 18 rebounds with Placido Domingo looking on, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 101-92 on Thursday night for their ...