Horford booed in Atlanta return

Jan 14, 2017

Horford booed in Atlanta return

Al Horford was caught by surprise Friday night. Returning with a new team to Philips Arena, the former Hawks center quickly realized that he’s no longer a fan favorite. He heard plenty of cheers, too, but the boos were tough to accept. “They weren’t ...

Celtics' Thomas torches Wizards in pivotal fourth quarter

Jan 12, 2017

Celtics' Thomas torches Wizards in pivotal fourth quarter

Isaiah Thomas was good for three quarters and nearly unstoppable in the fourth. Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the final period and the Boston Celtics pulled away late for a 117-108 win over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. The Celtics ...

DeRozan rallies Raptors to victory

Jan 11, 2017

DeRozan rallies Raptors to victory

Faced with the possibility of their longest losing streak in over a year, DeMar DeRozan and the Toronto Raptors finally hit their stride. DeRozan had a season-high 41 points and Toronto overcame a late 16-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 114-106 on Tuesday ...

Thomas gets teammates involved in victory over Jazz

Jan 4, 2017

Thomas gets teammates involved in victory over Jazz

Isaiah Thomas keeps setting personal bests, and the Boston Celtics keep winning games. Thomas had 29 points and a career-high 15 assists for Boston, which made 17 3-pointers for the second straight game while defeating the Utah Jazz 115-104 on Tuesday night. Thomas was ...

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

Dec 30, 2016

Cavaliers fend off late rally by Celtics

LeBron James accepted “Happy Birthday” wishes as he walked out of Cleveland’s locker room. He was in no mood to party after his final game as a 31-year-old. “I was horrible,” he said. Kyrie Irving scored 32 points and made two critical layups before ...

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 ...