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Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots as he gets between Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Celtics erase big 1st-half deficit, rally past Magic 109-98

Jan. 24, 2020 10:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics were missing a lot of starters. They still had the two they needed: Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward Walker scored 37 points and Hayward added 22 to help the Celtics rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and defeat the Orlando Magic 109-98 on Friday night. Walker...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) pressures Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum scores 23 before injury, Celtics down Grizzlies 119-95

Jan. 22, 2020 11:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics' savior multiple times this season when his teammates have struggled offensively. He did it again to help key Boston's rout of one of the league's hottest teams. Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury as the...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives to the basket past Los Angeles Lakers guard Avery Bradley (11) and forward LeBron James (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Kemba beats LeBron for 1st time, Celtics top LA 139-107

Jan. 20, 2020 11:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker finally beat LeBron James, and he did it by helping the Boston Celtics send the Los Angeles Lakers to their biggest loss of the season. Walker ended a career-long losing streak against James, scoring 20 points to beat him for the first time in 29 tries and lead the Celtics past...

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) celebrates with teammate Kemba Walker in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons, Friday, Dec. 20, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics' guard Walker and forward Brown out against Suns

Jan. 18, 2020 6:14 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics will be without guard Kemba Walker and forward Jaylen Brown for Saturday night’s home game against the Phoenix Suns. Coming off a 40-point effort in a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night, Boston coach Brad Stevens said Walker contacted the team Friday night...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots a three-point asket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics, 128-123

Jan. 17, 2020 1:38 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer dug into his team after Thursday night's win. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 and the Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 despite blowing two separate 20-point leads. “We were up 20 twice and...

Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya dunks over Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sekou Doumbouya scores 24, Pistons down Celtics 116-103

Jan. 15, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Pistons have been playing most of the past month without three starters. They didn't let it stop them from finding a way to get the best of one of the East's top teams. Rookie Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-103...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) outruns Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (31) and forward Daniel Gafford (12) on a drive to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum and Brown lead Celtics to 113-101 win over Bulls

Jan. 13, 2020 11:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn’t hesitate when asked about the team’s chemistry nearly halfway into the season. “It’s a lot of fun when everybody’s contributing. Guys are genuinely happy for one another’s success,” he said after the Boston Celtics coasted...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum goes to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Jayson Tatum scores 41, Celtics cruise past Pelicans 140-105

Jan. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens said giving his team a day off following its worst losing streak of the season felt like the right thing to do. It certainly re-energized Jayson Tatum. The third-year forward made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points as Boston cruised past the...

Book details U of E basketball's rebound after 1977 tragedy

Jan. 11, 2020 4:05 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Like so many, Steve Beaven remembers exactly where he was on the evening of Dec. 13, 1977. He was at a high school basketball game inside Roberts Stadium as a 10-year-old. People in the crowd rumbled about there being a plane crash near the airport, but the game continued like...