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Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) reacts to making a shot late in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (AP Photo/AJ Mast)

Celtics clinch playoff spot with 114-111 win over Pacers

Mar. 10, 2020 10:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Marcus Smart’s leaning bank shot in the final minute gave the Celtics the lead after the team blew a 19-point advantage and Boston then held on for a 114-111 victory Tuesday night over the Indiana Pacers to clinch a playoff spot for a sixth consecutive year. Jayson Tatum scored...

Oklahoma City Thunder's Chris Paul (3) passes the ball off against Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis (27) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Schroder's late layup lifts Thunder over Celtics 105-104

Mar. 8, 2020 10:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Until Sunday, the Oklahoma City Thunder hadn't had to worry about figuring out how to play without leading scorer Shai Gilgeous-Alexander. It turns out they do just fine. Dennis Schroder stripped the ball from Kemba Walker and scored on a layup with 8.5 seconds to help the Thunder rally to...

Boston Celtics' Daniel Theis, right, tries to knock the ball away from Utah Jazz's Bojan Bogdanovic during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, March 6, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Mike Conley scores 25 points, Jazz beat Celtics 99-94

Mar. 6, 2020 11:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Conley made six 3-pointers and scored 25 points, Jordan Clarkson added 17and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 99-94 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. Donovan Mitchell added 11 points, and Rudy Gobert had nine points, seven rebounds and three blocks. The Jazz won...

Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) celebrates with center DeAndre Jordan (6) late in overtime of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

LeVert scores 51 points, Nets stun Celtics 129-120 in OT

Mar. 3, 2020 11:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Durant called it a masterpiece. The Celtics called it an unacceptable collapse. The Brooklyn Nets were just happy it ended up as a victory. Caris LeVert scored 37 of his career-high 51 points in the fourth quarter and overtime to help the Nets erase a 21-point, second-half deficit and...

Houston Rockets' Russell Westbrook (0) dunks in front of teammate James Harden (13) during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Westbrook scores 41, Rockets beat Celtics 111-110 in OT

Mar. 1, 2020 12:38 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics managed to shut down the NBA's leading scorer for most of the second half and overtime. Just one problem. “We had a lot of attention on James Harden." Celtics guard Jaylen Brown said, "and we forgot about the other MVP over there.” Russell Westbrook scored 41...

Los Angeles Lakers' LeBron James (23) is defended by Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) and Jayson Tatum during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

LeBron's clutch jumper sends Lakers past Celtics 114-112

Feb. 23, 2020 8:33 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although LeBron James is still relatively new to the Los Angeles Lakers' rivalry with the Boston Celtics, he relishes the chance to participate in the history and passion behind this series. When James had the chance Sunday to make another significant mark in this chapter of NBA history,...

Boston Celtics guard Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Minnesota Timberwolves forward Juancho Hernangomez (41) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Gordon Hayward, Celtics hold off Timberwolves 127-117

Feb. 22, 2020 12:04 AM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Boston's defense looked, well, like it was still on vacation for much of the game. The Celtics still had plenty of firepower on the other end, staying strong out of the All-Star break. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points, Daniel Theis had career highs with 25 points and 16 rebounds and the...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives past Oklahoma City Thunder guard Luguentz Dort (5) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)

Celtics edge Thunder 112-111 for 7th straight win

Feb. 9, 2020 7:40 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With most of their lead gone, the Boston Celtics needed someone to make a stop in the final seconds. As usual, Marcus Smart took it upon himself. Smart o stole the ball from Oklahoma City’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander with 5.8 seconds le,fhelping the Celtics hold on for a 112-111...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) shoots a 3-pointer against Atlanta Hawks forward John Collins (20) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Tatum scores 32, helps Celtics hold off Hawks 112-107

Feb. 7, 2020 11:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — As well as the Celtics have played lately, guard Marcus Smart believes they can play even better. Jayson Tatum had seven 3-pointers and scored 32 points to help Boston sneak out of TD Garden with a 112-107 win over struggling Atlanta on Friday night. But with eight of the Celtics' next nine...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives to the basket against the Orlando Magic during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum's 33 points, late flurry lifts Celtics over Magic

Feb. 5, 2020 11:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — When the Celtics have needed an offensive lift this season, Jayson Tatum has often been the one to pick up the scoring load. He did it again to help Boston fend off a Magic team fighting to stay in playoff contention. Tatum scored 16 of his 33 points in the second half and the Celtics held...