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Referee Brian Forte, right, walks away from New Orleans Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy after discussing a call during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in Sacramento, Calif., Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

76ers-Thunder called off as virus concerns still trouble NBA

Jan. 17, 2021 11:16 PM EST

Another NBA game was called off Sunday because of coronavirus concerns, and the Memphis Grizzlies said center Jonas Valanciunas will not play Monday because of the league’s health and safety protocols. The NBA said the Philadelphia at Oklahoma City game, scheduled for Sunday night, could not be played...

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) shoots against New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75. Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after winning five in a...

Boston Celtics guard Jeff Teague goes to the basket against the defense of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and guard Jordan Bone during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics run past Magic 124-97 after week-long hiatus

Jan. 15, 2021 10:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night in their return to action following a virus-related week-long hiatus. Jeff Teague finished with 17 points and rookie Payton...

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Celtics plan to play Friday, another Suns game called by NBA

Jan. 14, 2021 11:14 PM EST

The Boston Celtics expect their unplanned weeklong hiatus because of coronavirus-related issues to end Friday, when they’re scheduled to play host to the Orlando Magic. The Phoenix Suns, however, have a bit more time off coming. The Celtics will be without at least three players Friday, including All-Star...

Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) talks to Jaylen Brown (7), Robert Williams III (44) and Brad Wanamaker, right rear, on the floor during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA basketball Eastern Conference final against the Miami Heat on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Walker taking his time as Celtics look to resume play

Jan. 14, 2021 3:37 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — For now the season debut of Celtics point guard Kemba Walker remains in a holding pattern. The Celtics haven’t played a game in nearly a week thanks to the recent rash of coronavirus cases that continues to cause postponements across the league. Walker would love to provide the team...

Boston Celtics center Robert Williams III (44) dunks the ball over Miami Heat guards Avery Bradley (11) and Andre Iguodala (28) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Heat-Celtics game postponed by NBA due to virus protocols

Jan. 10, 2021 8:47 PM EST

The NBA is continuing its season as planned even after concerns about COVID-19 exposure forced the postponement of Miami’s game at Boston on Sunday, a day where no fewer than 15 players around the league were officially declared unable to play for virus-related reasons. The Celtics had seven of those...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Washington Wizards' Davis Bertans and center Moritz Wagner (21) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

The Latest: Celtics list 7 players unavailable vs Heat

Jan. 10, 2021 4:00 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Boston Celtics listed seven players as unavailable for Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat in accordance with the NBA’s health and safety protocols that were installed to deal with the coronavirus pandemic....

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives against Washington Wizards' Davis Bertans and center Moritz Wagner (21) in the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics would be without Tatum, Brown for coronavirus rules

Jan. 9, 2021 8:34 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics could be without stars Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and a number of other players because of coronavirus safety protocols when they face Miami on Sunday. The Celtics are listing Tatum as doubtful and Brown as questionable for the rematch of the Eastern Conference finals....

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) passes the ball under pressure from Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tatum has 32 to help Celtics hold off Beal, Wizards 116-107

Jan. 8, 2021 11:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 32 points, Jaylen Brown had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics held off Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 116-107 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Beal had 41 points and eight rebounds a game after tying the franchise record with 60 points...

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) drives to the basket as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Pritchard's putback pushes Celtics past Heat, 107-105

Jan. 6, 2021 11:06 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie guard Payton Pritchard wasn't there last season when the Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. He helped Boston get a measure of revenge Wednesday. Pritchard's putback with two-tenths of a second left capped a wild finish, and the Celtics — who...