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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...

Charlotte Hornets' Devonte' Graham, center, drives between Minnesota Timberwolves' Naz Reid, left, and another defender during the second half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Hornets' Graham emerging as Most Improved Player candidate

Feb. 19, 2020 10:58 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Devonte Graham had mixed emotions when Kemba Walker left for the Boston Celtics. Walker had become his mentor on the court last year and a close friend off it, regularly inviting Graham over to his house for a meal cooked by his personal chef. Walker would let the rookie swim in his...

LeBron James, of the Los Angeles Lakers, talks with the media during the NBA All-Star basketball game media day, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/David Banks)

Bryant casts shadow as NBA's best meet in All-Star Game

Feb. 15, 2020 7:56 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Kobe Bryant always seemed to be in top form when he stepped onto the court for the NBA All-Star Game. The league's current best will try to match his effort when Team LeBron and Team Giannis meet on Sunday. The All-Star festivities returned to Chicago for the first time since 1988 when...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) celebrates after his basket in the second overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tatum scores 39, Celtics hold off Clippers 141-133 in 2OT

Feb. 14, 2020 10:29 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn't want to smile. But sometimes the moment calls for it. The Celtics were trailing 124-123 in the final minute of overtime in their back-and-forth slugfest with the Clippers and Tatum found himself defended by Landry Shamet and Montrezl Harrell. Tatum hesitated, sidestepped...

Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) drives toward the basket as Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Harden, Westbrook help Rockets beat Celtics 116-105

Feb. 12, 2020 1:26 AM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — After James Harden and Russell Westbrook combined for 78 points Tuesday night, Harden was asked just how dangerous this combination can be when it gets rolling. “It's pretty scary," Harden said. Harden scored 42 points, Westbrook had 36 and Houston snapped Boston's seven-game win...

LeBron James among 44 US Olympic basketball team finalists

Feb. 11, 2020 2:30 AM EST

LeBron James is considering a return to the Olympics. James — a two-time gold medalist and three-time Olympian — was among 44 players announced by USA Basketball on Monday as finalists for the team that will play in the Tokyo Games this summer. James played in 2004, 2008 and 2012, helping the U.S....

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...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo reacts as he dunks during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 112-101. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo shines as Bucks defeat 76ers 112-101

Feb. 7, 2020 12:21 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo believes the Milwaukee Bucks did the right thing by standing pat at the trade deadline. The reigning league MVP and his teammates kept rolling Thursday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points and 20 rebounds in a 112-101 victory over the struggling Philadelphia 76ers....

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James I swarmed by teammates after making several 3-point shots in a row during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

LeBron, Giannis choose their teams for the All-Star Game

Feb. 6, 2020 7:53 PM EST

Anthony Davis is LeBron James’ teammate in Los Angeles, and they’ll be teammates at the All-Star Game in Chicago as well. James took his fellow Lakers All-Star with the No. 1 overall pick of the Feb. 16 game’s draft on Thursday, as he matched wits with fellow captain Giannis Antetokounmpo of...

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...