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Celtics draft young scorers as they trudge into free agency

Jun. 21, 2019 1:44 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics continued to amass more young talent via the NBA draft as they look to fortify a roster facing uncertainly with free agency looming. The Celtics began Thursday night holding the 14th, 20th, 22nd and 51st picks. After taking former Indiana guard Romeo Langford at No. 14,...

Gobert, George, Giannis headline NBA All-Defensive teams

May. 22, 2019 8:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Defensive Player of the Year Rudy Gobert and MVP finalists Giannis Antetokounmpo and Paul George were the leading vote-getters for the All-Defensive first team. Boston's Marcus Smart and Milwaukee's Eric Bledsoe rounded out the first team that was announced Wednesday. Gobert finished with...

Not every NBA player will put body on line to take a charge

May. 17, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Toronto guard Kyle Lowry squarely planted his feet and braced for contact with Milwaukee Bucks athletic big man Giannis Antetokounmpo barreling down on him. Lowry, one of the best in basketball at taking a charge, absorbed the punishment and drew a foul against the 6-foot-11...

Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

May. 9, 2019 5:34 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. The season will be remembered for how poorly Boston did fulfilling its potential following false starts, some regression by its young players and...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

May. 9, 2019 12:38 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks found another gear after their first loss of the playoffs. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics just couldn't keep up. Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Bucks routed the Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to...

Durant-Harden duel may go distance; Bucks can finish Celtics

May. 8, 2019 3:41 AM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Kevin Durant vs. James Harden. This duel may just go the distance, and the two stars know it. Everyone figured the Western Conference semifinal between Golden State and Houston had a chance to be more like the NBA Finals in terms of talent on each side, and now it's tied at 2-all....

Giannis has 39, Bucks beat Celtics 113-101, lead series 3-1

May. 6, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When Giannis Antetokounmpo picked up his fourth foul early in the third quarter of a tie game, the Boston Celtics sensed a chance to pull away. Instead, Milwaukee took control. Of the game, and the series. Antetokounmpo watched the Bucks bench open a double-digit lead, then returned with a...

Celtics G Marcus Smart available for Game 4 vs. Bucks

May. 6, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens says guard Marcus Smart will be available for Game 4 of their playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Stevens says he got the thumbs-up from the medical staff earlier Monday. He says Smart will play limited stints. Smart has been out since tearing a muscle in...

Bucks-Celtics, Warriors-Rockets ready for Game 4s

May. 5, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

The scenario is simple right now for Milwaukee and Golden State: Win a road game on Monday, go home toting a 3-1 series lead and be one win away from a spot in the NBA's version of the Final Four. The scenario is equally simple for Boston and Houston: Win a home game on Monday, or else. Top-seeded Milwaukee leads...

Celtics, Blazers aim to protect home court after road wins

May. 2, 2019 6:22 PM EDT

The Celtics and Trail Blazers have stolen home-court advantage in their respective second-round playoff series. Now they're focused on keeping it as their series shift to Boston and Portland. Boston, the East's fourth seed, came out strong and took Game 1 against top-seeded Milwaukee before getting blown out in...