Latest Boston Celtics News

Antetokounmpo scores 41, leads Bucks to sweep of Detroit

Apr. 23, 2019 12:27 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo drove to the basket and drew yet another foul, this one a hard hack on the arm by Blake Griffin. Griffin fouled out and headed to the bench, and the home crowd gave him a standing ovation. Then many fans headed toward the exits. Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks...

Celtics face tough road after sweeping Pacers

Apr. 22, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics proved they could be every bit as physical as the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs. They may need to be even tougher for the rest of the postseason. After delivering the knockout blow to the Pacers with a first-round sweep, the Celtics quickly turned...

Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers 110-106

Apr. 21, 2019 5:30 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gordon Hayward and Marcus Morris took care of some housecleaning Sunday. They dusted off their 3-point shooting touch in time to help the Boston Celtics complete a clean sweep. Hayward scored 20 points, Morris added 18 and the duo combined for five 3s over the final 5½ minutes to...

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

Apr. 20, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The stars have been stars in these playoffs. Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Warriors looked very much like the NBA champions again. Damian...

Celtics beat Pacers 104-96 to take 3-0 series lead

Apr. 20, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep following the same game plan. Three games into their first-round playoff series, it's still working. Another dominant second-half defensive performance Friday night helped the Celtics retake control of the game and another late scoring run helped them pull away...

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Apr. 19, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Apr. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics. In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 99-91 Wednesday night...

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Apr. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games...

Irving, Morris lead Celtics' rally past Pacers in Game 1

Apr. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have been at their best this season when they are forcing turnovers, spacing the floor and knocking down outside shots. They found out in their Game 1 win over the Pacers that they are equipped to win an ugly, physical game as well. Irving and Marcus Morris each scored 20 points,...

Pacers, Celtics enter playoff matchup looking for redemption

Apr. 13, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Pacers aren't interested in talking about the past as they prepare to tip off their first-round playoff matchup. Indiana doesn't want to dwell on injuries, like the season-ending right knee injury Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered in January. Likewise, the Celtics aren't...