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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...

Boston Celtics forward Grant Williams (12) drives to the basket against Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) in the first half of an NBA basketball game on Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)

Tatum leads Celtics past Hawks 123-115 for 4th straight win

Feb. 3, 2020 11:50 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Celtics turned up the defensive pressure on Trae Young, and turned to Grant Williams for a key basket at the end. It wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch, but it was good enough for Boston's fourth straight win. Jayson Tatum scored 28 points and the Celtics held on for a 123-115 victory...

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, left, passes as Miami Heat forward Jimmy Butler (22) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Hayward scores 29, Celtics hold off Heat 109-101

Jan. 28, 2020 11:19 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — The Eastern Conference standings are not difficult to decipher. There’s Milwaukee on top, and then a five-team race for second place. And the Boston Celtics made the mess even messier. Gordon Hayward scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and the...

New Orleans Pelicans forward Zion Williamson (1) shoots in front of Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Zion has 21 points and 11 rebs, Pelicans top Celtics 123-108

Jan. 26, 2020 11:18 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Zion Williamson's authoritative, two-handed dunk as he was fouled by Boston guard Kemba Walker gave an appreciative crowd its first taste of how effectively the New Orleans Pelicans can close out games with the NBA's top draft choice on the court. Williamson had 21 points and 11 rebounds...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) shoots as he gets between Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) and forward Aaron Gordon (00) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Celtics erase big 1st-half deficit, rally past Magic 109-98

Jan. 24, 2020 10:57 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Boston Celtics were missing a lot of starters. They still had the two they needed: Kemba Walker and Gordon Hayward Walker scored 37 points and Hayward added 22 to help the Celtics rally from a 16-point first-half deficit and defeat the Orlando Magic 109-98 on Friday night. Walker...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) pressures Memphis Grizzlies forward Jae Crowder, left, during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum scores 23 before injury, Celtics down Grizzlies 119-95

Jan. 22, 2020 11:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum has been the Celtics' savior multiple times this season when his teammates have struggled offensively. He did it again to help key Boston's rout of one of the league's hottest teams. Tatum scored 23 points before leaving the game in the third quarter with a groin injury as the...