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Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton (22) lays the ball up over Boston Celtics forward Daniel Theis (27) and forward Grant Williams (12) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)

Suns overcome Smart's record 11 3s, beat Celtics 123-119

Jan. 18, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Devin Booker sure loves playing in TD Garden. His near triple-double effort was just barely enough for the Phoenix Suns to overcome Boston guard Marcus Smart’s performance. Booker had 39 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists and the Suns withstood a franchise-record 11 3-pointers by...

Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo shoots a three-point asket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Antetokounmpo, Bucks hold off Celtics, 128-123

Jan. 17, 2020 1:38 AM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer dug into his team after Thursday night's win. Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 17 rebounds, Khris Middleton scored 23 and the Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 128-123 despite blowing two separate 20-point leads. “We were up 20 twice and...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) outruns Chicago Bulls guard Tomas Satoransky (31) and forward Daniel Gafford (12) on a drive to the basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Tatum and Brown lead Celtics to 113-101 win over Bulls

Jan. 13, 2020 11:42 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum didn’t hesitate when asked about the team’s chemistry nearly halfway into the season. “It’s a lot of fun when everybody’s contributing. Guys are genuinely happy for one another’s success,” he said after the Boston Celtics coasted...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum goes to the basket past New Orleans Pelicans' Jaxson Hayes during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)

Jayson Tatum scores 41, Celtics cruise past Pelicans 140-105

Jan. 11, 2020 10:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens said giving his team a day off following its worst losing streak of the season felt like the right thing to do. It certainly re-energized Jayson Tatum. The third-year forward made six 3-pointers and scored a career-high 41 points as Boston cruised past the...

Harden, Young post triple-doubles; Rockets top Hawks 122-115

Jan. 9, 2020 1:52 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, including 22 in the first quarter, to lead the Houston Rockets over Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks 122-115 on Wednesday night. Harden had 10 assists and 10 rebounds for his second straight triple-double. Young had 42 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists. He and...

Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) watches as referee Evan Scott charges him with a technical foul during the third quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

DeRozan scores 30, Walker tossed, Spurs beat Celtics 129-114

Jan. 8, 2020 10:59 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker was ejected for back-to-back profanities, a fan was arrested for throwing a beer can, and Gregg Popovich didn't feel much like hanging around, either. The San Antonio coach was understandably perturbed after the beer can sailed over the Spurs bench and landed on the court during...

Washington Wizards guard Ish Smith (14) goes to the basket past Boston Celtics guard Carsen Edwards (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, in Washington. The Wizards won 99-94. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

"M-V-P!": Ish Smith's 27 help Wiz top no-Kemba Celtics 99-94

Jan. 6, 2020 10:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chants of “M-V-P!” flooded the arena as Ish Smith — yes, the 31-year-old reserve guard of 11 NBA teams across 10 seasons — stepped to the line for a pair of free throws in the fourth quarter. He was, after all, in the middle of a second consecutive star turn...

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, right, celebrates with forward Jaylen Brown after scoring a basket during the first half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Chicago, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Tatum scores 28, Celtics hold off Bulls 111-104

Jan. 5, 2020 12:14 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Out of sync the previous night, Jayson Tatum sure was locked in this time. Tatum scored 28 points, Gordon Hayward added 24 and the Boston Celtics beat the Chicago Bulls 111-104 on Saturday. The Celtics hung on for their eighth win in nine games after a 16-point lead dwindled to three in the...

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, right, is held back by a referee as Celtics forward Gordon Hayward (20) holds Atlanta Hawks guard Trae Young (11) during a scuffle in the last seconds of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Boston. The Celtics won 109-106. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics survive 18-point deficit in 1st, beat Hawks 109-106

Jan. 3, 2020 11:03 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Daniel Theis had already seen Trae Young make five 3-pointers — a few from more than 30 feet away — so he could pretty much figure out what the Atlanta Hawks guard was thinking in the final seconds of a two-point game. “As soon as I switched on him, I knew he wanted to...

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum (0) aims a three-pointer as Charlotte Hornets' Cody Zeller (40) stretches to defend during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

Tatum, Walker help Celtics beat slumping Hornets 109-92

Dec. 31, 2019 6:48 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were no video tributes for Kemba Walker on this visit. The Boston Celtics guard returned to Charlotte for a second time without quite the same buzz, and that was OK with him. “A little less emotional,” he said. “But it was fun.” And productive....