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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...

Detroit Pistons forward Sekou Doumbouya dunks over Boston Celtics forward Semi Ojeleye (37) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Sekou Doumbouya scores 24, Pistons down Celtics 116-103

Jan. 15, 2020 10:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Pistons have been playing most of the past month without three starters. They didn't let it stop them from finding a way to get the best of one of the East's top teams. Rookie Sekou Doumbouya scored a season-high 24 points and Detroit snapped a three-game losing streak with a 116-103...

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 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...

Toronto Raptors' Serge Ibaka (9) reacts after his dunk during the first half on an NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Boston, Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Lowry has 30 points to carry Raptors over Celtics, 113-97

Dec. 28, 2019 10:26 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Toronto Raptors didn’t need any speeches. That loss on Christmas was sticking in their minds the last few days. Kyle Lowry scored 30 points, Serge Ibaka had 20 and the Raptors beat Boston 113-97 on Saturday night, snapping the Celtics’ five-game winning streak. Patrick McCaw...

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart pulls in a rebound as Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Denver. The Nuggets won 96-92. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Celtics G Smart returns to action against Raptors

Dec. 28, 2019 7:38 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics guard Marcus Smart returned to action for against Toronto on Saturday night after missing the previous eight games with an eye infection that spread to both eyes. Boston coach Brad Stevens said before the game that “he won’t play as many minutes." The 25-year-old Smart,...