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NBA-best Celtics hold off Warriors late to win 10th straight

Nov. 16, 2019 2:05 AM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Yet another Golden State starter went down with an injury when D’Angelo Russell sprained his right thumb, but the Warriors still made mighty Boston work until the waning moments. Jayson Tatum dunked after a jump ball with 1:36 left to put Boston ahead, and the Celtics held off...

Walker gets hot late, scores 29 as Celtics beat Mavs 116-106

Nov. 11, 2019 11:36 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kemba Walker took on some extra responsibility at the offensive end in Boston's first game since Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Walker made a trio of key 3-pointers in the fourth quarter and finished with 29 points, Jaylen Brown added 25 points and 11 rebounds, and the Celtics beat the...

Hayward breaks left hand in Celtics' 135-115 rout of Spurs

Nov. 9, 2019 9:19 PM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — In the midst of Boston's most dominant performance of the season, Celtics point guard Kemba Walker could only muster anger and confusion after learning Gordon Hayward broke his left hand. Jaylen Brown scored 30 points and Boston routed the San Antonio Spurs 135-115 on Saturday in a...

Boston's Smart fined for public criticism of officiating

Nov. 8, 2019 6:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston guard Marcus Smart has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for public criticism of the officiating. The NBA fined Smart on Friday, a day after his comments following the Celtics' 108-87 victory at Charlotte. "Really, just, I wish they would call the game the right way," Smart said Thursday...

Celtics beat Hornets 108-87 in Walker's return to Charlotte

Nov. 7, 2019 11:58 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — As he peered up at the videoboard suspended above the court, Kemba Walker broke into a wide smile and tears trickled down his cheeks. The Hornets honored their all-time leading scorer with a highlight video Thursday night, giving the Boston Celtics point guard a hero's welcome in his...

Hayward ties career high with 39 as Celtics top Cavs 119-113

Nov. 5, 2019 11:21 PM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — Gordon Hayward capped a perfect night from inside the arc with the biggest basket of the game. Hayward tied a career high with 39 points, making all 16 of his 2-point attempts, and the Boston Celtics won their fifth straight game by holding off the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-113 on Tuesday....

Tatum jumper lifts Celtics to 104-102 win over Knicks

Nov. 2, 2019 12:12 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum made a big play at a big moment for the Boston Celtics. Then he made it sound very routine. Tatum hit a turnaround jumper with 1.3 seconds remaining, and the Celtics beat the New York Knicks 104-102 on Friday night for their fourth straight victory. "It feels great, but I don't...

Walker scores 32 points, Celtics rally to beat Bucks 116-105

Oct. 30, 2019 11:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Bucks exploited gaps in the Celtics' defense on their way to beating Boston in five games last season in the Eastern Conference semifinals. The Celtics used a balanced, barrage of offense to return the favor in their first matchup this season. Kemba Walker had 21 of his 32 points in the...

Expectations still high for Celtics after Irving's departure

Oct. 15, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Expectations are nothing new for the Boston Celtics. Not living up to them despite having such a stacked roster the past two seasons was a little tougher to digest. The Celtics took a chance trading for All-Star Kyrie Irving with no guarantee he would re-sign when he became a free agent. The...

Williamson wows home crowd, Pelicans beat Jazz 128-127

Oct. 11, 2019 11:18 PM EDT

Zion Williamson wowed the home crowd with another impressive preseason performance, scoring 26 points and grabbing five rebounds in New Orleans' 128-127 win over the Utah Jazz on Friday night. Javon Bess was credited with the game-winning layup in the final seconds after Utah's Jarrell Brantley was called for...