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Smart, gritty Celtics hope to maintain intensity vs Heat

May. 20, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Marcus Smart brought the energy boost the Celtics needed to ignite a blowout win in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference finals matchup with the Heat. Now armed with home-court advantage in the series, Boston will look to maintain its edge at TD Garden during Saturday's...

Celtics roll past Heat 127-102, tie Eastern finals at 1-1

May. 19, 2022 23:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by 10 in the opening minutes, and Boston coach Ime Udoka was making no effort to hide his level of disappointment. His message was simple. “Wake up," he told his team. Oh, they listened. And the Eastern Conference...

Horford and Smart cleared to play, White out for Celtics

May. 19, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Boston Celtics are closer to whole for the Eastern Conference finals. Al Horford's stay in the NBA's health and safety protocols ended Thursday, a few hours before tipoff of Game 2 of the series against the Miami Heat. And Defensive Player of the Year Marcus...

Jimmy Butler, Heat seeking to take a 2-0 lead over Celtics

May. 18, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Jimmy Butler doesn’t like being a called a scorer. Never mind that the moniker seems appropriate. He’s averaging nearly 30 points per game in this postseason, has reached the 40-point mark three times in his last 10 games after having zero such regular season games...

Butler scores 41, Heat take Game 1 from Celtics 118-107

May. 18, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — His team was down by eight at halftime, and Miami coach Erik Spoelstra went into the locker room ready to deliver a big speech. Turns out, one wasn't needed. Jimmy Butler decided to let his play do the talking. Butler scored 27 of his 41...

Celtics rule Smart, Horford out for Game 1 against Heat

May. 17, 2022 19:21 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Boston was without two starters for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals on Tuesday night, with Al Horford entering the NBA's health and safety protocols and Marcus Smart unable to play because of a mid-foot sprain. The Celtics announced those updates about three...

Spoelstra, Udoka have Heat and Celtics ready for East finals

May. 16, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — He grew up in Portland, basketball in his blood. Wasn’t exactly a big-time recruit before eventually playing some college ball in the West Coast Conference. Took a circuitous route into coaching, guided along the way by one of the game’s legendary sideline bosses. And last...

Rematch: Lightning, Panthers set to meet again in playoffs

May. 16, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The two-time defending Stanley Cup champions on one side. The Presidents’ Trophy winners on the other. Franchises separated by just a couple hundred miles of highway. And two teams that don’t like each other very much. Tampa Bay and Florida. For the state...

Celtics-Heat Eastern Conference finals preview capsule

May. 16, 2022 14:13 PM EDT

Preview capsule for the Miami-Boston Eastern Conference finals series that starts Tuesday: No. 1 MIAMI HEAT (53-29, 8-3) vs. No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 8-3) Season series: Celtics, 2-1. Schedule: Tuesday and Thursday at Miami, Saturday and May 23 at...

Williams has 27, Celtics make 22 3s in Game 7 rout of Bucks

May. 15, 2022 20:30 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In the fog of the Celtics’ Game 5 loss to Milwaukee that dropped his team into a 3-2 series hole, Boston coach Ime Udoka made a prediction. “It’ll make it sweeter when we bounce back,” he said. Two wins later, the Celtics turned their coach’s...