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Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run

Feb. 19, 2019 2:35 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. After back-to-back losses to James' Cavaliers in the past two conference finals, his departure West to join the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to clear the path for...

Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons' win streak 118-110

Feb. 13, 2019 11:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics haven't played as well as they've expected at times this season. They're hoping the games they've put together over the last six weeks are a sign of better things to come after the All-Star break. Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the...

Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109

Feb. 12, 2019 11:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Boston Celtics still own the Philadelphia 76ers no matter who is on the court. Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and Boston beat Philadelphia 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10...

Kemba Walker enters 3rd All-Star game with uncertain future

Feb. 11, 2019 2:17 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Kemba Walker is preparing for his third NBA All-Star game — and his first as a starter — this weekend on his home court in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he once shouted "This is my city!" after a game-winning shot. The big question is how many more he'll play in as a...

Clippers rally from 28 down, beat Celtics 123-112

Feb. 9, 2019 11:44 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The "Beat L.A.!" chants turned to boos as the Boston Celtics blew another big lead to another Los Angeles team. One game after the Lakers rallied from 18 points down to win in Boston — and six days after the Patriots beat the Rams in the Super Bowl — the retooled Clippers erased...

Celtics G Kyrie Irving sprains knee, leaves game

Feb. 9, 2019 9:21 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sprained his right knee in the second quarter Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers and was declared out for the rest of the game. Irving had 14 points in 14 minutes before leaving the game. The Celtics led 74-53 at the half. Irving appeared to...

Budenholzer, Malone finding their way to the All-Star Game

Feb. 8, 2019 3:28 PM EST

Milwaukee didn't get out of the first round of the playoffs last year. Denver didn't even get into the first round of the playoffs, its postseason hopes thwarted by a loss in the last game of the regular season. As such, few may have seen this coming. The perk of getting to coach the All-Star Game goes to the...

Rondo's jumper at buzzer lifts Lakers over Celtics 129-128

Feb. 8, 2019 12:02 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James won't be playing alongside Anthony Davis this season. But he does have a team he's hoping can build on a big win over its longtime rival. Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night. "I...

East contenders make their moves, Davis has to wait for his

Feb. 7, 2019 10:45 PM EST

Toronto, Milwaukee and Philadelphia made their moves. Anthony Davis will have to wait until the summer for his. The New Orleans Pelicans held onto Davis but dealt Nikola Mirotic to the Bucks, one of the Eastern Conference contenders who fortified their teams Thursday before the NBA trade deadline. The Raptors are...

Pelicans to permit Davis to play rest of season

Feb. 7, 2019 9:20 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After Anthony Davis found out he wouldn't be traded Thursday, the six-time All-Star learned the New Orleans Pelicans will let him suit up for the remainder of the season. While Davis had stated publicly that he's ready to move on from New Orleans, he also had said he was prepared to play...