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Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker (8) shoots against New York Knicks' Mitchell Robinson (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Kemba Walker returns, but Knicks blow out Celtics 105-75

Jan. 17, 2021 4:15 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Julius Randle scored 20 points with 12 rebounds and RJ Barrett had 19 and 11 on Sunday to help the New York Knicks snap a five-game losing streak and beat the Boston Celtics 105-75. Jaylen Brown scored 25 for Boston, which had the best record in the Eastern Conference after winning five in a...

Boston Celtics guard Jeff Teague goes to the basket against the defense of Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic, left, and guard Jordan Bone during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 15, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Celtics run past Magic 124-97 after week-long hiatus

Jan. 15, 2021 10:31 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had 21 points and eight assists, Semi Ojeleye added 18 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to an 124-97 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday night in their return to action following a virus-related week-long hiatus. Jeff Teague finished with 17 points and rookie Payton...

Washington Wizards guard Russell Westbrook (4) passes the ball under pressure from Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Tatum has 32 to help Celtics hold off Beal, Wizards 116-107

Jan. 8, 2021 11:00 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum had 32 points, Jaylen Brown had 27 points and 13 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics held off Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards 116-107 Friday night for their fourth straight win. Beal had 41 points and eight rebounds a game after tying the franchise record with 60 points...

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) drives to the basket as Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro (14) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Miami. (AP Photo/Marta Lavandier)

Pritchard's putback pushes Celtics past Heat, 107-105

Jan. 6, 2021 11:06 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Rookie guard Payton Pritchard wasn't there last season when the Boston Celtics lost to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference finals. He helped Boston get a measure of revenge Wednesday. Pritchard's putback with two-tenths of a second left capped a wild finish, and the Celtics — who...

Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum (0) drives around Toronto Raptors guard Fred VanVleet (23) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

Tatum scores 40 in Celtics' 126-114 win over Raptors

Jan. 4, 2021 11:23 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 40 points and the Boston Celtics rolled to a 126-114 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday night. Playing without three of their top guards, the Celtics shook off a slow start to lead by as many as 26 in the second half. They shot 48.8% overall. Tatum turned the game...

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown, right, drives against Detroit Pistons center Mason Plumlee during the first half of an NBA basketball game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Jose Juarez)

Tatum lifts Celtics past Pistons for weekend split

Jan. 3, 2021 6:20 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jayson Tatum hit a fallaway as Blake Griffin stumbled with 2.9 seconds left, then tied up the Detroit veteran on the other end to help the Boston Celtics beat the Pistons 122-120 on Sunday for a weekend split. Jaylen Brown led Boston with 31 points. He hit a late 3-pointer and was 13 of 16...

Detroit Pistons guard Killian Hayes (7) looks to pass the ball as Boston Celtics guard Payton Pritchard (11) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 1, 2021, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Grant's 24 points lead Pistons past Celtics for 1st win

Jan. 1, 2021 10:14 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Jeremi Grant scored 24 points and Derrick Rose added 17 as the Detroit Pistons won for the first time this season, beating the Boston Celtics 96-93 on Friday night. Rookie Saddiq Bey added 17 points and seven rebounds for the Pistons, who had lost four straight to start the season. Blake...

Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) and Memphis Grizzlies' Brandon Clarke (15) battle for a rebound during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Brown scores career-high 42, Celtics beat Memphis 126-107

Dec. 30, 2020 10:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown had a career-high 42 points before sitting out the fourth quarter on Wednesday night, when the Boston Celtics coasted to their 10th straight victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, 126-107. “He’s just really improved. Worked hard to improve,” Celtics coach Brad...

Indiana Pacers' Doug McDermott (20) puts up a shot against Boston Celtics' Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Sabonis hits late basket, sends Pacers past Celtics 108-107

Dec. 27, 2020 11:24 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With Indiana down one in the final seconds Sunday, coach Nate Bjorkgren asked Domantis Sabontis to bail out the Pacers. The All-Star forward delivered. He put the ball on the floor, drove hard toward the basket, muscled in the go-ahead layup and drew a foul with 8.4 seconds to play....

Brooklyn Nets' Kyrie Irving (11) loses control of the ball against Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) and Jayson Tatum (0) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, Dec. 25, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Irving scores 37, leads Nets to 123-95 win over Celtics

Dec. 25, 2020 8:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored 37 points with eight assists in his return to Boston and Kevin Durant added 29 for Brooklyn on Friday to lead the Nets to a 123-95 victory over the Celtics. Jarrett Allen added 11 rebounds for the Nets, who remained perfect so far this season and sent Boston to its first...