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Brogdon, Gallinari willing to sacrifice to help Celtics

Jul. 12, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Malcolm Brogdon and Danilo Gallinari both grew up surrounded by Boston Celtics fandom. As a kid in Italy, Gallinari was an admirer of Larry Bird. And when was drafted by the New York Knicks in 2008, he remembers being given a disc containing the Hall of Famer’s...

AP source: Celtics get Pacers' Brogdon, bolster backcourt

Jul. 01, 2022 17:42 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Brad Stevens thought the Boston Celtics needed another playmaker and more depth to win their first NBA title since 2007-08. He may have found both with one big move Friday. Boston's president of basketball operations acquired combo guard Malcolm...

Stevens: Adding depth, playmaker top priorities for Celtics

Jun. 21, 2022 16:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Brad Stevens knows the Celtics need to make changes this offseason if they hope to remain in the mix of what is expected to be a retooled group of teams competing at the top of the Eastern Conference next season. Just don’t expect Boston’s president of basketball...

Celtics take bitter with sweet after losing in NBA Finals

Jun. 17, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics made an NBA Finals run nobody saw coming, rising from a team that was three games under .500 in early January under a first-time head coach to being within two victories of winning the franchise’s 18th championship. After having those hopes dashed in the...

Warriors lean on history with a chance to close out Celtics

Jun. 15, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Stephen Curry and the Warriors have been within a game of clinching a championship in three of Golden State’s previous five trips to the NBA Finals during his 13-year NBA career. Back again and with a 3-2 series lead on the Celtics, Curry says he’ll lean on that...

Wiggins delivers on both ends, Warriors lead NBA Finals 3-2

Jun. 14, 2022 01:25 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Exhibiting a determined confidence and grit all game, Andrew Wiggins single-handedly took the pressure off Stephen Curry and delivered the best game yet of his eight-year career. Now, the first-time All-Star is on the cusp of becoming a first-time NBA champion...

Streaky Celtics hit cold spot at bad time in Game 5 loss

Jun. 14, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Boston Celtics couldn't make a 3-pointer to start the game and found themselves in a deep hole. Then they couldn't miss and turned the game around. But when the outside shooting failed them down the stretch, the Celtics had no answer against the Golden...

Tatum's Time: Celtics' star vows to bounce back in Finals

Jun. 11, 2022 11:42 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum knows he has taken his game to a new level in his fifth NBA season, pushing his way into the league’s top echelon of playmakers as the Boston Celtics’ go-to scorer. The three-time All-Star also knows at times he hasn't been good enough against the...

Curry scores 43 to beat Boston, Warriors tie NBA Finals 2-2

Jun. 11, 2022 08:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — He stomped his feet, waved his arms, flexed his muscles and talked back to the crowd. And Stephen Curry also made baskets. Plenty of those, too. In a demonstrative and dominating performance that was one of the best of his postseason career, Curry...

Turnovers doom Celtics once again, lose Game 4 of NBA Finals

Jun. 11, 2022 01:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — For three quarters, the Boston Celtics responded to nearly every punch the Golden State Warriors threw at them. But mistakes and an inability to beat back one final charge by Golden State in the fourth quarter cost the Celtics in a 107-97 loss in Game 4 of the NBA...