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Celtics beat Pacers 104-96 to take 3-0 series lead

Apr. 19, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 23 points and Kyrie Irving added 19 to help the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 104-96 on Friday night for a 3-0 lead in the first-round series. The Celtics can close out the Eastern Conference series Sunday in Indianapolis. Irving also had 10 assists and five...

Magic finally get a playoff game at home; OKC, Indy on ropes

Apr. 19, 2019 3:22 AM EDT

Orlando returned to Florida with home-court advantage. Indiana and Oklahoma City are seeking some home-court magic. A trio of Game 3s in the NBA on Friday night — Toronto at Orlando, Boston at Indiana and Portland at Oklahoma City — have three very different story lines. The Magic got a split of...

Irving scores 37, Celtics beat Pacers 99-91 for 2-game lead

Apr. 17, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A poor third quarter did the Indiana Pacers in during Game 1 of their first-round series with the Boston Celtics. In Game 2, Boston seized on a fourth-quarter collapse by Indiana. Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and Boston rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat Indiana 99-91 Wednesday night...

Celtics, Rockets and Bucks eye 2-0 1st-round series leads

Apr. 16, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics are preparing for their Game 2 matchup with the Pacers aware their series-opening win was notable more for its ugliness more than the outcome. Meanwhile, the Rockets and Bucks are heading into their respective Game 2s with the Jazz and Pistons expecting more competitive games...

Irving, Morris lead Celtics' rally past Pacers in Game 1

Apr. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have been at their best this season when they are forcing turnovers, spacing the floor and knocking down outside shots. They found out in their Game 1 win over the Pacers that they are equipped to win an ugly, physical game as well. Irving and Marcus Morris each scored 20 points,...

Pacers, Celtics enter playoff matchup looking for redemption

Apr. 13, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics and Pacers aren't interested in talking about the past as they prepare to tip off their first-round playoff matchup. Indiana doesn't want to dwell on injuries, like the season-ending right knee injury Pacers guard Victor Oladipo suffered in January. Likewise, the Celtics aren't...

NBA first-round playoff series capsules

Apr. 12, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

Capsules for the first-round NBA playoff series in the Eastern and Western Conferences: ___ EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 MILWAUKEE BUCKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 DETROIT PISTONS (41-41) Season series: Bucks, 4-0 Story line: After rolling to the NBA's best record, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks open against a team they...

Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Apr. 12, 2019 12:03 PM EDT

There's no LeBron James in these playoffs, so the NBA Finals will have a distinctly new look for the first time in nine years. There's no Tony Parker, for the first time in nearly two decades. There's no Dwyane Wade, and he'll never play a playoff game again. San Antonio is in the postseason for a record-tying...

Celtics: Smart out 4-6 weeks partially torn oblique muscle

Apr. 11, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say guard Marcus Smart will be sidelined 4 to 6 weeks after being diagnosed with a partial tear to his left oblique abdominal muscle. The injury was revealed in an MRI scan on Wednesday. Smart sustained the injury during the third quarter of Boston's home loss to Orlando on...

Beal averages 25-5-5; Wizards lose 50th, 116-110 to Celtics

Apr. 9, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bradley Beal's Washington Wizards were irrelevant long ago this season. He still had some personal business to take care of. Beal became the first player in Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists, while appearing in all 82 games for the...