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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,...

Griffin, George among stars with injuries as playoffs start

Apr. 13, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Blake Griffin's tone was serious, befitting a man who has had one of the best seasons of his career — but now faces the same old questions about his health. Griffin's status for Detroit's first-round series against Milwaukee isn't clear at the moment, but after he sat out...

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...

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...

The field is set: NBA matchups for 2019 playoffs finalized

Apr. 11, 2019 2:44 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The last spot in the NBA playoffs went to the Detroit Pistons. Their reward: A series against MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks. The drama of the regular season went all the way to the very end of the regular season, with seven of the eight first-round playoff...

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...

Magic rally past Celtics, earn 1st playoff berth in 7 years

Apr. 7, 2019 11:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Nothing has come easy for the Orlando Magic over the last seven years. They endured four different head coaches, five seasons with 50-plus losses and took many turns in the NBA draft lottery. So when the horn sounded on their 116-108 win over the Celtics on Sunday night to clinch the Magic's...

Irving's late layup lifts Celtics over Pacers 114-112

Mar. 29, 2019 10:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics are approaching the final two weeks of the regular season as if the playoffs have already begun. They started by beating a team they could see again when the postseason officially tips off. Kyrie Irving hit a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Celtics beat the...

Celtics beat Cavs 116-106 without Kyrie to snap 4-game slide

Mar. 26, 2019 11:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Boston Celtics keep finding ways to win without Kyrie Irving. Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night. Irving (rest) didn't play, yet Boston snapped a four-game...