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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...

Celtics look to future, draft Alabama's Davison at No. 53

Jun. 24, 2022 01:11 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics looked toward the future by selecting former Alabama guard JD Davison in the second round of the NBA draft on Thursday night. Davison was an SEC All-Freshman Team selection this past season for the Crimson Tide, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 4.3...

The Kerr Dynasty: Player or coach, Warriors boss just wins

Jun. 16, 2022 03:01 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — He hit a championship-winning shot with Michael Jordan. He calls the shots for Stephen Curry. From clutch to coach, Steve Kerr has done it all for some of basketball’s biggest winners. Any team that can claim to be a dynasty across the last 30 years of the NBA has...

Celtics hope protecting ball better will protect home court

Jun. 06, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — If the Boston Celtics want to do a better job of protecting home court than they did in the last two rounds, they will need to start doing a much better job of protecting the ball. Sloppy ball handling once again proved costly to the Celtics, whose propensity...

Tatum gets no help, Celtics routed in Game 2 of NBA Finals

Jun. 06, 2022 00:07 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jayson Tatum found his scoring touch after a rare poor shooting night in Game 1 of the NBA Finals but it was the rest of his Boston Celtics teammates who went missing. Now instead of going home in control of the Finals, the Celtics will need to regroup...

Warriors answer in Game 2, top Celtics 107-88 to even Finals

Jun. 05, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Just like in Game 1, the Golden State Warriors took command with a big third quarter. Unlike Game 1, they finished the job. The NBA Finals are now tied, after the Warriors turned a close game into a rout with a third-quarter masterpiece. Stephen...

Analysis: Celtics in 2022 have parallels to Warriors in 2015

Jun. 03, 2022 02:30 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When the Golden State Warriors look at the tape of Game 1 of the NBA Finals, they’ll see both the present and the past. They’ll see the Boston Celtics, the 2022 version. They’ll also see a team that looks a lot like the 2015 Warriors. ...

Celtics have huge 4th, beat Warriors in Game 1 of NBA Finals

Jun. 03, 2022 01:17 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Once Boston’s balanced roster of NBA Finals first-timers found a groove from long range, the determined Celtics delivered a memorable comeback and rallied past Stephen Curry and the Golden State old guard. Jaylen Brown fueled the late charge and scored 24...

NBA Finals preview: Breaking down Celtics-Warriors matchup

Jun. 01, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Preview capsule for the NBA Finals, which start Thursday: East No. 2 BOSTON CELTICS (51-31, 12-6) vs. West No. 3 GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS (53-29, 12-4) Season series: Tied, 1-1. Golden State won at Boston 111-107 on Dec. 17. The Celtics rolled on...

Ime's way: Celtics' Finals run a product of coach's vision

Jun. 01, 2022 01:21 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics’ transition from a team that went from sitting just outside the top tier of the Eastern Conference to being four wins away from the franchise’s 18th championship began the moment Ime Udoka grasped the microphone at his introductory news conference last June. ...