Celtics complete rare sweep by beating Pacers 110-106

Sports 04/21/19, 14:58

Gordon Hayward scored 20 points and Marcus Morris started a decisive 3-point flurry late in the fourth quarter Sunday to give the Boston Celtics a series-clinching 110-106 victory at Indiana.It's the first four-game sweep for the Celtics since 2011 and their second since 1986-87, becoming the first team to reach ...

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

Sports 04/19/19, 22:13

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 rebounds.Indiana Pacers ...

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

Basketball 04/17/19, 20:55

Kyrie Irving scored 37 points and the Boston Celtics rallied late in the fourth quarter to beat the Indiana Pacers 99-91 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven, first-round seriesComing out of a timeout and with a chance to tie, the Pacers' Wesley Matthews threw an ...

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

Sports 04/14/19, 14:55

Kyrie Irving and Marcus Morris each had 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rallied in the second half to beat the Indiana Pacers 84-74 on Sunday to take a 1-0 lead in their first-round playoff series.Jayson Tatum finished with 15 points. Al Horford added 10 points and 11 rebounds, and ...

Playoff time: 10 things to know for the NBA postseason

Basketball 04/12/19, 11:03

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.Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo, middle, ...

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

Sports 04/10/19, 20:16

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 ...

Beal averages 25-5-5 for season, Wiz lose 116-10 to Celtics

Basketball 04/09/19, 20:34

Bradley Beal became the first player in Washington Wizards franchise history to average at least 25 points, five rebounds and five assists for a season, reaching the numbers he needed in a 116-110 loss to the playoff-bound Boston Celtics in a finale Tuesday night that was meaningless to both clubs.Eliminated ...

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

Basketball 04/07/19, 21:05

Terrence Ross had 26 points, Nikola Vucevic added 25 points and 12 rebounds and the Orlando Magic rallied past the Boston Celtics 116-108 on Sunday night to clinch their first playoff berth in seven years.Evan Fournier added 24 points for Orlando (41-40), which last made the postseason during the 2011-12 ...

Celtics run away from Pacers to take control of No. 4 seed

Sports 04/05/19, 21:42

Jason Tatum scored 22 points and Gordon Hayward added 21 in his return to Indianapolis on Friday night, leading the Boston Celtics to a crucial 117-97 victory over the Pacers.The Celtics broke a tie with Indiana for the No. 4 seed in the East and essentially took a two-game lead ...

Celtics spoil Wade’s final Garden visit, beat Heat 110-105

Basketball 04/01/19, 21:11

Kyrie Irving had 25 points, including a pair of key late free throws, and the Boston Celtics held off the Miami Heat 110-105 on Monday night.Al Horford added 19 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists for the Celtics (46-32), who are trying to beat out the Indiana Pacers for the ...

Raptors, Celtics prepare for new chance in post-LeBron East

Sports 04/01/19, 02:18

For the last two years, they were the final two steps in what had become LeBron James' annual climb to the NBA Finals.Now that he's gone, maybe the Toronto Raptors and Boston Celtics are done being stepping stones.They are among the teams capable of winning the Eastern Conference, which no ...

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

Basketball 03/29/19, 20:50

Kyrie Irving hit a driving layup with 0.5 seconds left and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 114-112 on Friday night.Boston moved into fourth place in the Eastern Conference standings. Both teams have identical 45-31 records, but the Celtics lead the regular-season series 2-1, giving them the current inside ...

Celtics ban fan for 2 years; accused of racist comment

Sports 03/29/19, 14:26

The Boston Celtics have banned a fan from its games for two years for being verbally abusive toward the Warriors during their only visit to Boston this season.The team says it didn't enforce a lifetime ban because its investigation couldn't prove that the fan used a racial slur toward Golden ...

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

Basketball 03/26/19, 21:02

Jayson Tatum and Marcus Smart each scored 21 points, and the Boston Celtics broke away from a fourth-quarter tie to defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers 116-106 on Tuesday night.Kyrie Irving (rest) didn't play for Boston, but the Celtics snapped a four-game losing streak and are 11-2 without their leading scorer.Al Horford ...

Walker sparks late rally, Hornets beat Boston 124-117

Basketball 03/23/19, 19:47

Kemba Walker scored 18 of his game-high 36 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets rallied to beat the Boston Celtics 124-117 Saturday night.It was Walker's 23rd game of 30 or more points this season. He added 11 rebounds and nine assists.Rookie Miles Bridges scored a career-high 20 ...

Marcus Smart fined $50,000 by NBA for shoving Embiid

Sports 03/21/19, 20:24

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for forcefully shoving Philadelphia's Joel Embiid to the floor.Kiki VanDeWeghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, noted Smart's repeated acts of unsportsmanlike conduct during games this season in handing down the penalty Thursday. Smart has been ...

Embiid, 76ers top Celtics for 6th straight victory

Basketball 03/21/19, 04:09

Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the 76ers over the Boston Celtics for their sixth straight victory.Tobias Harris added 21 points for the ...

Embiid gets 37 and 22 to lead 76ers past Celtics 118-115

Sports 03/20/19, 21:07

Joel Embiid had 37 points, 22 rebounds and a key block on Kyrie Irving with 35 seconds remaining, and Jimmy Butler scored 15 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter to lead the streaking Philadelphia 76ers over the Boston Celtics 118-115 on Wednesday night.Tobias Harris added 21 points for ...

Nuggets clinch playoff berth with 114-105 win over Celtics

Sports 03/18/19, 21:15

Nikola Jokic had 21 points and 13 rebounds and the Denver Nuggets rallied in the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 114-105 on Monday night.Will Barton added 20 points for the Nuggets, who clinched a playoff spot for the first time since 2012-13. They have won four straight.Kyrie Irving ...

Irving, Celtics survive late charge by Hawks in 129-120 win

Basketball 03/16/19, 15:56

What looked like an easy day for the Boston Celtics turned into a fight to the finish.It's something they've got to clean up heading into the postseason.Kyrie Irving just missed his second straight triple-double with 30 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists, Jaylen Brown scored 23 points with a key ...

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