Duke freshman star Zion Williamson returns _ with new Nikes

Basketball 03/15/19, 03:00

Just about everything at the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament on Thursday night was about Zion Williamson.The Duke freshman's nearly flawless performance returning from injury had the college basketball world buzzing.His athleticism, energy, engaging smile and thunderous dunks were all on full display.Duke's Zion Williamson (1) reacts after his basket against ...

Irving’s triple-double leads Celtics past Kings 126-120

Basketball 03/14/19, 21:22

Kyrie Irving had 31 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds to help the Boston Celtics overcome a 17-point first-half deficit and beat the Sacramento Kings 126-120 on Thursday night.It was Irving's second career triple-double. His first was with Cleveland on Feb. 28, 2014, against Utah.Jaylen Brown added 22 points, and ...

Clippers’ Williams becomes NBA bench points leader in win

Sports 03/12/19, 00:09

Lou Williams scored 34 points and became the NBA's career leader in points off the bench as the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 140-115 on Monday night for their fifth straight win.Williams came into the game needing 28 points to pass Curry, who had 11,147 points when not ...

Ex-Celtic Jabari Bird makes plea in domestic assault case

Basketball 03/11/19, 14:15

Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend.The 24-year-old Bird was released on bail after the hearing Monday pending sentencing May 28.He pleaded to sufficient facts. The plea is not an admission of guilt but acknowledges ...

Kyrie’s 30 propel Celtics past LeBron’s Lakers, 120-107

Basketball 03/09/19, 22:53

Kyrie Irving scored 30 points and Marcus Smart had 16 in the Boston Celtics' 120-107 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday night in the latest edition of this storied NBA rivalry.Marcus Morris had 16 points and seven rebounds, and Gordon Hayward added 15 points as the Celtics ...

Hayward’s game-winner lifts Celtics over Kings 111-109

Basketball 03/07/19, 00:46

Gordon Hayward made up for a costly foul by hitting a tiebreaking shot with 2 seconds to play that helped the Boston Celtics overcome the absence of injured star Kyrie Irving in a 111-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.Hayward fouled Buddy Hield on a 3-point attempt with ...

Hayward, Celtics run away from Warriors for a 128-95 win

Basketball 03/06/19, 01:15

Gordon Hayward scored 30 points off the bench, Kyrie Irving had 19 points and 11 assists, and the Boston Celtics ran away from the Golden State Warriors early on the way to a 128-95 win Tuesday night in a game that turned testy with the two-time defending champions down big.DeMarcus ...

Harden scores 42 points, Rockets hold off Celtics 115-104

Basketball 03/03/19, 18:16

James Harden had 42 points before fouling out late in the fourth quarter and the Houston Rockets held on the beat the Boston Celtics 115-104 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.Harden made six 3-pointers and scored 40 or more points for the 24th time this season. Houston entered the ...

Celtics beat Wizards 107-96 to end 4-game slide,

Sports 03/01/19, 22:38

Kyrie Irving had 13 points and 12 assists, Al Horford scored 18 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Washington Wizards 107-96 on Friday night to snap a four-game losing streak.Marcus Morris added 17 points and nine rebounds, Marcus Smart scored 16 points, and Jaylen Brown added 13. The Celtics ...

Siakam scores 25 as Raptors rout slumping Celtics 118-95

Basketball 02/26/19, 22:37

Pascal Siakam scored 25 points, Kawhi Leonard had 21 and the Toronto Raptors used a huge second quarter to rout the struggling Boston Celtics 118-95 on Tuesday night.Serge Ibaka scored 14 points and Norm Powell added 11 as Toronto extended its home winning streak over Boston to eight. The Celtics ...

LaVine scores career-high 42 as Bulls top Celtics 126-116

Basketball 02/23/19, 22:40

Zach LaVine scored a career-high 42 points, Lauri Markkanen finished with a personal-best 35 points and 15 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls got some payback for the most lopsided loss in franchise history with a 126-116 victory over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night.LaVine surpassed his previous high of 41 ...

Antetokounmpo scores 30 points, Bucks beat Celtics 98-97

Sports 02/21/19, 23:03

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter, Khris Middleton hit a 3-pointer in the closing seconds and the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics 98-97 on Thursday night.On the second-to-last position, Marcus Smart forced a jump ball with Antetokounmpo. Antetokounmpo tipped the jump ...

Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run

Basketball 02/19/19, 14:35

One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James.After back-to-back losses to James' Cavaliers in the past two conference finals, his departure West to join the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to clear the path for Boston to ...

Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons’ win streak 118-110

Basketball 02/13/19, 22:17

Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Wednesday night.Hayward added eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Jaylen ...

Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109

Basketball 02/12/19, 22:53

Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night.Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers.Playing without All-Star point guard ...

Celtics G Kyrie Irving sprains knee, leaves game

Sports 02/09/19, 21:21

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving sprained his right knee in the second quarter Saturday night against the Los Angeles Clippers and was declared out for the rest of the game.Irving had 14 points in 14 minutes before leaving the game.The Celtics led 74-53 at the half.Irving appeared to injure himself ...

Lakers edge Celtics 129-128 on Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer

Basketball 02/07/19, 23:06

Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce ...

Rondo’s jumper at buzzer lifts Lakers over Celtics 129-128

Basketball 02/07/19, 22:59

Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce ...

Tatum scores 25, Irving-less Celtics down Cavaliers 103-96

Basketball 02/05/19, 21:26

Jayson Tatum scored 25 points, Gordon Hayward added 18 and the Boston Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-96 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory despite missing All-Star guard Kyrie Irving.A strained left hip prevented Irving from facing his former team, but the Celtics made up for his absence ...

Irving, Celtics outlast Thunder in 134-129 thriller

Basketball 02/03/19, 16:51

Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists, Marcus Morris scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics snapped the Oklahoma City Thunder's league-best seven-game win streak with a 134-129 victory Sunday.Marcus Smart added 18 points and seven assists, Al Horford scored 17 points and Daniel Theis had 14 off the ...

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