Celtics trudge into offseason at end of challenging season

Basketball 05/09/19, 16:33

Expectations overflowed prior to the season for a Boston Celtics team expected to ascend to the top of an Eastern Conference without LeBron James.The season will be remembered for how poorly Boston did fulfilling its potential following false starts, some regression by its young players and an early exit from ...

Irving, Horford lead Celtics past Bucks 112-90 in opener

Basketball 04/28/19, 14:27

Kyrie Irving had 26 points and 11 assists, Al Horford added 20 points and 11 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics cruised past the Milwaukee Bucks 120-90 on Sunday in the opener of their second-round playoff series.Jaylen Brown chipped in with 19 points and Gordon Hayward had 13 off the bench ...

Bucks expecting another hard-fought matchup with Celtics

Sports 04/27/19, 13:47

Much has changed since the Celtics outlasted the Bucks during their seven-game slugfest in the first round of last year's NBA playoffs.For starters, Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward are both healthy after injuries sidelined them for the entire postseason last year.Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a career season and is one ...

Celtics sweep Pacers; Warriors, Raptors take 3-1 leads

Basketball 04/21/19, 20:43

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 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 ...

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 ...

Pacers, Celtics enter playoff matchup looking for redemption

Sports 04/13/19, 09:17

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 thinking about Gordon Hayward early struggles ...

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 ...

Hayward scores 25, Celtics top Heat 112-102

Basketball 04/03/19, 21:09

Gordon Hayward scored 25 points, Kyrie Irving added 23 and the Boston Celtics pulled away in the final minutes to beat the Miami Heat 112-102 on Wednesday night.Al Horford scored 21 and Jayson Tatum scored nine of his 16 points in the fourth quarter for the Celtics, who went on ...

Russell’s 20-point 3rd leads Nets over Celtics 110-96

Basketball 03/30/19, 19:32

D'Angelo Russell scored 20 of his 29 points in another blistering third quarter against Boston, leading the Brooklyn Nets to a 110-96 victory over the short-handed Celtics on Saturday night.Back from a seven-game trip that lasted more than two weeks, the Nets had a happy homecoming thanks largely to Russell, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clippers rally from 28 down, beat Celtics 123-112

Football 02/09/19, 22:53

Montrezl Harrell forced two turnovers in the final two minutes and Patrick Beverly hit a pair of 3-pointers in front of the Boston bench Saturday night to help the retooled Los Angeles Clippers overcome a 28-point, first-half deficit and beat the Celtics 123-112.One game after the Lakers rallied from 18 ...

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 ...

Brown, Tatum carry Celtics over Hornets without Irving

Basketball 01/30/19, 21:50

Jaylen Brown had 24 points and 10 rebounds, Jayson Tatum scored 20 points, and the Boston Celtics rolled over the Charlotte Hornets 126-94 on Wednesday night despite Kyrie Irving's absence.Terry Rozier had 17 points and tied a career high with 10 assists in place of Irving, who missed his second ...

Rozier’s perfect start, 26 points carry Celtics past Cavs

Basketball 01/23/19, 22:03

Terry Rozier scored 22 of his 26 points in the first half and the Boston Celtics coasted to their fifth straight victory with a 125-103 win over the struggling Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night.Jaylen Brown scored 23 points, Gordon Hayward 18 and Jayson Tatum 17 for Boston, which won its ...

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