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 ...

On Basketball: Has Kyrie played his last game for Celtics?

Basketball 05/09/19, 01:08

It begins.When the buzzer sounded in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, the question immediately became this: Has Kyrie Irving played his last game for the Boston Celtics?It's very possible.Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) shoots against Milwaukee Bucks' Nikola Mirotic during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball ...

Bucks beat Celtics 116-91 to advance to East final

Basketball 05/08/19, 21:48

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 20 points, eight rebounds and eight assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks routed the Boston Celtics 116-91 on Wednesday night to advance to the Eastern Conference final.The top-seeded Bucks placed seven players in double figures in their fourth straight win after dropping the series opener. Khris Middleton had ...

Antetokounmpo anota 32 y le da la ventaja a los Bucks

Basketball 05/03/19, 22:18

Giannis Antetokounmpo terminó con 32 puntos y 13 rebotes, George Hill anotó 21 unidades y los Bucks de Milwaukee derrotaron el viernes 123-116 a los Celtics de Boston para tomar ventaja de 2-1 en su serie semifinal de la Conferencia Este.Khris Middleton añadió 20 unidades.Antetokounmpo solo intentó 13 disparos de ...

Antetokounmpo has 32, Bucks beat Celtics 123-116 in Game 3

Sports 05/03/19, 22:04

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 32 points and 13 rebounds, George Hill finished with 21 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 123-116 on Friday night to take a 2-1 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Khris Middleton added 20 points.Antetokounmpo had only 13 field goal attempts but had 16 ...

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 ...

LeBron’s new LA jersey supplants Curry’s as NBA’s top seller

Basketball 04/25/19, 16:00

Though LeBron James didn't make the playoffs in his first season in Los Angeles, his move to the Lakers paid off in jersey sales.The NBA announced Thursday that James had the most popular individual jersey during the regular season and that the Lakers sold the most team merchandise. They knocked ...

Celtics face tough road ahead after sweeping Pacers

Basketball 04/22/19, 01:03

The Boston Celtics proved they could be every bit as physical as the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs.They may need to be even tougher for the rest of the postseason.After delivering the knockout blow to the Pacers with a first-round sweep, the Celtics quickly turned their ...

Celtics can sweep; Warriors, Raptors, Blazers aiming at 3-1

Basketball 04/20/19, 10:15

The stars have been stars in these playoffs.Kyrie Irving has Boston on the cusp of sweeping away Indiana Pacers. Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Golden State are coming off a game against the Los Angeles Clippers where the Warriors looked very much like the NBA champions again. Damian Lillard and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bucks beat Nets as Antetokounmpo returns to the lineup

Sports 04/01/19, 23:46

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 28 points and 11 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Eric Bledsoe added 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Brooklyn Nets 131-121 on Monday night.Reserve guard George Hill chipped in 22 points while Brook Lopez and Sterling Brown each scored 14 for the Bucks, ...

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 ...

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, ...

Towns’ FT in OT wins it for Wolves after Curry’s late rally

Basketball 03/29/19, 22:18

Karl-Anthony Towns made a free throw with 0.5 seconds remaining in overtime after Stephen Curry led a frantic rally to tie the game, lifting the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 131-130 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.Minnesota led by nine with 1:41 remaining in the extra period before ...

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 ...

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