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CHICAGO (AP) — The Boston Celtics turned in a record-setting performance in their steady climb in the Eastern Conference.Jaylen Brown scored 23 points off the bench, Daniel Theis added a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Celtics routed the Chicago Bulls 133-77 on …
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving heard all of the doubts when the Celtics, who were among the favorites to win the Eastern Conference, still had a .500 record through Thanksgiving.The low point may have been a home loss to the Knicks that snapped New York's six-game losing streak."I was thinking …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — That gruesome ankle injury that put Gordon Hayward through a grueling year of rehab forced him to adjust his game.However he's able to make it happen, the Boston Celtics are more than happy to have him making the significant impact they envisioned all along.Hayward had a …
BOSTON (AP) — After stumbling through a late November slump, the Boston Celtics scored a season-high for the second game in a row.Kyrie Irving scored 29 points in the first three quarters and was one of seven Boston players in double figures as the Celtics routed the Cleveland Cavaliers …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Willie Naulls, the former UCLA star who was a four-time All-Star with the New York Knicks and won three NBA championships with the Boston Celtics, has died. He was 84.Naulls died on Thanksgiving at his home in Laguna Niguel, south of Los Angeles, UCLA said. The cause was …
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis had just trimmed New Orleans' deficit to a seemingly surmountable seven points when Boston's Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum combined to quickly squash any notion of a comeback.Irving closed out a 26-point, 10-assist performance with a 3-pointer and a tough …
DALLAS (AP) — J.J. Barea held the shooter's pose for several seconds before big center DeAndre Jordan picked him up and carried him to the bench , the diminutive Dallas guard high-fiving everybody along the way.It just felt like a big 3-pointer in the Mavericks' sixth straight home …
ATLANTA (AP) — Aron Baynes knew the Boston Celtics had a perfect opponent to improve their flow on offense."You know we have had a pretty dry spell," Baynes said. "We have gotten good looks, but (shots) haven't been dropping, so to see it go through the hoop a few times tonight to begin the …
ATLANTA (AP) — Celtics forward Al Horford has a sore left knee and will miss a game for the first time of the season.Marcus Morris took Horford's spot in the lineup against Atlanta, making his first start since last season.Horford was listed as probable with the same injury before …
BOSTON (AP) — Boston coach Brad Stevens knows what is wrong with the Celtics. Plenty.Trey Burke scored 29 points, Tim Hardaway Jr. had 21 and the New York Knicks snapped a six-game losing streak with a 117-109 victory over the surprisingly inconsistent Celtics on Wednesday night.Noah Vonleh …
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Every so often, Wisconsin's Ethan Happ makes a move around the bucket that reminds some college basketball experts of an NBA Hall of Fame forward.It's more about how Happ freed himself to get to the hoop for the 25th-ranked Badgers than the shot itself.Check out the …
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA's new scoring leader was determined his latest big night wouldn't go to waste.Kemba Walker scored 43 points, giving him 103 in his last two games, and the Charlotte Hornets battled back to beat the Boston Celtics 117-112 on Monday night.Walker followed up his …
BOSTON (AP) — Donovan Mitchell was much more efficient leading Utah in scoring this time.Mitchell had 28 points and six assists, bouncing back from one of his worst performances of the season and leading the Jazz to a 98-86 win over the Boston Celtics on Saturday night."I didn't really do …
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving had 11 straight Boston points down the stretch and scored 17 in all in the last 8:06 of the fourth quarter.Then in overtime, he really turned it on.The Celtics guard made or assisted on every basket in the extra period, finishing with 11 assists and a season-high …
BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics returned from a dreadful road trip with a resounding rout.Kyrie Irving had 17 points and seven assists and Jaylen Brown scored 18 as Boston beat the Chicago Bulls 111-82 on Wednesday night."One of the toughest things to do in this league is to come off a road trip, …
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Al-Farouq Aminu says he's grateful his teammates trust him in the big moments.Aminu hit a pair of late 3-pointers and the Portland Trail Blazers won their fourth straight game, holding off the Boston Celtics 100-94 on Sunday night.Damian Lillard had 19 points and 12 …
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gordon Hayward got a cold reception in Utah. He was booed every time he touched the ball, and his Boston Celtics left town with a loss.Joe Ingles matched his career high with 27 points and added a season-best seven assists to help the Jazz beat the Celtics 123-115 on …
PHOENIX (AP) — When their shots finally started to fall, the Boston Celtics couldn't be stopped.Kyrie Irving scored 18 of his season-high 39 points in the fourth quarter and overtime, and Boston rallied from a 22-point deficit for a 116-109 win over the Phoenix Suns on Thursday night.Irving …
NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for throwing a basketball into the stands after a game.The fine was handed down Tuesday by league discipline executive Kiki VanDeWeghe.The incident occurred at the end of the Celtics' 115-107 loss to …
DENVER (AP) — Jamal Murray simply got caught up in the moment when he hoisted a long shot with the clock winding down.He took some heat for it. No disrespect meant, he maintained.Murray scored a career-high 48 points, including 19 in the fourth quarter, and the Denver Nuggets overcame a …

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