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Celtics swept as LeBron (27) leads 101-93 win

Sunday, April 26, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 27 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers overcame a shoulder injury to Kevin Love to complete a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics with a 101-93 victory Sunday. Love left the court in the first quarter with a dislocated left shoulder, and J.R. Smith was ejected for swinging his arm at Jae Crowder, but the Cavaliers held on to win a series for the first time … 0

James, Cavs beat Celts, 103-95, for 3-0 lead

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James scored 31 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers moved one win away from a sweep in their first playoff series in five years with a 103-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night. The scrappy Celtics kept it close, just as they did in the previous two games, and trailed 95-92 after Evan Turner hit a 3-pointer with 2:45 … 0

LeBron, Cavs hold off Celtics

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

CLEVELAND — LeBron James scored 30 points, Kyrie Irving added 26 and the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off Boston in the fourth quarter, beating the Celtics 99-91 on Tuesday night to take a 2-0 lead in their opening-round series. James scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, moved past Hall of Famer Jerry West on the career playoff scoring list and made sure … 0

‘Big 3’ power Cavs past Celts, 113-100

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CLEVELAND — More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor. “We,” Irving said, “are the Big 3. We have really great players on this team, but we set … 0

Celts close in on postseason, clobber Cavaliers, 117-78

Sunday, April 12, 2015

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie … 0

Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers, 99-90

Friday, April 10, 2015

CLEVELAND — Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics maintained their grip on a playoff spot by holding off the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers 99-90 on Friday night. The Celtics had five players score in double figures. Isaiah Thomas had 17 points, Avery Bradley scored 15 and … 0

Celtics bounce Pistons

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the Boston Celtics picked up a key victory and eliminated Detroit from playoff contention, beating the Pistons 113-103 Wednesday night. Thomas needed only 17 shots to put up his huge numbers, going 10 for 17 from … 0

Milwaukee dumps Celts

Friday, April 3, 2015

BOSTON — Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee’s third-quarter surge from a halftime deficit with 11 points and the Milwaukee Bucks hurt the Boston Celtics’ playoff chances with a 110-101 win Friday night. Boston dropped a half-game behind idle Miami in the competition for the final playoff spot in the … 0

Wounded Olynyk leads Celts over Pacers, 100-87

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 19 points after nearly missing the game with an eye injury sustained hours before tip-off, and the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers 100-87 Wednesday night in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff hopefuls. Tyler Zeller scored 17 of his 19 points in … 0

Celts sting Hornets, 116-104; Sox unload on Twins, 14-2

Monday, March 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Avery Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 116-104 on Monday night for an important Eastern Conference victory. Evan Turner added 15 points, while Jae Crowder and Marcus Smart each had 14 as the Celtics won for … 0

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK — Isaiah Thomas scored 18 points and Jae Crowder had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Boston Celtics held off a late rally by the New York Knicks for a 96-92 win on Friday night. … 0

Heat torches Celtics

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOSTON — Goran Dragic had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Miami Heat beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Wednesday night. Luol Deng scored 15 points for Miami, and Udonis Haslem had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Henry Walker and Tyler Johnson also scored 12 points … 0

Turner, C’s dumps Nets

Monday, March 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Evan Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-91 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak that had dropped them out of playoff position. Avery Bradley scored 20 points to lead the Celtics, … 0