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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 left. But Kevin Love hit two 3-pointers … 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 the tone.” Tone set. Irving scored 30 points in his playoff debut, James added 20 … 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

Pistons outlast Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON — Andre Drummond scored 18 points and grabbed 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope had seven of his 27 points in overtime and the Detroit Pistons beat the Boston Celtics 105-97 on Sunday. Reggie Jackson added 17 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Pistons, who won for … 0