Celtics

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

Hawks beat Celtics, 105-91

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOSTON — DeMarre Carroll and Jeff Teague each scored 22 points to help the Atlana Hawks win their 10th straight game, 105-91 over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Paul Millsap added 18 points and 10 rebounds for Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta, 31-8 overall and 15-5 on the road. … 0

Sullinger, Smart lead Celts to victory

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Marcus Smart made a key 3-pointer in the closing minute, and the Boston Celtics beat the New Orleans Pelicans 108-100 on Monday night. Jae Crowder added 22 points, Marcus Thornton had 13 and Brandon Bass 12 to help … 0

Pacers need OT to fend off Celtics ’ late rally, 107-103

Friday, January 9, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, C.J. Miles added 17 and the Indiana Pacers held off the Boston Celtics 107-103 in overtime Friday night. The Pacers (15-23) have won four of six. Short-handed Boston (12-22) was led … 0

Hornets sting Celtics, 104-95

Monday, January 5, 2015

BOSTON — Kemba Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half and Cody Zeller finished with a career-high 20 points on a perfect shooting night, carrying the Charlotte Hornets to a 104-95 win over the Boston Celtics on Monday. It was just the second win … 0

Rondo helps Mavericks rip Celtics, 119-101

Friday, January 2, 2015

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo scored the Mavericks’ first 10 points in his return to Boston, finishing with a season-high 29 on Friday night to lead Dallas to a 119-101 victory over the Celtics. Rondo had a career-high five … 0

Sullinger helps Celtics paste Kings

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics went at each other hard for a couple of days. It must have worked because they didn’t let down against Sacramento. Jared Sullinger scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the … 0

Jack carries Nets past Celtics

Friday, December 26, 2014

BOSTON — Only later could Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins crack a smile. “I was holding my breath,” he said. And with good reason. The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in a … 0

Orlando uses big 1st half to hold off Celtics, 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Tobias Harris scored 19 points and the Orlando Magic hung on to beat the Boston Celtics 100-95 on Tuesday night. Nik Vucevic and Kyle O’Quinn each added 18 points as Orlando ended a four-game losing … 0

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter and the Miami Heat ended a five-game home losing streak with a 100-84 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday … 0

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. One day after trading … 0