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WASHINGTON (AP) — To Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens, Kyrie Irving's pair of 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime — the first from in front of his team's bench; the second from straightaway, 31 feet out — were "amazing."To the man contesting both of those key …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving scored Boston's last 12 points, including back-to-back 3-pointers in the final 40 seconds of overtime to outduel John Wall in a point-guard showdown, and the Celtics extended their winning streak to seven games with a 130-125 victory over the Washington Wizards …
WASHINGTON (AP) — Al Horford will miss at least another few games for the Boston Celtics because of an injured left knee.The Celtics were also without Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward for their game against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night because of illness.That absent trio ranks …
CHICAGO (AP) — De'Aaron Fox put together another impressive offensive display on Monday night. And all he wanted to talk about was defense.Fox scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, helping the Sacramento Kings rally for a 108-89 victory over the lowly Chicago Bulls.The speedy Fox …
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving's shoulder wasn't sore enough to keep him from cheering for Marcus Morris Sr. when he hit three 3-pointers to start the second half and propel Boston to a double-digit lead.Al Horford's injured knee didn't keep him from leaping to his feet when Jayson Tatum drove …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were without four key players against the New Orleans Pelicans, with stars Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward all out for the game.Big man Aron Baynes was also out with a sprained ankle Monday night. Horford was nursing a sore left knee, Irving had a …
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 …

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