Lakers edge Celtics 129-128 on Rondo’s jumper at the buzzer
BOSTON (AP) — Rajon Rondo hit a 20-foot jumper as time expired to lift the Los Angeles Lakers over the Boston Celtics, 129-128 on Thursday night.
LeBron James had 28 points, 12 rebounds and 12 assists. Kyle Kuzma added 25 points and Rondo had 17 points and 10 assists to help Los Angeles bounce back after a 42-point loss at Indiana on Tuesday.
Irving, Celtics outlast Thunder in 134-129 thriller
BOSTON (AP) — Eight days after letting a win slip away against the Golden State Warriors, the Celtics were able to finish the job against another tough Western Conference opponent.
Kyrie Irving had 30 points and 11 assists as Boston overcame big games from Oklahoma City stars Paul George and Russell Westbrook to snap the Thunder's seven-game win streak in a 134-129 thriller on Sunday.
Celtics C Baynes out 4-6 weeks after surgery on finger
BOSTON (AP) — Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes has had surgery on a broken left finger and will be out four to six weeks.
The team made the announcement on Thursday, a day after Baynes left early in the game against the Phoenix Suns after deflecting a pass with his left hand.
Baynes shook his hand in visible pain and went to the locker room when play stopped.
Kyrie Irving scores 24 points, Celtics beat Hawks 129-108
BOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving credits Boston's defense for an offensive resurgence that has the Celtics riding the longest winning streak in the NBA.
Irving scored 24 points in just three quarters, then rested in the fourth as the Celtics finished off a 129-108 rout of Atlanta on Friday night for their eighth straight victory.
Horford, Irving, Hayward, Baynes out for Celtics vs Pelicans
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 sore right shoulder, and Hayward was ill.
The four players combine to average more than 50 points, 21 rebounds and 14 assists this season.
Brown nets 23, Celtics race past Bulls 133-77
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 Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
BOSTON (AP) — The jerseys and venues will be the same, but so much has changed since the last time Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics met in the Eastern Conference finals.
Celtics stare down adversity, look forward to 76ers
BOSTON (AP) — So much of the chatter before Boston's first-round matchup with Milwaukee focused on who wouldn't be on the court for the Celtics.
Injuries forced Kyrie Irving and Marcus Smart to join Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis as spectators by the end of the regular season. It seemingly left the East's second seed vulnerable against a Bucks team boasting one of the league's most versatile scorers in All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo.
Celtics missing 6 players for Wizards game
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics were without six players for their game against the Washington Wizards.
The team said Wednesday that Kyrie Irving will sit out with a sore left knee. Al Horford will miss his second straight game with an illness. Jaylen Brown remains in the concussion protocol. Marcus Smart sprained his right thumb and is listed as out. Daniel Theis tore a ligament in his left knee and is out for the rest of the season.
BOSTON (AP) — Celtics rookie Daniel Theis is likely out for the rest of the season with a torn meniscus in his left knee.
Theis got hurt during the final minute of Boston's 99-97 loss to the Pacers on Sunday.
Coach Brad Stevens told reporters Monday that the center is weighing his surgical options.
Celtics strong out of the break, rout Pistons 110-98
DETROIT (AP) — Daniel Theis did his part to add to Germany's big day.
The Boston rookie scored a career-high 19 points to lift the Celtics to a 110-98 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night. Afterward, Theis tried to bring some attention to a surprising Olympic victory for his native country.
Irving, Celtics beat skidding Kings 113-86 for 6th straight
BOSTON (AP) — Jaylen Brown has already figured out he'll receive a lot less attention from opposing defenses when he's on the floor with Kyrie Irving. Brown has also realized he'll get some open shots, too.
Brown scored 22 points on 7-of-8 shooting in three quarters, and the Boston Celtics coasted past the skidding Sacramento Kings 113-86 on Wednesday night for their sixth straight victory.