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No Celtics player tested positive for virus

Jul 02, 2020 - 10:20 AM

A full-force Boston Celtics squad heads to Orlando for the NBA season restart

READY. The Celtics try to stay among the top contenders with Jayson Tatum (right) and Jaylen Brown. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics' Brown pens message of unity amid coronavirus crisis

Apr 20, 2020 - 1:07 PM

'It's Game 7 and how we perform down the stretch is going to determine our outcome,' says Celtics star Jaylen Brown

TEAMWORK. Jaylen Brown says people should unite and fight the coronavirus together as a team. Photo from Instagram/@celtics

Celtics guard Smart 'corona-free' 10 days after positive test

Mar 30, 2020 - 1:26 PM

Marcus Smart joins fellow NBA players Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, and Christian Wood with all-clears after testing positive for coronavirus

ASYMPTOMATIC. Marcus Smart did not show symptoms of the coronavirus and said he felt good enough to play an NBA game if he had to. Photo from Instagram/@celtics

Lakers, Celtics, 2 other NBA teams announce coronavirus positives

Mar 20, 2020 - 8:52 AM

The number of NBA players and personnel who tested positive for COVID-19 jumps to 14

PANDEMIC. The Lakers last played the Nets, who had 4 players testing positive for COVID-19. Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images/AFP

Tatum, Hayward star as Celtics book playoffs berth

Mar 11, 2020 - 12:54 PM

The Boston Celtics secure their place in the playoffs to join league leaders Milwaukee Bucks, LA Lakers, and defending champion Toronto Raptors

TAKE CHARGE. Jayson Tatum soars for a dunk as the Celtics score a gripping win over the Pacers. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP

NBA fines Celtics guard Smart $35,000 for confronting refs

Mar 06, 2020 - 10:42 AM

Marcus Smart receives a hefty fine for verbally abusing the referees during the Celtics' upset overtime loss to the Nets

REPEAT OFFENDER. The NBA says the fine slapped on Marcus Smart covers prior infractions. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

LeVert delivers 'masterpiece' as Nets shock Celtics in OT

Mar 04, 2020 - 5:26 PM

Caris LeVert unleashes 51 points as the Nets storm back from a 21-point deficit against the Celtics

Westbrook racks up 41 as Rockets edge Celtics in OT thriller

Mar 01, 2020 - 3:28 PM

'We forgot about the other MVP over there,' says Jaylen Brown as the Celtics clamped on James Harden but let Russell Westbrook wreak havoc

ESCAPE. Houston star Russell Westbrook drives to the basket against Boston's Jaylen Brown. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron serves up version of Dream Shake as Lakers nip Celtics

Feb 24, 2020 - 12:36 PM

LeBron James hits the go-ahead jumper to help the Lakers tighten their grip on the top spot in the Western Conference

RENEWED RIVALRY. LeBron James and the Lakers survive rival Celtics. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Tatum powers Celtics over Clippers in double overtime

Feb 14, 2020 - 2:13 PM

'This was a tough one,' says Boston star Jayson Tatum as the Celtics needed two extra periods to dispose of Kawhi Leonard and the Clippers

STREAKY. Celtics' Jayson Tatum flirts with a career-high performance against Landry Shamet and the Clippers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba, Celtics topple Thunder to stretch win streak

Feb 10, 2020 - 12:50 PM

The Celtics win their seventh straight game as Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, and Daniel Theis return from injuries

ON A ROLL. Kemba Walker and the Celtics extend their win run. Photo from Twitter/@celtics

Streaking Raptors beat Pacers, Celtics down Hawks

Feb 08, 2020 - 5:34 PM

The Raptors notch a franchise-record 13th straight win as they beat the Pacers for the second time in 3 days

HOT STREAK. Serge Ibaka and the Raptors have not lost a game since January 15. Photo from Twitter/@Raptors

NBA injuries hit Celtics' Walker, Kanter, Raptors' Powell

Feb 02, 2020 - 11:27 PM

Despite losing their key players, the Celtics and the Raptors both have impressive records in the Eastern Conference

OUT. Kemba Walker will miss a couple of games for the Celtics. Photo from Instagram/@celtics

Celtics beat 76ers to avoid season sweep

Feb 02, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum show the way as the Celtics thwart the 76ers after losing in their first 3 meetings this season

PILING IT UP. Jayson Tatum helps lift the Celtics to their sixth win in their last 7 games. Photo from Twitter/NBA

Celtics deal Lakers season's 'worst' defeat

Jan 21, 2020 - 2:18 PM

The Celtics snap a three-game losing streak with a big win over the Los Angeles Lakers

X-FACTOR. Jayson Tatum scores 27 points to hand the Western Conference leaders their worst defeat of the season. Photo from NBA Twitter

Mighty Bucks pull out close win over surging Celtics

Jan 17, 2020 - 4:26 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks clip the Celtics to avenge one of their rare losses this season

Photo from NBA

Celtics center Kanter eyes politics, wrestling after NBA

Jan 11, 2020 - 7:44 PM

Enes Kanter says he cultivated friendships with US lawmakers in 9 NBA seasons with Utah, Oklahoma City, New York, Portland and Boston

ASPIRATIONS. Enes Kanter dabbles on joining politics and wrestling after the NBA. Photo from Enes Kanter's Instagram

Embiid-less Sixers rally to rip Celtics

Jan 10, 2020 - 12:39 PM

The Sixers shake off the absence of Joel Embiid as the Celtics lose 3 in a row for the first time this season

UPPERHAND. Josh Richardson (left) and the Sixers put a stop on Kemba Walker and the Celtics for the third time this season. Photo from NBA

Injured Sixers star Embiid to miss Celtics game

Jan 09, 2020 - 10:23 PM

Philadelphia center Joel Embiid sees a specialist after a gruesome finger injury

Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics hold off Hawks on Theis game-saving swat

Jan 04, 2020 - 3:37 PM

Daniel Theis blocks a three-point attempt by Hawks star Trae Young to seal the win for the Celtics

CLUTCH. Daniel Theis plays spoiler to Trae Young and the Hawks. Photo from Boston Celtics

Lowry, Raptors avenge Christmas Day loss to Celtics

Dec 29, 2019 - 12:58 PM

The Raptors get their way this time as the defending champions and the Celtics clash for the second time in less than 72 hours

PAYBACK. Kyle Lowry and the Raptors get their revenge over Jayson Tatum and the Celtics despite missing 3 key players. Photo from NBA

Brown drops career high to lead Celtics over Cavs

Dec 28, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Jaylen Brown delivers back-to-back 30-point games as the Celtics stay in the top two in the Eastern Conference

STREAKY. Jaylen Brown and the Celtics pick up win No. 22 against Kevin Love and the Cavs. Photo from NBA

Celtics spoil Raptors’ Christmas party

Dec 26, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Boston snaps an eight-game losing streak in Toronto as the Celtics rip the defending champions in the first NBA Christmas game in Canada

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 25: Terence Davis II #0 of the Toronto Raptors dribbles the ball as Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics defends during the second half of an NBA game at Scotiabank Arena on December 25, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Nunn delivers for Heat to sink Sixers, Celtics down Mavs

Dec 19, 2019 - 2:23 PM

Kendrick Nunn lifts the Miami Heat to take 3rd place in the Eastern Conference standings

ALL-AROUND. Kendrick Nunn steps up to score 26 points against the Philadelphia 76ers. Photo from Miami Heat Twitter

Red-hot 76ers hand Celtics first loss at home

Dec 13, 2019 - 5:13 PM

Joel Embiid drops a double-double as the Sixers snap the Celtics' perfect home record

TOO STRONG. Enes Kanter and the Boston Celtics try to stop the Sixers but Joel Embiid powers his squad to a 19th win. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks past Pistons; Lakers trump Jazz

Dec 05, 2019 - 5:57 PM

The Bucks improve to 19-3 – tied for best record in the league with the Western Conference-leading Los Angeles Lakers

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - DECEMBER 04: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of the game between the Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat at TD Garden on December 04, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics defeat the Heat 112-93. Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP Maddie Meyer / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Dinwiddie paces Nets in win over Celtics as Kyrie looks on

Nov 30, 2019 - 1:21 PM

Kyrie Irving misses his eighth straight game but the Brooklyn Nets make sure to get the job done against his former team, the Boston Celtics

STEPPING UP. Spencer Dinwiddie drops a double-double of 32 points and 11 assists to power the Brooklyn Nets past Jaylen Brown and the Boston Celtics. Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker leaves game with possible neck injury

Nov 23, 2019 - 12:20 PM

The Boston Celtics announce that Kemba Walker was diagnosed with concussion-like symptoms

UNFORTUNATE. Boston Celtics' Kemba Walker rushes to the hospital after displaying concussion symptoms. Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

Clippers win OT thriller over Celtics in Kawhi-PG show

Nov 21, 2019 - 8:21 PM

Kawhi Leonard and Paul George team up for 42 points in their first Clippers game together

Hield hits 35 as Kings snap Celtics' 10-game NBA win streak

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:35 AM

The Celtics lose for the first time in almost a month as Buddy Hield sets a personal season-high in points for the Kings

STREAK BUSTERS. Buddy Hield and the Kings stop the Celtics' hot run. Photo from Twitter/@celtics

Celtics adds to Warriors' woes for 10th straight win

Nov 16, 2019 - 3:21 PM

Jayson Tatum, Kemba Walker, and Jaylen Brown all breach the 20-point mark for the Celtics, who boast of an NBA-best 10-1 record

CAN'T BE STOPPED. Jaylen Brown and the Celtics extend their hot streak. Photo from Twitter/@NBA

Celtics' Hayward to miss 6 weeks with broken hand

Nov 12, 2019 - 11:21 AM

Gordon Hayward is set to sit out of the Celtics' next few matches before the NBA Christmas games

MISSING THE ACTION. Gordon Hayward is set to recover from his left finger injury. File photo

Celtics beat Spurs but lose Hayward to broken left hand

Nov 10, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Amid a stellar start to the season, the Boston Celtics absorb an early blow as star forward Gordon Hayward suffers an injury

NBA fines Celtics' Smart $15K for criticizing refs

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'It just seems like whenever I get the ball and I'm on offense, I can't get a call,' says Marcus Smart on the officiating

HITTING BACK. Marcus Smart expresses his displeasure on the game's officiating knowing that he'll be fined. File photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics down Hornets in Walker's emotional return to Charlotte

Nov 08, 2019 - 1:14 PM

New Celtics guard Kemba Walker calls it an 'amazing night' as the Hornets give their former star a tribute

MUCH LOVE. Kemba Walker gets a standing ovation from Hornets fans. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Kemba Walker joins Celtics as Kyrie Irving leaves

Jul 01, 2019 - 11:18 AM

Coming off one of the best seasons of his career with the Hornets, Kemba Walker will fill the void left by Kyrie Irving, who is headed to the Nets

CARDIAC KEMBA. Kemba Walker starts a new era for the Boston Celtics. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks boot out Celtics, book first conference finals berth

May 09, 2019 - 11:09 AM

The Bucks pounce on the Celtics to take the series at 4-1 and clinch their first NBA Eastern Conference finals berth in 18 years

After absorbing a shock Game 1 loss, Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks drub the Celtics in the next 4 games. Photo from NBA Twitter

Bucks take commanding 3-1 lead over Celtics

May 07, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks move within a win of advancing to the NBA Eastern Conference finals

BIG BUCKS. George Hill (left) and Giannis Antetokounmpo deliver the goods for the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 4. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: NBA game recap and highlights

May 05, 2019 - 1:44 AM

The Trail Blazers pull out a 4OT win against the Nuggets in the longest NBA playoff game since 1953 as the Bucks also go up 2-1 versus the Celtics

BIG BUCKETS. Rodney Hood (right) comes through the clutch for the Trail Blazers against the Nuggets that also go all out behind Nikola Jokic. Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images

Bucks power past Celtics for 2-1 series lead

May 04, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Giannis Antetokounmpo flirts with a triple-double as the top-seeded Bucks trip the Celtics on the road

UPPER HAND. Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks regain homecourt advantage.  Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics president Danny Ainge suffers mild heart attack

May 03, 2019 - 9:32 AM

The former Boston player is expected to make full recovery after suffering a heart attack on the same night the Celtics lost to the Bucks in Game 2

BACK SOON. Danny Ainge is expected to be back at the Celtics sideline in Game 3. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Bucks shred Celtics to level series

May 01, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The Bucks even it all up against the Celtics behind Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton

NO LETUP. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jayson Tatum fight for the loose ball in the game Milwaukee dominated virtually all the way. Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Celtics baffle Bucks to draw first blood in playoff series

Apr 29, 2019 - 4:01 AM

Kyrie Irving and Al Horford deliver as Boston shuts down Milwaukee star Giannis Antetokounmpo in the Eastern Conference semifinals opener

EAST JUGGERNAUTS. Kyrie Irving says the Boston Celtics issued a statement against the Milwaukee Bucks. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)

Celtics icon John Havlicek dies at 79

Apr 26, 2019 - 6:51 PM

NBA commissioner Adam Silver says John Havlicek starred in some of the 'most iconic moments' in league history

LEGEND. John Havlicek spent all 16 seasons of his NBA career with the Boston Celtics. Photo by Mike Lawrie / Getty Images North America/AFP

Celtics sweep Pacers out of NBA playoffs

Apr 22, 2019 - 10:02 AM

The Celtics capture their first best-of-seven series sweep since 2011

SWEEP. Gordon Hayward powers the Boston Celtics to their first playoff sweep since 2011. Photo from NBA Twitter

Celtics push Pacers to elimination brink

Apr 20, 2019 - 11:54 AM

The Boston Celtics take a 3-0 series lead over the Indiana Pacers to move within a win of the conference semifinals

LOCKED IN. Kyrie Irving and the Celtics inch closer to a first-round sweep of the Pacers. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Kyrie Irving: 'Anything can happen on the road'

Apr 18, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The Celtics go up 2-0 against the Pacers but the Boston star warns his teammates as the series heads to Indiana

Irving, Tatum fuel Celtics comeback over Pacers

Apr 18, 2019 - 10:10 AM

Boston rallies from a double-digit deficit against Indiana to grab a 2-0 series lead

ON TOP. Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics go on the road with a two-game cushion. Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images/AFP

Irving dazzles as Celtics thwart Pacers in Game 1

Apr 15, 2019 - 7:02 AM

Missing the Celtics' run to the East Finals last year, the All-Star guard makes up for lost time with impressive numbers across the board

MORE TO COME. Kyrie Irving wins his first playoff game with the Boston Celtics. Photo from

Celtics blow out Pacers for 4th seed, homecourt edge

Apr 06, 2019 - 3:11 PM

Boston gains the upper hand as the Celtics and Pacers stay in line for a postseason showdown

ADVANTAGE. Gordon Hayward and the Celtics snap out of a tie with the Pacers. Photo from NBA Twitter