NBA Finals: Irving aims to focus as Dallas fights to survive in Boston

Agence France Presse 06/17/2024

Resigned to the villain’s role in Boston, Dallas star Kyrie Irving is less concerned with silencing hostile Celtics fans than with quieting self doubt and leading the Mavs in a must-win NBA Finals game five. “Let’s just…

NBA: Celtics take nothing for granted with title just a win away

Agence France Presse 06/14/2024

Jayson Tatum has known since he was drafted by the Celtics in 2017 that the measure of success in Boston is an NBA title, but he’s not chalking up championship No. 18 just yet. “Even now, up…

NBA: Doncic and Irving to lead Mavs against Celtics for crown

Agence France Presse 06/05/2024

NBA scoring champion Luka Doncic and sharpshooter Kyrie Irving spearhead the upstart Dallas Mavericks against the favored Boston Celtics when the NBA Finals begin on Thursday. Ex-Celtics standout Irving is bracing for a hostile road reception in Boston, five years…

NBA: Celtics hold off depleted Cavs to take 3-1 series lead

Agence France Presse 05/14/2024

The Boston Celtics fought off a spirited challenge from short-handed Cleveland Monday, beating the Cavaliers 109-102 to take a commanding 3-1 lead in their NBA Eastern Conference semi-final series. Jayson Tatum scored 33 points and grabbed 11…

NBA: Celtics destroy Heat to clinch series

Agence France Presse 05/02/2024

The Boston Celtics crushed the Miami Heat 118-84 to complete an emphatic 4-1 series victory Wednesday and book their place in the second round of the NBA playoffs. The postseason top seeds — upset by Miami in…

NBA: Heat’s three-point barrage stuns Celtics to level playoff series

Agence France Presse 04/25/2024

The Miami Heat unleashed a barrage of three-pointers to score a series-levelling 111-101 upset over the top-seeded Boston Celtics in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff duel on Wednesday. Eighth seeds Miami, playing without the injured Jimmy Butler,…

NBA: Bucks facing Giannis injury scare as they beat Celtics

Agence France Presse 04/10/2024

Giannis Antetokounmpo suffered a worrying calf injury as the Milwaukee Bucks defeated the Boston Celtics 104-91 in their heavyweight NBA Eastern Conference showdown on Tuesday. Former NBA Most Valuable Player Antetokounmpo crumpled to the court in a…

NBA: Celtics silence Thunder, clinch playoff home edge

Agence France Presse 04/04/2024

The Boston Celtics clinched the NBA’s best record this season and a home-court advantage throughout the NBA playoffs on Wednesday with a 135-100 blowout over the Oklahoma City Thunder. READ: NBA results: LeBron scores 40 in Lakers…

NBA: Hawks hold off Celtics in NBA overtime thriller

Agence France Presse 03/29/2024

Dejounte Murray drilled the go-ahead jump shot in the final second of overtime to lift the Atlanta Hawks to a 123-122 victory over Boston Thursday, their second win over the NBA-best Celtics in four days. Murray scored…

NBA: Celtics ‘Big Three’ score 87 to help Boston blow past Suns

Agence France Presse 03/15/2024

Jaylen Brown scored 37 points as the Boston Celtics unleashed a dominant offensive performance to blow past the Phoenix Suns 127-112 on Thursday. Boston’s big three of Brown, Jayson Tatum and Al Horford combined for 87 points…

NBA: Jokic bags triple-double as Nuggets down Celtics

Agence France Presse 03/08/2024

Nikola Jokic bagged his 20th triple-double of the season as the Denver Nuggets held off the Boston Celtics 115-109 in their heavyweight NBA showdown on Thursday. The eagerly anticipated clash between the reigning NBA champions and Eastern…

NBA: Celtics rout weary Warriors 140-88

Associated Press 03/04/2024

BOSTON — Jaylen Brown scored 29 points, Jayson Tatum had 27 on his 26th birthday and the NBA-leading Boston Celtics had the third-largest winning margin in franchise history, drubbing the weary Golden State Warriors 140-88 on Sunday.…

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