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  1. Rapid Reaction: Clippers 126, Warriors 121

    Arash Markazi

    LOS ANGELES -- The longest week in Los Angeles Clippers history ended Saturday, but their season will go on. Playing in their first-ever playoff Game 7 at home, the Clippers defeated the Golden State Warriors 126-121 to win their first-round play...

    Blog | May 03, 2014
  2. Late-game options haven't been good

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics were down by two with three seconds to play in Toronto last month, not an ideal situation coming out of a timeout, but it was nevertheless a chance to win the game. The Celtics called a sideout play with options that included ge...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  3. Celts own NBA championship belt

    Chris Forsberg

    So the Boston Celtics have nothing left to play for this season, you say? That doesn't seem possible considering the Celtics currently own the NBA championship belt after Friday's win over the Brooklyn Nets. Eliot J. Schechter/Getty ImagesAssista...

    Blog | March 08, 2014
  4. Celtics-Suns Preview

    Celtics-Suns Preview

    Preview | February 18, 2014
  5. Notebook: Bradley not himself

    Chris Forsberg

    BOSTON -- Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley, who sat out Friday's win over the Sacramento Kings after tweaking his right ankle, labored through Sunday's return to action and did not play over the final 20 minutes. Bradley finished with five point...

    Blog | February 09, 2014
  6. Jeff Green can't find comfort zone

    Chris Forsberg

    WALTHAM, Mass. -- It was almost certainly by design that, on the first play of Sunday's win over the Orlando Magic, the Boston Celtics sent Jeff Green into the post looking to establish him early in a spot that they are desperate to see him in more o...

    Blog | February 04, 2014
  7. Jockeying for position: Sealing seventh

    Chris Forsberg

    The Boston Celtics can assure themselves of no worse than the seventh seed in the Eastern Conference with a win Friday night in Miami coupled with a Milwaukee Bucks loss in Atlanta. Boston holds a three-game edge on Milwaukee with four games to play ...

    Blog | April 12, 2013
  8. J.R. Smith, Carmelo Anthony power Knicks past Celtics

    J.R. Smith scored 32 points, Carmelo Anthony added 29 and the New York Knicks extended their winning streak to five games with a 100-85 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  9. Celtics tie series at 2-2 as Dwyane Wade's final shot fails to fa...

    Rajon Rondo had 15 points and 15 assists, and scored the final three points of the Boston Celtics' 93-91 overtime victory over the Miami Heat on Sunday night that evened the Eastern Conference finals at two games apiece.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | June 03, 2012
  10. Greatness is bubbling over in the Western Conference finals

    Bill Simmons

    You have to love a game where either a legendary series would be born or San Antonio would continue an epic run.

    Story | Conversation | May 30, 2012
  11. 2012 NBA playoffs -- Atlanta Hawks activate Al Horford for Game 4...

    With the Hawks facing what amounts to a must-win situation Sunday, Al Horford has been activated by the team and a source close to Horford told ESPN's Ric Bucher that the Atlanta forward will play in Sunday's Game 4.

    Story | Conversation | May 06, 2012
  12. Is there ever too much rest for Jason Kidd?

    Jeff Caplan

    DALLAS -- We won't know if Jason Kidd is going to play in the Mavericks' regular-season finale at Atlanta until Thursday morning's shootaround, but no one seems to think it matters one way or the other. The Hawks will be out to win this one to sec...

    Blog | April 25, 2012
  13. Celtics-Timberwolves Preview

    Celtics-Timberwolves Preview

    Preview | March 29, 2012
  14. Richard Hamilton willing to play any role to help Chicago Bulls w...

    Melissa Isaacson

    New Chicago Bull Rip Hamilton said he will do whatever his new team needs in order to win a championship, even if it means not starting.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  15. Celtics go up 2-0 on Knicks despite Carmelo Anthony's 42 points

    Kevin Garnett sank the go-ahead basket with 14 seconds left, then stole the ball as the Boston Celtics overcame Carmelo Anthony's 42 points and beat the depleted New York Knicks 96-93 to take a 2-0 lead in their playoff series on Tuesday night.

    Recap | Box Score | Conversation | April 19, 2011
  16. Boston Celtics-NY Knicks (Game 2)

    By John Carroll The Celtics survived a scare Sunday night escaping with a 87-85 win versus the Knicks. The Knicks played a very good game. They did everything they needed to do to win except they could not close out the game. It was the first play...

    Blog | April 18, 2011