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jo jo white, boston celtics great, dies at 71

basketball hall of famer jo jo white, a two-time nba champion with the boston celtics and an olympic gold medalist, has died. he was 71.

boston celtics great jo jo white dies at 71

basketball hall of famer jo jo white, a two-time nba champion with the boston celtics and an olympic gold medalist, has died. he was 71.

former celtics great jo jo white dies at 71

basketball hall of famer and former celtics great jo jo white, who spent two seasons with the warriors, died tuesday after a battle with cancer. he was 71.

hall of famer jo jo white dies at 71

basketball hall of famer jo jo white, a two-time nba champion with the boston celtics and an olympic gold medalist, has died. he was 71.the celtics announced his death tuesday night. no cause was provided.the team said it was "terribly saddened" by white's passing, calling him a "champion and a...

five takeaways from the lakers' 113-107 loss to the boston celtics

friday night's loss to the boston celtics had some symbolic power for the lakers and the celtics. with the victory, the celtics be e the winningest franchise in nba history. it’s been the lakers since the 2000-01 season. at its core, though, it was simply a surging team beating a struggling opponent....

move over northwestern kid, celtics kid has a mouth on him

we know people always say "this is the most boston thing ever" but this might be the most boston thing ever. a young celtics fan was caught on camera dropping an f-bomb after jimmy butler sank two free throws to ice game 1 of the bulls-celtics first-round series at td garden sunday night. sports...

five takeaways from the lakers 107-96 loss to the boston celtics

stop me if you’ve heard this one before. the lakers went down big early in the game and then fought back. this time it was against the boston celtics and while they made up a lot of the difference, they couldn’t quite get there. this 107-96 win over the lakers was boston’s 10th in a row. even shorthanded...

five takeaways from the clippers' 107-102 loss to the boston celtics

1. inside the clippers’ locker room, before they were about to take on the celtics on sunday afternoon at td garden, coach doc rivers began to talk to his players about the greatness of paul pierce and the relevance the city of boston has for the former celtics star. pierce had spent the first...

big game in boston: celtics-cavs for east no. 1 wednesday

big games in boston have been part of so many nba spring times, and the celtics are about to host the next one.

boston celtics really are done now

boston celtics star isaiah thomas won't play anymore in this postseason because of an injured hip that might require surgery; his team already is down 2-0 to the cleveland cavaliers.

lonzo ball will not work out for the celtics, hasn't ruled out other workouts

leading up to the draft, lonzo ball will work out for the lakers, who have the second overall pick, and he will not work out for the boston celtics, who have the first overall pick, celtics general manager danny ainge told a boston radio station. although it’s possible the lakers will be ball’s...

big game in boston: celtics-cavs for east no. 1 wednesday

new york (ap) — big games in boston have been part of so many nba spring times, and the celtics are about to host the next one. beat cleveland on wednesday and the celtics will take the eastern conference lead into the final week of the regular season. they would also even the season series, […]

ainge’s leadership in spotlight as celtics chase 18th title

boston (ap) — when you work for the boston celtics, there’s no need for daily reminders about your motivations. they’re constantly casting shadows overhead. “there’s only one goal in boston,” celtics coach brad stevens recently said. “there’s 17 banners hanging above us. we only go for one goal here.” and few people are as keenly […]

nba: andre drummond puts on show against celtics

andre drummond had 26 points and 22 rebounds, both season highs, and tobias harris scored 31 points to lead the detroit pistons to a 118-108 victory over the boston celtics on monday night. it was the celtics’ first loss in boston since their home opener. the pistons have won three of their last...

gordon hayward signs 4-year, maximum deal with celtics

boston (ap) — brad stevens was just a week or so into his new job as butler head coach when gordon hayward was his first recruit to visit. a decade later, they’ve been reunited with the boston celtics. there was an “immediate familiarity” when the celtics pitched hayward on the team, he said in a […]

celtics down 2-0, and boston needs another comeback story

boston, a city with a flair for playoff comebacks, now needs another. the celtics are on the brink. down 2-0 to the chicago bulls, and on the road for the next two games starting with game 3 of their eastern conference first-round series on friday night, boston is in massive trouble. consider: bulls guard dwyane […]

five takeaways from the lakers' 115-95 loss to the boston celtics

before the lakers played the boston celtics on friday night, coach luke walton said he wanted this one a little bit more, given the history of the celtics-lakers rivalry. the truth is that right now that rivalry is a bit one-sided. on friday, it was just an elite team beating an overmatched team....

celtics seeking validation against cavaliers in east finals

boston (ap) — ever since the boston celtics broke up their big three in 2013, they’ve sat idly this time of year while lebron james, stephen curry and kawhi leonard have battled for nba championships. with isaiah thomas leading the charge, the celtics have rejoined the fray. now it’s time to see if they belong. […]

in jayson tatum, celtics get good fit and flexibility

boston – the boston celtics made the first move of this year’s nba draft days before it began when they traded the no. 1 overall pick to philadelphia to add to an already-rich cache of future selections.

fab melo, former syracuse and celtics center, dies at 26, per police

former syracuse university and boston celtics center fab melo has died in his native brazil, military police said sunday. he was 26.

nba free agency: forward gordon hayward will join the boston celtics

gordon hayward has chosen to sign with the boston celtics and reunite with coach brad stevens. hayward told utah officials that he is moving on after seven seasons with the jazz and that he picked boston, making the announcement tuesday evening on the players' tribune site. hayward played college...

nba notes: celtics's thomas to play game 2 before leaving to join family

last week, the boston celtics were the toast of the east after outlasting the champion cleveland cavaliers for the top seed. then, the day before boston’s playoff opener, isaiah thomas’ sister was killed in a car accident.

bulls top celtics 106-102; thomas plays after sister’s death

boston (ap) — jimmy butler had 30 points and nine rebounds and the chicago bulls outlasted boston 106-102 in game 1 on sunday on an emotional night for grieving celtics star isaiah thomas.

avery bradley’s defense has been key ingredient for celtics

boston (ap) — avery bradley has been doing all the little things to get the boston celtics over the hump this postseason. yes, he created a buzz with his playoff-career high 29 points to give boston a 3-2 lead over the washington wizards while backcourt mate isaiah thomas was facing double- and triple-teams during game […]

nba roundup: celtics beat raptors in al horford's return for 12th win in a row

al horford had 21 points in his return from a two-game absence for a concussion and the boston celtics hung on to beat the toronto raptors 95-94 on sunday in boston for their 12th straight victory. boston (12-2) was playing without kyrie irving after he took an inadvertent elbow to the face from...

celtics’ thomas out for rest of playoffs with hip injury

boston (ap) — boston celtics guard isaiah thomas will miss the rest of the playoffs because of a hip injury, further damaging — if not outright dooming — the team’s chances in the eastern conference finals against cleveland. the celtics made the announcement saturday, a day after thomas left game 2 at halftime. the cavaliers […]

lakers dig out of big hole early before falling to celtics

aron baynes matched his career high with 21 points, kyrie irving scored 19 and the boston celtics beat the los angeles lakers 107-96 on wednesday night for their 10th straight victory. baynes also had eight rebounds and three assists, and boston improved to 10-2 even as al horford sat out after...

how lakers-celtics paved the way for the cavs-warriors

by the time the los angeles lakers met the boston celtics for the third time in the nba finals in the 1980s, defensive stopper michael cooper had enough with larry bird, kevin mchale and the rest of the celtics.

booker scores 70 in boston, but celtics outlast suns 130-120

devin booker scored 70 points, becoming the sixth different player in nba history to reach that total, but the boston celtics got 34 points from isaiah thomas and outlasted the phoenix suns 130-120 on friday night.

ainge's patience pays off with celtics' draft lottery win

the boston celtics have a no. 1 seed and the no. 1 pick.

thomas (again) leads celtics past hornets, 121-114

the boston celtics are keeping the pressure on the cleveland cavaliers.

celtics follow euphoria of winning lottery with dud on court

suddenly, the boston celtics' future looks a lot better than their present.

rajon rondo tells a bulls-celtics truth

five things off game 2 of bulls-celtics: 1. rajon rondo dissected the celtics and then announced the vivisection. yes. well. he always did think of himself as an all-around player. as the bulls were pantsing the celtics in boston for a second straight game, rondo was dishing off a franchise playoff-record-tying...

thomas, celtics overcome cavs, james' triple-double

the boston celtics know any road to the nba finals will likely pass through cleveland.

celtics soar to early 28-point lead, beat magic 118-103

even as they won 16 games in a row, the boston celtics didn't make it easy on themselves.