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May 27

4 questions the Celtics need to answer before the draft

Danny Ainge has some tough decisions to make as he tries to build the Celtics into a contender.

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May 26

Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas unsure if he’ll need hip surgery

Celtics star Isaiah Thomas says hip swelling must go down before he decides on surgery

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May 26

Watch these Celtics highlights to recall the thrills and comebacks of the season

The book is officially closed on the Celtics’ 2016-2017 season, with the story coming to an end in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against LeBron James and the defending champion Cavaliers. Amid the inevitable disappointment that accompanies a playoff defeat, Celtics fans can take solace in the fact that their team emerged, seemingly ahead of schedule, […]

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May 26

4 lessons the Celtics can learn from series loss to Cavs

The Celtics will head into the offseason with plenty of takeaways from the Cavs series

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May 26

What the Celtics had to say after the season-ending loss to the Cavs

“This leaves a certain taste in our mouth, getting here and not getting to the championship.”

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May 26

Brad Stevens: ‘If you coach in Boston, good enough is what matters’

Watch the Celtics’ coach address the media after his team’s season-ending Game 5 loss.

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May 26

Celtics’ season of high notes ends with a thud

COMMENTARY The time of expiration on the 2016-17 Celtics season arrived at 10:54 p.m. Thursday. That’s the precise moment the final buzzer sounded on Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals, a 135-102 beatdown via the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers, who advance to face the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals for a […]

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May 26

Celtics fans ended the season on a high note

The Celtics were trailing by an insurmountable margin with time running out, but Boston fans were cheering like it was a one-point game. That is how the team’s 2016-2017 season ended on Thursday night, as the Cavaliers won the Eastern Conference Finals matchup in Game 5, 135-102. Though a noticeable number of fans had already left […]

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May 26

LeBron James ends Celtics’ season, sends Cavs back to Finals

BOSTON (AP) — LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving added 24 points and Kevin […]

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May 26

Cavaliers back in NBA Finals after pounding Celtics in Game 5

LeBron James scored 35 points and passed Michael Jordan to become the NBA’s all-time playoff scoring leader as the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 135-102 on Thursday night to claim their third straight Eastern Conference title and a return trip to the NBA Finals.

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May 25

Will the Celtics force a Game 6, or does their season end Thursday?

Welcome to Boston.com’s Sports Q, our daily conversation, initiated by you and moderated by Chad Finn, about a compelling topic in Boston sports. Here’s how it works: You submit questions to Chad through Twitter, Facebook, email, his Friday chat, and any other outlet you prefer. He’ll pick one each day (except for Saturday) to answer, then we’ll take the discussion to the […]

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May 25

Tyronn Lue says Brad Stevens’s Celtics are harder to defend than the Warriors

“Brad’s got them moving and cutting and playing with pace and everybody is a threat.”

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May 25

Danny Ainge confirms Lonzo Ball won’t work out for the Celtics

“It’s not ideal.”

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May 25

Tyronn Lue: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving feeling “good” after Game 4 ankle injury

Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue says that Kyrie Irving’s left ankle is feeling “good” in advance of Cleveland’s Game 5 matchup Thursday night with the Celtics.

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May 25

4 things we’ve learned about the Celtics without Isaiah Thomas

COMMENTARY What you find when you Google “Isaiah Thomas” these days are a bunch of columns making the case the Celtics are better without their All-Star point guard. “Thomas, for all of his offensive brilliance, is a ball stopper,” writes Dieter Kurtenbach of Fox Sports, who cites Thomas holding the ball for 5.5 seconds per […]

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May 24

Cavaliers remain humble with chance to closeout Celtics in Game 5

After cruising to a 2-0 Eastern Conference finals lead over Boston, the Cavs were humbled at home in a Game 3 loss, and needed a 42-point night from Kyrie Irving to battle back from a 16-point hole and win Game 4.

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May 24

LeBron explains the ‘beauty of having Brad Stevens as your coach’

Bereft of his leading scorer, no one would have blamed Celtics coach Brad Stevens for getting swept out of the Eastern Conference Finals. Instead, Stevens and his team achieved a stunning Game 3 win, and led at halftime in Game 4. It was not exactly the straightforward playoff exit that was foreseen. The Cavs have taken […]

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May 24

Jaylen Brown on LeBron James’s spin move: ‘It was something’

In almost any scenario, 13-time All Star LeBron James has an advantage over Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown. Brown has come on strong for the Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals, but he’s no LeBron. And he’s got even less of a chance against James when the Cleveland superstar is allowed to do this: 👑 schooling […]

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May 24

Avery Bradley says Celtics owe their fans ‘a better performance’ in Game 5

The Celtics have a day to regroup before returning to TD Garden Thursday night for a must-win Game 5, while the Red Sox look to extend their winning streak to three for the first time in over a month. Facing elimination, Celtics remain a confident bunch as Eastern Conference Finals head back to Boston: “We […]

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May 24

What the Celtics had to say after blowing a 16-point lead against the Cavs

“We owe our fans a better performance.”

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