1. Kendrick Perkins’s familiar scowl back in NBA Finals

    The former Celtics fan favorite has brought defense, rebounding, and toughness to the Thunder, as well as championship experience.

    (SUE OGROCKI/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

     
  2. GAME 7 | HEAT 101, CELTICS 88

    Celtics bow out to Heat in Game 7 

    Boston and the Big Three went down fighting, their improbable, overachieving playoff run ended with a 101-88 loss to the Miami Heat.

     
  3. GAME 5 | CELTICS 94, HEAT 90

    Celtics win Game 5, push Heat to brink

    The Celtics took a 94-90 victory and the lead in the series with a chance to close things out in Game 6 at TD Garden Thursday night.

     
  4. BOB RYAN

    Celtics have made it a series with Heat

    After Game 2, I was satisfied the Celtics had done themselves proud with their effort. But now, they’re just two games from the NBA Finals.

     
  5. GAME 4 | CELTICS 93, HEAT 91

    Celtics beat the Heat, even series

    The Celtics were resourceful enough to put together a 93-91 overtime victory in Game 4 at TD Garden and tie the Eastern Conference finals, 2-2.

     
  6. GAME 2: HEAT 115, CELTICS 111 | OT

    Celtics improve, but can’t beat Heat in Game 2 

    - Rajon Rondo had 44 points, 10 assists and 8 rebounds, but the Celtics will take a two-game disadvantage into Friday’s Game 3 in Boston.

    (ANDREW INNERARITY/REUTERS)

     
  7. GAME 1 | HEAT 93, CELTICS 79

    Celtics can’t keep up with Heat

    - LeBron James (32 points, 13 rebounds) and Dwyane Wade (22 points) upped the velocity in the second half and the Celtics simply stagnated in their Game 1 loss.

     
  8. 76ERS 82, CELTICS 75

    Celtics can’t finish off Sixers

    - The Celtics shot poorly but somehow stayed in contention until the final minutes. Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals is Saturday.

     

  9. "Every time I look up I see my family, I see people yelling, the drunk fat guy, I can’t decide. This crowd is ridiculous - I love it."
    — Kevin Garnett appreciating the home crowd after the Celtics beat the 76ers 101-85 in a Game 5 victory at TD Garden.
     
  10. FROM THE ARCHIVES | PHOTOS

    Celtics in the NBA playoffs

    - This selection from our archives looks back at the 1960s and 1970s, when Celtics championships seemed as expected as snow in December or fireworks on the Fourth of July.

     
  11. BOB RYAN

    Pierce gives Celtics a game for the ages

    - When history examines Celtics playoff performances, Pierce’s output in Game 2 against the Hawks will stand out as one of the best.

    (KEVIN C. COX/GETTY IMAGES)

     
  12. David Stern: Rajon Rondo ‘obviously bumped’ official

    - The NBA commissioner said it was clear to him the Celtics guard’s contact with referee Marc Davis wasn’t incidental in Sunday night’s game.

     
  13. GAME 1: HAWKS 83, CELTICS 74

    Celtics drop their playoff opener

    - The Celtics are down a game, and could be down a point guard for Game 2, as Rajon Rondo was ejected after bumping an official in the final minute of their 83-74 loss to the Hawks.

     
  14. Ray Allen shares his love of books

    - The Celtics guard uses the pleasures of a good book to ease the boredom of long road trips or soothe a particularly bad loss.

     
  15. The clock never stops for Celtics Dancers

    - During a break in the basketball action at the TD Garden, 14 Boston Celtics dancers run onto the parquet and launch into a finely choreographed dance routine to Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” (Photo gallery.)