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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Garnett appreciating the home crowd after the Celtics beat the 76ers
101-85 in a Game 5 victory at TD Garden.
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.