Tatum had 31 points and 10 rebounds, Jaylen Brown added 28 points and the Celtics shook off a slow first half to top the Miami Heat 121-108 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals and stave off elimination.
Jaylen Brown scored 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 and the Celtics got right back into the East finals with a 117-106 victory over the Miami Heat in Game 3 on Saturday night. Kemba Walker added 21 to help Boston pull to 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.
George Floyd murder: Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens says empathy means more than basketball right now
As protests rage in several US cities following the death of George Floyd, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens believes the best way he can be helpful to his players right now is by listening to them.
George Floyd death: Boston Celtics' Vincent Poirier joins US protests with NBA teammates Marcus Smart, Enes Kanter
Boston Celtics' Vincent Poirier says he took part in a protest with NBA teammates Marcus Smart and Enes Kanter in Boston on Sunday over the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in police custody in Minneapolis last week.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart cleared of COVID-19 by Massachusetts Department of Health
In a message posted late Sunday on Twitter, Smart says he was informed of the news Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. He thanked everyone for their support.
NBA: Boston Celtics beat Indiana Pacers to secure playoff spot for sixth year running; Brooklyn Nets edge past LA Lakers
Jayson Tatum scored 30 points for Boston while Gordon Hayward added 27 points, 10 boards and five assists in his home state
NBA: DeMar DeRozan shines as Spurs snap Bucks' winning-streak; De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield power Kings to victory
Milwaukee defeated the San Antonio Spurs 127-118 on Saturday at home but could not maintain its early momentum in a rare home-and-home set of back-to-back games
On a “Flashback Friday” in which the Rockets wore retro ketchup-and-mustard uniforms from their back-to-back NBA title days in the mid-90s, Harden sported a white headband and cornrows
NBA: Buddy Hield scores season-high 35 points as Kings snap Celtics' winning streak; LeBron James dazzles in Lakers' victory
Kings centre Richaun Holmes sank two decisive free throws with 13 seconds remaining to give the Kings their fifth win in seven games after an 0-5 start
NBA fines Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart $15,000 for criticising referees during team's win over Charlotte Hornets
The NBA fined Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart $15,000 on Friday for publicly criticising the officiating in Boston's 108-87 victory over the Hornets in Charlotte.
FIBA World Cup 2019: USA coach Gregg Popovich singles out Australia as major title threat ahead of tournament
Australia, led by Patty Mills, who is coached by Popovich at San Antonio, lost the bronze medal final at the 2016 Olympics to Spain
NBA: Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart, Cleveland Cavaliers' JR Smith fined for on-court altercation in pre-season
The NBA issued a $25,000 fine to Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics and a $15,000 fine to JR Smith of the Cleveland Cavaliers for their roles in a brawl on-court when the two teams faced off against each other.
Cleveland guard JR Smith and Celtics guard Marcus Smart were involved in an altercation in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' pre-season home victory over Boston.
NBA: LeBron James looks to reach eighth consecutive finals as Cleveland Cavaliers take on Boston Celtics
James has averaged 24.0 points, 10.3 rebounds and 8.3 assists against the Celtics this season as Cleveland won two of three meetings.
NBA Finals MVP Durant also contributed five rebounds and six assists as a Warriors side missing Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green beat Lakers.
The Celtics withstood a 25-point, 23-rebound performance from Minnesota star Karl-Anthony Towns.
NBA: Celtics mount stunning comeback to beat Rockets by a point; LaMarcus Aldridge helps Spurs pip Knicks
Eastern Conference leaders Celtics trailed by 24 at halftime and by 26 early in the third quarter.
NBA: Golden State Warriors stunned by Sacramento Kings; LeBron James inspires Cleveland Cavaliers to victory
The Kings won for just the second time on the road — first since 20 October at Dallas — and ended an eight-game losing streak on Warriors' home floor.
NBA: Al Horford helps Celtics clinch 12th straight win; Rockets rout Pacers as James Harden scores 26 points
Al Horford scored a team-high 21 points in his return as the Boston Celtics played without Kyrie Irving but still managed to hang on for their 12th straight win.
Kelly Olynyk scored 26 points from the bench as the Boston Celtics outmuscled the Washington Wizards 115-105 to clinch their Eastern Conference semi-final series.