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2008-12-23 22:03:40

The Boston Celtics became the first team in NBA history to open the season with a 27-2 record Tuesday when they beat Philadelphia 110-91. Kevin Garnett and Rajon Rondo each scored 18 points to help the Celtics post a franchise-record 19th consecutive win. The 1966-67 Sixers and 1969-70 Knicks each started the season with 26-2 marks, but only the Celtics won their 29th game. Ray Allen had 16 points and Leon Powe 15 for Boston. Lou Williams and Marreese Speights led Philadelphia with 16 points...

2008-12-15 22:15:23

Rajon Rondo had 25 points, nine rebounds and eight assists Monday to pace the Boston Celtics 100-91 over Utah for their 15th straight win. Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Celtics, whose current winning streak is the fourth-best in team history and best since an 18-game run in the 1981-82 season. Kendrick Perkins added 15 points and 14 rebounds for the Celtics, who at 23-2 matched the best 25-game start in NBA history. Paul Pierce scored 15 points, but had to leave the...

2008-12-12 22:42:33

A 28-point effort from Paul Pierce and a dominating defensive show Friday led the Boston Celtics to their 14th straight victory -- 94-82 over New Orleans. The Celtics have put together their fourth-longest win streak ever and are just four short of tying the franchise record, set 26 years ago. Boston is 22-2 for the season, the best start in franchise history. The Celtics only losses have come at Indiana and at home against Denver. Kevin Garnett added 19 points and 10 rebounds and Rajon Rondo...

2008-12-11 22:46:35

Paul Pierce and Ray Allen both scored 22 points Thursday and Boston pulled away in the fourth quarter to win its 13th straight game -- 122-88 over Washington. The Celtics are in the midst of their longest winning streak since capturing 14 in a row en route to the NBA title in the 1985-86 season. Boston recorded its most lopsided victory of the season so far and improved to 21-2, its best record ever after 23 games. Pierce made all 12 of his free throw attempts, Allen hit four three-point...

2008-12-05 22:44:56

Ray Allen scored 19 points and the Boston Celtics put together a run just before halftime Friday before pulling away for a 93-78 win over Portland. The Celtics have won 11 straight games. They ended Portland's winning streak at six. Kevin Garnett added 14 points with 11 rebounds and Rajon Rondo contributed 16. Boston ran its home record this season to 12-1. Portland was led by LaMarcus Aldridge and Travis Outlaw with 13 points each. Boston scored the last 14 points of the second quarter to...

2008-12-03 21:46:28

Rajon Rondo delivered Boston's first triple-double in two seasons Wednesday and sent the Celtics to their 10th straight win -- 114-96 over Indiana. Rondo scored 16 points, collected 13 rebounds and handed out 17 assists. Ryan Gomes had produced the most recent Boston triple-double, that coming in November 2006 against Charlotte. Gomes eventually became part of the Boston trade with Minnesota that brought the Celtics Kevin Garnett. Ray Allen scored 31 points for Boston and Garnett had 26....

2008-11-29 21:09:36

Paul Pierce scored 19 points Saturday, pacing Boston to an 89-84 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats for the Celtics' eighth straight win. Kendrick Perkins added 15 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics, who have beaten the Bobcats three straight times. Ray Allen also had 15 points and Tony Allen 11 as the defending NBA champions improved their record to 16-2. Gerald Wallace scored 23 points on 10-of-16 shooting for the Bobcats. Jason Richardson added 22 points for Charlotte and D.J....

2008-11-28 21:01:13

Ray Allen scored 23 points Friday and Boston blew the game open in the second quarter en route to a 102-78 decision over Philadelphia. The Celtics won their seventh straight and improved the best record in the Eastern Conference to 15-2. Boston expanded a six-point lead after one period into an 18-point cushion at halftime. The Celtics held the 76ers scoreless for almost the first 4 minutes of the second quarter. Kevin Garnett added 15 points and the Boston bench received most of the...

2008-11-26 21:38:39

Rajon Rondo ignited a third-quarter surge Wednesday that rallied Boston to a 119-111 win over Golden State. The Celtics have won six in a row and improved their season mark to 14-2, best in the Eastern Conference. The Warriors, playing the third game of a five-game road trip, outscored the Celtics by 20 in the second period and owned a 67-54 lead at halftime. Rondo then scored 16 of his 22 points in the third period and Boston took a three-point lead going into the final quarter. Ray Allen...

2008-11-18 21:42:51

Paul Pierce had 22 points and eight rebounds Tuesday to lead Kevin Garnett-less Boston to a 110-101 victory over New York. Garnett sat out after being suspended for hitting Milwaukee's Andrew Bogut during Boston's overtime win Saturday. The one-game suspension cost Garnett upward of $200,000. Brian Scalabrine started in his place and had eight points, including a 3-pointer down the stretch. Kendrick Perkins had 16 points for the Celtics, who have won eight of their last nine games. Wilson...


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