With six teams within 2.5 games of the conference lead, things are getting wild in the East.
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Jayson Tatum scored 51 points -- 48 in the first three quarters -- to help the Celtics breeze to a 116-87 victory over the Wizards on Sunday.
— This was quite a way for Jayson Tatum to break out of his shooting slump.
Jayson Tatum's 3-point shooting slump and his team's late-game struggles converged at TD Garden Friday night to send the struggling Celtics to one of their most disappointing losses in a season featuring more than a few to choose from.
— Jusuf Nurkic grabbed an offensive rebound and hit a shot from the lane with 14 seconds left and the Portland Trail Blazers rallied past the Boston Celtics 109-105 Friday night.
— LaMelo Ball had a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Charlotte Hornets to a 111-102 victory over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night.
The Nuggets have crafted another trade for Bol Bol, this time sending him to Boston in a three-team deal in which they acquire Bryn Forbes.
The Denver Nuggets added San Antonio Spurs guard Bryn Forbes in a three-team deal that also involved the Boston Celtics, the teams announced Wednesday.
Adrian Wojnarowski Senior NBA Insider
Denver, Boston and San Antonio are making a three-way trade that includes Juancho Hernangomez to Spurs, Bryn Forbes to Denver, Bol Bol and PJ Dozier to Celtics, sources tell ESPN.
— Jayson Tatum scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics erased an 18-point first-half deficit with a 104-92 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday.
Memphis' franchise-record 11-game winning streak is over, but Ja Morant and the Grizzlies proved they belong among the NBA's elite. See where Grind City and every team stand this week.
— Robert Williams hit a pair of free throws with 9.7 seconds left and the Boston Celtics scored the final eight points to edge the Chicago Bulls 114-112 on Saturday night.
Kevin Pelton evaluates whether aggressive trade deadline moves are necessary for teams such as Boston, Portland, Indianapolis and Sacramento.
— Joel Embiid had 25 points and 13 rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers used a dominating start to roll to a 111-99 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night.
— Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum packed a punch Wednesday night. Dennis Schroder added his own touch.
The 35-year-old point guard is playing more and growing into a mentor following the trade from the Lakers to Cavaliers
— Jaylen Brown scored 26 points and Jayson Tatum had 24, carrying the Boston Celtics to a 101-98 overtime victory over the Indiana Pacers on Monday night in the first of a home-and-home series between the teams.