Forward Josh Smith Signs With ClippersJosh Smith will be playing for his third team in the last two seasons, as the forward has indicated on Thursday that he will sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Paul Pierce Signs With ClippersPierce inked a three-year deal with the Clippers, according to reports.
Celtics Ready For Emotional Return HomeThe Boston Celtics will play at the TD Garden for the first time Friday night since the events of the Boston Marathon.
Celtics Hold Off Clippers 103-101Paul Pierce scored 22 points and the Boston Celtics held off a late comeback to beat the Los Angeles Clippers 106-104 on Sunday and improve to 4-0 since losing Rajon Rondo for the season.
NBA Eastern Conference Finals Matchup And PredictionThe Celtics handled the Heat rather easily during the regular season going 3-1. The Heat won in the second game of the season while the Celtics took the latter three, but with one of those was a meaningless contest at the end of the season when playoff seeding had already been set.
Lakers Ready To Battle CelticsBoston got the best of the Lakers in Los Angeles in their NBA finals rematch last month. However, based on their recent regular-season play at TD Garden, the Lakers have a good chance to split the season series.
Celtics Silence Lakers, Win 109-96 At Staples CenterPaul Pierce scored 32 points, Kevin Garnett had 18 points and 13 rebounds with a large bandage over a cut on his head, and the Boston Celtics won their NBA finals rematch with the Lakers on Sunday, overcoming Kobe Bryant's 41 points in a 109-96 victory.