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GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL
With the Celtics down by a point in the final 10 seconds, Jayson Tatum fired a contested 3-pointer. The miss ended up their last, best shot to salvage a win against visiting Portland.

Celtics still haven’t figured out how to beat a zone which only adds to a frustrating season

The 109-105 loss is a microcosm of what has been an infuriating season for a franchise that’s been mired in mediocrity for nearly two years. 28 minutes ago

FRIDAY'S GIRLS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP

Whitman-Hanson girls’ basketball zeros in late, pulls away from Hingham to remain unbeaten

Leading by one point entering the fourth quarter, the No. 7 Panthers (11-0) used a 13-0 run to take control led by senior captain Abby Martin's 19 points. 1 hour ago

FRIDAY'S BOYS' BASKETBALL ROUNDUP
Burke's Ramsay Checo (right) guards Woburn's Michael Chiodo during a nonleague game, Burke's first game action since December.

After lengthy layoff, Burke boys’ basketball returns to court with victory at Woburn

In the first game since Boston Public Schools went on pause Dec. 23 because of rising COVID numbers, sophomore Ramsey Checo (17 points) led the Bulldogs. 1 hour ago

FRIDAY'S SCHOOLS ROUNDUP

Joe DiMartino, Xaverian hockey have a little extra in overtime win over Duxbury

Gavin Moynihan and Owen Dunning also scored for the Hawks (9-1-1), who got a strong game in goal from Kevin Richardi to deny the upset bid by the Dragons (5-4-2). 2 hours ago

Trail Blazers 109, Celtics 105
Jayson Tatum (center), flanked by Robert Williams (left) and Jaylen Brown, was 0 for 6 on 3-pointers Friday night.

Jayson Tatum’s 3-point shooting woes continue as Celtics come up short against Trail Blazers

Tatum, extended his streak of missed 3-pointers to 20, but led the Celtics with 27 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. 2 hours ago

MSTCA DIVISION 3 RELAYS
Kara Becker of Silver Lake competes in the shuttle hurdles during the MSTCA Division 3 Relays at the Reggie Lewis Center.

Successful first run sparks Burlington girls to first place at Reggie Lewis Center

The sprint medley team of Grace Hanafin, Charlize Collins, Liz Brieby and Hope Hanafin prevailed as the Red Devils held off Billerica for the Division 3 championship.

Celtics notebook
Boston Celtics coach Ime Udoka took advantage of the presence of several NBA players at his practices while at Portland State, picking their brains and sometimes playing against them.

Because of lockout, some NBA players came to Portland State’s practices and as a student, Ime Udoka took advantage

He said he was in the right place at the right time for a special opportunity.

sports log
Nelly Korda birdied the par-4 18th hole to finish her second round in Orlando on Friday.

Top-ranked Nelly Korda birdies her way to one-shot lead in LPGA tournament

The No. 1 player in the LPGA is 10-under-par for the tournament after she finished with seven birdies in Friday's second round at Orlando.