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Boston Celtics player Kelly Olynyk, top, falls over Real Madrid's Felipe Reyesd during a friendly basketball match between Real Madrid and Boston Celtics at the Barclaycard Centre sport arena in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MADRID — Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night. Two days after a 33-point victory over Italy’s Olimpia Milano, the Celtics looked good again, this time against a much more experienced Real Madrid team playing in front of its raucous fans. Isaiah Thomas had 15 points for Boston, Terry Rozier added 14 points, and David Lee finished with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Celtics led by as many as 25 points at the Barclaycard Center. “That was a great test for our team,” Boston coach Brad Stevens …

David Lee says Celtics and champion Warriors have plenty in common

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MADRID — Forward David Lee has played only one game since joining the Boston Celtics and is already seeing some positive similarities with his former team, the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The two-time All-Star reckons the Celtics have what it takes to surprise people this season despite being a young team and …

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MILAN — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games. Isaiah Thomas led the way for the Celtics with 18 points, including nine in his first seven minutes …

Danny Ainge looking for good competition in Celtics’ training camp

Friday, September 25, 2015

WALTHAM — With 16 players under guaranteed contracts and only 15 roster spots, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge knows he has some decisions to make. “All 16 guys are capable of being in NBA uniforms,” Ainge said …

NBA’s global reach to be displayed again in preseason

Friday, September 25, 2015

MIAMI — In less than six months, Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens will be on the sideline in six different countries. He’s perhaps the best current example of the NBA’s international reach. Stevens’ itinerary: He was an assistant for the NBA’s game in South Africa in August, will …

Hall of Fame opens doors for John Calipari, 11-member Class of 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — John Calipari never could have been a Hall of Famer on his own ability. “I never grabbed a rebound,” he said. “I never scored a point. I never had an assist.” But he’s had some incredible …

Basketball Hall of Fame to induct greats of playing, coaching, officiating

Thursday, September 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — After Dikembe Mutombo wagged that index finger a few more times and Dick Bavetta hugged nearly everyone in sight, Jo Jo White slowly made his way to the podium. The former Boston Celtics star, once so …

Proposal to ban chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks approved

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly …

Golden State Warriors trade David Lee to Boston for Gerald Wallace, Chris Babb

Monday, July 27, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, …

Celtics get Perry Jones III from Thunder

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit …

Kevin Love stays, Tyson Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus …

Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero R.J. Hunter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead …

Celtics take Louisville guard Rozier in 1st round of NBA draft

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night when they took guard Terry Rozier from Louisville with the 16th pick. At 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds, Rozier lacks …