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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, right, listens to guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Rondo's arrival in a trade last month meant yet another makeover for the Mavericks and coach Carlisle. A season-high four-game losing streak raises questions about how the new look is coming along. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Retooling with Rajon Rondo, Mavs navigating expected rough waters

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo watched the final minutes of one close loss from the Dallas bench, then threw away an inbound pass trailing by a point in the closing seconds of the next game. The Mavericks knew they were probably sacrificing some wins in the difficult Western Conference with a midseason makeover triggered by the trade that brought Rondo from Boston a little more than a month ago. And they’re seeing that now, stuck in their first four-game losing streak in two years heading into Friday night’s game at Miami. “It’s been a transition,” said center Tyson Chandler, who was part of a major shuffling …

Kevin Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Martin had not played in more than two months, a fractured wrist forcing him to watch from the bench as his Minnesota Timberwolves plummet to the bottom of the standings. In his first chance to get back in the lineup, he didn’t waste any time showing the Wolves what they …

Tayshaun Prince helps Celtics edge Jazz 99-90

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which grabbed control with a big second quarter. Jared Sullinger had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Avery …

Celtics fall as Golden State picks up 19th home win

Sunday, January 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than …

Avery Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DENVER — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in a row. The …

Clippers beat Celtics 102-93 for 8th win in 11 games

Monday, January 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers blew most of a 23-point lead and they got away with it against the struggling Boston Celtics. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a …

Derrick Rose’s double-double leads Bulls over Celtics 119-103

Friday, January 16, 2015

BOSTON — After starting their second-half surge inside, the Chicago Bulls went outside to finish off the Boston Celtics. Derrick Rose scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and hit three of Chicago’s seven 3-pointers …

Celtics trade Austin Rivers to dad’s Clippers in 3-team deal

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Austin Rivers has joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history. The Clippers acquired Austin Rivers from the Boston Celtics on Thursday in a …

Hawks beat Celtics 105-91 for 10th straight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Atlanta Hawks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and have won 10 straight for the first time in 17 years. Life is so good for the Hawks, they even have the depth to …

Nuggets acquire Jameer Nelson from Celtics for Nate Robinson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ‘10-11. He averaged 5.8 …

Sullinger, Smart lead Celtics to 108-100 win over Pelicans

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer on Monday night. Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Smart …

Celtics fall to Raptors, 109-96

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics 109-96 Saturday night, …

Wheeling and dealing Celtics fall to Pacers in overtime

Saturday, January 10, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Boston Celtics made one trade Friday night, and it looks as if Jeff Green could be on the move, too. Green was pulled from the starting lineup moments before Boston’s 107-103 overtime loss at Indiana. …