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Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) drives against Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. “I think …

Kelly Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. “I talked to coach a couple of days …

Ex-Celtic Al Jefferson leads Hornets to 96-87 win over former club

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson finally quit thinking about what he wanted to do with the ball on the court, and just started doing it. That showed in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics, as Jefferson scored 11 of his game-high 23 points and the Charlotte Hornets held off a late rally …

John Wall helps Wizards outlast Celtics 133-132 in 2 OT

Monday, December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Wizards guard John Wall didn’t sound or look like someone who’d just scored his team’s final 10 points in Monday night’s double overtime win against the Boston Celtics. Instead, he broke down during a …

Celtics hold on against Wizards, 101-93

Sunday, December 7, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are learning the hard way. Jeff Green scored 25 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 21 and the Celtics nearly blew a 25-point third-quarter lead before beating the Washington Wizards 101-93 Sunday in Paul …

Tyler Zeller leads Celtics to 113-96 win over Lakers

Friday, December 5, 2014

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game for a 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on …

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons 109-102

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 32 points, including a 3-pointer as Boston opened overtime with eight straight points, and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Wednesday night. The loss was …

Kyle Korver lifts Hawks past slumping Celtics, 109-105

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ATLANTA — Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night. Paul Millsap added 19 points for Atlanta, which has won three straight and five of six. …

Spurs top Celtics in Popovich’s return

Sunday, November 30, 2014

BOSTON — There was a familiar face on the San Antonio bench and the usual result on the scoreboard. With coach Gregg Popovich guiding his defending champions again after a two-game absence, the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics …

Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON — It’s no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose. He showed that again on Friday afternoon when the Bulls were struggling to get consistent offense. Rose scored 14 …

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer …

Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven …

Marc Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics 117-100

Friday, November 21, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After dealing with a stomach virus that affected nearly half the team earlier in the week, the Memphis Grizzlies recovered enough to get their 21st straight regular season home victory. Marc Gasol matched his …