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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) dives as Minnesota Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel picks up the loose ball during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The Celtics defeated the Timberwolves 114-98. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 114-98 on Friday night. “I’m looking forward to seeing what kind of …

Celtics’ Danny Ainge says impending free agency led to Rajon Rondo deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done for us,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of that Thursday night farewell. …

Rajon Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas

Friday, December 19, 2014

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn’t happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics. When he was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece of a five-player trade, championship talk dominated the conversation. The deal sends the four-time All-Star …

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 …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo …

James scores 41, Cavaliers edge Celtics 122-121

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON — LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 122-121 on Friday night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left …

Reggie Jackson carries Thunder past Celtics, 109-94

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOSTON — Reggie Jackson stood at his locker, getting dressed in Oklahoma City Thunder colors with orange pants and a blue sweat shirt. His teammates were long gone. The way the Thunder have been going so far this …

Evan Turner scores 19, Celtics beat Bulls 106-101

Saturday, November 8, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency starter Evan Turner scored 19 points, one of five starters in double figures, to lead the short-handed Boston Celtics to a 106-101 triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. The Celtics took control …

Marcus Smart injured, but Celtics beat Pacers 101-98

Friday, November 7, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jeff Green pulled down a big offensive rebound for the Boston Celtics in a 101-98 win over the short-handed Indiana Pacers on Friday …

Kyle Lowry has 35 points, Raptors beat Celtics

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — The Toronto Raptors were short a couple of key frontcourt players. It didn’t matter because Kyle Lowry stepped up big. Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the …