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Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) looks to pass as he is pressured by Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Motiejunas scores 26, Rockets top Celtics for 4th win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON — Donatas Motiejunas wasn’t thinking about a new career high when he took an alley-oop from James Harden and hit a layup as he fell to the floor late in the fourth quarter. Preserving a Houston Rockets victory was foremost on his mind. The big man scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Celtics trade Brandan Wright to Phoenix for draft pick

Friday, January 9, 2015

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns made a move to beef up their front line Friday by acquiring Brandan Wright from the Boston Celtics for a protected first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 35 games this season for Dallas and …

Celtics pull Jeff Green from lineup amid trade rumors

Friday, January 9, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics have pulled forward Jeff Green from their starting lineup amid rumors he would soon be dealt to Memphis. Green is averaging a team-best 17.6 points. He had started each of the Celtics’ previous 33 games and leads the team in minutes. He …

Celtics end three-game skid, beat Nets 89-81

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

NEW YORK — There was no yelling from Brad Stevens during the first timeout. Nobody got benched. It looked bad for the Boston Celtics on the scoreboard, but their coach liked what he was seeing on the court. …

Kemba Walker scores 33 to carry Hornets past Celtics

Monday, January 5, 2015

BOSTON — Kemba Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second half and Cody Zeller finished with a career-high 20 points on a perfect shooting night, carrying the Charlotte Hornets to a 104-95 win over the …

Pau Gasol helps Bulls beat Celtics 109-104 in overtime

Saturday, January 3, 2015

CHICAGO — Pau Gasol had 29 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 109-104 in overtime on Saturday. Aaron Brooks added 19 points for the Bulls, who won for the …

Rajon Rondo returns to Boston, helps Mavs win 119-101

Saturday, January 3, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston fans had never seen Rajon Rondo in an opponent’s uniform before. They’d never seen a game like this from him, either. The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with …

Jared Sullinger’s 20 carries Celtics past Kings 106-84

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics went at each other hard for a couple of days. It must have worked because they didn’t let down against Sacramento. Jared Sullinger scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the …

Humphries, Pierce lead Wizards over Boston, 101-88

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win. There was no repeat of that on Saturday night. The Wizards ran off …

Celtics’ buzzer beater rims out in 109-107 loss to Nets

Friday, December 26, 2014

BOSTON — Only later could Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins crack a smile. “I was holding my breath,” he said. And with good reason. The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in a …