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Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk, right, challenges for the ball with Olimpia Milano's Gani Lawal during their basketball match, part of the NBA global games, in Assago, near Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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 after coming off the bench midway through …

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 Friday as the team held its media day. “We have a lot of quality players. …

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 take his Celtics to Italy and Spain for preseason matchups in October, and his club …

Rockets respond to Kevin McHale’s old-school coaching approach

Monday, May 25, 2015

HOUSTON — Kevin McHale’s stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story. The awkward gait for …

Celtics owner Steve Pagliuca takes over Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city’s chances of hosting …

NBA Playoff weekend capsules: LeBron hits buzzer-beater to tie series against Chicago, 2-2

Monday, May 11, 2015

CHICAGO — LeBron James hit a jumper from the corner at the buzzer to give the Cleveland Cavaliers an 86-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2. James finished with 25 points to help the Cavaliers win in another wild …

GM Danny Ainge wants to build on Celtics’ surprising playoff berth

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Hall of Famers Kevin McHale and John Havlicek had some of their best years coming off the bench for the Boston Celtics. As did Cedric Maxwell, whose number is also hanging from the rafters at the …

Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with …

Clippers beat Spurs to even series

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and Los Angeles beat San Antonio, 114-105, to even their first-round series at two games apiece. J.J. Redick scored 17 points for the Clippers and Austin Rivers provided an unexpected boost off …

Celtics swept as James scores 27 in 101-93 victory

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James dribbled out the final 20 seconds while players embraced as the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Celtics. It may have been the calmest, most congenial 20 seconds of a physical game that left …

James scores 31, Cavs beat Celts for 3-0 series lead

Thursday, April 23, 2015

BOSTON — LeBron James got to the arena early. When he left the Cleveland Cavaliers had a chance to put an early end to the series. James scored 31 points in his first playoff game in Boston since …

Larry Bird, Big Papi on board of Boston Olympic bid committee

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — Larry Bird and David Ortiz are members of the board that will try to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston. The Boston basketball and baseball stars will be joined by two dozen other athletes and …

Rajon Rondo finished with Mavs, knee bumps Parsons from playoffs

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo is out in Dallas. Rick Carlisle made that clear when asked if he thought the free agent-to-be would wear a Mavericks uniform again. “No, I don’t,” the coach said. The Mavericks announced Wednesday that …