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Celtics assistant coach denies larceny charge

Friday, October 24, 2014

FRAMINGHAM (AP) — Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he’s building in Wayland, and paid a $12,000 deposit. Authorities say a second check for $18,000 bounced, and several requests by the …

Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East

Friday, October 24, 2014

LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters. Sounds familiar. What’s old is new again for James, who left home for four years, learned plenty and returns eager to ply those lessons. Except this wasn’t college; this was free agency and he …

Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. Smart, the team’s first-round selection and No. 6 overall, scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a …

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW YORK — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. …

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month’s NBA draft. The …

Celtics, Cavs, Nets agree to three-way trade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to come back home. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract by agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, …

Passion, skill drive Celtics draftees Marcus Smart, James Young

Monday, June 30, 2014

WALTHAM — Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the Boston …

Celtics choose G Marcus Smart, F-G James Young in first round

Friday, June 27, 2014

BOSTON — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck …

Rebuilding Celtics have 2 first-round picks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BOSTON — Danny Ainge stockpiled draft choices for his big rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics. Now the decision-maker who won three NBA championships as a player with the Celtics and one as their general manager gets to …

Danny Ainge disappointed by No. 6 draft pick in lottery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says he sees potential starters but no franchise players likely to be available with the No. 6 pick in the NBA draft. That’s where the Celtics will be drafting. Boston entered …

NBA’s biggest losers look for lottery win

Monday, May 19, 2014

NEW YORK — They lost often, 67 times in all for the Milwaukee Bucks. Sometimes they lost always, such as 26 straight times for the Philadelphia 76ers. Now the NBA’s biggest losers have a chance for a huge win. The draft lottery is Tuesday, a night some teams …

Boston Celtics owners invest in skateboard league

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BOSTON — There might not be many obvious similarities between high-tech electric car racing and some dude in a hoodie riding a skateboard. To Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and his fellow investors at Causeway Media Partners, it’s all about re-imagining the way you look at sports. “It’s …

Nets want to keep Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, rest of core

Thursday, May 15, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jason Kidd’s shirt read “GOLF,” which he said was more random wardrobe choice than upcoming itinerary. He has plenty of time for that hobby with his first season as an NBA coach over, but …