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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 …

Magic use big 1st half to hold off Celtics 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Last week, the Orlando Magic left the Boston Celtics’ home court having just received one of their most demoralizing losses of the season. The Magic returned the favor, but the Celtics made them work for …

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics 100-84

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin. Instead, it proved inspiring. And the …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Dallas Mavericks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …