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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) goes up for the game-winning shot against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5), center Rudy Gobert (27) and forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Celtics won 85-84. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Zeller’s shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOSTON — Brad Stevens didn’t think the first play would work. The second one turned out perfectly. Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. After Boston blew an eight-point lead in the final 2 1/2 minutes, the Celtics called timeout after Gordon Hayward’s fallaway jumper from the right baseline with 1.7 seconds left gave Utah a one-point edge. Marcus Smart was unable to inbounds the ball and had to call timeout. Stevens went back to the drawing board. Smart then made a long inbounds …

LeBron James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past Ray Allen with a layup in the third quarter. He was …

Celtics surrender 26-point lead in loss to NBA-best Warriors

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on Sunday night, and the Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101. Golden State won …

Nuggets acquire Jameer Nelson from Celtics for Nate Robinson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ‘10-11. He averaged 5.8 …

Sullinger, Smart lead Celtics to 108-100 win over Pelicans

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer on Monday night. Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Smart …

Celtics fall to Raptors, 109-96

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics 109-96 Saturday night, …

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 …