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Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Celtics rally to drop 76ers to 0-16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Philadelphia 76ers found a way to tie the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports history. Blowing a late five-point lead in an 84-80 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, the 76ers tumbled to their 26th straight loss and 16th in a row to start the season. Philadelphia tied the major U.S. professional sports futility mark …

Millsap, Teague pace Hawks to 121-97 win over Boston

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

ATLANTA — Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Jeff Teague added 16 and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics 121-97 on Tuesday night. Atlanta had dropped four of five and was coming off a loss Saturday at Cleveland in which coach Mike Budenholzer was ejected and subsequently fined $25,000 for bumping into referee …

Nets hold off Celtics 111-101 for home-and-home split

Sunday, November 22, 2015

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets were embarrassed and angry, and two nights later were 35 points better. Brook Lopez had 23 points and 10 rebounds, Jarrett Jack scored 13 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter and the Nets beat the Boston Celtics 111-101 on Sunday for a split of a …

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 …

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 …

Hall of Fame opens doors for John Calipari, 11-member Class of 2015

Friday, September 11, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — John Calipari never could have been a Hall of Famer on his own ability. “I never grabbed a rebound,” he said. “I never scored a point. I never had an assist.” But he’s had some incredible …

Basketball Hall of Fame to induct greats of playing, coaching, officiating

Thursday, September 10, 2015

SPRINGFIELD — After Dikembe Mutombo wagged that index finger a few more times and Dick Bavetta hugged nearly everyone in sight, Jo Jo White slowly made his way to the podium. The former Boston Celtics star, once so …

Proposal to ban chewing tobacco at Boston ballparks approved

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — A ban on smokeless tobacco products at Fenway Park and other Boston sports venues was approved Wednesday by the City Council. Boston becomes the second city after San Francisco to approve such a ban. Los Angeles also is weighing a prohibition on smokeless tobacco, commonly …

Golden State Warriors trade David Lee to Boston for Gerald Wallace, Chris Babb

Monday, July 27, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, …

Celtics get Perry Jones III from Thunder

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit …

Kevin Love stays, Tyson Chandler moves, dollars fly in NBA free agency

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus …

Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero R.J. Hunter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead …

Celtics take Louisville guard Rozier in 1st round of NBA draft

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night when they took guard Terry Rozier from Louisville with the 16th pick. At 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds, Rozier lacks …