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Boston Celtics draft picks Jordan Mickey, from left, Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter and Marcus Thornton are introduced to the media at the Celtics basketball training facility, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

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 of for his father, Ron, at Georgia State. And there would have been no memorable scene of dad tumbling off his stool …

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 bulk like several of Boston’s other guards, including 6-3 Avery Bradley and 5-9 Isaiah Thomas. …

Large Larry Bird memorabilia collection going up for sale

Friday, June 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 600 items from a collection of Larry Bird basketball memorabilia are going up for sale in an online auction. The collection includes Boston Celtics jerseys that Bird wore during games that are signed by Bird and fellow Celtics stars Kevin McHale and Robert Parrish. The Indianapolis Star reports other items include NBA championship game balls from 1981, 1984 …

Celtics eliminate Pistons from race, 113-103

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — Isiah Thomas had more than a few great games during the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 1980s and 1990s. Wednesday, his namesake had his turn. Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the …

Marcus Smart’s buzzer-beater gives Celtics OT win

Saturday, April 4, 2015

TORONTO — Marcus Smart hit a buzzer-beating layup in overtime and the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors 117-116 on Saturday night. With 2.6 seconds left and Boston trailing by one, Smart took a pass from a driving …

Ersan Ilyasova leads third-quarter surge, Bucks top Celtics 110-101

Friday, April 3, 2015

BOSTON — The Milwaukee Bucks needed a second-half comeback to avoid their 12th straight road loss. Just 3 minutes into their dominant third quarter they had a lead they never lost. Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee’s 18-2 surge in …

Kelly Olynyk overcomes eye injury, leads Celts past Pacers 100-87

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BOSTON — Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court. With his left eye bruised and nearly shut with four …

Avery Bradley scores 30, Celtics defeat Hornets 116-104

Monday, March 30, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Avery Bradley says despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley …

Celtics drop back out of playoffs with loss to Doc, Clippers

Monday, March 30, 2015

BOSTON — The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Isaiah Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Friday, March 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boston Celtics are making a playoff push — and they came to the right place to keep things rolling Friday night. Even if they had to sweat this one out a bit. Isaiah …

Injury-riddled Heat beat Celtics 93-86

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …

Evan Turner has triple-double, Celts beat Nets 110-91 to end skid

Monday, March 23, 2015

NEW YORK — Evan Turner had 19 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 110-91 on Monday night to snap a three-game losing streak that had dropped them out of playoff …

Drummond, Caldwell-Pope lead Pistons past Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON — The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …