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Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) blocks the shot of Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Oladipo scores 19 to lift Magic over Celtics, 110-91

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Oladipo’s pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role. Oladipo scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and six assists in his third game as a reserve to help the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 110-91 …

Celtics run away from Wizards 111-78

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday. “From the beginning of the …

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 …

David Lee says Celtics and champion Warriors have plenty in common

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MADRID — Forward David Lee has played only one game since joining the Boston Celtics and is already seeing some positive similarities with his former team, the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The two-time All-Star reckons the Celtics …

Celtics ease to 124-91 win at Olimpia Milano in Global Games

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MILAN — The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a double-header in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games. Isaiah Thomas led …

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 …