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Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) drives against Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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. “Welcome to Rajon Rondo the newest member of the Dallas Mavericks,” team owner Mark Cuban wrote on the social media application Cyber …

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 rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the …

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 over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. “I talked to coach a couple of days …

Celtics assistant coach denies larceny charge

Friday, October 24, 2014

FRAMINGHAM (AP) — Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty has pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors say the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home …

Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East

Friday, October 24, 2014

LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters. Sounds familiar. What’s old is new again for James, who left home for four years, learned plenty and returns …

Celtics win preseason finale; 100-86 over Nets

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BOSTON — Boston coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to completely praise rookie Marcus Smart’s performance. Stevens didn’t miss something he did wrong directly in front of him. Smart, the team’s first-round selection and No. 6 overall, scored 16 …

Another down year expected for Celtics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now general manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks …

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capsules for the NBA’s Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds’: ATLANTIC DIVISION TORONTO RAPTORS LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost to Brooklyn Nets 4-3 in first round. STARTING FIVE: G Kyle Lowry (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg), G DeMar DeRozan …

Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons

Friday, October 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists over 56 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Anthony has averaged 2.3 points and 3 rebounds in his seven years …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 — all in the first half — to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Jeff Green, playing …

Louis Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game Wednesday night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with …

Celtics, Nets to test 44-minute game, 4 shorter than normal

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be a better one. The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a …

DeRozan, Lowry lead Raptors past Celtics 116-109

Friday, October 10, 2014

TORONTO (AP) — Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 18 points, Patrick Patterson had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston 116-109 on Friday, handing the Celtics their first defeat in three preseason games. Avery Bradley led …