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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2013 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack (1) drives past Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey (26) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller, moves that can help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space. The Cavs have agreements with the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, according to the person who spoke Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because teams are not permitted to discuss any trades until the league's moratorium ends Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Celtics, Cavs, Nets agree to three-way trade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to come back home. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract by agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and Boston, a person familiar with the deals told … 0

Passion, skill drive Celtics draftees Marcus Smart, James Young

Monday, June 30, 2014

WALTHAM — Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the Boston Celtics new guard. Like the time Westbrook surprised his coach by leaving the hospital where … 0

Celtics choose G Marcus Smart, F-G James Young in first round

Friday, June 27, 2014

BOSTON — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck said. Twelve years later, the rebuilding Celtics drafted what Grousbeck called an “instigator” when they … 0

Mavs beat Celtics 94-89 to open long homestand

Monday, March 17, 2014

DALLAS — Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Dallas Mavericks opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. The Celtics trailed … 0

Anthony Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws … 0

Suns score last 7 points, beat Celtics 87-80

Saturday, March 15, 2014

BOSTON — The Phoenix Suns needed help to snap a three-game losing streak that hurt their postseason prospects. They got it when the Boston Celtics had their worst shooting game of the season. The Suns still had to … 0

Carmelo Anthony carries Knicks past Celtics, 116-92

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony made it so the Knicks hardly missed their resting big men. Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as New York built a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth … 0

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver: I don’t see tanking to improve draft spot

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

BOSTON — You call it “tanking.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver calls it “rebuilding.” That’s what the league’s new boss said Wednesday when asked whether the NBA needed to do more to discourage teams from pinning their hopes on … 0

Andrew Bynum returns to help Pacers get past Celtics

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS — David West scored 24 points and Andrew Bynum grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds in his Pacers debut, helping suddenly struggling Indiana pull away late for a 94-83 win over Boston on Tuesday night. Indiana (47-17) ended … 0

Rondo has 18 assists, Celtics beat Pistons 118-111

Sunday, March 9, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics overcame Detroit’s dominance inside by passing the ball precisely and protecting it better than they had all season. Rajon Rondo had 18 of Boston’s season-high 38 assists and the Celtics committed just seven … 0

Rondo’s 20 points lead Celtics over Nets 91-84

Friday, March 7, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how his Boston Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers. “I honestly don’t know,” he said. Try this: 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds by … 0

Kevin Garnett (back) to miss Nets’ game in Boston

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms Friday when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined … 0

Warriors roll over Celtics, 108-88

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BOSTON — Golden State didn’t need another winning, last-second basket this time. The Warriors led by at least 20 points throughout the second half and beat the Boston Celtics 108-88 on Wednesday night, showing no letdown one day … 0