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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo picks up his cellphone after taking questions from reporters during NBA basketball media day in Waltham, Mass., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rondo: I want to stay a Celtic beyond this season

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the rebuilding team had a simple answer Monday when asked if he wants to stick around beyond that: “Yes,” …

Rondo to miss 6-8 weeks with broken left finger

Friday, September 26, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Friday for a broken left finger. The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fall at his home Thursday night. The team gave no further details. Avery Bradley, a four-year veteran who …

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW YORK — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, they aren’t dwelling on it. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Celtics’ Wallace has surgeries, ending season

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle. Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics before the operations on Tuesday. The 13-year veteran averaged 5.1 …

George’s 25 points lead Pacers over Celtics Saturday night

Sunday, March 2, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo banked in a 3-pointer that broke a fourth-quarter tie. Or so it seemed. Two minutes after the point guard apparently gave the Celtics a 93-90 lead with 4:37 remaining, officials reviewed the shot at …

Jerryd Bayless, Rajon Rondo lead Celtics past Hawks 115-104

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BOSTON — After Jerryd Bayless’ big night in a rare start, Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted it might become more than a one-game tryout. Bayless scored a season-high 29 points, and Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 …

Burks, Favors lead Jazz to 110-98 win over Celtics

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored 21 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return from a hip injury and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 110-98 on Monday night. Marvin Williams added 19i points on …

Collins finds home with Nets

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets. He signed a 10-day contract, one of the toughest deals in sports because it gives non-superstars almost no time to impress their coaches …

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets

Sunday, February 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES — History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA’s first active openly gay player. After all, it was almost game time. “Right now I’m focusing on trying to learn the plays, …