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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures from the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Boston, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Wizards won 118-102. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Danny Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason with Boston Celtics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing in this whole organization I’m not concerned about.” Stevens will lead more rebuilding that began even before the season when the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. That and other deals brought numerous draft choices. Yet the Celtics started surprisingly strong, going 12-14. But they were 13-43 … 0

Celtics close out season with loss to Wizards

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008. Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 … 0

Celtics near season’s end with loss to 76ers

Monday, April 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Johnson stepped back, heaved up a desperation 3-pointer and watched it fall in to tie the game with 0.9 seconds on the clock. Or so he thought. As it turned out, Johnson stepped back a little too far, and the shot was discounted immediately when officials ruled he stepped out … 0

Nowitzki has 20 to lift Mavs over Celtics 102-91

Sunday, February 9, 2014

BOSTON — Putting together a five-game winning streak and getting 10 games above .500 were once common achievements for the Dallas Mavericks. Now, both are season highs as Dallas slowly works its way back into playoff contention in … 0

Sullinger carries Celtics to 99-89 win over Kings

Saturday, February 8, 2014

BOSTON — Nothing could stop Boston’s Jared Sullinger on Friday night. Not a bruised left hand. Not the dislocated index finger on his right. And certainly not the Sacramento Kings. Sullinger scored 14 of his career-high 31 points … 0

Jeff Green scores 36 points, leads Celtics past 76ers, 114-108

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Rajon Rondo is starting to feel like his old self — and the Boston Celtics are starting to win again. Rondo had eight points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in his eighth game back from a … 0

Rajon Rondo scores 19 for Boston in 96-89 win over Magic

Sunday, February 2, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo waited more than a year to celebrate playing in a victory. Rondo made 9 of 11 shots and finished with season highs of 19 points and 10 assists while helping Boston end a four-game … 0

Evan Turner’s layup gives 76ers 95-94 win over Celtics

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BOSTON — Evan Turner wasn’t waiting for his coach to call timeout. Once he got the ball, he knew he had to take the last shot. Fortunately for the Philadelphia 76ers, it went in at the buzzer. “I … 0

Knicks avenge blowout loss to Celtics with a rout

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW YORK — This one was so easy for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony only needed to play 28 minutes. That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 … 0

No Durant, but Thunder still beat Celtics 101-83

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BOSTON — With both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sitting out for the first time since the franchise set up shop in Oklahoma City, the Thunder needed about a half to figure things out. And then the Western … 0

Undermanned Celtics beat Wizards 113-111 in OT

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Boston Celtics were tired from playing the night before and so undermanned that they resorted to a 10-day-contract backcourt for part of the game. The Washington Wizards were again trying to erase the stigma of … 0

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sits; Bradley out weeks with ankle injury

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Rajon Rondo sat out the second half of a back-to-back Wednesday night for the Boston Celtics, who also expect to be without Avery Bradley for two weeks due to a sprained right ankle. Coach Brad Stevens said he was sticking to the plan to rest Rondo … 0

Heat rally late to get past Celtics, 93-86

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 16 and the Miami Heat blew an 18-point lead before rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Tuesday night. Chris … 0