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Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) looks to pass as he is pressured by Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass (30) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Motiejunas scores 26, Rockets top Celtics for 4th win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON — Donatas Motiejunas wasn’t thinking about a new career high when he took an alley-oop from James Harden and hit a layup as he fell to the floor late in the fourth quarter. Preserving a Houston Rockets victory was foremost on his mind. The big man scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, as the Rockets …

Retooling with Rajon Rondo, Mavs navigating expected rough waters

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo watched the final minutes of one close loss from the Dallas bench, then threw away an inbound pass trailing by a point in the closing seconds of the next game. The Mavericks knew they were probably sacrificing some wins in the difficult Western Conference with a midseason makeover triggered …

Kevin Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Martin had not played in more than two months, a fractured wrist forcing him to watch from the bench as his Minnesota Timberwolves plummet to the bottom of the standings. In his first chance to get back in the lineup, he didn’t waste any time showing the Wolves what they …

Celtics hold on against Wizards, 101-93

Sunday, December 7, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are learning the hard way. Jeff Green scored 25 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 21 and the Celtics nearly blew a 25-point third-quarter lead before beating the Washington Wizards 101-93 Sunday in Paul …

Tyler Zeller leads Celtics to 113-96 win over Lakers

Friday, December 5, 2014

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game for a 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on …

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons 109-102

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 32 points, including a 3-pointer as Boston opened overtime with eight straight points, and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Wednesday night. The loss was …

Kyle Korver lifts Hawks past slumping Celtics, 109-105

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ATLANTA — Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night. Paul Millsap added 19 points for Atlanta, which has won three straight and five of six. …

Spurs top Celtics in Popovich’s return

Sunday, November 30, 2014

BOSTON — There was a familiar face on the San Antonio bench and the usual result on the scoreboard. With coach Gregg Popovich guiding his defending champions again after a two-game absence, the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics …

Jimmy Butler, Derrick Rose carry Bulls past Celtics 109-102

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON — It’s no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose. He showed that again on Friday afternoon when the Bulls were struggling to get consistent offense. Rose scored 14 …

Boston wants to take Olympics back to school

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BOSTON — Field hockey at Harvard Stadium. Fencing and archery at MIT. Horses for the equestrian events cared for at the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals. Welcome to the University Games. Boston is bidding on the 2024 Summer …

Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven …

Marc Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics 117-100

Friday, November 21, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — After dealing with a stomach virus that affected nearly half the team earlier in the week, the Memphis Grizzlies recovered enough to get their 21st straight regular season home victory. Marc Gasol matched his …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo …