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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 he’s building in Wayland, and paid a $12,000 deposit. Authorities say a second check for $18,000 bounced, and several requests by the …

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 eager to ply those lessons. Except this wasn’t college; this was free agency and he …

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 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a …

Mike Dunleavy, Bulls shake off Celtics for 94-80 win

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHICAGO — Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 94-80 …

Raptors clinch playoff berth with win over Celtics

Friday, March 28, 2014

TORONTO — Amir Johnson was finishing up a phone call as a crowd of reporters gathered around his locker. “My grandmother called and she said she’s proud,” a smiling Johnson said as he put the phone down. She …

Toronto Raptors edge closer to playoffs, beat Boston Celtics

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON — DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room. Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 …

Johnson leads Nets to 114-98 win over Celtics

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW YORK — The Nets are hoping their hot play will carry over when they hit the road. Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and Brooklyn won its 11th straight …

Rajon Rondo’s late baskets lift Celtics over Heat 101-96

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo hit two running baseline shots in the last two minutes and the Boston Celtics capitalized on the absence of LeBron James to beat the Miami Heat 101-96 Wednesday night. One night after scoring 43 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …