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Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) blocks the shot of Orlando Magic guard Elfrid Payton (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Scott Audette)

Oladipo scores 19 to lift Magic over Celtics, 110-91

Sunday, November 29, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. — Victor Oladipo’s pride makes it difficult for him to come off the bench. If he keeps playing like this, though, he might have to get used to the role. Oladipo scored 19 points and had eight rebounds and six assists in his third game as a reserve to help the Orlando Magic beat the Boston Celtics 110-91 …

Celtics run away from Wizards 111-78

Friday, November 27, 2015

BOSTON — Two nights after narrowly avoiding an embarrassing loss, the Boston Celtics rolled to an easy win. Jared Sullinger had 18 points and 15 rebounds in three quarters and Isaiah Thomas scored 21 points, leading the Celtics to a 111-78 rout of the Washington Wizards on Friday. “From the beginning of the …

Celtics rally to drop 76ers to 0-16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Philadelphia 76ers found a way to tie the longest losing streak in major U.S. professional sports history. Blowing a late five-point lead in an 84-80 loss to the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night, the 76ers tumbled to their 26th straight loss and 16th in a row to start the season. Philadelphia tied …

Celtics coach Brad Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero R.J. Hunter

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead …

Celtics take Louisville guard Rozier in 1st round of NBA draft

Thursday, June 25, 2015

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics made a surprise pick in the first round of the NBA draft Thursday night when they took guard Terry Rozier from Louisville with the 16th pick. At 6-feet-1 and 190 pounds, Rozier lacks …

Large Larry Bird memorabilia collection going up for sale

Friday, June 19, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 600 items from a collection of Larry Bird basketball memorabilia are going up for sale in an online auction. The collection includes Boston Celtics jerseys that Bird wore during games that are signed by Bird and fellow Celtics stars Kevin McHale and Robert …

With 4 picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

WALTHAM — With four picks in next month’s NBA draft, the Boston Celtics can’t just focus on a couple of players who look like they might be in their range. The Celtics will look at as many as 100 or more potential rookies in preparation for the June …

Rockets respond to Kevin McHale’s old-school coaching approach

Monday, May 25, 2015

HOUSTON — Kevin McHale’s stride is painful to watch. His limp is so pronounced it induces his 6-foot-10 frame into an odd bobbing motion with every deliberate step. And it tells a powerful story. The awkward gait for …

Celtics owner Steve Pagliuca takes over Boston’s 2024 Olympic bid

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BOSTON — The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, making Boston Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city’s chances of hosting …

NBA Playoff weekend capsules: LeBron hits buzzer-beater to tie series against Chicago, 2-2

Monday, May 11, 2015

CHICAGO — LeBron James hit a jumper from the corner at the buzzer to give the Cleveland Cavaliers an 86-84 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday, tying the Eastern Conference semifinal series at 2-2. James finished with 25 points to help the Cavaliers win in another wild …

GM Danny Ainge wants to build on Celtics’ surprising playoff berth

Thursday, April 30, 2015

WALTHAM — Hall of Famers Kevin McHale and John Havlicek had some of their best years coming off the bench for the Boston Celtics. As did Cedric Maxwell, whose number is also hanging from the rafters at the …

Celtics have reason for optimism despite sweep by Cavs

Monday, April 27, 2015

BOSTON — The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with …

Clippers beat Spurs to even series

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chris Paul had 34 points and seven assists, Blake Griffin added 20 points and 19 rebounds, and Los Angeles beat San Antonio, 114-105, to even their first-round series at two games apiece. J.J. Redick scored 17 points for the Clippers and Austin Rivers provided an unexpected boost off …