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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) goes up for the game-winning shot against Utah Jazz guard Rodney Hood (5), center Rudy Gobert (27) and forward Gordon Hayward (20) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, March 4, 2015. The Celtics won 85-84. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Zeller’s shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

BOSTON — Brad Stevens didn’t think the first play would work. The second one turned out perfectly. Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night. After Boston blew an eight-point lead in the final 2 1/2 minutes, the Celtics called timeout after Gordon Hayward’s fallaway jumper from the right baseline with 1.7 seconds left gave Utah a one-point edge. Marcus Smart was unable to inbounds the ball and had to call timeout. Stevens went back to the drawing board. Smart then made a long inbounds …

LeBron James scores 27 on milestone night, Cavs cruise past Celtics

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the Cleveland Cavaliers cruised to a 110-79 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. James, who has 24,508 career points, moved past Ray Allen with a layup in the third quarter. He was …

Celtics surrender 26-point lead in loss to NBA-best Warriors

Monday, March 2, 2015

BOSTON — When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points on Sunday night, and the Warriors erased a 26-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 106-101. Golden State won …

Jared Sullinger’s 20 carries Celtics past Kings 106-84

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics went at each other hard for a couple of days. It must have worked because they didn’t let down against Sacramento. Jared Sullinger scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the …

Humphries, Pierce lead Wizards over Boston, 101-88

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WASHINGTON — Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win. There was no repeat of that on Saturday night. The Wizards ran off …

Celtics’ buzzer beater rims out in 109-107 loss to Nets

Friday, December 26, 2014

BOSTON — Only later could Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins crack a smile. “I was holding my breath,” he said. And with good reason. The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday in a …

Magic use big 1st half to hold off Celtics 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Last week, the Orlando Magic left the Boston Celtics’ home court having just received one of their most demoralizing losses of the season. The Magic returned the favor, but the Celtics made them work for …

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics 100-84

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin. Instead, it proved inspiring. And the …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to …

Celtics’ Danny Ainge says impending free agency led to Rajon Rondo deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done …

Rajon Rondo wants another title run in move to Dallas

Friday, December 19, 2014

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo wants another ring and another parade and knew it probably wasn’t happening anytime soon with the rebuilding Celtics. When he was on his way to Dallas with Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the centerpiece …

Boston Celtics trade Rajon Rondo to Dallas Mavericks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. …

Rajon Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …