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Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0 )dunks the ball as Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert (27) defends in the second quarter during an NBA basketball game Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in Salt Lake City.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Tayshaun Prince helps Celtics edge Jazz 99-90

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY — Tayshaun Prince scored 19 points, and the Boston Celtics held off the Utah Jazz for a 99-90 victory on Monday night. Tyler Zeller had 14 points and seven rebounds for Boston, which grabbed control with a big second quarter. Jared Sullinger had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Avery Bradley also scored 12. Prince, who was acquired from Memphis in a three-team trade on Jan. 12, was 7 for 10 from the field and 3 for 4 at the free-throw line. Gordon Hayward had 26 points for Utah, and Enes Kanter finished with 20. Reserve Trey Burke added 18 points, and …

Celtics fall as Golden State picks up 19th home win

Sunday, January 25, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. — Golden State coach Steve Kerr figured his team was due for an off night after four consecutive blowout wins. Fortunately for the Warriors, it happened at Oracle Arena, where they haven’t lost in more than two months. Stephen Curry had 22 points and 11 assists, Klay Thompson scored 31 points …

Avery Bradley’s go-ahead 3 helps Celtics beat Nuggets 100-99

Saturday, January 24, 2015

DENVER — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:24 left, and the Boston Celtics hung on to beat Denver 100-99 on Friday night, sending the Nuggets to their fifth loss in a row. The Nuggets played without star guard Ty Lawson, who was away from the team for what …

Marcus Smart injured, but Celtics beat Pacers 101-98

Friday, November 7, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jeff Green pulled down a big offensive rebound for the Boston Celtics in a 101-98 win over the short-handed Indiana Pacers on Friday …

Kyle Lowry has 35 points, Raptors beat Celtics

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — The Toronto Raptors were short a couple of key frontcourt players. It didn’t matter because Kyle Lowry stepped up big. Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the …

James Harden leads Rockets over Celtics 104-90

Saturday, November 1, 2014

HOUSTON — James Harden had 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets used a big first quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics 104-90 Saturday night. Harden was 5 of 14 from the field, but he was …

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets 121-105

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BOSTON — Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics’ coaching job, but he didn’t really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench. Reconstructive knee surgery kept …

Rajon Rondo can’t commit to opening night for Celtics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WALTHAM — If Rajon Rondo knows whether he will play in the Boston Celtics opener on Wednesday night, he isn’t saying. The star point guard, who has missed most of training camp with a broken bone in his …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Another down year expected for Celtics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now general manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks …

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capsules for the NBA’s Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds’: ATLANTIC DIVISION TORONTO RAPTORS LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost to Brooklyn Nets 4-3 in first round. STARTING FIVE: G Kyle Lowry (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg), G DeMar DeRozan …