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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) drives past Brooklyn Nets' Alan Anderson (6) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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 game that ended with Jared Sullinger’s shot at the buzzer rimming out. The miss came after Jarrett Jack nailed a tiebreaking jumper …

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 it. Tobias Harris scored 19 points and the Magic hung on to beat the Celtics …

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 team’s five-game home slide is over. Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 …

Boston’s Young says he’s recovered from concussion

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Former Kentucky guard James Young says he is “good to go” after a concussion that kept the Boston Celtics’ first-round draft pick from playing in the NBA’s summer league. Young sustained the concussion and whiplash in a car accident before last month’s NBA draft. The …

Celtics, Cavs, Nets agree to three-way trade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to come back home. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract by agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, …

Passion, skill drive Celtics draftees Marcus Smart, James Young

Monday, June 30, 2014

WALTHAM — Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the Boston …

Celtics choose G Marcus Smart, F-G James Young in first round

Friday, June 27, 2014

BOSTON — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck …

Rebuilding Celtics have 2 first-round picks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BOSTON — Danny Ainge stockpiled draft choices for his big rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics. Now the decision-maker who won three NBA championships as a player with the Celtics and one as their general manager gets to …

Danny Ainge disappointed by No. 6 draft pick in lottery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says he sees potential starters but no franchise players likely to be available with the No. 6 pick in the NBA draft. That’s where the Celtics will be drafting. Boston entered …

NBA’s biggest losers look for lottery win

Monday, May 19, 2014

NEW YORK — They lost often, 67 times in all for the Milwaukee Bucks. Sometimes they lost always, such as 26 straight times for the Philadelphia 76ers. Now the NBA’s biggest losers have a chance for a huge win. The draft lottery is Tuesday, a night some teams …

Boston Celtics owners invest in skateboard league

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BOSTON — There might not be many obvious similarities between high-tech electric car racing and some dude in a hoodie riding a skateboard. To Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and his fellow investors at Causeway Media Partners, it’s all about re-imagining the way you look at sports. “It’s …

Nets want to keep Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, rest of core

Thursday, May 15, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jason Kidd’s shirt read “GOLF,” which he said was more random wardrobe choice than upcoming itinerary. He has plenty of time for that hobby with his first season as an NBA coach over, but …

Report: Current Boston Celtics scout was fired by Golden State Warriors for recordings

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors reportedly recorded conversations of coaches and players without their knowledge before being fired by the team earlier this month. ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported Tuesday that Darren Erman secretly recorded coaches’ meetings, conversations between coaches …