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USA Basketball head coach Mike Krzyzewski of Duke University answers reporters questions following a team practice at the Brooklyn Nets training facility in East Rutherford, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

As Durant steps back, US team is moving forward

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

NEW YORK — While Kevin Durant takes a step back, the U.S. national team is moving forward. Durant stunned the Americans when he decided to withdraw after practicing with the team during its first week of training camp. Now that they’ve had time to get over the surprise, they aren’t dwelling on it. “I’m through talking about Kevin,” U.S. coach …

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 chose the 6-foot-6 swingman 17th overall with its second first-round pick — Boston selected …

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, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and Boston, …

Jeff Green nets 29 points, leads Celtics past Bucks 102-86

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE — Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens insisted that Jeff Green take open shots when he had them. The team’s leading scorer clearly got the message. Green scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half, leading …

Nowitzki has 20 to lift Mavs over Celtics 102-91

Sunday, February 9, 2014

BOSTON — Putting together a five-game winning streak and getting 10 games above .500 were once common achievements for the Dallas Mavericks. Now, both are season highs as Dallas slowly works its way back into playoff contention in …

Sullinger carries Celtics to 99-89 win over Kings

Saturday, February 8, 2014

BOSTON — Nothing could stop Boston’s Jared Sullinger on Friday night. Not a bruised left hand. Not the dislocated index finger on his right. And certainly not the Sacramento Kings. Sullinger scored 14 of his career-high 31 points …

Jeff Green scores 36 points, leads Celtics past 76ers, 114-108

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Rajon Rondo is starting to feel like his old self — and the Boston Celtics are starting to win again. Rondo had eight points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in his eighth game back from a …

Rajon Rondo scores 19 for Boston in 96-89 win over Magic

Sunday, February 2, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo waited more than a year to celebrate playing in a victory. Rondo made 9 of 11 shots and finished with season highs of 19 points and 10 assists while helping Boston end a four-game …

Evan Turner’s layup gives 76ers 95-94 win over Celtics

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BOSTON — Evan Turner wasn’t waiting for his coach to call timeout. Once he got the ball, he knew he had to take the last shot. Fortunately for the Philadelphia 76ers, it went in at the buzzer. “I …

Knicks avenge blowout loss to Celtics with a rout

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW YORK — This one was so easy for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony only needed to play 28 minutes. That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 …

No Durant, but Thunder still beat Celtics 101-83

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BOSTON — With both Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sitting out for the first time since the franchise set up shop in Oklahoma City, the Thunder needed about a half to figure things out. And then the Western …

Undermanned Celtics beat Wizards 113-111 in OT

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Boston Celtics were tired from playing the night before and so undermanned that they resorted to a 10-day-contract backcourt for part of the game. The Washington Wizards were again trying to erase the stigma of …

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sits; Bradley out weeks with ankle injury

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Rajon Rondo sat out the second half of a back-to-back Wednesday night for the Boston Celtics, who also expect to be without Avery Bradley for two weeks due to a sprained right ankle. Coach Brad Stevens said he was sticking to the plan to rest Rondo …