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Boston Celtics' Jared Sullinger (7) reaches out to teammate Brandon Bass (30) after Bass scored in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats in Boston, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Former OSU star Jared Sullinger lives his playoff dream with Celtics

Monday, April 20, 2015

CLEVELAND — When the Boston Celtics sent out a news release on Feb. 22 that he had been lost for the regular season, Jared Sullinger believed it. The former All-American at Ohio State admitted he virtually gave up hope when he learned he’d suffered a stress fracture in his left metatarsal in a game 11 days earlier. It was a …

‘Big 3’ lead Cavaliers past Celtics 113-100 in Game 1

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CLEVELAND — More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor. “We,” Irving said, “are the Big 3. We have really great players on this team, but we set the tone.” Tone set. Irving …

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland’s title drought

Friday, April 17, 2015

CLEVELAND — For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights set on another NBA title, and if he can capture it over the next two …

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 …

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 …

Clippers beat Celtics 102-93 for 8th win in 11 games

Monday, January 19, 2015

LOS ANGELES — The Clippers blew most of a 23-point lead and they got away with it against the struggling Boston Celtics. Blake Griffin scored 22 points and DeAndre Jordan had 19 points and 12 rebounds in a …

Derrick Rose’s double-double leads Bulls over Celtics 119-103

Friday, January 16, 2015

BOSTON — After starting their second-half surge inside, the Chicago Bulls went outside to finish off the Boston Celtics. Derrick Rose scored 20 of his 29 points in the second half and hit three of Chicago’s seven 3-pointers …

Celtics trade Austin Rivers to dad’s Clippers in 3-team deal

Thursday, January 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Austin Rivers has joined the Los Angeles Clippers to play for Doc Rivers in the first father-son, player-coach combination in NBA history. The Clippers acquired Austin Rivers from the Boston Celtics on Thursday in a …

Hawks beat Celtics 105-91 for 10th straight

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BOSTON — The Atlanta Hawks have the best record in the Eastern Conference and have won 10 straight for the first time in 17 years. Life is so good for the Hawks, they even have the depth to …

Nuggets acquire Jameer Nelson from Celtics for Nate Robinson

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

DENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets traded backup point guard Nate Robinson to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday for guard Jameer Nelson. Robinson was a member of the Celtics for parts of 2009-10 and ‘10-11. He averaged 5.8 …

Sullinger, Smart lead Celtics to 108-100 win over Pelicans

Monday, January 12, 2015

BOSTON — Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer on Monday night. Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Smart …

Celtics fall to Raptors, 109-96

Saturday, January 10, 2015

TORONTO — Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics 109-96 Saturday night, …

Wheeling and dealing Celtics fall to Pacers in overtime

Saturday, January 10, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS — The Boston Celtics made one trade Friday night, and it looks as if Jeff Green could be on the move, too. Green was pulled from the starting lineup moments before Boston’s 107-103 overtime loss at Indiana. …