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In this photo taken Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, right, listens to guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Dallas. Rondo's arrival in a trade last month meant yet another makeover for the Mavericks and coach Carlisle. A season-high four-game losing streak raises questions about how the new look is coming along. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Retooling with Rajon Rondo, Mavs navigating expected rough waters

Thursday, January 29, 2015

DALLAS — Rajon Rondo watched the final minutes of one close loss from the Dallas bench, then threw away an inbound pass trailing by a point in the closing seconds of the next game. The Mavericks knew they were probably sacrificing some wins in the difficult Western Conference with a midseason makeover triggered by the trade that brought Rondo from Boston a little more than a month ago. And they’re seeing that now, stuck in their first four-game losing streak in two years heading into Friday night’s game at Miami. “It’s been a transition,” said center Tyson Chandler, who was part of a major shuffling …

Kevin Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS — Kevin Martin had not played in more than two months, a fractured wrist forcing him to watch from the bench as his Minnesota Timberwolves plummet to the bottom of the standings. In his first chance to get back in the lineup, he didn’t waste any time showing the Wolves what they …

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 …

Reggie Jackson carries Thunder past Celtics, 109-94

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOSTON — Reggie Jackson stood at his locker, getting dressed in Oklahoma City Thunder colors with orange pants and a blue sweat shirt. His teammates were long gone. The way the Thunder have been going so far this …

Evan Turner scores 19, Celtics beat Bulls 106-101

Saturday, November 8, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Emergency starter Evan Turner scored 19 points, one of five starters in double figures, to lead the short-handed Boston Celtics to a 106-101 triumph over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. The Celtics took control …

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 …