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FILE - This Monday, April 13, 2015, file photo shows Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James signaling a play in an NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Cleveland. For 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. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)

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 months, he’ll not only crown his brilliant …

Inside the NBA playoffs

Thursday, April 16, 2015

EASTERN CONFERENCE No. 1 ATLANTA HAWKS (60-22) vs. No. 8 BROOKLYN NETS (38-44) Season Series: Hawks, 4-0. Atlanta led by at least 14 in every game, once by as much as 39. Brooklyn never led any of the four games by more than eight points. Story Line: Can Atlanta do it in the playoffs? Much has been made of the culture change Mike …

Celtics win 6th straight, beat Bucks 105-100

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

MILWAUKEE — Kelly Olynyk needed five stitches to close a gash to his face after taking an elbow while going for a rebound. Starting for the injured Avery Bradley, Gigi Datome made big buckets in extended time in the fourth quarter. The Boston Celtics showed no quit Wednesday night even with their postseason …

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. …

Celtics trade Brandan Wright to Phoenix for draft pick

Friday, January 9, 2015

PHOENIX — The Phoenix Suns made a move to beef up their front line Friday by acquiring Brandan Wright from the Boston Celtics for a protected first-round draft pick. The 6-foot-10 forward averaged 7.5 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 35 games this season for Dallas and …

Celtics pull Jeff Green from lineup amid trade rumors

Friday, January 9, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Boston Celtics have pulled forward Jeff Green from their starting lineup amid rumors he would soon be dealt to Memphis. Green is averaging a team-best 17.6 points. He had started each of the Celtics’ previous 33 games and leads the team in minutes. He …