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Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures from the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Boston, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Wizards won 118-102. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Danny Ainge faces 2nd rebuilding offseason with Boston Celtics

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON — The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing in this whole organization I’m not concerned about.” Stevens will lead more rebuilding that began even before the season when the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. That and other deals brought numerous draft choices. Yet the Celtics started surprisingly strong, going 12-14. But they were 13-43 … 0

Celtics close out season with loss to Wizards

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first playoff appearance since 2008. Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 … 0

Celtics near season’s end with loss to 76ers

Monday, April 14, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Chris Johnson stepped back, heaved up a desperation 3-pointer and watched it fall in to tie the game with 0.9 seconds on the clock. Or so he thought. As it turned out, Johnson stepped back a little too far, and the shot was discounted immediately when officials ruled he stepped out … 0

Magic down Celtics 93-91 to end 10-game skid

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Arron Afflalo had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 18 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a season-high 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. After … 0

Rajon Rondo returns but Lakers beat Celtics 107-104

Friday, January 17, 2014

BOSTON — These are not the Boston Celtics that Rajon Rondo left behind almost a year ago, a roster of All-Stars just a couple of seasons removed from their second trip to the NBA Finals in three years. … 0

Celtics top Raptors 88-83, end 9-game skid

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger was piling up the rebounds and needed an assist from sidelined guard Rajon Rondo to realize what was happening. Sullinger scored 25 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds, Avery Bradley had 20 points … 0

Celtics work out three-team trade with Golden State, Miami

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

OAKLAND, Calif. — The Golden State Warriors have been searching for a suitable backup to point guard Stephen Curry since veteran Jarrett Jack signed with Cleveland as a free agent last summer. The Warriors had hoped Toney Douglas … 0

Howard has 32 and 10, Rockets top Celtics 104-92

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

BOSTON — Dwight Howard did enough at the foul line to help Houston hold on Monday night. Howard had 32 points and 10 rebounds, and the Rockets beat Boston 104-92 to send the skidding Celtics to their ninth … 0

Celtics can’t quite catch Pelicans, fall 95-92

Friday, January 3, 2014

BOSTON — The New Orleans Pelicans’ players had to block out thoughts of a teammate’s scary fall while holding on against the Boston Celtics. Anthony Davis had 23 points and nine rebounds and Tyreke Evans scored 16 points … 0

Celtics can’t stop Joakim Noah, Bulls

Thursday, January 2, 2014

CHICAGO (AP) — Joakim Noah had 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists to help the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics 94-82 on Thursday night. Carlos Boozer added 16 points, Luol Deng 14, Taj Gibson 12, Mike … 0

Atlanta edged Celtics in New Year’s Eve tilt

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

BOSTON — When shots weren’t falling for Atlanta during a woeful start to the second quarter, the Hawks started going inside to Paul Millsap and never stopped. Millsap had season highs with 34 points and 15 rebounds as … 0

Brandon Bass’ block saves Celtics in 103-100 win over Cavs

Saturday, December 28, 2013

BOSTON — Brandon Bass couldn’t hide his smile after his timely blocked shot for the Boston Celtics. Jeff Green and Jordan Crawford each scored 19 points, Bass added 15 points and had a game-saving block in the closing … 0

Pacers, Heat running away with East — for now

Monday, December 23, 2013

MIAMI — Christmas morning, 2008. The Boston Celtics were 27-2. The Cleveland Cavaliers were 24-4. It could have been argued that those teams were well ahead of everyone else, not just in the Eastern Conference, but the entire … 0