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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo picks up his cellphone after taking questions from reporters during NBA basketball media day in Waltham, Mass., Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rondo: I want to stay a Celtic beyond this season

Monday, September 29, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the only star on the rebuilding team had a simple answer Monday when asked if he wants to stick around beyond that: “Yes,” …

Rondo to miss 6-8 weeks with broken left finger

Friday, September 26, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery Friday for a broken left finger. The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fall at his home Thursday night. The team gave no further details. Avery Bradley, a four-year veteran who …

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. …

Collins to become 1st openly gay player with Nets

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Jason Collins became the NBA’s first active openly gay player Sunday, signing a 10-day contract with the Brooklyn Nets. Collins will join the Nets for their game Sunday night in Los Angeles against the Lakers. The 35-year-old center …

Duncan carries Spurs to 104-92 win over Celtics

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BOSTON — San Antonio came into Boston missing three key players. Fortunately for the Spurs, Tim Duncan wasn’t among them. Duncan scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, powering the injury-depleted Spurs to a 104-92 …

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 …