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Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (30) recovers a loose ball against Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics 100-84

Sunday, December 21, 2014

MIAMI — Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin. Instead, it proved inspiring. And the team’s five-game home slide is over. Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics coach Brad Stevens was curious how his team would play in its first game without Rajon Rondo. Boston did just fine. Moving the ball crisply one day after the NBA assists leader was traded to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics beat the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves 114-98 on Friday night. “I’m …

Celtics’ Danny Ainge says impending free agency led to Rajon Rondo deal

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done for us,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of that Thursday night farewell. …

Passion, skill drive Celtics draftees Marcus Smart, James Young

Monday, June 30, 2014

WALTHAM — Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the Boston …

Celtics choose G Marcus Smart, F-G James Young in first round

Friday, June 27, 2014

BOSTON — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck …

Rebuilding Celtics have 2 first-round picks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BOSTON — Danny Ainge stockpiled draft choices for his big rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics. Now the decision-maker who won three NBA championships as a player with the Celtics and one as their general manager gets to …

Danny Ainge disappointed by No. 6 draft pick in lottery

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says he sees potential starters but no franchise players likely to be available with the No. 6 pick in the NBA draft. That’s where the Celtics will be drafting. Boston entered …

NBA’s biggest losers look for lottery win

Monday, May 19, 2014

NEW YORK — They lost often, 67 times in all for the Milwaukee Bucks. Sometimes they lost always, such as 26 straight times for the Philadelphia 76ers. Now the NBA’s biggest losers have a chance for a huge win. The draft lottery is Tuesday, a night some teams …

Boston Celtics owners invest in skateboard league

Saturday, May 17, 2014

BOSTON — There might not be many obvious similarities between high-tech electric car racing and some dude in a hoodie riding a skateboard. To Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck and his fellow investors at Causeway Media Partners, it’s all about re-imagining the way you look at sports. “It’s …

Nets want to keep Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, rest of core

Thursday, May 15, 2014

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Jason Kidd’s shirt read “GOLF,” which he said was more random wardrobe choice than upcoming itinerary. He has plenty of time for that hobby with his first season as an NBA coach over, but …

Report: Current Boston Celtics scout was fired by Golden State Warriors for recordings

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former assistant coach for the Golden State Warriors reportedly recorded conversations of coaches and players without their knowledge before being fired by the team earlier this month. ESPN, citing anonymous sources, reported Tuesday that Darren Erman secretly recorded coaches’ meetings, conversations between coaches …

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 …

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 …