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Boston Celtics center Jared Sullinger (7) gathers in a rebound against Brooklyn Nets forward Mason Plumlee (1) as Celtics center Kelly Olynyk, lower right, looks on in the first quarter of a preseason NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on …

Another down year expected for Celtics

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now general manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks and players like the ones that brought Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston in …

Atlantic Division team-by-team capsules

Monday, October 20, 2014

Capsules for the NBA’s Atlantic Division, listed in predicted order of divisional finish by AP Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds’: ATLANTIC DIVISION TORONTO RAPTORS LAST SEASON: 48-34, lost to Brooklyn Nets 4-3 in first round. STARTING FIVE: G Kyle Lowry (17.9 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 7.4 apg), G DeMar DeRozan (22.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 4.0 apg), G/F Terrence Ross (10.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 1.0 apg), …

Rondo’s 20 points lead Celtics over Nets 91-84

Friday, March 7, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger was at a loss to explain how his Boston Celtics could win while committing a season-high 28 turnovers. “I honestly don’t know,” he said. Try this: 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds by …

Kevin Garnett (back) to miss Nets’ game in Boston

Thursday, March 6, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms Friday when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined …

Warriors roll over Celtics, 108-88

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BOSTON — Golden State didn’t need another winning, last-second basket this time. The Warriors led by at least 20 points throughout the second half and beat the Boston Celtics 108-88 on Wednesday night, showing no letdown one day …

Celtics’ Wallace has surgeries, ending season

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

BOSTON — Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle. Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics before the operations on Tuesday. The 13-year veteran averaged 5.1 …

George’s 25 points lead Pacers over Celtics Saturday night

Sunday, March 2, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo banked in a 3-pointer that broke a fourth-quarter tie. Or so it seemed. Two minutes after the point guard apparently gave the Celtics a 93-90 lead with 4:37 remaining, officials reviewed the shot at …

Jerryd Bayless, Rajon Rondo lead Celtics past Hawks 115-104

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BOSTON — After Jerryd Bayless’ big night in a rare start, Celtics coach Brad Stevens hinted it might become more than a one-game tryout. Bayless scored a season-high 29 points, and Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 …

Burks, Favors lead Jazz to 110-98 win over Celtics

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY — Alec Burks scored 21 points, Derrick Favors had 20 in his return from a hip injury and the Utah Jazz beat the Boston Celtics 110-98 on Monday night. Marvin Williams added 19i points on …

Collins finds home with Nets

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jason Collins has a week and a half to prove himself to the Brooklyn Nets. He signed a 10-day contract, one of the toughest deals in sports because it gives non-superstars almost no time to impress their coaches …

Collins becomes 1st openly gay player with Nets

Sunday, February 23, 2014

LOS ANGELES — History? Pressure? Jason Collins would have none of it after becoming the NBA’s first active openly gay player. After all, it was almost game time. “Right now I’m focusing on trying to learn the plays, …

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 …