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FILE - In this Dec. 28, 2013 file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Jarrett Jack (1) drives past Boston Celtics' Phil Pressey (26) in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston. A person familiar with the deals says the Cavaliers have agreed to trade Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller, moves that can help their pursuit of LeBron James by clearing salary cap space. The Cavs have agreements with the Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics, according to the person who spoke Wednesday, July 9, 2014, to The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because teams are not permitted to discuss any trades until the league's moratorium ends Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Celtics, Cavs, Nets agree to three-way trade

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Cavaliers have cleared a path for LeBron James to come back home. The Cavs created enough salary-cap space to offer the superstar free agent a maximum contract by agreeing to trade guard Jarrett Jack, swingman Sergey Karasev and center Tyler Zeller in a three-team deal with Brooklyn and Boston, a person familiar with the deals told … 0

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 new guard. Like the time Westbrook surprised his coach by leaving the hospital where … 0

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 said. Twelve years later, the rebuilding Celtics drafted what Grousbeck called an “instigator” when they … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

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 … 0

Undermanned Celtics beat Wizards 113-111 in OT

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Boston Celtics were tired from playing the night before and so undermanned that they resorted to a 10-day-contract backcourt for part of the game. The Washington Wizards were again trying to erase the stigma of … 0

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo sits; Bradley out weeks with ankle injury

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Rajon Rondo sat out the second half of a back-to-back Wednesday night for the Boston Celtics, who also expect to be without Avery Bradley for two weeks due to a sprained right ankle. Coach Brad Stevens said he was sticking to the plan to rest Rondo … 0

Heat rally late to get past Celtics, 93-86

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 16 and the Miami Heat blew an 18-point lead before rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Tuesday night. Chris … 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