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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), F Amir Johnson (10.4 ppg, 6.6 rpg, …

Celtics acquire Bynum from Pistons

Friday, October 17, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics have traded center Joel Anthony to the Detroit Pistons for guard Will Bynum. Bynum averaged 8.7 points and 3.9 assists over 56 games last season, his seventh in the NBA. Anthony has averaged 2.3 points and 3 rebounds in his seven years in the league. He spent the first six years with the Miami Heat before he …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 — all in the first half — to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 111-91 in an exhibition game Thursday night. Jeff Green, playing in his second preseason game after missing the first four because of a calf strain, …

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 …

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 …