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Portland Trail Blazers' Robin Lopez (42) fouls Boston Celtics' Tyler Zeller, center, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Trail Blazers beat Celtics, extend winning streak to seven

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. “I like it because I don’t want guys getting caught up in the moment of seven in a row,” he said. “Act like we’ve arrived, still in the moment, still staying hungry.” Damian Lillard added 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points. …

Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics, 117-100

Saturday, November 22, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics, 117-100, last night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 points, and Mike Conley finished with 15 points and eight assists for Memphis, which shot 53 …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn’t take the winless 76ers lightly. Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and Boston sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory last night. “We know Philadelphia’s desperate for a win, and we knew they were …

Bledsoe’s late steal and dunk key in Celtics’ loss to Suns

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Phoenix Suns rely on their fast-break offense. It was Eric Bledsoe’s defense that keyed their latest win. Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the …

James scores 41 as Cavaliers edge Celtics, 122-121

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON – LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics, 122-121, last night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to …

Jackson leads injury-ravaged Thunder over Celtics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOSTON – Reggie Jackson stood at his locker, getting dressed in Oklahoma City Thunder colors with orange pants and a blue sweat shirt. His teammates were long gone. The way the Thunder have been going so far this …

Smart injured, but Celtics beat Pacers, 101-98

Saturday, November 8, 2014

BOSTON – Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jeff Green pulled down a big offensive rebound for the Boston Celtics in a 101-98 win over the short-handed Indiana Pacers last night. …

Lowry has 35 points as Raptors beat Celtics, 110-107

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON – The Toronto Raptors were short a couple of key frontcourt players. It didn’t matter because Kyle Lowry stepped up big. Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the …

Celtics can’t complete rally, fall to Mavericks 118-113

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DALLAS – Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics, …

NBA: Rockets bury Celtics quickly

Sunday, November 2, 2014

HOUSTON – James Harden had 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets used a big first quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics, 104-90, last night. Harden was 5-of-14 from the field, but he was 14-of-14 from …

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets, 121-105

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOSTON – Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics’ coaching job, but he didn’t really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench. Reconstructive knee surgery kept …

Rondo can’t commit to opening night for Celtics

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – If Rajon Rondo knows whether he will play in the Boston Celtics opener tonight, he isn’t saying. The star point guard, who has missed most of training camp with a broken bone in his hand, …

It’s all about Rondo again as Celtics enter second year of rebuilding phase

Tuesday, October 28, 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 …

Celtics assistant coach McCarty denies larceny charge

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors said the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he’s …

Celtics win preseason finale, 100-86, over Nets

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON – Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night in the final preseason game for both …