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Boston Celtics player Kelly Olynyk, top, falls over Real Madrid's Felipe Reyesd during a friendly basketball match between Real Madrid and Boston Celtics at the Barclaycard Centre sport arena in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 . (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

Friday, October 9, 2015

Celtics solid in Italy Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night. Two days after a 33-point victory over Italy’s Olimpia Milano, the Celtics looked good again, this time against a much more experienced Real Madrid team. David Lee added 13 points and 11 rebounds for Boston. Boston played short-handed because of illnesses and personal matters. Amir Johnson sat out because of a respiratory illness that affected many of the players after the team arrived from Italy, and Perry Jones had to return to the United States because of …

Lee says Celtics and champion Warriors have plenty in common

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MADRID – Forward David Lee has played only one game since joining the Boston Celtics and is already seeing some positive similarities with his former team, the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The two-time All-Star reckons the Celtics have what it takes to surprise people this season despite being a young team and …

Celtics cruise past Olimpia Milano in first of two Global Games

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MILAN – The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a doubleheader in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games. “Our goal is just to get better and improve,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said. “We’ll be able to …

Celtics go global, get 2015 preseason started in Italy

Monday, October 5, 2015

MILAN – After a couple of days in Milan, Isaiah Thomas’s Italian experience is still lacking a certain something. “I’m waiting on some pizza,” said a laughing Thomas, who used to do commercials for a regional pizza franchise …

Ainge looking for good competition in Celtics’ training camp

Saturday, September 26, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – With 16 players under guaranteed contracts and only 15 roster spots, Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge knows he has some decisions to make. “All 16 guys are capable of being in NBA uniforms,” Ainge …

Celtics finalize trade with Warriors for Lee, also land Dragic

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors completed the trade sending two-time All-Star forward David Lee to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace and Chris Babb, the teams said Monday. They agreed to the trade July 7, but …

Summer stars: Seth Curry, Terry Rozier among standouts in Summer League

Sunday, July 19, 2015

LAS VEGAS – It’s only Summer League. It’s a mantra that’s been uttered over and over in Las Vegas over the last week while the league’s highest profile exhibition has been played. It’s important context to consider when …

Celtics waive guard Phil Pressey

Thursday, July 16, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics waived guard Phil Pressey on Wednesday. Pressey averaged 3.5 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 12.0 minutes last season, with a season high of 11 points against Miami on March 25. He also played in 75 games for the Celtics in 2013-14 after …

Celtics get Perry Jones III from Thunder

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics acquired forward Perry Jones III from the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday along with a second-round draft pick and cash. The Celtics will send the Thunder a conditional second-round pick. Boston gets the 2019 second-rounder Oklahoma City had acquired from the Detroit Pistons. …

Source: Celtics acquire David Lee from Warriors for Gerald Wallace

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

OAKLAND, Calif. – David Lee wanted to help turn around the Golden State Warriors when he came to the struggling franchise as a high-priced free agent in 2010. Five years later, Lee is leaving with a championship – …

Bass going from Celtics to Lakers

Sunday, July 5, 2015

The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign former Celtics forward Brandon Bass, as well as guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year. Bass averaged 10.6 points while playing all 82 games for Boston. …

Source: Celtics, Amir Johnson agree to $24 million deal

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A person with knowledge of the details said the Boston Celtics landed Amir Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward agreed to leave Toronto and stay within the Atlantic Division on Wednesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler …

Tim O’Sullivan: Louisville’s Rozier a puzzling pick by guard-laden Celtics

Friday, June 26, 2015

Terry Rozier might turn into a good NBA player, maybe even a very good one. But Danny Ainge and the Celtics made a mistake selecting Rozier with the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Rozier is a …

Honest truth? Celtics don’t need to stockpile rookies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Danny Ainge is using a rare pre-draft strategy with the media – honesty. Or at least he seems to be. “We’re having discussions to move up with both of our picks in the first round. We’re trying to …