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Danny Ainge, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations, smiles as he discusses  the trade of point guard Rajon Rondo prior to an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. The Celtics traded Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, Dec. 18, 2014, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston's last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ainge says impending free agency led to Rondo deal

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done for us,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of that Thursday night farewell. All that wasn’t enough for Ainge to …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves last night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double …

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks for three players, two draft picks

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jameer Nelson, Jae Crowder, …

Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory …

Knicks halt 10-game skid by beating Celtics, 101-95

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON – Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks teammates finally enjoyed a winning feeling again. Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the …

Jefferson leads Hornets to 96-87 win over Celtics

Thursday, December 11, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Al Jefferson finally quit thinking about what he wanted to do with the ball on the court, and just started doing it. That showed in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics, as Jefferson scored …

Wizards outlast Celtics in two overtimes, 133-132

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

WASHINGTON – John Wall scored 26 points, including Washington’s last 10, and the Wizards rallied for a 133-132 win over the Boston Celtics in double overtime last night. Wall added a career-high 17 assists, Paul Pierce scored a …

Celtics hold on against Wizards, 101-93

Monday, December 8, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics are learning the hard way. Jeff Green scored 25 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 21 and the Celtics nearly blew a 25-point third-quarter lead before beating the Washington Wizards, 101-93, yesterday in Paul …

‘Celtic for life’ Pierce again a Boston visitor

Saturday, December 6, 2014

WASHINGTON – Last January, Paul Pierce arrived at TD Garden as a visitor for the first time. He had replaced Boston Celtics green with Brooklyn Nets black. He dressed in the visiting team’s locker room. It was a strange sight. To commemorate his return to Boston, where he …

Zeller leads Celtics to 113-96 win over Lakers

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Today’s game can be seen on espn3.com and heard on WZEI (101.5 FM) and WGIR (610 AM). Follow on Twitter @timosullivan20 for updates throughout the game. …

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons, 109-102

Thursday, December 4, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics have struggled to finish off teams this season, blowing a 23-point lead against Atlanta one night before wasting an 11-point, fourth-quarter advantage against Detroit last night. Good thing for them they had overtime …

Celtics let 23-point lead slip away in fifth straight loss

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Hawks owned the fourth quarter again. Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics, 109-105, last night. Paul Millsap added 19 points for Atlanta, which has won …

Bonner, Spurs knock off Celtics, 111-89

Sunday, November 30, 2014

BOSTON – There was a familiar face on the San Antonio bench and the usual result on the scoreboard. With Coach Gregg Popovich guiding his defending champions again after a two-game absence, the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics, …

Bonner’s stats in Spurs’ win over Celtics

Sunday, November 30, 2014

20:38 minutes 6 points 3-for-9 shooting 6 rebounds 1 blocked shot 1 assist 1 steal …