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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 Rajon Rondo out for the first half of Stevens’s inaugural season in Boston. Rondo hadn’t yet regained his old form when, as …

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, told reporters that he will make up his mind after he awakens from his usual …

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 and players like the ones that brought Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston in …

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 …

Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NEW YORK – Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game. There was a good …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Friday, October 17, 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 last night. Jeff Green, playing …

Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game last night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 …

NBA to test 44-minute game, 4 shorter than normal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW YORK – The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be a better one. The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a format that features fewer minutes and fewer mandatory timeouts. The game …

Knicks beat Celtics for first preseason win

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points and the New York Knicks earned their first victory of the preseason with last night’s 96-80 victory over the Boston Celtics. J.R. Smith added 14 for New York (1-1), while Tim Hardaway Jr. …

DeRozan, Lowry lead Raptors past Celtics, 116-109

Saturday, October 11, 2014

TORONTO – Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 18 points, Patrick Patterson had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston, 116-109, last night, handing the Celtics their first defeat in three preseason games. Avery Bradley led Boston …

Sullinger leads Celtics past Knicks, 106-86

Thursday, October 9, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. – Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks, 106-86, in a preseason game last night. Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Thornton had 12 points apiece for the Celtics, who …

Celtics beat 76ers, 98-78, in exhibition debut

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Evan Turner and Brandon Bass scored 15 points apiece, and the Boston Celtics outscored the Philadelphia 76ers 21-5 over the first 7½ minutes of the fourth quarter in a 98-78 victory last night in the preseason opener for …

Rondo makes intention to stay with Celtics clear at media day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the …

Celtics sign former second overall pick Turner

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his …