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Boston Celtics' Avery Bradley (0) reacts after scoring in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Charlotte Bobcats in Boston, Friday, April 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Celtics, Bradley agree on $32 million, 4-year deal

Thursday, July 3, 2014

BOSTON – Avery Bradley agreed to a $32 million, four-year deal to remain with the Boston Celtics. Agent Mitchell Butler confirms the deal yesterday for Bradley, the No. 19 pick in the 2010 draft. Bradley averaged a career-best 14.9 points in 60 games last season as the starting point guard while Rajon Rondo was recovering from a torn knee ligament. Bradley can play either guard spot and is a strong defender. The Celtics extended a qualifying offer to Bradley on Monday, making him a restricted free agent and allowing them to match any offer he received from another team. … 0

Passion, skill drive Celts draftees Smart, Young

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the Boston Celtics’ new guard. Like the time Westbrook surprised his coach by leaving the hospital … 0

Tim O’Sullivan: Toughest decisions yet to come for Celtics

Friday, June 27, 2014

Making the right choice on draft night is tough. By choosing Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart with the No. 6 pick in last night’s NBA Draft, the Celtics created another choice, a choice that may be even tougher than picking the right player. What to do with Rajon Rondo? Like Rondo, Smart is a … 0

Celtics fall at home to lowly Sixers, 111-102

Saturday, April 5, 2014

BOSTON – Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Henry Sims had a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their second victory in less than a … 0

Wizards top Celtics, 118-92, to clinch playoff berth

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – John Wall was waving his towel as time expired. He joined his teammates at center court and did a little dance in the middle of a celebratory huddle. He gave Bradley Beal a bear hug from … 0

Bulls use hot fourth quarter to drop Celtics

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CHICAGO – Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics, 94-80, … 0

Celtics lose for ninth time in 10 games, 107-102 to Bulls

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BOSTON – Chicago’s D.J. Augustin put an end to a series of pesky rallies by the Boston Celtics. Augustin hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining, then continued a perfect night from the foul line while scoring a … 0

Raptors clinch playoff berth with win over Celtics

Saturday, March 29, 2014

TORONTO – Amir Johnson was finishing up a phone call as a crowd of reporters gathered around his locker. “My grandmother called and she said she’s proud,” a smiling Johnson said as he put the phone down. She … 0

Raptors edge closer to playoffs, beat Celtics, 99-90

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON – DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room. Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 … 0

Celtic great Cowens covers basketball and business in new book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

With more than three decades of experience in the business world, Tom Raffio has encountered a long list of success strategies. The president and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental spent about 10 years compiling his thoughts on those strategies in hopes of writing a book. Then Raffio met … 1

Johnson leads Nets to 114-98 win over Celtics

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW YORK – Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics, 114-98, last night. Former Celtic … 0

Rondo’s two late baskets lift Celts over Heat, 101-96

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BOSTON – The word came shortly before tipoff: LeBron James wouldn’t be playing. Good news for Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens. But not as good as the news his team delivered down the stretch. Jeff Green’s 3-pointer broke … 0

Mavs beat Celtics 94-89 to open long homestand

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Dallas Mavericks opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. The Celtics trailed by … 0

Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in … 0

Suns score last seven points to beat Celtics, 87-80

Saturday, March 15, 2014

BOSTON – Goran Dragic scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns scored the last seven points to beat the cold-shooting Boston Celtics, 87-80, last night. After Jeff Green’s two free throws for Boston made it 80-80 – the … 0