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Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass, right, covers Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) on a drive to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Motiejunas scores 26 as Rockets top Celtics for fourth win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics, 93-87, last night for their fourth straight win. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets improved to 17-7 on the road, best in the Western Conference. Houston led by 18 at halftime. The Celtics held the Rockets to 4-for-20 shooting in the third quarter, and a 6-0 run capped by Brandon Bass’s two free throws cut the lead to 82-79 in the fourth. Motiejunas scored the next four points for the Rockets. He dunked off a miss by James Harden, then converted …

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BASEBALL White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo CHICAGO – Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels …

Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight …

Celtics beat Nets, 89-81, to end three-game skid

Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEW YORK – There was no yelling from Brad Stevens during the first timeout. Nobody got benched. It looked bad for the Boston Celtics on the scoreboard, but their coach liked what he was seeing on the court. …

Walker steps up to lead injury-riddled Hornets over Celtics

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BOSTON – Kemba Walker knows there’s a lot more riding on him because several key teammates are sidelined with injuries. He certainly looked comfortable with that last night. Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second …

Gasol helps Bulls beat Celtics, 109-104 in overtime

Sunday, January 4, 2015

CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had 29 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics, 109-104 in overtime, last night. Aaron Brooks added 19 points for the Bulls, who won for the …

Rondo shines in emotional return to Boston as Mavericks beat Celtics

Saturday, January 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston fans had never seen Rajon Rondo in an opponent’s uniform before. They’d never seen a game like this from him, either. The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with …

Sullinger’s 20 carries Celtics past Kings, 106-84

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics went at each other hard for a couple of days. It must have worked because they didn’t let down against Sacramento. Jared Sullinger scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the …

Humphries, Pierce lead Wizards over Boston, 101-88

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win. There was no repeat of that last night. The Wizards ran off 13 …

Jack carries Nets past Celtics, 109-107

Saturday, December 27, 2014

BOSTON – Only later could Brooklyn Coach Lionel Hollins crack a smile. “I was holding my breath,” he said. And with good reason. The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics yesterday in a game …

Magic use big first half to hold off Celtics, 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Last week, the Orlando Magic left the Boston Celtics’ home court having just received one of their most demoralizing losses of the season. The Magic returned the favor, but the Celtics made them work for …

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics, 100-84

Monday, December 22, 2014

MIAMI – Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin. Instead, it proved inspiring. And the …

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 …

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 …

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 …