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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, …

Butler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics, 109-102

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON – It’s no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose. He showed that again yesterday afternoon when the Bulls were struggling to get consistent offense. Rose scored 14 of …

Trail Blazers beat Celtics, extend winning streak to seven

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven …

Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics, 117-100

Saturday, November 22, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics, 117-100, last night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 points, …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn’t take the winless 76ers lightly. Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and Boston sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 …

Bledsoe’s late steal and dunk key in Celtics’ loss to Suns

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Phoenix Suns rely on their fast-break offense. It was Eric Bledsoe’s defense that keyed their latest win. Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the …

James scores 41 as Cavaliers edge Celtics, 122-121

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON – LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics, 122-121, last night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to …

Jackson leads injury-ravaged Thunder over Celtics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOSTON – Reggie Jackson stood at his locker, getting dressed in Oklahoma City Thunder colors with orange pants and a blue sweat shirt. His teammates were long gone. The way the Thunder have been going so far this …

Smart injured, but Celtics beat Pacers, 101-98

Saturday, November 8, 2014

BOSTON – Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jeff Green pulled down a big offensive rebound for the Boston Celtics in a 101-98 win over the short-handed Indiana Pacers last night. …

Lowry has 35 points as Raptors beat Celtics, 110-107

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON – The Toronto Raptors were short a couple of key frontcourt players. It didn’t matter because Kyle Lowry stepped up big. Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the …

Celtics can’t complete rally, fall to Mavericks 118-113

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DALLAS – Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics, …

NBA: Rockets bury Celtics quickly

Sunday, November 2, 2014

HOUSTON – James Harden had 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets used a big first quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics, 104-90, last night. Harden was 5-of-14 from the field, but he was 14-of-14 from …

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 …