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Source: Celtics, Amir Johnson agree to $24 million deal

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A person with knowledge of the details said the Boston Celtics landed Amir Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward agreed to leave Toronto and stay within the Atlantic Division on Wednesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deals can be signed yet. Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Atlantic champions last season, his sixth in Toronto. The 6-foot-9 Johnson began his career in Detroit, where he was a second-round pick in 2005. He can now look for minutes in a Boston forward-center rotation that includes Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller. …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead of for his father, Ron, at Georgia State. And there would have been no …

Tim O’Sullivan: Louisville’s Rozier a puzzling pick by guard-laden Celtics

Friday, June 26, 2015

Terry Rozier might turn into a good NBA player, maybe even a very good one. But Danny Ainge and the Celtics made a mistake selecting Rozier with the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Rozier is a 6-foot-2 combo guard who left Louisville after his sophomore year. He’s an exceptional athlete, a …

LeBron scores 30, Cavaliers hold off Celtics, 99-91, in Game 2

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

CLEVELAND – The Celtics wouldn’t go away, and then LeBron James showed them the door. James scored 30 points – 15 in the fourth quarter – and Kyrie Irving added 26 as the Cleveland Cavaliers finally shook off …

Big 3 lead Cavaliers past Celtics, 113-100, in Game 1

Sunday, April 19, 2015

CLEVELAND – More than hour after his first playoff game with LeBron James and Kevin Love, Kyrie Irving made a statement more profound than anything he did on the floor. “We,” Irving said, “are the Big 3. We …

NBA playoffs: Celtics standing in LeBron’s way

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CLEVELAND – Five years ago, LeBron James left the floor after Game 5 against Boston in disgrace. There were boos from the home fans, even some whispers he’d quit on the Cavaliers. Today, in his first playoff game …

Head-to-head results of Celtics-Cavaliers

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nov. 14 – Cavs 122, Celts 121 March 3 – Cavs 110, Celts 79 April 10 – Celts 99, Cavs 90 April 12 – Celts 117, Cavs 78 Home team in bold …

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland’s title drought

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CLEVELAND – For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights …

Celtics finish regular season with 105-100 victory over Milwaukee

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory last night over the Milwaukee …

Celtics and Kings to play regular-season game in Mexico City

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics will play the Sacramento Kings in Mexico City in December, the NBA’s third regular-season game in Mexico. It will be the league’s 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most for any country …

Crowder’s long fall-away lifts Celtics over Raptors, 95-93

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics knew they were in the playoffs. Now they can start thinking about a matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jae Crowder hit an off-balance fall-away shot from deep on the right …

Celtics clinch playoff spot when Nets lose to Bulls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

They’re back Without even taking the court last night, the Boston Celtics clinched a playoff spot, ending a one-year absence from the postseason. Boston (38-42) clinched one of the final two spots in the Eastern Conference when the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Chicago Bulls last night. The …

Celts close in on playoffs, rout Cavaliers, 117-78

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON – Celtics Coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie …

Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers, 99-90

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CLEVELAND – Boston got another big win last night. That’s all it cared about. Who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was of little concern for the surging Celtics. Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Celtics maintained their …

Celtics eliminate Pistons from race, 113-103

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Isiah Thomas had more than a few great games during the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 1980s and 1990s. Last night, his namesake had his turn. Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the …