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Boston Celtics' Jae Crowder (99) drives past Philadelphia 76ers' Robert Covington (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Celtics rally to drop 76ers to 0-16

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BOSTON – Isaiah Thomas scored 30 points, Jae Crowder hit a go-ahead 3-pointer and the Boston Celtics rallied to beat Philadelphia, 84-80, on Wednesday night, handing the 76ers their 16th straight loss to open the season and record-tying 26th in a row overall. Philadelphia tied the major U.S. professional sports futility mark set by the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers from …

Why every NBA team should want to draft Ben Simmons

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Ben Simmons, the 6-foot-10 star freshman forward for Louisiana State, hauled in a rebound from a missed free throw in the first half of Monday night’s game against Marquette at Barclays Center and glided up the court, slowly building a head of steam. Once he crossed half court, he shifted …

Millsap, Teague pace Hawks to 121-97 win over Boston

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

ATLANTA – Jeff Teague has been waiting for the Atlanta Hawks to break out of their slump. They finally got a full effort for an entire game. “We had some hard practices,” Teague, the Hawks’ point guard, said. “We preached in the film session playing harder, competing. We did that tonight. We have …

Thomas leads Celtics to 112-95 season-opening win over 76ers

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Coach Brad Stevens talked before the game about how he needed to be flexible and rely on the team’s depth when choosing a lineup. The bench players seemed to be paying attention. Reserve point guard …

Celtics back on their way up, but how far?

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics didn’t drop far enough into the NBA draft lottery to land a franchise player to build their next championship team around. Instead, they are climbing back up through the standings behind Coach Brad …

Celtics beat Sixers, 81-65, in preseason finale in Manchester

Saturday, October 24, 2015

MANCHESTER – Marcus Smart scored 10 points and Jared Sullinger pulled down 14 rebounds as the Boston Celtics closed out the preseason with an 81-65 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday night. Jordan Mickey had 10 points …

Sullinger scores 16 to lead Celtics to 99-85 win over Knicks

Friday, October 23, 2015

BOSTON – Jared Sullinger scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds to help lead the Boston Celtics to a 99-85 preseason victory over the New York Knicks on Thursday night. Sullinger was 6-of-10 and had six assists in …

Celtics top Nets in preseason, 111-105

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Rookie Terry Rozier scored 16 points and had six assists to lead the Boston Celtics to a 111-105 preseason victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Monday night. Amir Johnson added 15 points and Kelly Olynyk 14 for Boston (4-1). Bojan Bogdanovic led the Nets (2-4) with 18 points. …

Williams leads unbeaten Knicks past Celtics, 101-95

Saturday, October 17, 2015

NEW YORK – Derrick Williams scored 19 points in another strong performance and the New York Knicks beat the Boston Celtics, 101-95, on Friday night to remain unbeaten in the preseason. The No. 2 overall pick of the …

Celtics beat Nets, 109-105, in their first U.S. preseason game

Thursday, October 15, 2015

NEW YORK – Amir Johnson scored 19 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets, 109-105, on Wednesday night. Evan Turner finished with 10 points, seven assists and five rebounds …

Celtics end European tour with 111-96 win at Real Madrid

Friday, October 9, 2015

Celtics solid in Italy Avery Bradley scored 17 points and the Boston Celtics ended their two-game European tour with a 111-96 victory over Real Madrid on Thursday night. Two days after a 33-point victory over Italy’s Olimpia Milano, …

Lee says Celtics and champion Warriors have plenty in common

Thursday, October 8, 2015

MADRID – Forward David Lee has played only one game since joining the Boston Celtics and is already seeing some positive similarities with his former team, the defending champion Golden State Warriors. The two-time All-Star reckons the Celtics …

Celtics cruise past Olimpia Milano in first of two Global Games

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MILAN – The Boston Celtics eased to a 124-91 victory over Olimpia Milano at the Mediolanum Forum on Tuesday, comfortably winning the first of a doubleheader in Europe as part of the NBA Global Games. “Our goal is …

Celtics go global, get 2015 preseason started in Italy

Monday, October 5, 2015

MILAN – After a couple of days in Milan, Isaiah Thomas’s Italian experience is still lacking a certain something. “I’m waiting on some pizza,” said a laughing Thomas, who used to do commercials for a regional pizza franchise …

Ainge looking for good competition in Celtics’ training camp

Saturday, September 26, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – With 16 players under guaranteed contracts and only 15 roster spots, Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge knows he has some decisions to make. “All 16 guys are capable of being in NBA uniforms,” Ainge …