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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, …

Rondo can’t commit to opening night for Celtics

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – If Rajon Rondo knows whether he will play in the Boston Celtics opener tonight, he isn’t saying. The star point guard, who has missed most of training camp with a broken bone in his hand, …

It’s all about Rondo again as Celtics enter second year of rebuilding phase

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now General Manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks …

Celtics assistant coach McCarty denies larceny charge

Saturday, October 25, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics assistant coach and former player Walter McCarty pleaded not guilty to larceny for allegedly failing to pay $18,000 he owes for the purchase and installation of cabinets. Prosecutors said the 40-year-old McCarty ordered more than $30,000 worth of cabinetry for the home he’s …

Celtics win preseason finale, 100-86, over Nets

Thursday, October 23, 2014

BOSTON – Rookie Marcus Smart scored 16 points and Jared Sullinger had 15 with 17 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-86 victory over the Brooklyn Nets last night in the final preseason game for both …

Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NEW YORK – Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game. There was a good …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Friday, October 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 – all in the first half – to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-91, in an exhibition game last night. Jeff Green, playing …

Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game last night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 …

NBA to test 44-minute game, 4 shorter than normal

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

NEW YORK – The NBA is going to evaluate if a shorter game could be a better one. The Brooklyn Nets and Boston Celtics will play a 44-minute preseason game on Sunday as the league tests a format that features fewer minutes and fewer mandatory timeouts. The game …

Knicks beat Celtics for first preseason win

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Carmelo Anthony scored 16 points and the New York Knicks earned their first victory of the preseason with last night’s 96-80 victory over the Boston Celtics. J.R. Smith added 14 for New York (1-1), while Tim Hardaway Jr. …

DeRozan, Lowry lead Raptors past Celtics, 116-109

Saturday, October 11, 2014

TORONTO – Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan each scored 18 points, Patrick Patterson had 17 and the Toronto Raptors beat Boston, 116-109, last night, handing the Celtics their first defeat in three preseason games. Avery Bradley led Boston …

Sullinger leads Celtics past Knicks, 106-86

Thursday, October 9, 2014

HARTFORD, Conn. – Jared Sullinger scored 23 points to help the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks, 106-86, in a preseason game last night. Kelly Olynyk and Marcus Thornton had 12 points apiece for the Celtics, who …

Celtics beat 76ers, 98-78, in exhibition debut

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Evan Turner and Brandon Bass scored 15 points apiece, and the Boston Celtics outscored the Philadelphia 76ers 21-5 over the first 7½ minutes of the fourth quarter in a 98-78 victory last night in the preseason opener for …