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Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey (26) passes the ball around Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson, right, during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Barclays Center in New York. The Celtics won 95-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

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 reason he hadn’t been subbed out yet, though. In an experimental 44-minute preseason game, Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to …

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 in his second preseason game after missing the first four because of a calf strain, …

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 points, Williams added 15, and Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson each had 12. Marcus Thornton …

Celtics blow another lead, lose ninth straight

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ATLANTA – Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Kyle Korver added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks helped their playoff chances with a 105-97 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. With four games remaining in the regular season, Atlanta …

Stuckey has 26 as Pistons rally past Celtics, 115-111

Sunday, April 6, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Rodney Stuckey came off the bench to score 26 points and help the Detroit Pistons rally for a 115-111 win over the Boston Celtics last night. The Pistons trailed by as many as 19 …

Celtics fall at home to lowly Sixers, 111-102

Saturday, April 5, 2014

BOSTON – Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Henry Sims had a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their second victory in less than a …

Wizards top Celtics, 118-92, to clinch playoff berth

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – John Wall was waving his towel as time expired. He joined his teammates at center court and did a little dance in the middle of a celebratory huddle. He gave Bradley Beal a bear hug from …

Bulls use hot fourth quarter to drop Celtics

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

CHICAGO – Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics, 94-80, …

Celtics lose for ninth time in 10 games, 107-102 to Bulls

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BOSTON – Chicago’s D.J. Augustin put an end to a series of pesky rallies by the Boston Celtics. Augustin hit a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:01 remaining, then continued a perfect night from the foul line while scoring a …

Raptors clinch playoff berth with win over Celtics

Saturday, March 29, 2014

TORONTO – Amir Johnson was finishing up a phone call as a crowd of reporters gathered around his locker. “My grandmother called and she said she’s proud,” a smiling Johnson said as he put the phone down. She …

Raptors edge closer to playoffs, beat Celtics, 99-90

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON – DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room. Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 …

Celtic great Cowens covers basketball and business in new book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

With more than three decades of experience in the business world, Tom Raffio has encountered a long list of success strategies. The president and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental spent about 10 years compiling his thoughts on those strategies in hopes of writing a book. Then Raffio met …

Johnson leads Nets to 114-98 win over Celtics

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW YORK – Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics, 114-98, last night. Former Celtic …

Rondo’s two late baskets lift Celts over Heat, 101-96

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BOSTON – The word came shortly before tipoff: LeBron James wouldn’t be playing. Good news for Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens. But not as good as the news his team delivered down the stretch. Jeff Green’s 3-pointer broke …

Mavs beat Celtics 94-89 to open long homestand

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Dallas Mavericks opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. The Celtics trailed by …