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Orlando Magic guard Evan Fournier (10) drives against Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic last night. “I think we …

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers last night. “I talked to Coach a couple of days ago,” …

Knicks halt 10-game skid by beating Celtics, 101-95

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON – Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks teammates finally enjoyed a winning feeling again. Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. “It’s always hard when you’re climbing uphill, then you get that …

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 …

Rondo makes intention to stay with Celtics clear at media day

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wore a black sling on his left arm to help protect the surgically repaired bone in his hand. His relationship with the Boston Celtics appears healthy. Entering the final season of his contract, the …

Celtics sign former second overall pick Turner

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

The Boston Celtics have signed swingman Evan Turner. The second pick in the 2010 draft averaged 17.4 points for Philadelphia in 54 games last season before being traded to Indiana on Feb. 20. He started two of his …

Rondo to miss 6-8 weeks with broken left finger

Saturday, September 27, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics’ rebuilding project suffered a major setback when four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo underwent surgery yesterday for a broken left finger. The Celtics said the point guard is expected to miss six to eight weeks after breaking his finger in a fall at his home …