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With four picks in draft, Celtics have to cast wide net

Friday, May 29, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – With four picks in next month’s NBA draft, the Boston Celtics can’t just focus on a couple of players who look like they might be in their range. The Celtics will look at as many as 100 or more potential rookies in preparation for the June 25 draft. Boston has two picks in the first round – its own at No. 16 and the Clippers’ at No. …

Ainge wants to build on Celtics’ surprising playoff berth

Friday, May 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Hall of Famers Kevin McHale and John Havlicek had some of their best years coming off the bench for the Boston Celtics. As did Cedric Maxwell, whose number is also hanging from the rafters at the Boston Garden. So Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge would like Isaiah Thomas not to …

Celtics’ rebuilding project still strong despite opening round sweep

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

BOSTON – The reconstruction of the Boston Celtics is ahead of schedule. Being swept in the first round can’t brush away that reality. The Celtics were a long shot to even reach the playoffs in a season with numerous personnel changes. Once they got there, they weren’t expected to be as competitive as …

Clippers beat Celtics, 119-106, for seventh straight win

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BOSTON – The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the …

Thomas scores 18, Celtics hold off Knicks for 96-92 win

Saturday, March 28, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics are making a playoff push – and they came to the right place to keep things rolling last night. Even if they had to sweat this one out a bit. Isaiah Thomas …

Celtics lose to Heat, 93-86, and squander chance to move to seventh

Thursday, March 26, 2015

BOSTON – The Miami Heat were coming off a difficult loss at Milwaukee, and they were missing three key players due to injuries from the game against the Bucks. Goran Dragic knew what he had to do. Dragic …

Turner nets triple-double, Celtics score big win over Brooklyn

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

NEW YORK – Boston Coach Brad Stevens thought his Celtics tightened up down the stretch of a tough home loss Sunday that dropped them out of playoff position. The Celtics made the final minutes stress-free last night – …

Drummond, Caldwell-Pope lead Pistons past Celtics in OT

Sunday, March 22, 2015

BOSTON – The Detroit Pistons’ playoff hopes likely faded away a couple of weeks ago. They can still have a say on who might get there. Andre Drummond had 18 points and 22 rebounds, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored seven …

Celtics fall; Smart ejected for punching Bonner

Saturday, March 21, 2015

SAN ANTONIO – Kawhi Leonard had 22 points and the San Antonio Spurs never trailed last night, holding off the Boston Celtics, 101-89, after getting a late scare. Tony Parker had 15 points and seven rebounds, and Tiago …

Westbrook scores 36 to lead Thunder past Celtics, 122-118

Thursday, March 19, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY – Russell Westbrook scored 36 points to help the Oklahoma City Thunder beat Boston, 122-118, last night, snapping the Celtics’ five-game winning streak. Westbrook, the NBA’s leading scorer, also had 10 assists, five rebounds and five …

Celtics continue surge to playoff berth with win over hapless 76ers

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOSTON – Celtics Coach Brad Stevens might soon be hearing some locker-room chatter about his team’s playoff push with the way it’s been playing. Tyler Zeller scored a career-high 26 points, Avery Bradley had 20 and the Celtics …

Celtics take control early, then hold off Pacers, 93-89

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Boston played with the balance needed in the postseason. Now the Celtics have to keep it up for another month to see if they will get there. Tyler Zeller scored 18 points, three of his teammates added 16 …

Turner leads way as Celtics rally past Magic, 95-88

Saturday, March 14, 2015

BOSTON – Evan Turner scored 16 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics overcame an 11-point deficit to beat the Orlando Magic, 95-88, last night. Turner scored 24 points in the second half …

Smart, Bradley help Celtics edge Grizzlies, 95-92

Thursday, March 12, 2015

BOSTON – Marcus Smart converted a go-ahead three-point play with 52 seconds left, Avery Bradley added a clutch jumper with eight seconds remaining and the Boston Celtics ended a five-game losing streak against the Memphis Grizzlies with a …

Thomas, Celtics earn road win over shorthanded Heat

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MIAMI – Isaiah Thomas was in a considerable amount of postgame pain. He made the Miami Heat do some hurting as well. Thomas scored 25 points off the bench – one more than all of Miami’s reserves combined …