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Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk, right, challenges for the ball with Olimpia Milano's Gani Lawal during their basketball match, part of the NBA global games, in Assago, near Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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 just to get better and improve,” Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said. “We’ll be able to look at the film, and see how …

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 when he played for the Sacramento Kings. “The place we went to last night didn’t …

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 said Friday as the team held its media day. “We have a lot of quality …

Head-to-head results of Celtics-Cavaliers

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Nov. 14 – Cavs 122, Celts 121 March 3 – Cavs 110, Celts 79 April 10 – Celts 99, Cavs 90 April 12 – Celts 117, Cavs 78 Home team in bold …

LeBron begins new quest to end Cleveland’s title drought

Saturday, April 18, 2015

CLEVELAND – For LeBron James, his homecoming season with the Cavaliers went up, down and sometimes sideways, like three seasons rolled into one. The fourth is about to begin. The only one that matters. James has his sights …

Celtics finish regular season with 105-100 victory over Milwaukee

Thursday, April 16, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Gigi Datome scored 22 points, including two key buckets in the final 3 minutes, and the Boston Celtics ended the regular season with their sixth straight win following a 105-100 victory last night over the Milwaukee …

Celtics and Kings to play regular-season game in Mexico City

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics will play the Sacramento Kings in Mexico City in December, the NBA’s third regular-season game in Mexico. It will be the league’s 22nd game in Mexico overall, the most for any country …

Crowder’s long fall-away lifts Celtics over Raptors, 95-93

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics knew they were in the playoffs. Now they can start thinking about a matchup with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Jae Crowder hit an off-balance fall-away shot from deep on the right …

Celtics clinch playoff spot when Nets lose to Bulls

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

They’re back Without even taking the court last night, the Boston Celtics clinched a playoff spot, ending a one-year absence from the postseason. Boston (38-42) clinched one of the final two spots in the Eastern Conference when the Brooklyn Nets lost to the Chicago Bulls last night. The …

Celts close in on playoffs, rout Cavaliers, 117-78

Monday, April 13, 2015

BOSTON – Celtics Coach Brad Stevens didn’t get carried away by Boston’s rout of a Cleveland team that bore little resemblance to the real Cavaliers. LeBron James and J.R. Smith watched from the bench. Kevin Love and Kyrie …

Smart leads Celtics past Cavaliers, 99-90

Saturday, April 11, 2015

CLEVELAND – Boston got another big win last night. That’s all it cared about. Who played for the Cleveland Cavaliers was of little concern for the surging Celtics. Marcus Smart scored 19 points, and the Celtics maintained their …

Celtics eliminate Pistons from race, 113-103

Thursday, April 9, 2015

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Isiah Thomas had more than a few great games during the Pistons-Celtics rivalry of the 1980s and 1990s. Last night, his namesake had his turn. Isaiah Thomas had a season-high 34 points as the …

Smart hits last-second layup to lift Celtics over Raptors

Sunday, April 5, 2015

TORONTO – Marcus Smart hit a buzzer-beating layup in overtime and the Boston Celtics beat the Toronto Raptors, 117-116, on Saturday night. With 2.6 seconds left and Boston trailing by one, Smart took a pass from a driving …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Eyeing future Celtics in the NCAA Final Four

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Every Final Four showcases future NBA players, some years more than others. There’s no doubt where this year’s Final Four ranks – more, way more. At least nine players who will take the floor tonight in Indianapolis are …

Ilyasova leads 3rd-quarter surge, Bucks top Celtics, 110-101

Saturday, April 4, 2015

BOSTON – The Milwaukee Bucks needed a second-half comeback to avoid their 12th straight road loss. Just three minutes into their dominant third quarter, they had a lead they never lost. Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee’s 18-2 surge in …