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Source: Celtics, Amir Johnson agree to $24 million deal

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A person with knowledge of the details said the Boston Celtics landed Amir Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward agreed to leave Toronto and stay within the Atlantic Division on Wednesday. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deals can be signed yet. Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Atlantic champions last season, his sixth in Toronto. The 6-foot-9 Johnson began his career in Detroit, where he was a second-round pick in 2005. He can now look for minutes in a Boston forward-center rotation that includes Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller. …

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead of for his father, Ron, at Georgia State. And there would have been no …

Tim O’Sullivan: Louisville’s Rozier a puzzling pick by guard-laden Celtics

Friday, June 26, 2015

Terry Rozier might turn into a good NBA player, maybe even a very good one. But Danny Ainge and the Celtics made a mistake selecting Rozier with the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Rozier is a 6-foot-2 combo guard who left Louisville after his sophomore year. He’s an exceptional athlete, a …

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 …

Harris, Harkless lift Magic past Celtics, 103-98

Monday, March 9, 2015

ORLANDO, Fla. – Maurice Harkless took advantage of some extra playing time and helped the Orlando Magic get a big win against the Boston Celtics. Harkless and Tobias Harris combined for 16 points in the fourth quarter last …

Thomas leads Celtics past Pelicans, 104-98

Saturday, March 7, 2015

NEW ORLEANS – Isaiah Thomas scored 14 of his 27 points in the fourth quarter and the Boston Celtics won for the fifth time in seven games, 104-98 over the New Orleans Pelicans last night. Louisiana native and …

Zeller’s shot at buzzer lifts Celtics past Jazz, 85-84

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BOSTON – Tyler Zeller banked in a shot from under the basket as time expired to give the Boston Celtics an 85-84 victory over the Utah Jazz last night. Isaiah Thomas led Boston with 21 points, Jae Crowder …

James scores 27 on milestone night as Cavs cruise past Celtics

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CLEVELAND – LeBron James doesn’t usually spend a lot of time talking about personal accomplishments, but he made an exception last night. James scored 27 points to move into 21st place on the NBA’s career list, and the …

Curry scores 37, leads Warriors from 26 down to beat Celtics

Sunday, March 1, 2015

BOSTON – When you’re sitting on the NBA’s best record like the Golden State Warriors, you don’t have to stress over every single game. Because you usually win, anyway. Stephen Curry scored 37 points last night and the …

Celtics rally from big deficit to beat Hornets, 106-98

Saturday, February 28, 2015

BOSTON – The ever-changing Boston Celtics have found a second unit that comes with a lot of offensive firepower. Newcomers Isaiah Thomas and Jonas Jerebko and relative newcomer Jae Crowder combined for more than half of the Celtics’ …

Celtics rout Knicks, 115-94

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BOSTON – Evan Turner had his first career triple-double with 10 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists and Boston pulled away with 20 unanswered points in the second half and extended New York’s losing streak to eight with …