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Celtics lose tiebreaker, get No. 5 spot for lottery

Saturday, April 19, 2014

NEW YORK – The Utah Jazz have won a tiebreaker with the Boston Celtics, giving them a chance for a better pick in the NBA draft. Both teams finished with 25-57 records. The Jazz will be slotted fourth in the lottery, with a 10.4 percent chance at the No. 1 pick, while the Celtics will have a 10.3 percent chance. If they or no teams behind them move up, Utah … 0

Celtics’ boss Ainge faces second rebuilding offseason

Friday, April 18, 2014

BOSTON – The third-worst season in Boston Celtics history is over, leaving Danny Ainge with plenty of problems as he continues to rebuild the team. Rookie Coach Brad Stevens isn’t one of them. “I have no worries about Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing … 0

All-time worst Celtics’ seasons

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Among the worst The Celtics finished with their third worst record in the team’s 68-year history. The five worst: Season Record Pct. Coach 1996-97 15-67 .183 M.L. Carr 2006-07 24-58 .293 Doc Rivers 2013-14 25-57 .305 Brad Stevens 1949-50 22-46 .324 Alvin Julian 1978-79 29-53 .354 Satch Sanders/Dave Cowens … 0

Knicks avenge blowout loss to Celtics with 114-88 rout

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW YORK – This one was so easy for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony only needed to play 28 minutes. That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 … 0

Pierce, KG return for first time as ex-Celtics

Monday, January 27, 2014

BOSTON – After the highlights were shown on the scoreboard and the two former Celtics acknowledged the latest in a series of standing ovations, the cameras panned up to the rafters, where the franchise has hung more banners … 0

Pierce, Garnett visit Celtics for first time as Nets

Sunday, January 26, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – Paul Pierce might have trouble finding the visitors’ locker room or controlling his emotions in his return to Boston. Beating the Celtics? That should be the easy part. Pierce and Kevin Garnett will face their … 0

No Durant, but Thunder still beat Celtics, 101-83

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BOSTON – NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant missed his first game of the season and Serge Ibaka scored 21 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 101-83 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. It was … 0

What to do with Rajon Rondo?

Friday, January 24, 2014

As it turns out, this was the perfect season for Rajon Rondo to become the face of the Celtics franchise. It doesn’t matter that Rondo has only played four games, including Friday’s 101-83 loss against Oklahoma City. Being a Boston fan this year has been more about debating … 0

Undermanned Celtics beat Wizards, 113-111, in OT

Thursday, January 23, 2014

WASHINGTON – Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime and the undermanned Boston Celtics broke a 10-game road losing streak last night with a 113-111 win over the Washington Wizards, who wilted yet … 0

Goodell suggests ditching the PAT kick

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Roger Goodell doesn’t want to stand pat with the PAT. He’s suggesting potential changes in the extra point that, well, might have some legs. The NFL commissioner said the extra point kick after touchdowns, which had a success … 0

Heat rally late to get past Celtics, 93-86

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MIAMI – Their big early lead was gone, the Miami Heat were trailing with three minutes remaining and the two-time defending champions seemed very much in trouble. They didn’t let Boston score again. That’s how to snap a … 0

Magic downs Celtics, 93-91, to end 10-game skid

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – The Magic have their first victory of the new year. Entering the day as one of only two teams left in the NBA not to register a win in 2014, Orlando ended its recent frustrations … 0

Rondo returns but Lakers beat Celtics, 107-104

Saturday, January 18, 2014

BOSTON – These are not the Boston Celtics that Rajon Rondo left behind almost a year ago, a roster of All-Stars just a couple of seasons removed from their second trip to the NBA Finals in three years. … 0

Rondo ready to return tonight ‘barring setback’

Friday, January 17, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – Rajon Rondo’s rehab continues. And now it will take place in live NBA games. The Boston Celtics’ point guard, who has not played since tearing his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee last Jan. … 0

Headlines from around the world in sports

Thursday, January 16, 2014

NFL Source: Vikings pick Zimmer as new coach MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings picked Mike Zimmer to be their new head coach, according to a person with knowledge of the process. The person spoke yesterday to the Associated … 0