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Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives against Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 had 22 points and seven assists, and the banged-up Heat beat the Boston Celtics, 93-86, last night. “When one of the main …

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 – and the reward was a spot right back in the top eight. Evan Turner had …

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 of his 27 points in overtime and the Pistons beat the Boston Celtics, 105-97, yesterday. …

Smart’s big shot helps lift Celtics over Pelicans, 108-100

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

BOSTON – Marcus Smart knows shooting is the biggest part of his game that he needed to improve. His work paid off with a timely 3-pointer last night. Jared Sullinger had 27 points and 10 rebounds, Smart made …

Sources: Austin Rivers could be coming to Celtics, temporarily

Sunday, January 11, 2015

ESPN.com, citing league sources, reported last night that Austin Rivers, the son of former Celtics coach Doc Rivers, is coming to Boston as part of Friday’s trade with Memphis. According to the report, the New Orleans Pelicans would send former lottery pick Rivers to the Celtics and take …

Lowry leads Raptors over Celtics, 109-96

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Kyle Lowry scored 10 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter, James Johnson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and the Toronto Raptors won their fourth straight meeting with the Boston Celtics, 109-96, last night, snapping a …

Pacers need OT to fend off Boston’s late rally, 107-103

Saturday, January 10, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS – Roy Hibbert scored 19 points, C.J. Miles added 17 and the Indiana Pacers held off the Boston Celtics, 107-103, in overtime last night. The Pacers (15-23) have won four of six. Short-handed Boston (12-22) was led …

Celtics beat Nets, 89-81, to end three-game skid

Thursday, January 8, 2015

NEW YORK – There was no yelling from Brad Stevens during the first timeout. Nobody got benched. It looked bad for the Boston Celtics on the scoreboard, but their coach liked what he was seeing on the court. …

Walker steps up to lead injury-riddled Hornets over Celtics

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

BOSTON – Kemba Walker knows there’s a lot more riding on him because several key teammates are sidelined with injuries. He certainly looked comfortable with that last night. Walker scored 20 of his 33 points in the second …

Gasol helps Bulls beat Celtics, 109-104 in overtime

Sunday, January 4, 2015

CHICAGO – Pau Gasol had 29 points, 16 rebounds and five blocked shots, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Boston Celtics, 109-104 in overtime, last night. Aaron Brooks added 19 points for the Bulls, who won for the …

Rondo shines in emotional return to Boston as Mavericks beat Celtics

Saturday, January 3, 2015

BOSTON – The Boston fans had never seen Rajon Rondo in an opponent’s uniform before. They’d never seen a game like this from him, either. The former Celtics point guard scored a career-high 15 first-quarter points, finishing with …

Sullinger’s 20 carries Celtics past Kings, 106-84

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics went at each other hard for a couple of days. It must have worked because they didn’t let down against Sacramento. Jared Sullinger scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to help the …

Humphries, Pierce lead Wizards over Boston, 101-88

Sunday, December 28, 2014

WASHINGTON – Earlier this month, the Washington Wizards frittered away a 23-point lead against the Boston Celtics but hung on for a grueling double-overtime win. There was no repeat of that last night. The Wizards ran off 13 …

Jack carries Nets past Celtics, 109-107

Saturday, December 27, 2014

BOSTON – Only later could Brooklyn Coach Lionel Hollins crack a smile. “I was holding my breath,” he said. And with good reason. The Nets escaped with a 109-107 victory over the Boston Celtics yesterday in a game …

Magic use big first half to hold off Celtics, 100-95

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. – Last week, the Orlando Magic left the Boston Celtics’ home court having just received one of their most demoralizing losses of the season. The Magic returned the favor, but the Celtics made them work for …