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Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass, right, covers Houston Rockets forward Terrence Jones (6) on a drive to the basket during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday Jan. 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Motiejunas scores 26 as Rockets top Celtics for fourth win in row

Saturday, January 31, 2015

BOSTON – Donatas Motiejunas scored 10 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter, leading the Houston Rockets over the Boston Celtics, 93-87, last night for their fourth straight win. Motiejunas also had 12 rebounds as the Rockets improved to 17-7 on the road, best in the Western Conference. Houston led by 18 at halftime. The Celtics held the Rockets to 4-for-20 shooting in the third quarter, and a 6-0 run capped by Brandon Bass’s two free throws cut the lead to 82-79 in the fourth. Motiejunas scored the next four points for the Rockets. He dunked off a miss by James Harden, then converted …

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke

Thursday, January 29, 2015

BASEBALL White Sox agree to $2M deal with Beckham, cut Viciedo CHICAGO – Infielder Gordon Beckham agreed to a $2 million, one-year contract with the Chicago White Sox, who cleared a roster spot by designating outfielder Dayan Viciedo for assignment. Beckham has spent almost all of his six big league seasons with the White Sox, who traded him to the Los Angeles Angels …

Martin’s return sparks Timberwolves over Celtics, 110-98

Thursday, January 29, 2015

MINNEAPOLIS – Kevin Martin scored 21 points in his first game in more than two months and Gorgui Dieng added 16 points and 14 rebounds to lift the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-98 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. Zach LaVine added 17 points and six assists and Martin scored nine straight …

Butler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics, 109-102

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON – It’s no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose. He showed that again yesterday afternoon when the Bulls were struggling to get consistent offense. Rose scored 14 of …

Trail Blazers beat Celtics, extend winning streak to seven

Monday, November 24, 2014

BOSTON – LaMarcus Aldridge likes the attitude the Portland Trail Blazers have during this winning streak. Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Trail Blazers extended their streak to seven …

Gasol scores 32 as Grizzlies beat Celtics, 117-100

Saturday, November 22, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Marc Gasol matched his career high with 32 points, Zach Randolph added 16 points and 16 rebounds, and the Memphis Grizzlies beat the Boston Celtics, 117-100, last night. Jon Leuer had a season-high 19 points, …

Bass leads Celtics past winless Sixers, 101-90

Thursday, November 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Brandon Bass and the Boston Celtics didn’t take the winless 76ers lightly. Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and Boston sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 …

Bledsoe’s late steal and dunk key in Celtics’ loss to Suns

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

BOSTON – The Phoenix Suns rely on their fast-break offense. It was Eric Bledsoe’s defense that keyed their latest win. Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the …

James scores 41 as Cavaliers edge Celtics, 122-121

Saturday, November 15, 2014

BOSTON – LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics, 122-121, last night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to …

Jackson leads injury-ravaged Thunder over Celtics

Thursday, November 13, 2014

BOSTON – Reggie Jackson stood at his locker, getting dressed in Oklahoma City Thunder colors with orange pants and a blue sweat shirt. His teammates were long gone. The way the Thunder have been going so far this …

Smart injured, but Celtics beat Pacers, 101-98

Saturday, November 8, 2014

BOSTON – Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the fourth quarter and Jeff Green pulled down a big offensive rebound for the Boston Celtics in a 101-98 win over the short-handed Indiana Pacers last night. …

Lowry has 35 points as Raptors beat Celtics, 110-107

Thursday, November 6, 2014

BOSTON – The Toronto Raptors were short a couple of key frontcourt players. It didn’t matter because Kyle Lowry stepped up big. Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the …

Celtics can’t complete rally, fall to Mavericks 118-113

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DALLAS – Chandler Parsons scored 29 points, including a key 3-pointer to help Dallas hang on after going up by 30 before halftime for the second time in two home games, and the Mavericks beat the Boston Celtics, …

NBA: Rockets bury Celtics quickly

Sunday, November 2, 2014

HOUSTON – James Harden had 26 points and eight rebounds, and the Houston Rockets used a big first quarter to defeat the Boston Celtics, 104-90, last night. Harden was 5-of-14 from the field, but he was 14-of-14 from …

Rondo returns, helps Celtics beat Nets, 121-105

Thursday, October 30, 2014

BOSTON – Brad Stevens knew he had an all-star point guard when he took the Celtics’ coaching job, but he didn’t really get to see it in his first season on the Boston bench. Reconstructive knee surgery kept …