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Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo dribbles against Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson, left, in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 Rajon Rondo out for the first half of Stevens’s inaugural season in Boston. Rondo hadn’t yet regained his old form when, as …

Rondo can’t commit to opening night for Celtics

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – If Rajon Rondo knows whether he will play in the Boston Celtics opener tonight, he isn’t saying. The star point guard, who has missed most of training camp with a broken bone in his hand, told reporters that he will make up his mind after he awakens from his usual …

It’s all about Rondo again as Celtics enter second year of rebuilding phase

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics didn’t get the franchise player they need from the draft. Now General Manager Danny Ainge must decide whether to buy another ticket for the NBA lottery or put together a package of picks and players like the ones that brought Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett to Boston in …

Raptors edge closer to playoffs, beat Celtics, 99-90

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

BOSTON – DeMar DeRozan understands that a playoff berth for the Raptors has meaning beyond Toronto’s locker room. Terrence Ross scored 24 points, Kyle Lowry 23 and the Raptors edged closer to their first playoff spot since 2008 …

Celtic great Cowens covers basketball and business in new book

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

With more than three decades of experience in the business world, Tom Raffio has encountered a long list of success strategies. The president and CEO of Northeast Delta Dental spent about 10 years compiling his thoughts on those strategies in hopes of writing a book. Then Raffio met …

Johnson leads Nets to 114-98 win over Celtics

Saturday, March 22, 2014

NEW YORK – Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers on his way to 27 points, Mason Plumlee added 18 points, and the Brooklyn Nets won their 11th straight at home, beating the Boston Celtics, 114-98, last night. Former Celtic …

Rondo’s two late baskets lift Celts over Heat, 101-96

Thursday, March 20, 2014

BOSTON – The word came shortly before tipoff: LeBron James wouldn’t be playing. Good news for Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens. But not as good as the news his team delivered down the stretch. Jeff Green’s 3-pointer broke …

Mavs beat Celtics 94-89 to open long homestand

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki led another balanced scoring effort with 19 points, and the Dallas Mavericks opened a franchise-record eight-game homestand by holding on for a 94-89 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. The Celtics trailed by …

Davis powers Pelicans past Celtics in overtime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS – Anthony Davis is getting even better while the New Orleans Pelicans close out another difficult season. Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in …

Suns score last seven points to beat Celtics, 87-80

Saturday, March 15, 2014

BOSTON – Goran Dragic scored 20 points and the Phoenix Suns scored the last seven points to beat the cold-shooting Boston Celtics, 87-80, last night. After Jeff Green’s two free throws for Boston made it 80-80 – the …

Anthony carries Knicks past Celtics, 116-92

Thursday, March 13, 2014

BOSTON – Carmelo Anthony made it so the Knicks hardly missed their resting big men. Anthony scored 19 of his 34 points in the first half as New York built a 24-point lead and coasted to their fifth …

Bynum’s return helps Pacers get past Celtics, 94-83

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS – Andrew Bynum provided the energy boost Indiana needed early. David West delivered all the big shots late. Together, the Pacers’ tag-team inside tandem simply overpowered the Celtics. West scored 24 points last night while Bynum finished …

Rondo has 18 assists, Celtics beat Pistons, 118-111

Sunday, March 9, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics overcame Detroit’s dominance inside by passing the ball precisely and protecting it better than they had all season. Rajon Rondo had 18 of Boston’s season-high 38 assists and the Celtics committed just seven …

Rondo’s 20 points lead Celtics over Nets, 91-84

Saturday, March 8, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo scored 20 points and the Boston Celtics dominated the boards to beat Brooklyn, 91-84, and stop the Nets’ four-game winning streak last night. Boston scored the first five points and never trailed, although Brooklyn …

Garnett (back) to miss Nets’ game in Boston

Friday, March 7, 2014

NEW YORK – Kevin Garnett will sit out a fourth straight game because of back spasms tonight when the Brooklyn Nets visit Boston, missing his last trip this season back to his old home. Garnett last played a week ago in Denver. He has since been sidelined for …