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Miami Heat guard Norris Cole (30) recovers a loose ball against Boston Celtics guard Avery Bradley (0) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Miami, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

Heat snap 5-game home slide, top Celtics, 100-84

Monday, December 22, 2014

MIAMI – Finding out shortly before the game that Dwyane Wade would be sitting out with a bruised right knee could have sent the reeling Miami Heat into an even bigger tailspin. Instead, it proved inspiring. And the team’s five-game home slide is over. Luol Deng scored 23 points, James Ennis scored 10 of his 16 in the fourth quarter …

Ainge says impending free agency led to Rondo deal

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo wanted to avoid rush-hour city traffic so he met at the Boston Celtics suburban practice facility with the man who traded him. “I shared with him how much I appreciated all he had done for us,” Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said of that Thursday night farewell. …

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win over Wolves

Saturday, December 20, 2014

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk scored 21 points and the Boston Celtics showed crisp ball movement as they began the post-Rajon Rondo era with a 114-98 win over the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves last night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double …

Tim O'Sullivan: Sixth pick leaves Celtics with plenty of rebuilding options

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

There was no good luck for the Celtics in last night’s NBA draft lottery, but there wasn’t any bad luck, either. Boston landed the No. 6 pick, which was the most probable outcome going into the night. The …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Celtics close season with 11th loss in final 13 games

Thursday, April 17, 2014

BOSTON – Bradley Beal stood at his locker near the middle of a noisy Washington locker room and expressed a thought that Wizards’ players haven’t felt for a few years. “I was sitting here after the game and …

Carter-Williams leads 76ers past Celtics, 113-108

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Michael Carter-Williams had 21 points and 14 rebounds, Tony Wroten scored 20 points, and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Boston Celtics, 113-108, last night. Chris Johnson appeared to hit the game-tying 3-pointer with 0.9 seconds remaining …

Olynyk scores 25 as Celtics roll past Cavaliers, 111-99

Saturday, April 12, 2014

CLEVELAND – Rookie Kelly Olynyk matched a career high with 25 points and the short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers, 111-99, last night. Avery Bradley also scored 25 points for the Celtics, who built a 33-point lead …

Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats, 106-103

Saturday, April 12, 2014

BOSTON – Avery Bradley scored 22 points, Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics held off a late surge by the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-103 win that snapped a nine-game losing streak last …

Celtics blow another lead, lose ninth straight

Thursday, April 10, 2014

ATLANTA – Jeff Teague scored 19 points, Kyle Korver added 17 and the Atlanta Hawks helped their playoff chances with a 105-97 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. With four games remaining in the regular season, Atlanta …

Stuckey has 26 as Pistons rally past Celtics, 115-111

Sunday, April 6, 2014

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Rodney Stuckey came off the bench to score 26 points and help the Detroit Pistons rally for a 115-111 win over the Boston Celtics last night. The Pistons trailed by as many as 19 …

Celtics fall at home to lowly Sixers, 111-102

Saturday, April 5, 2014

BOSTON – Michael Carter-Williams scored eight of his 24 points in the fourth quarter and Henry Sims had a career-high 24 points and added nine rebounds and the Philadelphia 76ers celebrated their second victory in less than a …

Wizards top Celtics, 118-92, to clinch playoff berth

Thursday, April 3, 2014

WASHINGTON – John Wall was waving his towel as time expired. He joined his teammates at center court and did a little dance in the middle of a celebratory huddle. He gave Bradley Beal a bear hug from …