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Boston Celtics draft picks Jordan Mickey, from left, Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter and Marcus Thornton are introduced to the media at the Celtics basketball training facility, Tuesday, June 30, 2015, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Celtics’ Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WALTHAM, Mass. – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before he hit one of the biggest shots of last season’s NCAA Tournament. If Stevens had his way, Hunter would have played for Butler instead of for his father, Ron, at Georgia State. And there would have been no memorable scene of dad tumbling off his …

Tim O’Sullivan: Louisville’s Rozier a puzzling pick by guard-laden Celtics

Friday, June 26, 2015

Terry Rozier might turn into a good NBA player, maybe even a very good one. But Danny Ainge and the Celtics made a mistake selecting Rozier with the No. 16 pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. Rozier is a 6-foot-2 combo guard who left Louisville after his sophomore year. He’s an exceptional athlete, a …

Honest truth? Celtics don’t need to stockpile rookies

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Danny Ainge is using a rare pre-draft strategy with the media – honesty. Or at least he seems to be. “We’re having discussions to move up with both of our picks in the first round. We’re trying to move up with at least one of them. I think there will be some movement,” …

Lakers stop 7-game losing streak with OT win over Celtics

Monday, February 23, 2015

LOS ANGELES – No matter how poorly the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics have played this season, they showed they can still produce a thriller no matter who is wearing the uniforms. Jeremy Lin had a season-high …

Celtics’ Sullinger out for the season with stress fracture

Monday, February 23, 2015

Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a broken bone in his left foot. Boston made the announcement yesterday. Sullinger was sent back to Boston on Thursday to have his foot examined. Doctors diagnosed him with a metatarsal stress fracture. Sullinger is the …

Celtics send Prince back to Pistons for two players

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Boston Celtics traded Tayshaun Prince to Detroit last night, sending the veteran forward back to the team he helped win an NBA title over a decade ago. The Celtics received forward Jonas Jerebko and guard Gigi Datome in the deal. Jerebko, a six-year veteran, is averaging 5.2 …

Tim O’Sullivan column: Celtics move forward with trade for point guard Thomas

Friday, February 20, 2015

Danny Ainge didn’t have to do anything. Boston’s president of basketball operations had already made nine trades this NBA year before yesterday’s trade deadline. He had already stockpiled mounds of assets and created enough salary cap and roster …

Celtics rally, beat Hawks on Turner’s buzzer-beater

Thursday, February 12, 2015

BOSTON – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens wasn’t about to put too much importance on his team’s comeback victory over the Eastern Conference-leading Atlanta Hawks. “For 47 minutes, 59.8 seconds, we were the losing team,” Stevens said last …

Knight, Bucks hold on for 96-93 win over Celtics

Sunday, February 8, 2015

MILWAUKEE – Brandon Knight scored 26 points and Giannis Antetokounmpo added 14 points and 11 rebounds as the Milwaukee Bucks held off the Boston Celtics, 96-93, last night for their sixth win in seven games. Milwaukee went more …

Jared Sullinger leads Celtics past 76ers, 107-96

Saturday, February 7, 2015

BOSTON – Jared Sullinger led six Boston players in double figures with 22 points, adding eight rebounds and seven assists to send the Celtics to a 107-96 win over the Philadelphia 76ers last night. Avery Bradley had 18 …

Benched at start, Sullinger helps Celtics beat Denver at end

Thursday, February 5, 2015

BOSTON – Benched at the start because of lateness, Jared Sullinger made two free throws with 22.8 seconds left to break a tie and lift the Boston Celtics over the Denver Nuggets, 104-100, last night. Coach Brad Stevens …

Lineup change helps Celtics beat Knicks, snap three-game skid

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

NEW YORK – The Boston Celtics changed their starters – and their start. “We came with energy right out of the gate,” guard Marcus Smart said. “That’s what we’ve been lacking.” Avery Bradley scored 26 points, Jared Sullinger …

Whiteside comes up big for Heat in 83-75 win over Celtics

Monday, February 2, 2015

BOSTON – Hassan Whiteside was hardly shocked when Miami Coach Erik Spoelstra designed a play for him late in the third quarter of a tight game. He was surprised when Spoelstra kept doing it, though. Whiteside scored half …

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 …

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 …