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Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) receives congrats from teammates during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Boston Wednesday, April 1, 2015. The Celtics won 100-87. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

One-eyed Olynyk leads Celtics to win over Pacers

Thursday, April 2, 2015

BOSTON – Kelly Olynyk stood against a wall in the middle of the locker room, looking more like he just left a boxing ring than a basketball court. With his left eye bruised and nearly shut with four stitches from an injury sustained hours before tip-off, Olynyk scored 19 points as the Boston Celtics beat the Indiana Pacers, 100-87, last …

Bradley scores 30 to keep Celtics rolling with win over Bobcats

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Avery Bradley said despite a season of ups and downs, he never stopped believing the Boston Celtics were a playoff team. If the Celtics continue to play the way they have in recent weeks, Bradley might be right. Bradley had 30 points and eight rebounds, and the Celtics beat the …

Clippers beat Celtics, 119-106, for seventh straight win

Sunday, March 29, 2015

BOSTON – The Los Angeles Clippers have responded quite nicely to a pair of disappointing losses to Western Conference contenders. J.J. Redick scored 27 points, Chris Paul had 21 points and 10 assists, and the Clippers beat the Boston Celtics, 119-106, yesterday for their seventh consecutive win. On March 13, the Clippers – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Celtics trade Rondo to Mavericks for three players, two draft picks

Friday, December 19, 2014

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas last night, cutting ties with the last remnant of their last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The …

Rondo carries Celtics past Magic, 109-92

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON – When the Boston Celtics started playing better defense, the game swung in their favor. It didn’t hurt that they hardly missed any shots down the stretch, either. Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven …

Olynyk scores 30 in Celtics’ 105-87 win over 76ers

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens might talk to Kelly Olynyk about playing hard before every game. Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points after a pep talk from his coach, leading the Celtics to a 105-87 victory …

Knicks halt 10-game skid by beating Celtics, 101-95

Saturday, December 13, 2014

BOSTON – Carmelo Anthony and his New York Knicks teammates finally enjoyed a winning feeling again. Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the …

Jefferson leads Hornets to 96-87 win over Celtics

Thursday, December 11, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Al Jefferson finally quit thinking about what he wanted to do with the ball on the court, and just started doing it. That showed in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics, as Jefferson scored …