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Portland Trail Blazers' Robin Lopez (42) fouls Boston Celtics' Tyler Zeller, center, in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

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 games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. “I like it because I don’t want guys getting caught up in the moment of seven in a row,” he said. “Act like we’ve arrived, still in the moment, still staying hungry.” Damian Lillard added 12 points, nine rebounds and five assists for Portland, which began a brief East swing. Nicolas Batum also had 12 points. …

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, and Mike Conley finished with 15 points and eight assists for Memphis, which shot 53 …

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 victory last night. “We know Philadelphia’s desperate for a win, and we knew they were …

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 …

Thompson, Lee lead Warriors over Celtics, 108-88

Thursday, March 6, 2014

BOSTON – Klay Thompson and David Lee scored 18 points each and the Golden State Warriors went a season-high 14 games over .500 with a 108-88 romp over the Boston Celtics last night. The Warriors scored the first …

Celtics’ Wallace has surgeries, ending season

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

BOSTON – Boston Celtics forward Gerald Wallace is sidelined for the rest of the season after undergoing arthroscopic surgeries on his left knee and left ankle. Wallace played in 58 games in his first season with the Celtics …