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Boston Celtics guard Phil Pressey (26) passes the ball around Brooklyn Nets guard Alan Anderson, right, during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Barclays Center in New York. The Celtics won 95-90. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

Celtics beat Nets in experimental 44-minute game

Sunday, October 19, 2014

NEW YORK – Jared Sullinger took a glance at the game clock and thought something must be wrong. With fewer than six minutes left in the first quarter, he was still in the game. There was a good reason he hadn’t been subbed out yet, though. In an experimental 44-minute preseason game, Sullinger had 21 points and 19 rebounds to …

Sullinger, Bradley lead Celtics past 76ers

Friday, October 17, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Jared Sullinger scored 21 points and Avery Bradley added 20 – all in the first half – to help the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 111-91, in an exhibition game last night. Jeff Green, playing in his second preseason game after missing the first four because of a calf strain, …

Williams lifts Raptors past Celtics, 92-89

Thursday, October 16, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine – Louis Williams made a 3-pointer with 0.6 seconds left to give the Toronto Raptors a 92-89 victory over the Boston Celtics in an exhibition game last night. Jordan Hamilton led the Raptors (4-1) with 16 points, Williams added 15, and Terrence Ross and Patrick Patterson each had 12. Marcus Thornton …

Balanced Suns hold off Celtics, 100-94

Thursday, February 20, 2014

PHOENIX – Markieff Morris scored 18 points to lead six Phoenix players in double figures and the Suns held on to beat the Boston Celtics, 100-94, last night. Goran Dragic and Gerald Green added 17 points apiece for …

Duncan carries Spurs to 104-92 win over Celtics

Thursday, February 13, 2014

BOSTON – San Antonio came into Boston missing three key players. Fortunately for the Spurs, Tim Duncan wasn’t among them. Duncan scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, powering the injury-depleted Spurs to a 104-92 …

Green leads Celtics past Bucks 102-86

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

MILWAUKEE – Boston Celtics Coach Brad Stevens insisted that Jeff Green take open shots when he had them. The team’s leading scorer clearly got the message. Green scored 19 of his 29 points in the second half, leading …

Nowitzki has 20 to lift Mavs over Celtics, 102-91

Sunday, February 9, 2014

BOSTON – Putting together a five-game winning streak and getting 10 games above .500 were once common achievements for the Dallas Mavericks. Now, both are season highs as Dallas slowly works its way back into playoff contention in …

Sullinger carries Celtics to 99-89 win over Kings

Saturday, February 8, 2014

BOSTON – Nothing could stop Boston’s Jared Sullinger last night. Not a bruised left hand. Not the dislocated index finger on his right. And certainly not the Sacramento Kings. Sullinger scored 14 of his career-high 31 points in …

Jeff Green leads Celtics past 76ers, 114-108

Thursday, February 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA – Rajon Rondo is starting to feel like his old self – and the Boston Celtics are starting to win again. Rondo had eight points, 11 assists and nine rebounds in his eighth game back from a …

Rondo scores 19 for Boston in 96-89 win over Magic

Monday, February 3, 2014

BOSTON – Rajon Rondo waited more than a year to celebrate playing in a victory. Rondo made nine of 11 shots and finished with season highs of 19 points and 10 assists while helping Boston end a four-game …

Turner’s buzzer-beater gives 76ers 95-94 win over Celtics

Thursday, January 30, 2014

BOSTON – Evan Turner wasn’t waiting for his coach to call timeout. Once he got the ball, he knew he had to take the last shot. Fortunately for the Philadelphia 76ers, it went in at the buzzer. “I …

Knicks avenge blowout loss to Celtics with 114-88 rout

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

NEW YORK – This one was so easy for the New York Knicks, Carmelo Anthony only needed to play 28 minutes. That left plenty of energy for pitching books and swatting away free agency questions. Anthony had 24 …

Pierce, KG return for first time as ex-Celtics

Monday, January 27, 2014

BOSTON – After the highlights were shown on the scoreboard and the two former Celtics acknowledged the latest in a series of standing ovations, the cameras panned up to the rafters, where the franchise has hung more banners …

Pierce, Garnett visit Celtics for first time as Nets

Sunday, January 26, 2014

WALTHAM, Mass. – Paul Pierce might have trouble finding the visitors’ locker room or controlling his emotions in his return to Boston. Beating the Celtics? That should be the easy part. Pierce and Kevin Garnett will face their …

No Durant, but Thunder still beat Celtics, 101-83

Saturday, January 25, 2014

BOSTON – NBA scoring leader Kevin Durant missed his first game of the season and Serge Ibaka scored 21 points to lead the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 101-83 victory over the Boston Celtics last night. It was …