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Boston Celtics 2014 NBA basketball draft picks Marcus Smart, left, and James Young, right, display jerseys during a news conference held to introduce the players, Monday, June 30, 2014, in Waltham, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Passion, skill fuel C’ s draftees

Monday, June 30, 2014

WALTHAM — Marcus Smart wasn’t born when his half brother played in a Texas high school basketball game despite having cancer. Yet Todd Westbrook’s perseverance through his recurring bouts with the disease is an inspiration to the Boston Celtics new guard. Like the time Westbrook surprised his coach by leaving the hospital where he was being treated for a tumor … 0

Celtics choose G Smart, F-G Young as top picks

Thursday, June 26, 2014

BOSTON — Soon after Wyc Grousbeck’s group bought the Boston Celtics, Red Auerbach gave him some advice. The team’s legendary president at the time “told me personally right when I came in, ‘you need instigators, not retaliators,’” Grousbeck said. Twelve years later, the rebuilding Celtics drafted what Grousbeck called an “instigator” when they … 0

Rebuilding Celts have 2 1st-round picks

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

BOSTON — Danny Ainge stockpiled draft choices for his big rebuilding project with the Boston Celtics. Now the decision-maker who won three NBA championships as a player with the Celtics and one as their general manager gets to use them after the third worst season in team history. They have 10 first-round picks … 0

Ainge disappointed with Celts’ at No. 6

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

BOSTON — Celtics general manager Danny Ainge says he sees potential starters but no franchise players likely to be available with the No. 6 pick in the NBA draft. That’s where the Celtics will be drafting. Boston entered … 0

Ainge faces 2nd 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 … 0

Playoff-bound Wizards smack Celtics in finale

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

BOSTON — Bradley Beal scored 27 points and Washington clinched the No. 5 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 118-102 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. The Wizards will be facing Chicago in their first … 0

Teague, Korver help Hawks beat Celtics

Wednesday, April 9, 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 on Wednesday night. With four games remaining in the regular season, … 0

Dunleavy, Bulls shake off Celts for 94-80 win

Monday, March 31, 2014

CHICAGO — Mike Dunleavy had 22 points to lead five Bulls in double figures and Chicago broke open a close game with 13 straight points at the start of the fourth quarter to beat the Boston Celtics 94-80 … 0

Bulls gore Celtics

Sunday, March 30, 2014

BOSTON — D.J. Augustin scored 15 of his career-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and the Chicago Bulls held off the slumping Boston Celtics 107-102 on Sunday night. Augustin was perfect from the foul line on 10 … 0

Raptors edge Celtics, 105-103

Friday, March 28, 2014

TORONTO — Amir Johnson scored the winning basket with seven seconds left, and the Toronto Raptors clinched their first playoff berth in six seasons by beating the Boston Celtics 105-103 on Friday night. DeMar DeRozan scored 30 points … 0

Rondo’s heroics seal Celtics’ win

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo hit two running baseline shots in the last two minutes and the Boston Celtics capitalized on the absence of LeBron James to beat the Miami Heat 101-96 Wednesday night. One night after scoring 43 … 0

Mavs edge C’s, 94-89

Monday, March 17, 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 on Monday night. The Celtics trailed … 0

Celtics fall to Pelicans in overtime

Sunday, March 16, 2014

NEW ORLEANS — Anthony Davis set career highs with 40 points and 21 rebounds, and Eric Gordon made two crucial free throws in overtime to lead the New Orleans Pelicans to a 121-120 victory over the Boston Celtics … 0