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Boston Celtics center Tyler Zeller (44) slams a dunk against the Minnesota Timberwolves during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Celtics start post-Rondo era with win

Friday, December 19, 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 on Friday night. One day after trading their star point guard to the Dallas Mavericks, the Celtics had six players score in double figures in their third straight victory, all against teams that have combined for just 17 wins this season. Leading 95-92 midway through the fourth quarter, the Celtics scored the next eight points and 12 of 14 to take a 107-94 lead with 3:25 remaining. They stayed ahead by at least 12 … 0

Source: Celtics agree to trade Rondo to Mavericks

Thursday, December 18, 2014

BOSTON — The Celtics traded point guard Rajon Rondo to Dallas on Thursday night, cutting ties with the last remnant of Boston’s last NBA championship while giving Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks a chance at another title. The Celtics will send Rondo and forward Dwight Powell to Dallas for Jae Crowder, Brandan Wright, … 0

Rondo carries Celtics past Orlando, 109-92

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo had 13 points, 15 assists and seven rebounds to lead balanced scoring that carried the Boston Celtics to a 109-92 victory over the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night. Brandon Bass scored 18 points, and Jeff Green and Jared Sullinger each finished with 16. Kelly Olynyk added 15 points for … 0

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

Monday, December 15, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Kelly Olynyk scored a career-high 30 points, leading the Boston Celtics to a 105-87 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday night. Avery Bradley had 15 points, and Brandon Bass and Jeff Green added 14 apiece … 0

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

Friday, December 12, 2014

BOSTON — Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points, Amare Stoudemire had 20 and the New York Knicks snapped a 10-game losing streak with a 101-95 victory over the Boston Celtics on Friday night. Tim Hardaway Jr. added 16 points … 0

Hornets outlast Celtics, 96-87

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Al Jefferson had 23 points and 14 rebounds, and the Charlotte Hornets withstood Boston’s fourth-quarter rally and beat the Celtics 96-87 on Wednesday night. Kemba Walker added 18 points and Lance Stephenson had 13 for … 0

Wizards outlast Celtics in double OT

Monday, December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON — John Wall scored 26 points, including Washington’s last 10, and the Wizards rallied for a 133-132 win over the Boston Celtics in double overtime Monday night. Wall added a career-high 17 assists, Paul Pierce scored a … 0

Celtics hold on against Wizards

Sunday, December 7, 2014

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics are learning the hard way. Jeff Green scored 25 points, reserve Marcus Thornton had 21 and the Celtics nearly blew a 25-point third-quarter lead before beating the Washington Wizards 101-93 Sunday in Paul … 0

Zeller leads Celtics over Lakers, 113-96

Friday, December 5, 2014

BOSTON — Tyler Zeller had season highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds and the Boston Celtics went ahead for good less than two minutes into the game for a 113-96 win over the Los Angeles Lakers on … 0

Celtics recover in OT, beat Pistons, 109-102

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 32 points, including a 3-pointer as Boston opened overtime with eight straight points, and the Celtics snapped a five-game losing streak by beating the Detroit Pistons 109-102 on Wednesday night. The loss was … 0

Korver lifts Hawks past slumping Celtics

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

ATLANTA — Kyle Korver scored 24 points, and the Atlanta Hawks rallied to beat the struggling Boston Celtics 109-105 on Tuesday night. Paul Millsap added 19 points for Atlanta, which has won three straight and five of six. … 0

Popovich returns, Spurs top Celtics, 111-89

Sunday, November 30, 2014

BOSTON — There was a familiar face on the San Antonio bench and the usual result on the scoreboard. With coach Gregg Popovich guiding his defending champions again after a two-game absence, the Spurs beat the Boston Celtics … 0

Butler, Rose carry Bulls past Celtics, 109-102

Friday, November 28, 2014

BOSTON — It’s no secret that the Chicago Bulls are a much better team with a healthy Derrick Rose. He showed that again on Friday afternoon when the Bulls were struggling to get consistent offense. Rose scored 14 … 0