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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

New Rondo assists Celts over Pistons

Sunday, March 9, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo had 11 points and a season-high 18 assists, Jeff Green scored 27 points and the Boston Celtics had their second-highest scoring output of the season in a 118-111 win over the Detroit Pistons on … 0

Rondo (20) lead C’s over Nets

Friday, March 7, 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 Friday night. Boston scored the first five points and never trailed, although Brooklyn … 0

Celtics drill Hawks, 115-104, behind Rondo and Bayless

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

BOSTON — Jerryd Bayless scored a season-high 29 points in a rare start, and Rajon Rondo added 22 points and 11 assists to help the Boston Celtics break a five-game losing streak with a 115-104 victory over the … 0

Duncan, Spurs dunk Celtics

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BOSTON — Tim Duncan scored 23 of his 25 points in the second half, powering the injury-depleted San Antonio Spurs to a 104-92 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Marco Belinelli added 16 points, 11 rebounds … 0

Mavs stop Celts’ streak

Monday, February 10, 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 … 0

Sullinger leads Celtics to 99-89 win over Kings

Friday, February 7, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger scored a career-high 31 points and added 16 rebounds, and the Boston Celtics went on a 15-0 fourth-quarter run for a 99-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Friday night and their longest winning … 0

Celtics dump Sixers

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Jeff Green scored 17 of his 36 points in the third quarter in the Boston Celtics’ 114-108 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night. Jared Sullinger had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Boston. The … 0

Rondo (19) leads Celtics over Orlando, 96-89

Sunday, February 2, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo waited more than a year to celebrate playing in a victory. Rondo made 9 of 11 shots and finished with season highs of 19 points and 10 assists while helping Boston end a four-game … 0

Turner’s layup lifts 76ers over Celtics

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

BOSTON — Evan Turner sank a layup at the buzzer to give the Philadelphia 76ers a 95-94 win over the Boston Celtics in a matchup of the two worst teams in the Atlantic Division on Wednesday night. The … 0

Knicks avenge blowout loss to Celtics with rout

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony had 24 points and nine rebounds in just 28 minutes, and the New York Knicks avenged an embarrassing home loss with a rout of their own, beating the Boston Celtics 114-88 on Wednesday … 0