Celtics

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

Blazers beat Celtics, extend win streak to 7

Sunday, November 23, 2014

BOSTON — LaMarcus Aldridge had 20 points and 14 rebounds, reserve Chris Kaman scored 16 points and the Portland Trail Blazers extended their winning streak to seven games with a 94-88 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. Damian Lillard added 12 points and five assists for … 0

Celtics keep Sixers winless

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Brandon Bass scored 23 points, Jared Sullinger added 22 and the Boston Celtics sent Philadelphia to its 11th straight loss to start the season with a 101-90 victory over the 76ers on Wednesday night. Rajon Rondo had 13 assists with nine points, and Jeff Green chipped … 0

Morris, Suns turn back C’s 118-114

Monday, November 17, 2014

BOSTON — Markieff Morris scored a career-high 30 points and Eric Bledsoe had a key steal and breakaway dunk in the closing minute to lift the Phoenix Suns to a 118-114 victory over the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Goran Dragic had 22 points, Alex Len scored 19 … 0

James ( 41), Cav s edge Celt s, 122-121

Friday, November 14, 2014

BOSTON — LeBron James scored a season-high 41 points, and the Cleveland Cavaliers rallied from a 19-point deficit to beat the Boston Celtics 122-121 on Friday night. James made one of two free throws with 36 seconds left to give Cleveland that one-point lead. The Celtics then lost … 0

Bruins, Celtics defeated

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

TORONTO — Phil Kessel scored twice, and the Toronto Maple Leafs netted four goals during a nine-minute stretch to chase Vezina Trophy-winner Tuukka Rask and rout the Boston Bruins 6-1 on Wednesday night. Toronto (9-5-2) moved ahead of Boston (10-7-0) in the Atlantic Division. Kessel now has 10 … 0

Lowry scores 35 as Raptors beat Celtics

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

BOSTON — Kyle Lowry scored 35 points and had a key steal in the closing minute to lead the Toronto Raptors to a 110-107 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. DeMar DeRozan had 23 points and Patrick Patterson added 14 for Raptors. Rajon Rondo led Boston … 0

Celtics win opener

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

BOSTON — Rajon Rondo returned from a broken hand and had 13 points, 12 assists and seven rebounds in the season opener Wednesday night to help the Boston Celtics beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-105. Kelly Olynyk had 19 points and Jeff Green added 17 for Boston, which opened … 0

Rondo can’t commit to opening-night return

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WALTHAM — If Rajon Rondo knows whether he will play in the Boston Celtics opener tonight, he isn’t saying. The star point guard, who has missed most of training camp with a broken bone in his hand, told reporters that he will make up his mind after he … 0

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 … 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 … 0