Celtics

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens gestures from the sideline during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards in Boston, Wednesday, April 16, 2014. The Wizards won 118-102. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

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 Brad,” Ainge, the Celtics president of basketball operations, said. “Brad is maybe the only thing in this whole organization I’m not concerned about.” Stevens will lead more rebuilding that began even before the season when the Celtics traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets. That and other deals brought numerous draft choices. Yet the Celtics started surprisingly strong, going 12-14. But they were 13-43 … 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 playoff appearance since 2008. Trevor Booker scored 20 points, Marcin Gortat had 15 with 10 … 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, Atlanta increased its lead to two games over the New York Knicks for the eighth … 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

Pierce, KG return; Nets trim Celts

Sunday, January 26, 2014

BOSTON — Andray Blatche scored 17 points and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 85-79 on Sunday night as Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett returned to their former home court for the first time since being traded … 0

No Durant, but Thunder still beat Celtics

Friday, January 24, 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 on Friday night. It … 0

Undermanned C’s beat Wiz in OT

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WASHINGTON — Gerald Wallace made a driving layup with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime and the undermanned Boston Celtics broke a 10-game road losing streak Wednesday night with a 113-111 win over the Washington Wizards, who wilted yet … 0

Heat rallies past Celtics, 93-86

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

MIAMI — LeBron James scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter, Chris Bosh added 16 and the Miami Heat blew an 18-point lead before rallying to beat the Boston Celtics 93-86 on Tuesday night. Chris … 0