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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 a 29-point lead at the end of the third quarter and coasted to the win. Mirza Teletovic had 20 points and six … 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 awakens from his usual pregame nap this afternoon. “I’ll make the call at the end … 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 Celtics new guard. Like the time Westbrook surprised his coach by leaving the hospital where … 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

Magic down Celtics, 93-91; end skid

Sunday, January 19, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — Arron Afflalo had 20 points and 13 rebounds, Tobias Harris added 18 points and the Orlando Magic snapped a season-high 10-game losing streak with a 93-91 win over the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. After … 0

Celtics beat Raptors to end 9-game skid, 88-83

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger scored 25 points and grabbed a career-best 20 rebounds, Avery Bradley had 20 points and the Boston Celtics held on to snap a nine-game losing streak with an 88-83 victory over the Toronto Raptors … 0

Howard’s Rockets top Celtics, 104-92

Monday, January 13, 2014

BOSTON — Dwight Howard had 32 points and 10 rebounds, and the Houston Rockets beat Boston 104-92 on Monday night to send the skidding Celtics to their ninth consecutive defeat. Jeremy Lin added 16 points and nine assists … 0

Jackson, Durant, OKC overwhelm C’s

Sunday, January 5, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY — Reggie Jackson scored a career-high 27 points, Kevin Durant added 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and the Oklahoma City Thunder halted their home-court swoon with a 119-96 win over the Boston Celtics on … 0