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

Williams leads Nets over Celtics

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

NEW YORK — Deron Williams scored a season-high 25 points in his return to the lineup, Brook Lopez added 24, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the Boston Celtics 104-96 Tuesday night in the first matchup for Paul Pierce … 0

Celtics crush Knicks

Sunday, December 8, 2013

NEW YORK — Another sizzling start for the Celtics, only this time they kept pouring it on. By the time they were finished, they had battered the New York Knicks in the most lopsided NBA game this season. … 0

C’s start fast, beat Nuggets

Friday, December 6, 2013

BOSTON — Kris Humphries came off the bench to score a season-high 18 points and grab seven rebounds, and the Boston Celtics ran off the first 14 points of the game Friday night before holding on for a … 0

Crawford leads Celtics to 108-100 win over Bucks

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

BOSTON — Jordan Crawford scored 25 points, Jeff Green added 18 and the Boston Celtics avoided a third loss to struggling Milwaukee this season by beating the Bucks 108-100 Tuesday night. Brandon Bass added 16 points and nine … 0

Green’s 31 powers Celtics over Cavs

Friday, November 29, 2013

BOSTON — Jeff Green scored 31 points, the most by Boston player this season, and the Celtics beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 103-86 on Friday night for their third victory in four games. Jordan Crawford had 11 points, 11 … 0

Bayless leads Griz over Celts, 100-93

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

BOSTON — Jerryd Bayless scored 22 points and Mike Conley had 14 with nine assists to propel the Memphis Grizzlies to a 100-93 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday night. Zach Randolph scored 13 points, Tony Allen … 0

Crawford, Wallace lift Celts over Bobcats 96-86

Monday, November 25, 2013

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jordan Crawford had 21 points, reserve Gerald Wallace added a season-high 17 points and the Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Bobcats 96-86 Monday night for their second straight victory. Crawford was 5 of 11 from … 0

Pacers drop Celtics

Friday, November 22, 2013

BOSTON — Paul George scored 27 points and led a comeback from an eight-point halftime deficit to help the Indiana Pacers improve on the best record in the Eastern Conference with a 97-82 win over the Boston Celtics … 0

Celtics no match for Rockets

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HOUSTON — Terrence Jones scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead the Houston Rockets to their third straight victory, 109-85 over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night. Jones was 10 of 12 from the … 0

Jefferson lifts ’Cats past Celtics, 89-83

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BOSTON — Al Jefferson had 22 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to an 89-83 victory over Boston on Wednesday night that snapped the Celtics’ four-game winning streak. Gerald Henderson had 13 points, Jeff Taylor … 0