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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

Jennings carries Pistons past Celtics, 107-106

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

BOSTON — Brandon Jennings scored 28 points, making a key 3-pointer with 46.7 seconds left, and matched his season high with 14 assists Wednesday night and the Detroit Pistons held on for a 107-106 win over the Boston … 0

Sullinger helps Celtics outlast Wolves

Monday, December 16, 2013

BOSTON — Jared Sullinger had 24 points and 11 rebounds, hitting a tie-breaking 3-pointer with 2:22 left on Monday night and the Boston Celtics beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 101-97. Sullinger had 15 points and six rebounds in the … 0

Celtics beat Knicks 2nd time in a week, win 90-86

Friday, December 13, 2013

BOSTON — The Boston Celtics blew out the New York Knicks the last time they met. This one may have been more rewarding for Celtics coach Brad Stevens. “I wouldn’t want to go through it again, but that’s … 0

Clippers beat Celtics in Doc’s return to Boston

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

BOSTON — Jamal Crawford hit a pair of 3-pointers 23 seconds apart to help the Clippers pull away in the last 3 minutes and former Celtics coach Doc Rivers won his first game back in Boston when Los … 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