| Dec 16, 2014
| 4:45 PM
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Elfrid Payton has visited this state just once before.
But that visit helped shape his NBA career.
On June 13, he participated in a pre-draft workout at the Boston Celtics' training facility in Waltham, Mass. He was matched...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:54 PM
BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics are still blowing leads at a rather alarming rate.
The difference now is that they are actually starting to hang on and win.
"We're growing. It shows that we're growing," Boston guard Rajon Rondo said after his team blew all...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 8:18 PM
BOSTON -- Jared Sullinger caught fire at the right time on Wednesday night.
The forward, who had four points in regulation, scored 10 in overtime as his Boston Celtics ended a pair of their own losing streaks and handed the Detroit Pistons their 10th...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 2:22 PM
BOSTON -- Damian Lillard's ice-cold start wasn't enough to freeze up the red-hot Portland Trail Blazers.
Lillard, one of the league's hottest guards entering Sunday night's game, didn't hit a shot until the 4:59 mark in the second quarter, but his...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Remember all the hoopla and hype surrounding the NBA's draft class of 2014? It offered players to die for — or at least to tank for: Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid.
Well, it was the storm before the calm.
None of them has caused...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:34 PM
CHICAGO -- Evan Turner had 19 points and six assists as the Boston Celtics held on for a 106-101 win over the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night.
Seven players scored in double figures for the Celtics (3-3), who shot 51.9 percent from the field and...
| Nov 8, 2014
| 8:27 PM
Saturday night's marquee backcourt matchup featuring the Bulls' Derrick Rose and the Celtics' Rajon Rondo at the packed United Center was postponed because of medical concerns.
Somehow, the game went on — the fourth in five nights for the Bulls....
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:46 PM
BOSTON -- Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart was carted off the floor after suffering a left leg injury early in the fourth quarter of Friday's game against Indiana.
Smart. the sixth overall pick in the 2014 draft, drove the lane early in...
| Nov 7, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Jared Sullinger scored 11 of his 17 points in the final 10 1/2 minutes and Jeff Green hit two crucial free throws as the Cletics snapped a three-game losing streak with a 101-98 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night in Boston.
Green had 15...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 8:21 PM
DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons had the Dallas Mavericks on the way to a blowout before another poor third quarter got in the way.
Despite the surge by the Boston Celtics after halftime, the Mavericks held on for a 118-113 victory Monday...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:28 PM
(in predicted order of finish)
Coming: Coach David Blatt, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Shawn Marion, Brendan Haywood, James Jones.
Going: Coach Mike Brown, Anthony Bennett, Luol Deng, Spencer Hawes, C.J....