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Johnson's energy infectious for C's

There was a play midway through the fourth quarter of Tuesday's tilt with the East-leading Indiana Pacers that just about sums up Boston Celtics …

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6 2014 NBA Draft Prospects Boston Celtics Should Watch During March Madness

Every year there are a handful of NBA prospects who see their draft stock skyrocket or plummet with their performance in the NCAA tournament. With two picks in the first round this summer, the Boston Celtics will need to pay close attention to March Madness.<p>Like all interested parties, the Celtics …

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Which Boston Celtics Fit Best with Rajon Rondo Long-Term?

Relative to the other four positions on a team, building around a point guard shouldn't be very complicated. It's the one player specifically designed to make others better, therefore, gathering generic talent and throwing it on the floor should be enough.<p>Rajon Rondo is a little different. He isn't …

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Pressey poised at this point

BOSTON -- Phil Pressey heard plenty of criticism for his decision to leave the University of Missouri after his junior season, and his detractors …

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Why Boston Celtics Shouldn't Give Up on Rajon Rondo

The biggest cop-out when discussing this era of the Boston Celtics is saying you can't win a title with Rajon Rondo as your best player.<p>This statement is made time and time again by tanking aficionados, detractors and radio hosts, all of whom want to avoid an actual discussion or debate regarding …

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C's need Green to surprise them

There are 17 games remaining in a season in which the Boston Celtics have little to play for beyond the future. With that in mind, Jeff Green needs …

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Rondo appreciates Wyc's words

BOSTON -- After the trade deadline passed in late February, Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo admitted that the rumors he swirled in bothered …

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Is Danny Ainge Ready to Bring Superstars Back to the Boston Celtics?

It’s rarely a bad time to acquire a superstar. Other variables might loosen a team’s need, but timing should never be one of them. If a star is available, and the means exist to grab him, a team should draft, sign or make a trade and then ask questions later.<p>The Boston Celtics already have one …

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W2W4: C's vs. Pelicans (Game 67 of 82)

The Boston Celtics (22-44, 8-23 away) visit the New Orleans Pelicans (26-39, 15-16 home) on Sunday night at the Smoothie King Center (6 p.m., CSN). …

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Mavericks beat Celtics to open long homestand

DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki doesn't want the Dallas Mavericks feeling too comfortable during a franchise-record eight-game homestand.<p>The Boston Celtics …

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Happy Birthday, #WhiteMamba!

Ray Allen Would Welcome Having Number Retired by Boston Celtics

If it's any consolation prize to slighted Boston Celtics fans, Ray Allen is perfectly fine with having his jersey dangling from TD Garden's rafters one day.<p>It's not?<p>Alright, then.<p>Nearly two years after spurning Boston for the promise of championships, warm weather and golf outfits plucked right out …

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Power Ranking Every Key Boston Celtics Player Before Season's End

You know things are bleak for the Boston Celtics if their best player has appeared in just 21 games and is shooting just 37.5 percent from the field.<p>Sitting at 12th in the Eastern Conference and an absurd 28 games back of the Indiana Pacers, the Celtics are clearly in the midst of a season to …

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Rondo's 2 late baskets lift Celts over Heat 101-96

BOSTON (AP) -- The word came shortly before tipoff: LeBron James wouldn't be playing.<p>Good news for Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens. But not as good …

An Early Look at Boston Celtics' 2014 NBA Free Agency Plans

With losses piling up and the Boston Celtics in a heated race to stay below the Los Angeles Lakers, Sacramento Kings and Utah Jazz in the lottery standings, this franchise better have some big free-agency plans.<p>The 2014 NBA draft started out as this big, outrageously talented group with unlimited …

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Rajon Rondo Explains Why Some Boston Celtics 'Playing for Contracts'

For all his quirks and occasional surliness, Rajon Rondo has never lacked for perceptiveness—be it on the court or in front of the camera.<p>Rondo knows his Boston Celtics are in a bad way and that—as with any team entering a full-on rebuild—certain players might have their own fates and futures in …

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Jeff Green Launches Back at Those Who Question His Inconsistency

Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green has heard the accusations that he is inconsistent, and he just doesn't care.<p>Green addressed his critics in a very pointed interview with Steve Bulpett of the <i>Boston Herald</i>, and he pulled no punches:<p>They don’t know, because they haven’t been through it. That’s why I …

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The 1 Boston Celtics Player Who Deserves More Credit

I couldn't count the number of times this NBA season that I have scanned the Boston Celtics' payroll list and shaken my head at Kris Humphries' $12 million.<p>Each time you look at it, Humphries' name is the first that pops up, with all the baggage that comes along with the Kim Kardashian marriage, …

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C's formally announce Babb signing

The Boston Celtics formally announced the signing of rookie swingman Chris Babb for the remainder of the 2013-14 season on Friday.<p>Babb, whose second …

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Need to see more of Rondo/Bradley

Rajon Rondo and Avery Bradley shared the floor for 31 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Miami Heat. That constitutes nearly 20 percent of their …

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Nonguaranteed contracts in focus

The Boston Celtics will formally ink Chris Babb to a multiyear contract on Friday and, in doing so, will make him an asset to the team beyond the end …

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Johnson leads Nets to 114-98 win over Celtics

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Nets are hoping their hot play will carry over when they hit the road.<p>Joe Johnson hit six 3-pointers in his 27 points, Mason …

Rondo turns it up to beat the Heat

BOSTON -- Nearly all the signs on Wednesday night suggested that the Boston Celtics-Miami Heat rivalry was dead.<p>Start with a midweek, non-national-TV …

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Is Bayless in Boston's future?

Earlier this week in Dallas, Boston Celtics guard Jerryd Bayless reminded us why the team likes having him on the roster.<p>Brian Babineau/NBAE/Getty …

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Danny Ainge Would 'Absolutely' Hire Recently-Demoted Brian Scalabrine in Boston

Former Boston Celtics player Brian Scalabrine has been in the news of late, for all the wrong reasons.<p>Now an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, Scalabrine was forcibly re-assigned by head coach Mark Jackson. Scalabrine will no longer be on the bench for Warriors games; instead he will …

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Larry Bird Reveals How Red Auerbach's Secrets Helped Him Build Indiana Pacers

NBA legend Larry Bird has pieced the Indiana Pacers into a championship contender as president of basketball operations, but his success as an executive dates back to his Boston Celtics days working for the incomparable Red Auerbach.<p>In a must-read article by Sports on Earth’s Shaun Powell, Bird …

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Projecting Boston Celtics' 2014 Free-Agency Big Board

With consistent questions arising as to the legitimacy of this highly-touted 2014 NBA draft, the Boston Celtics must look harder and harder on the free-agent market to avoid a second year of bottoming out.<p>There are a lot of reasons why it would be unwise for the Celtics to wait out another year of …

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W2W4: C's vs. Raptors (Game 72 of 82)

The Boston Celtics (23-48, 8-26 away) visit the Toronto Raptors (40-31, 21-14 home) on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre (7 p.m., CSN). Here's …