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Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics sat Rajon Rondo on Friday and still managed to end a nine-game losing streak. They hope to add Rondo back into the lineup when they visit Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. The Celtics have been resting Rondo on the second night of back-to-backs since his return from knee surgery but sat him on the front end Friday with a shin injury and could have him back for Saturday.

Preview: Celtics at Cavaliers

The Boston Celtics sat Rajon Rondo on Friday and still managed to end a nine-game losing streak. They hope to add Rondo back into the lineup when they visit Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday. The Celtics have been resting Rondo on the second night of back-to-backs since his return from knee surgery but sat him on the front end Friday with a shin injury and could have him back for Saturday.

Raptors extend division lead with win over Celtics

EditorsNote: update2: fixes wording to "their" late in first graf Raptors extend division lead with win over Celtics BOSTON -- The Toronto Raptors left TD Garden after Wednesday night's 99-90 victory over the Boston Celtics knowing a loss by the New York Knicks out west would mean their first playoff berth since 2008.

Preview: Celtics at Pacers

The Indiana Pacers are mired in their worst losing streak of the season and look to halt a four-game skid when they host the Boston Celtics on Tuesday. Indiana’s losing streak is its worst since March of 2012 and the Pacers return home after losing by an average of 19.7 points on a three-game road trip against Charlotte, Houston and Dallas. Boston has won back-to-back games after posting a solid 118-111 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Sunday.

Celtics 91, Nets 84

Celtics 91, Nets 84: Rajon Rondo totaled 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds to lead host Boston past Brooklyn. Jeff Green scored 15 points, Jerryd Bayless added 14 and Kelly Olynyk finished with 13 for the Celtics, who snapped a two-game losing streak. Jared Sullinger grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds for Boston, which controlled the boards 51-28.

NBA: Celtics make New Zealander boy's dream come true

A 12-year-old New Zealander boy with a degenerative eye disease has lived out one of his dreams thanks to NBA's Boston Celtics, his favorite team. Louis Corbett made a visual "bucket list" of things he wanted to see before his sight deteriorates and the Celtics made part of that dream come true Wednesday with a pre-game meeting with players, courtside seats, a souvenir shopping spree and an on-court ceremony at which Corbett received a standing ovation. "I just wanted to see what it's like and feel the atmosphere," Corbett said. "It's quite incredible."

NBA: James' Heat defeat struggling Celtics

LeBron James scored 11 of his 29 points in the fourth quarter as the Miami Heat held on for a 93-86 win over the struggling Boston Celtics on Tuesday. The Heat led by as many as 18 in the opening half, but fell behind by two in the fourth before James collected seven of the game's last nine points. James also had eight boards and added four assists for Miami, which was coming off a 2-4 road trip. Kris Humphries had 14 points and 13 rebounds for Boston, who have lost 12 of their last 13 games.

NBA-Celtics grind out ugly victory over slumping Bulls

Feb 13 (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics avoided another last-ditch loss against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday when they eked out a scrappy 71-69 home victory in a low-quality encounter between two injury-ravaged teams. Last month, Marco Belinelli sealed a 100-99 victory for the Bulls with three seconds left but his potential game-winning basket in the latest match-up was blocked, before Taj Gibson missed an attempted three-pointer as the clock ran down.

NBA-Celtics suffer another setback, lose Barbosa for season

Feb 12 (Reuters) - The injury-plagued Boston Celtics suffered another setback when guard Leandro Barbosa was declared out for the rest of the season with a torn left anterior cruciate ligament, the National Basketball Association team said on Tuesday. The Brazilian sustained the non-contact injury late in the third quarter of Monday's loss to the Charlotte Bobcats. For Boston, it was the third season-ending injury in less than three weeks.

NBA-Celtics win fourth straight without injured Rondo

Feb 3 (Reuters) - The Boston Celtics withstood a furious comeback from the Los Angeles Clippers for a 106-104 win on Sunday to record their fourth consecutive victory since losing starting point guard Rajon Rondo to injury. Paul Pierce drained a crucial three-pointer with two seconds remaining, pushing Boston's edge to 106-101 after a big lead was trimmed to two points in the final minute, and the home team survived despite Jamal Crawford's game-ending three-pointer.
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