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Brad Stevens says Corey Brewer is a Rocket to watch

Jan 19, 2015; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer (33) dribbles against Indiana Pacers guard C.J. Miles (0) in the second half at Toyota Center. Rockets won 110 to 98. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports

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The Josh Smith acquisition got more fanfare, but the Celtics coach believes Brewer was an excellent pickup, too.

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Despite having a young roster, the second-year coach expects to win every night.

CHESTNUT HILL, MA - JANUARY 28: Head coach Rick Pitino of the Louisville Cardinals yells to his team in the first half against the Boston College Eagles during the game at Conte Forum on January 28, 2015 in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Rick Pitino says Brad Stevens, Celtics on right track

The former Celtics coach once suggested the current Celtics coach be targeted as his successor at Louisville.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/30/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/andre834-6984.jpg Brad Stevens has long been an Andre Dawkins fan

The Celtics coach has vivid memories of the matchups when both were in the college ranks.

Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk in action during an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

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CELTICS NOTEBOOK

Danny Ainge says Celtics are playing to win

Perhaps the most critical thing the younger Celtics are learning is winning away from TD Garden.

NBA roundup: 3 Hawks, Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook are NBA All-Star reserves

Al Horford, Paul Millsap and Jeff Teague have been picked as reserves for the Eastern Conference All-Star team, giving the sizzling Atlanta Hawks three selections

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/6-6904--90x90.jpg Meet the Globe’s new Celtics reporter, Adam Himmelsbach

Our new reporter comes from the Louisville Courier-Journal, where he was a columnist and enterprise reporter.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2015/01/28/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/28tayshaun.jpg Tayshaun Prince choosing to be a leader of young Celtics

The question for Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is whether Tayshaun Prince is a valuable enough asset to keep for the remainder of the season.

Celtics’ Marcus Smart returns to team after cousin’s funeral

The rookie guard learned of his relative’s slaying earlier this month.

2008: The last Celtics championship

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Celtics finished off Lakers for team’s 17th NBA title

Look back in the Boston Globe archives at coverage of the Celtics’ first championship in 22 years.