Rendezvous with Rajon Rondo holds intrigue for Celtics

Nov 13, 2015; Sacramento, CA, USA; Sacramento Kings guard Rajon Rondo (9) moves in against the Brooklyn Nets during the third quarter at Sleep Train Arena. The Sacramento Kings defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-109. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

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The Celtics will face their former point guard when they play the Kings in Mexico City Thursday night.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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The league’s exploration into Mexico City is just another bold step in its quest to become a true international sport


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With a defense-first approach, Boston bounced back from its loss to Orlando Sunday night.


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Boston tried aggressively to move up on draft night to get Winslow, but every offer was rebuffed.

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Stephen Curry scored 10 of his 26 points in the final 6:20 as the Warriors continued their record run.

Magic 110, Celtics 91

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The Celtics coach knew from reviewing game films that Orlando was a team on the rise.

Celtics notebook

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Entering Sunday’s game, Jerebko was shooting just 36 percent overall and 20 percent from the 3-point line.

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The 37-year-old Lakers star made the announcement in a post on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday.

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The Sixers have lost an NBA-record 28 consecutive games dating to last season.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

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The dire situation facing the Wizards, who were in town Friday, should encourage the Celtics faithful to covet Stevens.

Bob Ryan

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With Stephen Curry and Draymond Green working their magic for the defending champions, every game is a treat.


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No less an expert than Reggie Miller explains how the game is far different from when he played.

Jared Sullinger (7) ripped one of his 15 rebounds away from the Wizards' DeJuan Blair during the first quarter.

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Celtics 111, Wizards 78

Jared Sullinger, Celtics feast on Wizards

Sullinger (18 points, 15 rebounds in 24 minutes) was one of six Celtics to score in double digits.

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James made a running shot with a second left as Cleveland beat visiting Brooklyn, 90-88.

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Philadelphia 76ers rookie Jahlil Okafor was involved in an incident outside the Storyville Nightclub in Boston early Thursday morning.

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