CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Boston Celtics: Checking In On Abdel Nader

Currently with the Maine Red Claws, Abdel Nader carved out a favorable reputation for himself over the course of the Celtics Summer League slate and has continued this sound play throughout the D-League season. When the Boston Celtics reached for Iowa State small forward Abdel Nader with the 58th overall selection of last June’s draft, […] Boston Celtics: Checking In On Abdel...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Since IT returned from his groin injury the C's have posted the second best record in the NBA

The Boston Celtics are a good team this season. Now, that statement may seem a bit obvious at this point. The C's are the number three seed in the Eastern Conference behind Toronto and Cleveland and have rallied off three straight wins against quality opponents. But just how good have they been?  NBA - BEST RECORD (Last month)Golden State 12-2BOSTON 13-3Houston 13-4 Atlanta...
Via Celtics Life
1 hour ago

Today in Celtics history: Tyler Zeller born, Parish reaches 20,000 points

Today, January 17th is the 26th anniversary of Boston Celtics Center Tyler Zeller's birth.Zeller joined the Celtics in 2014 after the Cleveland Cavaliers traded him to Boston with a first round pick in exchange for one of Boston's heavily-protected second-round picks as part of a three-team deal that sent Jarrett Jack and Sergei Karasev to the Brooklyn Nets along with Brooklyn's...
Via Celtics Life
4 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas Continues Late-Game Rampages, Celtics Handle Hornets 108-98

It never seems to come as easy as it should, but the Celtics continue to take care of business against the teams they should and solidify their hold as a top-3 Eastern Conference team. Here’s what stood out tonight: There were a ton of jump shots. IT didn’t take a free throw tonight because he was relying on his ability to get defenders off balance and shoot over them. I only...
Via Celtics Hub
9 hours ago

WATCH: Al Horford on Kelly Olynyk's Aggressiveness & Isaiah Thomas

The Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each episode to get in the conversation!
Via YouTube
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas on Hearing MVP Chants: "It's a feeling I can't explain."

Isaiah Thomas' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 108-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on...
Via YouTube
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas Might Change his Jersey Number

Brad Stevens full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 108-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each...
Via YouTube
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thomas' big 4th quarter carries Celtics past Hornets 108-98

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98 on Monday night for their ninth victory in 11games. It was Thomas' 25th straight game with 20 or more points. He's been putting up big final quarters of late - scoring 20 or more three times this season. No other NBA player had done it more...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Wrap: Isaiah Thomas’ 35 Points Leads Celtics Over Hornets 108-98

The Boston Celtics won their third game in a row on Monday night a 108-08 victory over the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden. Isaiah Thomas provided an All-Star caliber performance, posting the game-high 35 points, despite attempting no free throws. Thomas shot 7 of 15 from behind the arc and also provided five rebounds and four assists. Boston also received strong offensive performances...
Via NESN.com
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas once again leads Celtics, but Jaylen Brown intrigues in win over Hornets, too

Al Horford salutes teammates during a win over the Hornets on Monday. (Bob De Chiara/USA Today Sports) Isaiah Thomas once again reminded us what time it is, but after watching the Celtics beat the Hornets on Monday night, I’m fascinated by Jaylen Brown. The rookie didn’t do much down the stretch of the 108-98 victory — he was at least on the floor for much of the fourth quarter...
Via Green Street
12 hours ago

Celtics pregame: Avery Bradley returns to the lineup against Hornets, no Tyler Zeller (sickness)

Avery Bradley After missing four straight games with a right Achilles injury, Avery Bradley will return to the lineup on Monday night against the Hornets at TD Garden.  Although the Celtics have gone 3-1 in Bradley’s absence, having their starting shooting guard certainly strengthens their lineup. Boston will face a hungry Hornets (20-20) team, one that has lost four straight...
Via Green Street
15 hours ago

Boston Celtics Hope to Get Avery Bradley Back for Charlotte Hornets Game

[News] Avery Bradley Hopeful to Make Return Monday Night | Boston Celtics Slip behind Toronto Raptors in ESPN Power Rankings | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
17 hours ago

4 realistic trade targets the Celtics should consider

Every basketball fan around the Hub is eagerly awaiting the next round of fireworks from the Celtics front office, and as such, there’s a sustained whirlwind of speculation and rumors surrounding this club. To the chagrin of current players, the next big thing is seemingly right around the corner, as well as a necessary catalyst to a true championship run. Putting a blockbuster...
Via Celtics Hub
20 hours ago

CelticsLife pod 001 - state of the season, IT4MVP, trade rumors and more

The people spoke, and we listened:Some of you have been on us to start a podcast for a while now, and last week, we went live with a beta test. It went well - better than we'd hoped, actually - so we tightened up the ship, and worked out some of the bugs. Now, we've got the first episode recorded, and have found a hosting home with Blog Talk Radio for those of you who want to find...
Via Celtics Life
20 hours ago

Celtics player power rankings: Kelly Olynyk finally finds a rhythm

After a slow recovery from offseason shoulder surgery, Olynyk put together his best week of the season
Via Boston.com
20 hours ago

Locked On Celtics: IT the MVP candidate & misguided boos in the ATL

Isaiah Thomas has been awesome… but how awesome? Has he been great enough to jump into the MVP discussion? MassLive’s Jay King & I disagree on just where he falls. Plus: Kelly Olynyk has the worst luck and Atlanta has the worst fans. Enjoy the show Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio (lower right side...
Via Red's Army
22 hours ago

Kelly Olynyk injured his ankle tripping over little kid

The luck of the Irish was certainly not with Kelly Olynyk this weekend. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, the Boston Celtics center rolled his right ankle tripping over a little kid while warming up for practice on Sunday and was unable to participate. Jay King of MassLive.com adds that the child in question was one of the assistant coach’s sons. Apparently, the Celtics have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: I would never bring family into trash talk

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas says he did not curse at Dennis Schröder’s mother during Friday night’s game. In fact, Thomas insists he would never do anything of the sort. Thomas, who took to Twitter after the game to defend himself, was asked about the alleged incident again on Sunday. “Yeah, I don’t talk about nobody’s mom, I don’t cuss at nobody’s moms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why Small Ball Works for the Boston Celtics

The Celtics can use their speed and offensive versatility to their advantage   This year, the Boston Celtics rank as the shortest team in the league. The lack of height, however, does not hold the team back from playing at an elite level. Scoring is not a primary issue for the Celtics. They rank eighth […] Why Small Ball Works for the Boston Celtics - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

The Impact of Gerald Green

The Boston Celtics came into this season knowing there was a lot of uncertainty on the second unit. The two top point guards in Marcus Smart and Terry Rozier were taking on new roles. Backup small forward Jaylen Brown is a 20 year old rookie who is unpolished and inconsistent, particularly on offense. Jordan Mickey […] The Impact of Gerald Green - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas denies cursing at Dennis Schröder's mom

Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas are picking up right where they left off in their first-round playoff series last April. After Thomas hit a game-winner with 2.4 seconds left to lift his Boston Celtics to a 103-101 road victory over Schröder’s Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Schröder put Thomas on blast, claiming that the All-Star point guard cursed at his mother in the stands during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas steadies Celtics, Horford triumphant in return home

ATLANTA (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Al Horford made a triumphant return and the Boston Celtics snapped the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 103-101 victory Friday night. Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 23 points for Atlanta. The Hawks had won 12 of 16 to move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But the...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards accuse Celtics of 'trying to play dirty' in 'chippy' game

The short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, letting the final score do most of their talking. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of between tip-off and the final buzzer, though. The C’s 117-108 win was capped by a little skirmish after the game, a dust-up that started with some aggressive finger pointing from Boston forward Jae Crowder...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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