CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Isaiah Thomas lets loose

It’s not unusual for Isaiah Thomas to exult on the court, but this was different. It seemed as though many of the emotions trapped inside him over the past two weeks came spilling out Friday night. Midway through the third quarter, as the Boston Celtics were racing away from the Chicago Bulls in Game 6 of their Eastern Conference first-round series, Thomas watched teammate Al...
Via Red's Army
51 minutes ago

Chad Finn: Did Brad Stevens win this series for the Celtics?

In what must be a disappointing development for Brad Stevens’s small but disingenuous cadre of caterwauling detractors, the Celtics coach now has added a series victory in the playoffs to his résumé. … It’s no surprise that the perpetually even-keeled Stevens downplayed the achievement. But for those who have grown weary of hearing about what he hasn’t accomplished rather...
Via Red's Army
1 hour ago

Celtics 105 – Bulls 83: The best tweets of the night

Some of the best tweets of the night, compiled for your enjoyment
Via Red's Army
2 hours ago

Keys for Celtics to Beat Washington

The Celtics made it past the pesky Bulls in the first round of the eastern conference playoffs. It was certainly one of the weirdest series’ in recent memory, but Boston made the adjustments necessary to take over the match up. Brad Stevens and company won’t have much time to breath before they go into their […] Keys for Celtics to Beat Washington - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
4 hours ago

Making the most of the spotlight, Gerald Green is undefeated as a starter in the playoffs

It's only happened twice. An eight seed taking down the top ranked team in the first round of the NBA playoffs. But the top seeded Boston Celtics were staring at an 0-2 hole after a decisive win by the Chicago Bulls in the TD Garden in game two.The C's were being crushed on the boards, Robin Lopez was having his way with Celtics bigs down low, and talks of the series upset were...
Via Celtics Life
4 hours ago

No Bull: Celtics Are Conference Semis-bound

The hot-shooting Boston Celtics pounded the Chicago Bulls 105-83 on the road in Game 6 to win their first-round series 4-2 on Friday night, a remarkable turnaround considering the Celts lost the first two games of the series at home.
Via Sports On Earth
10 hours ago

Celtics Beat w/ Howard Beck 4/30/17

207: Howard Beck | Eastern Conference Semi-Finals NBA Playoffs v Washington Wizards | Boston Celtics Def. Chicago Bulls
Via CLNS Radio
12 hours ago

Video: Boston Celtics 105, Chicago Bulls 83 highlights (Game 6)

Extended full game highlights from Game 6 of the Celtics/Bulls series. The Celtics now advance to face the Wizards. Series tips off in Boston on Sunday afternoon. Click here to get great deals on playoff tickets.Click here for more recent Celtics videos
Via Celtics Life
12 hours ago

Celtics Finish Off Bulls 105-83, Will Face Washington on Sunday

“Celtics in 6” wasn’t exactly an outlandish prediction going into this series, but the path they took to get there sure was strange. After playing with little to no energy for the first two games, Boston was able to slowly crawl its way back to respectability in fits and spurts. Game 3 had a few good runs to create enough space. Game 4 had a vintage King in the Forth (with...
Via Celtics Hub
13 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas to head to sister's funeral after Game 6

Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas plans to attend his sister's funeral on Saturday without missing any games in Boston's first-round playoff series against Chicago
Via Boston.com
18 hours ago

WATCH: Focus Can't Be Lost as Boston Celtics Look to Advance Against Chicago Bulls | Larry Bird...

The Boston Celtics have the opportunity to advance in the playoffs for the first time since 2012 with Game 6 tonight in Chicago.  Although Rajon Rondo remains out, and Jimmy Butler is reportedly playing through pain, Brad Stevens understands that the Celtics have to fully focus on the task at hand. Plus, Larry Bird steps down from his role as President of the Indiana Pacers...
Via YouTube
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

CL Pod 015.5: Early Playoff impacts on Boston's summer plans

We're almost done with the first round of the NBA Playoffs - how could recent results change the Boston Celtics' team-building aspirations in the offseason? This week's deep dive mid-week pod covers the potential impact of First Round NBA Playoff results on the Celtics' summer plans for free agency and trades. Luis Gonzalez and Topher Lane break down how recent struggles on and off...
Via Celtics Life
22 hours ago

Boston Celtics Week in Review- 4/28

A lot can happen in the NBA in just one week, and the Celtics are no exception. Here are all the most important things to occur in the last seven days. We’ve attempted to rank them from most relevant to least. A Total Turnaround What a difference a week can make. It’s hard to believe […] Boston Celtics Week in Review- 4/28 - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood Houdini - A Boston Celtics...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Celtics Fourth Quarter Dominance Returning At Right Time

The Celtics silenced any whispers of a 3-2 deficit in their first round series agains Chicago with a scintillating showing in the fourth quarter of Game 5. Many have assessed the argument that the Boston Celtics never really appeared to be a team deserving of a number-one overall seed throughout the season. However, if you […] Celtics Fourth Quarter Dominance Returning At Right...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

Report: Rajon Rondo ruled out for Game 6 against Celtics

The Chicago Bulls, facing a must-win game down 3-2 against the Boston Celtics, will be without Rajon Rondo for Game 6. Chicago won the first two games of the series with Rondo at the helm before he injured his thumb. Since then, Boston has thoroughly controlled the series, winning the next three games by an average of 12 points per game.Rondo was averaging 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas jokes about his reputation for poor defense

Isaiah Thomas has the unfortunate but arguably deserving reputation for being one of the poorer defensive players in the NBA. But that doesn’t mean the Boston Celtics guard can’t eke a chuckle out of the unflattering label.Thomas cracked wise about his well-documented defensive deficiencies with teammate Avery Bradley during a joint press conference following Wednesday’s 108...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley on Bradley's Defense & Playoff Career High 24 Points in Game 5 Win

Isaiah Thomas' and Avery Bradley's full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 108-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of their 1st Round matchup in the NBA Playoffs. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get a $20 rebate off your first SeatGeek ticket purchase. Download the SeatGeek app, go to settings and enter...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on Avery Bradley's Defense on Jimmy Butler in Celtics 108 97 Game 5 Win Over Bulls

Brad Stevens' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 108-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls in Game 5 of their 1st Round matchup in the NBA Playoffs. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get a $20 rebate off your first SeatGeek ticket purchase. Download the SeatGeek app, go to settings and enter promo code: GardenReport...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Robin Lopez sarcastically claps at ref, gets technical foul

Robin Lopez wasn’t happy with the officiating in the fourth quarter of Wednesday’s Bulls-Celtics matchup, and he made sure to let the world know about it.The Celtics went to the line 23 times in the game, while the Bulls had 17 free-throw attempts. With the game close in the final stanza, the officials blew their whistle nearly every time Boston got into the paint.Lopez, after...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade barely moved on defense for this play

Now that he’s 35 years old, Dwyane Wade must have decided that playing defense and boxing out is optional on certain plays.Wade, who signed a two-year deal with his hometown Bulls last summer, hasn’t given the team a great return on the $23.2 million he’s making this season.The Bulls guard isn’t a player who’s shown a lack of effort when he’s on the floor, though —...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rondo rules himself out for Game 5, unsure about Game 6

There was some brief optimism on Tuesday that Rajon Rondo may be able to play in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against the Boston Celtics, but the Chicago Bulls point guard is not ready to return.After having another X-ray on his fractured right thumb Tuesday night, Rondo said Wednesday that he is still a no-go. The Bulls could desperately use Rondo back, as they were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo will try to play in Game 5

Rajon Rondo will try to play in Game 5 of the Chicago Bulls’ playoff series with the Boston Celtics, according to a report.Rondo injured his thumb during Game 2 of the Bulls’ series and has missed the last two games, both losses for Chicago. He was initially expected to miss a few weeks with a fractured thumb, but the point guard had his cast removed and was seen attempting some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart fires back at Jimmy Butler over ‘not about that life’ talk

Jimmy Butler had some post-game trash talk for Marcus Smart after the two tangled during Sunday’s Game 4 of the Chicago Bulls-Boston Celtics playoff series. And now Smart is firing back over Butler’s “not about that life” talk.Butler and Smart mixed it up on the backcourt baseline and had to be separated, prompting the Bulls guard to call out the Celtics guard after the game...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler rips Marcus Smart in post-Game 4 interview: ‘He’s not about that life’

Leave it to Marcus Smart to send Jimmy Butler into Hit ‘Em Up mode.After the Boston Celtics defeated the Chicago Bulls in Game 4 on Sunday to knot their first-round series at two games apiece, Butler ripped into Smart, calling him “a great actor” and saying that he was “not about that life.” Butler and Smart exchanged words in the second quarter and had to be separated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady to Isaiah Thomas: ‘We all have your back’

When Isaiah Thomas takes the court for the Boston Celtics, Tom Brady wants him to know one thing. He’s not alone. The New England Patriots star took to Instagram to tell Thomas, “We all have your back.” It’s been a trying time for Thomas. He’s tried to compete in the NBA Playoffs, while simultaneously grieving the sudden and tragic loss of his sister.From a basketball perspective...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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