Celtics.com chooses Celtics' best defender

It's not just playoff time in the NBA. It's also awards season, and that includes for the individual teams, too.With that in mind, Celtics.com handed out its end-of-year awards, and just chose its Defensive Player of the Year, Marcus Smart:"More than 40 percent of Smart's defensive possessions included him being placed into a pick-and-roll, according to Synergy Sports," Marc D'Amico...
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Video: Avery Bradley 2014-15 highlights

From the official Celtics YouTube channel:Follow Mark Vandeusen on Twitter @LucidSportsFan
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Rebuilding The Celtics: Avery Bradley’s Potential Still Unfulfilled

As the Boston Celtics head into the offseason, NESN.com takes a closer look at each player on the roster in an effort to determine who will stick around for next season and who will be playing elsewhere.  Next up: Avery Bradley. Bradley entered this season with plenty to prove after signing a four-year, $32 million contract last summer. While it ended up not being the breakout...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Report Card: Boston Celtics

Losing in four games to the Cleveland Cavaliers doesn't really give reason for any positive playoff report cards for the C's roster. But for a team that wasn't expected to do much this season, making the postseason was icing on the cake, so grades can be given out on a bit of a curve:Avery Bradley: 12.3 PPG 3.8 RPG 38.0 FG% 26.3 3-PT%Bradley's stats weren't terrible in the four playoff...
Via Celtics Life
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Regardless of what happens this summer, exciting expectations now exist for next year's Celtics

When a franchise is rebuilding, it's impossible to know how long that process will take.  Maybe the team makes a blockbuster trade, signs a big-name free agent, or drafts a future superstar.  Maybe it doesn't.  That was my attitude toward the Celtics heading into this season.  I had no idea when they would be competitive again.But now, things are different. Even if Boston does...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley hints at starting lineup changes, Jared Sullinger probable for Game 4

It looks like the Celtics could be making a change to their starting lineup for a win or go home Game 4: Avery Bradley thinks there are changes to the starting lineup for Game 4.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 25, 2015 Bradley hints that the starting lineup will change for Game 4, but says that he expects to start tomorrow.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 25, 2015The...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday's best: LeBron nets 31, Cavs win at Boston for 3-0 lead

Best showing from an undervalued commodity: Avery Bradley, Boston When the Celtics signed Bradley to a four-year, $32 million deal this past summer, it turned some heads. The Boston 2-guard had been an inconsistent shooter in his career, even if he was becoming one of the best perimeter pests in the league. But Bradley has justified that contract, and did so even further Thursday...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Don’t Write Off the Celtics Just Yet

“We’re right there. We shot 37 percent and we’re still in the game. With our home crowd and energy there for us, we can get the next one. We’ve got to get this next game. It’s a must-win for us. “ – Isaiah Thomas Game three in Boston will be a must win for this Celtics squad, that much is obvious. Thomas stating that the Celtics are “right there” is a little more...
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CelticsLife Round Table: Can the Celtics win game 2?

This may come as a surprise to you, but tonight the Boston Celtics will take on the Cleveland Cavaliers in a basketball competition. Do they have a chance to steal game 2? Our pane of readily available dudez weigh in: Rob Welch Who wins game 2?Cavs. It sucks to say but I think LeBron and Kevin Love will play better.Percentage chance the Celtics win:11.04% chance. I realize that is...
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Cup of Joe. JR Smith thinks Avery Bradley gets superstar calls

As the old saying goes; you can take the man out of New York, but you can't take the JR Smithness out of JR Smith. After playing just 19 minutes in game one due to foul trouble Smith was asked what he learned. His response? "Don't touch Avery Bradley. Apparently he's like Kobe now, so I can't touch him."Which would be all fine and good, and I could start designing a 'Green Mamba...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

'Expect to see a different team' - Avery Bradley

After dropping Game 1 of the playoffs to the Cleveland Cavaliers, Avery Bradley and the Boston Celtics hit the film room Monday morning, looking to change things up before Game 2 tips off tomorrow night at the Quicken Loans Arena. Bradley's post film session comments, via Chris Forsberg of ESPN.com:Everyone should expect to see a different team, We were able to watch film [Monday...
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Sarcastic JR Smith: Avery Bradley is 'like Kobe now'

Avery Bradley struggled mightily against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday, but that didn’t stop J.R. Smith from believing the Boston Celtics guard was given an unfair advantage by the referees. Smith, who played a mere 19 minutes in Cleveland’s 113-100 win yet picked up four fouls, complained after the game about the preferential treatment he felt Bradley received. What...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

4up/4down: Celtics vs. Cavs, Playoff Game 1

During the final week of the regular season, Celtics fans were amazed to see the Green not just qualify for the playoffs but lock in the seventh seed with two full games to play. And for most of yesterday’s first half, the Cs looked like they might just be heading for “Cinderella” status. However, the glow wore off late in the 2nd quarter, as Cleveland proved they have way...
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Avery Bradley and Evan Turner struggle in Game 1 loss

The Celtics have a very slim chance in beating the Cavs in their first round series, especially if Avery Bradley and Evan Turner are no-shows like they were in the C's 113-100 Game 1 loss.Bradley missed seven of his ten shots, including a few air-balls that made you question if there was a breeze in the building:Bradley is one of the few Celtics with playoff experience and the C...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Avery Bradley Vows Improvement After Rough Game 1

Avery Bradley’s return to the postseason after a one-year absence was a forgettable one. The Boston Celtics guard was a non-factor in Sunday’s 113-100 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, going 3-of-10 from the floor and 1-of-6 from 3-point range to finish with seven points. It was just the third time in his last 19 games that Bradley had failed to crack double figures. “I just...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Celtics/Cavs Game 1 postgame interviews (Stevens, Bradley, Olynyk)

Brad Stevens, Avery Bradley, and Kelly Olynyk talk following the Celtics Game 1 loss.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers' coach David Blatt says Boston Celtics are "not a simple first-round matchup"

Most of the talk in the media talk surrounding the first round matchup between the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers has been about Cleveland's dominance. Requisite mention is given to the Celtics late-season success, but rarely in the sense of it representing any sort of threat to what many believe will be Cleveland's likely trip to the Finals. But whether he's truly concerned...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Practice Notes: Avery Bradley Good To Go For Game 1 Vs. Cavaliers

WALTHAM, Mass. — As expected, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens confirmed Friday that guard Avery Bradley would be available when the C’s begin postseason play Sunday. Bradley during Tuesday’s 95-93 win over the Toronto Raptors with a bruised left quad and sat out Boston’s regular-season finale the following night. “I kept trying to play through it,” Bradley said...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Luigi Datome shines in first career start

With a first-round matchup against the Cavaliers guaranteed, Brad Stevens took the cautious route in the regular season finale in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, resting Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas. That meant plenty of playing time for back-of-the-rotation guys, including small forward Luigi Datome, who made the first start of his NBA career in his 55th game.Datome...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NBA Playoffs: First round schedule

The 2015 NBA playoffs are finally here, with the first game starting Saturday between the Washington Wizards at the Toronto Raptors. EASTERN CONFERENCE – FIRST ROUND (1) Atlanta Hawks vs. (8) Brooklyn Nets Game 1 – Sun. April 19, Brooklyn at Atlanta, 5:30 PM, TNTGame 2 – Wed . April 22, Brooklyn at Atlanta, 7:00 PM, NBA TVGame 3 - Sat. April 25, Atlanta at Brooklyn, 3...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Game #82 Recap: Boston Celtics Ride 6-Game Win Streak Into Playoffs With 105-100 Victory Over Milwaukee

The Boston Celtics (40-42) played the final game of the 2014-15 campaign without the services of Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas and Jae Crowder and still beat the Milwaukee Bucks (41-41), 105-100 to finish the season with a 6-game win streak, 7-game road winning streak and 40 wins on the nose. 
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

The Celtics finish off the regular season with a 105-100 win over the Bucks

If you would have told me a year ago that Boston would finish this season two games away from .500, I would have wondered what substances you had recently ingested. But that's exactly what the Celtics did, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks 105-100 to finish the regular season at 40-42. For those keeping score, that's a 15-win improvement over last year.Boston was down a few players in...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' Avery Bradley sitting out finale against Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) Boston guard Avery Bradley is sitting out the Celtics' regular-season finale at Milwaukee on Wednesday night because of a left quad contusion. Coach Brad Stevens said Bradley stayed home to get treatment, but indicated that he should be ready when the playoffs begin this weekend. ''All indications are he should be good to go when that time comes,'' Stevens said. Bradley...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley "fine" after left quad contusion, but won't travel to Milwaukee

Avery Bradley left Tuesday night's game between the Boston Celtics and the Toronto Raptors with a left quad contusion.Head Coach Brad Stevens addressed Bradley's status after the game, stating that the injury should not be a concern going into the playoffs, but Bradley won't make the trip to Milwaukee for Wednesday's game against the Bucks as a precautionary measure.From MassLive...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Avery Bradley Injures Quad In Win, Won’t Play Vs. Bucks

BOSTON — Avery Bradley will not be on the court Wednesday as the Celtics wrap up their regular season. Bradley suffered what the team called a left quad contusion late in the second quarter of Tuesday’s 95-93 win over the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. The guard started the second half but left just two minutes in and did not return. Head coach Brad Stevens said after the game...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss
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