NBA Playoffs: Why the Boston Celtics can upset the Cavs

The NBA playoffs are finally underway and the hard-charging Boston Celtics have a date with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  James and the Celtics have some history, with fierce battles dating back to his first stint in Cleveland.  In the 2010 playoffs the Celtics knocked the Cavs out in six games in the second round and sent LeBron to South Beach.  The Celtics would...
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Celtics past and present campaigning for Isaiah Thomas as 6th man of the year, will he win it?

On Tuesday, the Celtics official Twitter account sent out this tweet campaigning for Isaiah Thomas to win the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year Award:Retweet to support Isaiah Thomas for 6th Man of the Year. A few lucky winners will get playoff tix! #Isaiah6thMan pic.twitter.com/QKPhcNKxQ0— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 15, 2015Jared Sullinger is on board, and has been for a while...
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2 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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics 105 - Bucks 100 highlights and box score

Game highlights courtesy of Celtics Lowdown. Box score below. Boston Min FG 3pt FT +/- Off Def Reb Ast TO Stl Blk BA PF Pts Evan TurnerF 17:59 3-5 0-1 1-2 -2 0 2 2 6 3 1 0 0...
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Is Jared Sullinger's return beneficial to the Celtics' playoff drive?

In Saturday's dramatic 117-116 OT victory in Toronto, Jared Sullinger grabbed seven rebounds in 12 minutes, but went scoreless on three field goal attempts.  Meanwhile, Jonas Jerebko (two points) logged just nine minutes of action, his lowest total since February 23.  The night before, Jerebko scored 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting in 21 minutes. Boston went 14-10 in the 24 games...
Via Celtics Life
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cup of Joe. Jared Sullinger says he lost 20 pounds

Sullinger said he has lost 20 pounds since he was diagnosed with the stress fracture over the All-Star break through a combination of swimming, biking and dietary changes he intends to be permanent.“I’ve made a lot of changes – as you all can probably see from this (loose-fitting) shirt,” he said. “When you make a lot of changes, you feel better about yourself, you feel...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Credit Brad Stevens for one of the gutsiest timeouts you'll ever see (including video of the game winner)

With four seconds left in the game last night, Lou Williams hit a three-pointer to put Toronto up by one.  Brad Stevens immediately called timeout to organize a play.  On the ensuing possession, the ball was inbounded to Jared Sullinger at the top of the key.  Sullinger took a dribble and began driving towards the basket.  Not liking what he saw, Stevens called another timeout...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Sully says he dropped 20 lbs

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Jared Sullinger told us before last night’s game he’s lost 20 pounds, which is a step in the right direction. But, by any measure, he’s still a heavyweight, which means he went about one round last night...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Returns To Celtics Lineup Following 24-Game Absence

BOSTON — The Celtics welcomed Jared Sullinger back to the lineup for Friday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks at TD Garden. The 23-year-old power forward had missed the previous 24 games with a broken bone in his left foot. He was expected to miss the rest of the season, but his rehab, during which he lost “20 pounds,” went quicker than anticipated. “He worked hard,...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Third quarter surge helps Bucks top Celtics despite Sullinger's return

  Ersan Ilyasova led Milwaukee's third-quarter surge from a halftime deficit with 11 points and the Milwaukee Bucks hurt the Boston Celtics' playoff chances with a 110-101 win Friday night. Boston dropped a half-game behind idle Miami in the competition for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference with six games left. Trailing 52-50 at halftime, the Bucks outscored the Celtics...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Khris Middleton clutch late in Jared Sullinger's return as Milwaukee Bucks beat Boston Celtics

The Celtics made a run in the second half, but never could quite close the gap on the steady and effective Bucks. Jared Sullinger made his shocking return to the floor, but he only made it four minutes before being pulled.
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Celtics' Jared Sullinger returns from broken foot

BOSTON (AP) Celtics forward Jared Sullinger is ready to play after a speedy recovery from a broken bone in his left foot. The team says he is available for Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics had announced on Feb. 22 that Sullinger would miss the rest of the season. Sullinger leads Boston with 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game. Since being sidelined...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics announce Jared Sullinger is back and available Friday

The Boston Celtics announced Friday that Jared Sullinger’s metatarsal stress fracture has healed completely and that he will be available for Friday night’s game at TD Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks. “We are excited that Jared’s recovery progressed quicker than initially expected,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “Jared was extremely...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger’s Foot Injury Fully Healed; Forward Cleared To Play Friday

In a surprise move, the Boston Celtics announced Friday that forward Jared Sullinger would be available for Friday night’s matchup with the Milwaukee Bucks. Sullinger suffered a metatarsal stress fracture in his left foot just before the NBA All-Star break in mid-February and has not played in the 24 games since. The 23-year-old initially was expected to miss the remainder of...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Jared Sullinger’s foot is healed, he can play tonight

The Celtics just shocked everyone with this statement: The Boston Celtics announced today that Jared Sullinger’s metatarsal stress fracture has healed completely and that he will be available for this evening’s game at TD Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks. “We are excited that Jared’s recovery progressed quicker than initially expected,” said Celtics President of Basketball...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Boston Celtics announce Jared Sullinger to return immediately from foot stress fracture

The Celtics announced Friday the shocking return of big man Jared Sullinger.
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger Returns From Metatarsal Stress Fracture

Jared Sullinger’s metatarsal stress fracture has healed completely and he will be available for Friday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, the Boston Celtics announced. “We are excited that Jared’s recovery progressed quicker than initially expected,” said Danny Ainge. “Jared was extremely diligent in his rehab, repeatedly expressing his eagerness to help our team reach...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Jared Sullinger Conundrum; Exposing a Weakness in the Boston Celtics Organization?

Is Jared Sullinger overtraining? Is he getting the right dietary advice? And where do the Boston Celtics fit in all of this?
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Delight: The Biggest Loser - Celtics Edition

As young star Jared Sullinger struggles with weight issues, Danny Ainge and the Celtics front office are making every effort to support his weight loss and conditioning process.  So much so that they've included Sully into this prestigious competition: 'Sheed, Big Baby, Shaq, Scal and Darko.  That's heavy competition right there (figuratively and literally?).  Good luck, Sully...
Via Celtics Life
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Jared Sullinger addresses his struggles with losing weight

Anyone who’s ever tried to lose weight knows how hard it can be, and that’s no different for some professional athletes.   Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger knows he has to lose weight. Doing so, however, is easier said than done as the 23-year-old is learning. Sullinger has had to deal with weight issues his entire life, a problem that followed him to the NBA when he...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Your Morning Dump… Where Sully’s weight could end his time in Boston

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The Celtics already picked up their team option on Sullinger for next season, but he will become a restricted free agent in 2016. Boston wants to see results before it commits to a long-term deal. Ainge said...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart ejected for punching Matt Bonner in the groin

  Boston Celtics rookie point guard Marcus Smart earned a flagrant foul 2 and was ejected from Friday night’s 101-89 loss after he hit San Antonio Spurs’ forward Matt Bonner in the groin. “Like every other play, I was trying to get through a screen,” Smart told reporters after the game. “(Aron Baynes) screened me, (Bonner) tried to clean up the screen, and I...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Every time you take away the Celtics' best player they keep getting better?

The Celtics were 9-14 (.391) when they traded away Rajon Rondo.  They are 21-22 ever since (.488).At the time of the Jeff Green deal, Boston was 12-21 (.343).Without Rondo and Green, the C's are 18-15 (.545).When Jared Sullinger was lost for the season, the C's were 20-31 (.392).Without Rondo, Green and Sullinger, Boston is 10-5 (.667).And finally, Isaiah Thomas has missed the past...
Via Celtics Life
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Game #65 Recap: Boston Celtics Outlast Indiana Pacers 93-89, Inch Closer To Playoffs

Without Jared Sullinger and Isaiah Thomas, the Boston Celtics (29-36) walked in to the Indiana Pacers’ (30-35) house on the second night of a back-to-back and won their fourth straight ballgame, getting to within a half game of the 8th and final playoff spot in the East… Oh and they’re…
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics top free agent target is Kevin Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers acquired Kevin Love in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves knowing the six-year pro could opt out in 2015 and sign elsewhere. Love could decide to opt out of the final year of his current deal and just re-sign with Cleveland this summer. Or he could opt out and listen to other teams offers. If he does the latter, expect the Boston Celtics to be one...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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