Celtics Notes: Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley Stray From Script In Thriller

Brad Stevens has earned a reputation as being a very well-prepared NBA coach. But sometimes even the best-laid plans go awry. Such was the case Friday night, although the results certainly worked in the Boston Celtics’ favor. By now, you’ve seen the ending: Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted Boston to a 104-103 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena...
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Zeller appears to be back in the rotation

The log jam in the front court of the Celtics has been a point of concern all year with players going in and out of the rotation almost on a weekly basis. The Celtics have won 10 out of their last 13 games and their two most recent wins have involved Tyler Zeller getting big minutes off the bench. On Tuesday night against the New York Knicks, Zeller played 27 minutes and put up 16...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics are in great position for next year’s rise in salary cap. What does that mean?

As most of Celtics Nation is aware of, the C’s have been in rebuilding mode since the departure of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. Danny Ainge and the front office has been steadily acquiring future (draft pick treasure chest) and current (Isaiah Thomas, Brad Stevens) assets to put the franchise in a position where they can build a winning culture and still be in a position to...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

4 Up/4 Down: The Orlando home-and-home

How surprised are we really? The Celtics went from the highest point of the season to watching the Orlando Magic snap an 8-game losing streak by putting up 119 points against what’s usually one of the best defenses in the league. So here’s the good and the bad from the home-and-home series with the Magic. 4 Up 1: Marcus Smart Marcus has been on fire lately, and he dropped 42...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Videos of the Day: Celts’ balanced attack too much for Magic

With seven guys scoring in double figures, the Celtics took the first of a home & home with the Orlando Magic at TD Garden last night. Orlando hung around for much of the first three quarters, but Boston blew it open early in the 4th on their way to a 113-94 victory. The win was Boston’s fifth straight and we’ve got all the highlights for you courtesy of our guy TK. Scroll...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Floyd Mayweather Believed In Isaiah Thomas ‘A Long Time Ago’

BOSTON — When the Sacramento Kings took 5-foot-9 point guard Isaiah Thomas with the final pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, it seemed a bit far-fetched to predict he’d be an All-Star in five years. Don’t tell that to Floyd Mayweather. The former welterweight boxing champion stopped by TD Garden on Friday night to take in the Celtics’ game against the Orlando Magic and support...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Stellar Celtics Bench Takes Heat Off All-Star Isaiah Thomas In Win

BOSTON — Isaiah Thomas had just been named to his first-ever NBA All-Star Game. His close friend, celebrity boxer Floyd Mayweather, was in the house to cheer him on. So naturally, Thomas diverted all the attention Friday night to his teammates, four of which scored more points than the 5-foot-9 point guard in the Boston Celtics’ 113-94 blowout win over the Orlando Magic. Indeed...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics’ 4th quarter makes Magic disappear, 113-94

How does five wins in a row strike you? And each one featuring at least a 20-point lead? That’s what the Celtics have done after a strong 113-94 win over Orlando in Boston. The Cs’ record is now 27-21. The Celts had the lead most of the way, but Orlando wouldn’t go away and had cut the margin to seven points near the end of the third quarter. But Evan Turner hit a floater...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: Kelly Olynyk-Jonas Jerebko Frontcourt Shines For Boston

The Boston Celtics probably would like to forget Wednesday’s defensive effort against the Toronto Raptors. But a promising development emerged on the other end of the floor for Brad Stevens’ club. With the Celtics trailing Toronto by 11 points early in the second quarter, Stevens opted for some international small ball, pairing Swedish swingman Jonas Jerebko with Canadian big...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: DeMar DeRozan sends Celtics to another frustrating loss

The Toronto Raptors are hosting this year’s All Star Game in a few weeks, but probably-soon-to-be-All Star DeMar DeRozan got a jump on the festivities, leading Toronto to a 6 point win over the Celtics thanks to a 34 point, 6 assist performance. The Celtics and Raptors traded a bunch of early baskets before the Raps started a barrage from deep that led to a 12-2 run and a 10 point...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The Boston Celtics midseason report card and award winners

With 41 games on the books and 41 games remaining on the schedule, we are officially at the midway point of the Boston Celtics 2015-2016 season. How has everyone on the roster been doing? Who deserves the midseason hardware? Let's find out.MIDSEASON GRADES1. Jae CrowderFor a second, let us rewind back a year.  Can anyone say they predicted the best player to be traded in the...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: David Lee, Tyler Zeller Feeling Squeeze Of Smaller Lineups

BOSTON — The Celtics’ double-digit win Friday over the Phoenix Suns was a confidence booster for pretty much everyone on the roster. Although two players at the end of Boston’s bench might disagree with that statement. David Lee and Tyler Zeller were the only two Celtics not to play in the team’s 117-103 win at TD Garden. Lee has played just once in Boston’s last six games...
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Don't look now but the Celtics may have shortened their rotation

Last Wednesday, Isaiah Thomas called out Brad Stevens for a lack of a set rotation after a 99-94 loss to the Pistons. In that game, Jonas Jerebko, James Young and RJ Hunter played, while Tyler Zeller and David Lee got a DNP. The next night, the Celtics loss to the Chicago Bulls saw Lee and Hunter on the bench while Young, Zeller, and Jerebko got some playing time. And Avery Bradley...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

How to beat… The New York Knicks

Things aren’t great in Boston right now. The shine of earlier success has worn off and the team seems to be approaching a bit of a crossroads. More conversations about how to fix the roster are being had… especially with the trade deadline just FIVE weeks away. None of the roster issues will be fixed with a win tonight, but man it would feel good to get back into the W column...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

David Lee is in the way

After three straight DNP's, Brad Stevens dusted off David Lee and played him for fifteen minutes last night. The Celtics were 1-2 in Lee's absence, and had some pretty disappointing efforts. Maybe Stevens thought he was the spark the Celtics needed? Well, he wasn't, isn't, and won't be. Last night, in only 15:36 of playing time (the least amount of time any Celtic who got into the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics Notes: David Lee Disagrees With Benching, But Staying Positive

BOSTON — The hot topic Wednesday after the Celtics’ disappointing loss to the Detroit Pistons was head coach Brad Stevens’ rotation, which Isaiah Thomas admitted has been inconsistent for much of the season. David Lee certainly can attest to that. The veteran forward, acquired via trade from the NBA champion Golden State Warriors this offseason, has seen his minutes — and...
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics Wrap: Late Rally Can’t Save Flat C’s In 100-97 Loss To Nets

BOSTON — If the Celtics made a New Year’s resolution not to play down to their competition, they failed to keep it. One game after losing to a five-win Los Angeles Lakers squad, the C’s came out flat and trailed the nine-win Brooklyn Nets for most of Saturday’s contest at TD Garden. Boston rallied in the fourth quarter to erase a double-digit Nets lead and had a chance...
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

How far can the Celtics go? What do the numbers say?

Fans always want to know if their teams can make the playoffs and what kinds of noise they can make if/when they get there. Celtics fans are especially interested these days, because the Cs this season aren't guaranteed of getting anywhere in the postseason  — and yet seem capable of almost anything.So what do we know about the Celts going into 2016? And what can we deduce from...
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January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Celtics outplay Knicks in defensive battle / Cs on a roll, but offense lags / Green Stats

While both teams had trouble putting the ball through the hoop on Sunday, the Celtics outfought the New York Knicks on the defensive end to earn their 4th W in a row — the longest such 'streak' of the season to date.No NYK player shot better than 50%, while Evan Turner (8-11)!!, Amir Johnson (4-7) and Jonas Jerebko (2-3) managed to get there for the Cs.But if you're a fan of great...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Celts sloppy in Detroit, win anyway / Green Stats

The Celtics may have walked away with a good-looking Defensive Rating, but their defense frequently broke down in this sloppy post-Christmas game in Detroit on Saturday night. Likewise, the offense was too-often also scattered, most notably whenever Evan Turner was on the floor. (They don't call him Evan Turnover fer nuttin.)Oh yeah, and Jonas Jerebko saved the game for the Cs with...
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December 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerebko hits key jumper as Celtics beat Pistons 99-93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Jonas Jerebko enjoyed his time with the Detroit Piston and has no hard feelings about being traded away last season. Thus far, the feeling is mutual - he has been cheered on each of Boston's visits to the Palace of Auburn Hills this month - but the fans are starting to get a little annoyed. Ten days after Jerebko hit three straight 3-pointers to give...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley, Isaiah Thomas Help Celtics Secure 99-93 Win Vs. Pistons

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Avery Bradley scored 18 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 99-93 on Saturday night. Each of Boston’s starters scored in double figures, and reserve Evan Turner added 13 points. Detroit pulled within five in the last minute, and Turner was called for an offensive foul with 36 seconds left...
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Recap: Celtics hold off Pistons in Detroit

Despite some sketchy (to put it nicely) officiating in the final minute & change, the Celtics got a 99-93 win over the Pistons in Detroit tonight. Three Reggie Jackson foul shots, the result of a bad call with 1:08 left, enabled Detroit to cut what was once a 16 point fourth quarter Boston lead to 92-85 with 1:08 left in the game. But Jonas Jerebko put the dagger in his old...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-Piston Jerebko kills Detroit's fourth-quarter rally

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- Avery Bradley scored 18 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 99-93 on Saturday night. Each of Boston's starters scored in double figures, and reserve Evan Turner added 13 points. Detroit pulled within five in the last minute, and Turner was called for an offensive foul with 36 seconds left...
Via AP on Fox
December 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Bradley leads Celtics past Pistons 99-93

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) Avery Bradley scored 18 points, Isaiah Thomas had 17 points and nine assists, and the Boston Celtics beat the Detroit Pistons 99-93 on Saturday night. Each of Boston's starters scored in double figures, and reserve Evan Turner added 13 points. Detroit pulled within five in the last minute, and Turner was called for an offensive foul with 36 seconds left...
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December 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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