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Boston Celtics: 2 players who would be perfect trade targets The Boston Celtics should look to target two specific players ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline to bolster their roster for a playoff run.
NBA Notebook: 10 telling stats about Celtics at midseason checkpoint With half of the Celtics' season in the books, we took a closer look at each key player in the Celtics' rotation to find a surprising or telling number about their season so far. +11.1 net rating for Jayson Tatum: The third-year forward has always ranked among the top Celtics when it comes to his plus/minus during his brief NBA career.
Boston Celtics: Kemba Walker deserved to start over Kyrie Irving in All-Star Game The Boston Celtics All-Star point guard, Kemba Walker, edged Kyrie Irving in the media and player portion of the All-Star voting.
REPORT: Jrue Holiday Probable To Face Celtics Despite Knee Soreness New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday is probable to face the Boston Celtics despite left knee soreness. The Pelicans are 17-29 on the season. They are in 12th place in the Western Conference standings. New Orleans has gone 0-2 with rookie Zion Williamson in the lineup.
Knicks fans will get first crack at Kyrie Irving since he joined Nets It was less than a year ago that Kyrie Irving entered Madison Square Garden wearing an opposing jersey and was showered with love from Knicks fans. "We want Kyrie," they chanted last February as Irving led the Celtics to a win over the Knicks.
REPORT: Marcus Smart Added To Injury List With Left Hand Sprain Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has landed in the team's injury report due to a left hand sprain. Smart is listed as probable for Boston's Sunday night game against the New Orleans Pelicans, which means his injury is not serious. However, it remains to be seen how it will affect his performance.
Celtics strive for split-second success Point-five basketball - the notion that a player must decide in half a second whether to pass, shoot or drive - was drilled into the four Celtics on Team USA by coach Gregg Popovich this past summer. But it wasn't exactly a foreign theory to Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum.
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown Questionable To Face Pelicans The Boston Celtics are listing forwards Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown as questionable to face the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. Tatum is dealing with a groin injury, while Brown has a sprained ankle. Both players didn't play on Friday during the Celtics' win against the Orlando Magic.
The Nets have to figure out how to play better with Kyrie Irving The Kyrie Irving experience is a weird one.
Javonte Green gets to live his dream A dream that can get bigger from here, considering the kind of contributions he can now make with the blessing of Brad Stevens. "It always hits me that I'm an NBA player.
Tremont Waters nearly has triple-double vs. Long Island Nets Boston Celtics two way point guard Tremont Waters continues to wreck shop at the G League level, coming away with a near triple-double in the Maine Red Claws win over the Long Island Nets Friday.
A renaissance with the Miami Heat Passion has returned to the house that D-Wade, LeBron and Shaq built, as the Celtics will find when they fly in during Super Bowl week for Tuesday's game at American Airlines Arena. "It's definitely a good time to be a Miami Heat fan," Olynyk said.
Stevens notches 300th win in Orlando With this victory, Brad Stevens moved to 5th all-time in wins for a Celtics coach. In what was his 536th game in charge, the Celtics tasted victory for the 300th time. He now sits just eight wins behind K.C Jones. It's a fantastic achievement for the former Butler coach who joined the team at the start of their rebuild back in 2014.
5 rational thoughts following the Celtics' comeback win in Orlando The Celtics had more than a few reasons why they could've lost last night: No Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. A tough fallow period in the first half. Limited options at the 5 against an opponent with a plurality of centers. But they didn't. This is why:.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens earned win No. 300 against Orlando Magic Stevens is now the fifth coach in team history to have 300 wins, joining Red Auerbach, Tommy Heinsohn, Doc Rivers and K.C. Jones. Stevens is nine wins from passing Jones for fourth on the list. Stevens is in his seventh season coaching the Celtics, which currently rank fourth in the Eastern Conference.
All-Star Kemba Walker works his magic in Orlando Less than twenty-four hours after being voted into the All-Star Game as a starting guard, Kemba Walker was tasked with leading his injury-riddled team past the Orlando Magic.
Should they stay or go? Evaluating the Celtics' back-end… The Celtics' limited lineup in Orlando allowed us to get a better look at their depth and whether they can help in the playoffs.
Your Morning Dump…Where Javonte Green brings his clamps to Disney World Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As the Celtics visited the Orlando Magic on Friday night, they had a Jay problem.
Great team effort for third straight win: 10 Takeaways from Celtics / Magic They started using Walker as the decoy on several plays. Here, it looks like Boston is setting up a handoff from Theis to Walker. Nope. Walker sets the backscreen for Hayward, who takes the pass from Theis and drops in the layup:. As is often the case, Marcus Smart's box score stats belie his actual impact on the game.
How Javonte Green keyed a defensive turnaround against Magic The Celtics have been throwing Javonte Green to the wolves lately, out of necessity more than anything else.
Here's what Brad Stevens said after earning his 300th career win Celtics coach Brad Stevens earned his 300th career win in Friday night's 109-98 come-from-behind victory over the Orlando Magic. Stevens became the fifth Celtics coach to reach the 300-win milestone, joining Red Auerbach, Tommy Heinsohn, Doc Rivers, and K.C.
Kemba Walker grateful for All-Star starter status granted by peers All-NBA Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker is officially an All-Star starter because of the player vote, and the Bronx native is thankful for it.
Enes Kanter out, four other Celtics dealing with injuries before game vs. Pelicans, Zion Williamson Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are the two candidates for when the All-Star reserves are announced next Thursday. But which player is more deserving of the honor? On the latest episode of the "Celtics Talk Podcast," Kyle Draper, A. Sherrod Blakely and Chris Forsberg debated who should get the All-Star nod between Brown and Tatum.
Celtics 109, Magic 98: Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward lead the charge in Orlando Boston faced a 46-30 deficit in the second quarter, as Walker scored 19 to help his team single-handedly climb out of hole hitting 10-of-16 shots and four 3-pointers to cap off the first half. "I thought Walker gave us everything he had in the first half and we were worried whether he would have much left," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens.
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