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Celtics Rebound, and So Do the Ratings

The Celtics got up off the mat, and TV viewers responded — even if the numbers were still relatively soft. Sunday’s Celtics-Cavaliers NBA Eastern Conference Finals Game 3 earned a 4.0 final rating and 7.0 million viewers on TNT, up 21% in ratings and 30% in viewership from Cavaliers-Raptors on ESPN last year, which aired [...]
Via Sports Media Watch
22 minutes ago

LeBron James gets in foul trouble early in Game 4

As if the Cleveland Cavaliers losing Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals at home weren’t already bad enough, their efforts to regain control in the series in Game 4 were harmed when LeBron James got in foul trouble early on Tuesday.James was called for four fouls in the first 18 minutes of Game 4. He was called for two shooting fouls on defensive, and two offensive fouls. One...
Via Larry Brown Sports
31 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland police increasing its presence at Celtics-Cavaliers after Manchester attack

There will be additional security at the Cavaliers-Celtics game Tuesday. (David Richard-USA TODAY Sports) Cleveland police will increase its presence at Quicken Loans Arena for Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack, according to TMZ Sports.  Earlier Tuesday, NBA spokesman Mike Bass said the league is already beginning to...
Via Green Street
3 hours ago

Video: Breaking down how the Boston Celtics won Game 3 without Isaiah Thomas

Coach Nick from BBALL Breakdown breaks down how the Celtics pulled off the win in Game 3 without IT4, which many are calling the greatest upset in NBA playoff history.
Via Celtics Life
4 hours ago

Wahlburgers provided a 'sanctuary' for a few Celtics in Cleveland

Cleveland isn’t particularly known as a foodie destination. So you can excuse a few Celtics players for seeking out a hometown chain ahead of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cavaliers. Along with Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, forwards Kelly Olynyk (who hopefully took normal-sized bites) and Jonas Jerebko opted to lunch at a Wahlburgers […]
Via Boston.com
5 hours ago

NBA Awards Keeps Brad Stevens Out Of Coach Of The Year Debate

Golden State remains undefeated in the NBA Playoffs and now they await the winner in the Eastern Conference to battle once again for the NBA Championship for a third straight season. By the way things are going, the Cavs are likely to make it again by defeating the Celtics. But right now, the Warriors are favorite to win the title at -420, especially with the team they have now.”...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens Celtics injury update for Amir Johnson and Isaiah Thomas ahead of Game 4 Cavs v Celtics

Filmed on location by CLNS Media: Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens provided injury updates on starting big Amir Johnson and injured star Isaiah Thomas at shootaround the morning of Game 4.
Via YouTube
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Danny Ainge’s son running for congressional seat in Utah

Mr. Ainge may be going to Washington.Tanner Ainge, the son of Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge, announced on Monday that he has filed paperwork to run for a House of Representatives seat in Utah’s 3rd Congressional District. The elder Ainge also tweeted out his well wishes. The Ainge family has some ties to Utah — you may remember that Danny first made a name for himself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics celebrated Game 3 win by Facetiming with Isaiah Thomas

While injured Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas couldn’t be in Cleveland on Sunday, he was with his team following its thrilling Game 3 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers.“After Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left rattled home to lift Boston to a 111-108 triumph, Thomas texted all of his teammates with words of praise and support,” Chris Forsberg of ESPN wrote....
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward and Brad Stevens reconnection?

It looks like the Boston Celtics have no chance to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, after falling down two games to zero and being blown out but they were able to get game three and make it two to one. Even though they are still most likely to lose, this season has been a positive to win two playoff series after losing in the first round the last two...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics were upset with talk focusing on Isaiah Thomas

The Boston Celtics rallied back from a 21-point deficit in the third quarter on Sunday to beat Cleveland Cavaliers, and they did it without Isaiah Thomas. In fact, not having Thomas may have been the primary source of motivation that fueled the comeback.After the Celtics came away with a 111-108 win on Avery Bradley’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left, Jae Crowder said the team was...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jonas Jerebko on Avery Bradley game winner as Celtics beat Cavs in Game 3

Filmed on location by CLNS media Network: Jonas Jerebko on the Boston Celtics beating the Cavs in Game 3 on an Avery Bradley game winning three.
Via YouTube
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WATCH: Brad Stevens on Avery Bradley's game winning 3 as Celtics beat Cavs in Game 3

Celtics coach Brad Stevens discussed Avery Bradley's game winning three, Marcus Smart's career night and Jonas Jerebko's clutch second half.
Via YouTube
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Celtics’ Avery Bradley hits last-second buzzer-beater off every part of rim to best Cavs

Not all game-winning shots are pretty. That’s certainly the case with the three-pointer the Boston Celtics’ Avery Bradley hit Sunday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, which hit the rim four separate times before going in to give Boston a 111-108 victory. Here’s the shot: In the end, it doesn’t particularly matter that Bradley’s shot (which came off a pass from Marcus...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' Avery Bradley gets shooter’s roll, daggers Cavs in Game 3

The Celtics showed a lot of heart fighting back from a 21-point deficit to steal Game 3 on the road at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday night.It was quite the turnaround for Boston, who had lost by 44 in the game that preceded it. Marcus Smart led the way with 27 points, and the Celtics — even playing without Isaiah Thomas — made some major adjustments in the second half, and bounced...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NBA’s Twitter blasted for saying Amy Schumer sat with “a fan” (it was Dave Chappelle)

It appears that the NBA’s social media account has forgotten about Dave Chappelle. Chappelle was sitting with fellow comedian Amy Schumer at Game Three of the Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics series in Cleveland Wednesday, and the @NBA Twitter account sent this photo as a result: That led to plenty of criticism for not mentioning Chappelle: It should be noted that most others...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What Isaiah Thomas’ hip injury means for the Boston Celtics

As the Boston Celtics face going down 3-0 to the Cleveland Cavaliers, their worst news yet could be the health status of point guard Isaiah Thomas. On May 20, it was announced that Thomas would miss the remainder of the playoffs with a right hip injury. While he has mostly been rendered ineffective during the Celtics’ two blowout losses, his injury could have long-term implications...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas to see specialists, could need hip surgery

As the Boston Celtics head into Game 3 against the Cleveland Cavaliers without team leader Isaiah Thomas, the point guard is bracing for possible hip surgery.On Sunday, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters Thomas will be meeting with more specialists about his hip injury and that he could require surgery, per Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe.Thomas injured his hip on...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What do the Boston Celtics do with the first pick?

The Boston Celtics may have gotten annihilated by the Cleveland Cavaliers in both games one and two of the Eastern Conference Finals but there is still cause to celebrate.  On Tuesday night the Boston Celtics scored the number one overall pick in the 2017 NBA draft lottery giving them a surefire opportunity to reload this offseason.  What many people fail to realize is that the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith hits ridiculous circus shot, sticks dagger in Celtics

J.R. Smith attempted the most J.R. Smith-esque shot ever in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Friday night, but the surprising thing is that he actually drained it.It happened when Smith grabbed the knife and twisted it in the Celtics’ open wound. And by that, we mean, this crazy off-balance jumper he drained with no time remaining and gave the Cavs a 72-31 lead going...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron James still can’t sleep despite winning it all for Cleveland in 2016

When LeBron James first played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, he wanted nothing more than to win a title for his hometown team. Then King James left Cleveland and went to Miami and won two rings. Well LeBron went back to the Cavaliers in 2014 and won it all in 2016, but he still can’t sleep at night as he wants to win even more than the three rings currently on his fingers.In game...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics focused on trying to sign Gordon Hayward in free agency

The Boston Celtics could potentially trade the No. 1 pick in next month’s draft for a star player. Jimmy Butler and Paul George come to mind as candidates. But what if there was a way for the Celtics to add a star player and keep the No. 1 pick? There is, apparently.Gordon Hayward, the star forward for the Utah Jazz, has a player option for next season, and could become an unrestricted...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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