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Today in Celtics history: Cs trade Knight for Battie, Cousy All-Star MVP

Former Celtics Tony Battie (left) and Travis Knight (right)Today, January 21st is the 63rd anniversary of Bob Cousy being named Most Valued Player of the 1954 NBA All-Star Game, which saw the tilt head into overtime for the first time. The Boston Celtics' Cousy scored ten points in the remainder of the game to give the East a 98-93 win over the West. In recognizance of his crucial...
Via Celtics Life
1 hour ago

Boston Celtics: Week in Review 1/21/17

After a light schedule this week, the Celtics get back to work this evening with a 5 PM game against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Via CLNS Radio
9 hours ago

Bradley to sit out again as Celtics host Blazers

BOSTON -- Fresh off not being named as a starter in the NBA All-Star Game, Isaiah Thomas has a couple of tough guards to deal with when the Portland Trail Blazers visit TD Garden late Saturday afternoon. And he'll have to do it without running mate Avery Bradley. Bradley, second on the Boston Celtics in scoring at 17.7 points per game and actually the team's leading rebounder...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Mulling Offer To Be In 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest

The Boston Celtics could be represented in the 2017 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown recently revealed during an interview with CSN New England that he was asked to participate in this year’s event. He said he was unsure if he’ll take part in the festivities, though, as he’s currently deciding whether he wants to put his body through the process. That said...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Props to Danny Ainge; the Celtics have three of the best contracts in the NBA

Sports Illustrated came out with their list of the "The NBA's 30 Best Contracts" yesterday, and according to them the Celtics are tied for 2nd the league in roster bargains with three. The only team with more were the Golden State Warriors, who have four. SI did a great job breaking the deals into specific categories. Because obviously there's a difference between having an MVP candidate...
Via Celtics Life
19 hours ago

Boston Celtics Missed on an Opportunity, Could Use a Big to Pair Next to Horford

The Boston Celtics have a nice starting core with Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder, and Al Horford. However, that fifth spot (which has been Amir Johnson) is not nearly as strong. Johnson is starting for his defense and his defense only. He is top ten for power forwards in DRPM (Player’s estimated on-court impact […] Boston Celtics Missed on an Opportunity, Could Use...
Via Hardwood Houdini
20 hours ago

How Isaiah Thomas Is Using All-Star Starter Snub As Extra Motivation

The leading scorer in the NBA’s Eastern Conference won’t be starting in the All-Star Game. That’d be Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, who entered Friday averaging 28.7 points and six assists per game but couldn’t beat out Kyrie Irving and DeMar DeRozan for a starting spot in the East’s backcourt. Thomas still should make the All-Star roster, but many saw his omission...
Via NESN.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

No Need for the Boston Celtics to Be Concerned With Al Horford

After signing the Atlanta Hawks‘ 9-year veteran Al Horford to a max deal, expectations elevated for the Boston Celtics. Horford was viewed by fans and staff alike as a great fit for the Celtics,however, fans have been losing hope as of late due to Horford’s recent performances. It is true to say that he has had […] No Need for the Boston Celtics to Be Concerned With Al Horford...
Via Hardwood Houdini
22 hours ago

Celtics Beat w/ Sean Grande 1/22/17

193: Sean Grande | Mid-Term Player Grades | 2016-17 Boston Celtics | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Boston’s Isaiah Thomas loses tiebreaker to start in 2017 NBA All Star Game

Isaiah Thomas has been playing unbelievable basketball so far this season and is the center piece to one of the most competitive teams in the Eastern Conference. Thursday night, however, it was revealed that IT4 will not start in the 2017 All Star Game. Instead, Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and DeMar DeRozan will make up the East’s starting back court. Here’s both...
Via Celtics Hub
1 day ago

Today in Celtics history: Bailey Howell, Patrick O'Bryant born

Today, January 20th marks the 80th anniversary of former Boston Celtics forward Bailey Howell.Howell, who played for the Celts for four seasons between 1966 and 1970, was drafted by the Detroit Pistons second in the 1959 NBA Draft after playing his college ball at Mississippi State. He remained with the Pistons for five seasons until he was traded to the Baltimore Bullets along with...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago

Isaiah Thomas loses tie-breaker, so Celtics guard won’t start All-Star Game

Isaiah Thomas has earned superstar status. (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports) Isaiah Thomas feeds off doubters, which means he won’t be going hungry this All-Star season. Starters were announced for the NBA All-Star Game on Thursday, and Thomas wasn’t among them. The Celtics guard, who currently ranks fourth in the NBA in scoring, lost a tie-breaker to Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan...
Via Green Street
1 day ago

Are the Celtics Taking an Optimal Amount of 3s?

Is Isaiah Thomas still being overlooked by the NBA and its fans? The Celtics are also fully invested in the 3-point revolution. What does this mean for the team going forward?
Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago

Locked On Celtics: Bench & Brad come up short against the Knicks

The Boston Celtics suffered an embarrassing loss to the Knicks in which the bench, and Brad Stevens’ insistence on playing them for extended minutes over a long stretch of the second quarter, cost them dearly. Is this what happens when there’s no super-human Isaiah to bail them out in the 4th? Sam Packard and I discuss. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago

WATCH: Brad Stevens on the Celtics Getting Out Rebounded by 24

Brad Stevens' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks. Filmed and produced by Jeremy Karpf for CLNS.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics learn lesson the hard way that Isaiah Thomas won’t save them every fourth quarter

It was his time to shine. Down 88-84 entering the fourth quarter, it was the prime moment for Isaiah Thomas to again take control and carry the Celtics to a victory over the lowly Knicks. The problem was, he didn’t. It’s not his fault, it was simply human nature, he couldn’t save the Celtics seemingly every game. And while there was anxious anticipation that someone would step...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

Avery Bradley could end up ‘missing a little bit more time’ with achilles soreness

Avery Bradley Mere minutes prior to tipoff in the Celtics’ 117-106 loss to the Knicks on Wednesday, they discovered they would be without guard Avery Bradley. Bradley, initially scheduled to start, was scratched after some soreness in his right achilles tendon. He missed four games leading up to Monday’s matchup against the Hornets with the injury, but played 33 minutes in...
Via Green Street
2 days ago

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas on Hearing MVP Chants: "It's a feeling I can't explain."

Isaiah Thomas' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 108-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas Might Change his Jersey Number

Brad Stevens full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 108-98 victory over the Charlotte Hornets. Visit http://www.blueapron.com/gardenreport and for 3 free meals + free shipping. Get the CLNS Radio App on your mobile device! Click Here: www.clnsradio.com/iosFREE www.clnsradio.com/Android Be sure to like The Garden Report on Facebook and like and comment on each...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas' big 4th quarter carries Celtics past Hornets 108-98

BOSTON (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 17 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter, and the surging Boston Celtics beat the Charlotte Hornets 108-98 on Monday night for their ninth victory in 11games. It was Thomas' 25th straight game with 20 or more points. He's been putting up big final quarters of late - scoring 20 or more three times this season. No other NBA player had done it more...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kelly Olynyk injured his ankle tripping over little kid

The luck of the Irish was certainly not with Kelly Olynyk this weekend. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, the Boston Celtics center rolled his right ankle tripping over a little kid while warming up for practice on Sunday and was unable to participate. Jay King of MassLive.com adds that the child in question was one of the assistant coach’s sons. Apparently, the Celtics have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas: I would never bring family into trash talk

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas says he did not curse at Dennis Schröder’s mother during Friday night’s game. In fact, Thomas insists he would never do anything of the sort. Thomas, who took to Twitter after the game to defend himself, was asked about the alleged incident again on Sunday. “Yeah, I don’t talk about nobody’s mom, I don’t cuss at nobody’s moms...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas denies cursing at Dennis Schröder's mom

Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas are picking up right where they left off in their first-round playoff series last April. After Thomas hit a game-winner with 2.4 seconds left to lift his Boston Celtics to a 103-101 road victory over Schröder’s Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Schröder put Thomas on blast, claiming that the All-Star point guard cursed at his mother in the stands during...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thomas steadies Celtics, Horford triumphant in return home

ATLANTA (AP) Isaiah Thomas scored 13 of his 28 points in the fourth quarter, Al Horford made a triumphant return and the Boston Celtics snapped the Atlanta Hawks' seven-game winning streak with a 103-101 victory Friday night. Paul Millsap and Tim Hardaway Jr. each had 23 points for Atlanta. The Hawks had won 12 of 16 to move into fourth place in the Eastern Conference. But the...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Wizards accuse Celtics of 'trying to play dirty' in 'chippy' game

The short-handed Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, letting the final score do most of their talking. That doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of between tip-off and the final buzzer, though. The C’s 117-108 win was capped by a little skirmish after the game, a dust-up that started with some aggressive finger pointing from Boston forward Jae Crowder...
Via NESN.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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