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Isaiah Thomas once peed himself to avoid subbing out

You typically have to be at least 54 inches tall to ride a roller coaster, 57 inches tall to get out of a booster seat, and at least six feet tall to play in the NBA. OK, so the latter isn’t an actual rule, but more of a forgone conclusion that if you don’t hit that minimum height suggestion, you won’t get a crack at most rosters beyond high school. Unless you’re Isaiah...
Via NESN.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

The Celtics and Cavaliers faceoff tomorrow at 3 p.m. on ABC at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.
Via CLNS Radio
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From April 17: Brad Stevens Coach Of The Month; Mike Gorman Picks Celtics In 6, Celtics Ready For Cleveland

Via CLNS Radio
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Do the Boston Celtics Actually have a Chance Against Cleveland?

Boston Celtics’ Jae Crowder (99) celebrates his basket with teammates, from left, Isaiah Thomas, Tyler Zeller and Evan Turner in the final seconds of the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors in Boston, Tuesday, April 14, 2015. The Celtics won 95-93. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) It’s been a season of wheeling and dealing for...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Gorman likes Boston over Cleveland in 6?

Mike Gorman: I think Boston in 6. Because look at the way they’ve played over the last 45-50 games. Last 40 games they have the 5th best defense in the league and 10th best offense in the league.  Cleveland has the 20th best defense in the league. I think Cleveland can be exploited. I think Cleveland if we can get in their heads in games 1 or 2, we’ll see whether there is...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' play-by-play man Mike Gorman goes against the grain, picks the Celts in six over Cleveland

Anyone who has followed the Celtics for the last few decades, realizes how much of a homer Tommy Heinsohn is. The C's legend, and color commentator, has compared former C's player Greg Steimsma to Bill Russell, The 80-year old Heinsohn, even put Evan Turner in the same sentence as Paul Pierce and Reggie Lewis.So it's easy to say Heinsohn sees things through green goggles. But even...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Beast from the Northeast ‘1957 Boston Celtics’ Tee

Saluting the 1957 Boston Celtics squad that began the tradition of dominating NBA basketball. This solid tee designed by artist Kevin Zwirble of Beast From the Northeast apparel, features the legendary starting five of Bill Russell, Tommy Heinsohn, Bill Sharman, Jim Loscutoff, and Bob Cousy. Cop one now over at beastfromthenortheast.bigcartel.com. The post Beast from the Northeast...
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens wins East Coach of the Month

The Celtics have been blistering hot for a couple of months now, but their finish to the season was stronger than any other team. And if they’d been able to handle Milwaukee at home, they would have gone undefeated. Regardless, this month was good enough to win Brad Stevens Coach of the Month honors. From the NBA press release: Stevens led the Celtics to the East’s best record...
Via Red's Army
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens, Doc Rivers voted NBA Coaches of the Month

The Boston Celtics’ present and former coaches both have been recognized for their respective teams’ success in the month of April. Celtics coach Brad Stevens and Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers were announced Thursday as the NBA’s Coaches of the Month for the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively. It’s the first time Stevens, now in his second year on Boston’s...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: A Miracle Season

(July 4, 2013 – Source: Darren McCollester/Getty Images North America) By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/Hoopstuff.. The Boston Celtics have somehow made the playoffs. Ladies and gentlemen this is a miracle. You have to give most of the credit to Brad Stevens who has his ridiculously young team playing hard, but also these players, who have come together to win when nobody...
Via HoopStuff
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Luigi Datome shines in first career start

With a first-round matchup against the Cavaliers guaranteed, Brad Stevens took the cautious route in the regular season finale in Milwaukee on Wednesday night, resting Avery Bradley, Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas. That meant plenty of playing time for back-of-the-rotation guys, including small forward Luigi Datome, who made the first start of his NBA career in his 55th game.Datome...
Via Celtics Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart No Longer Feels Like Rookie As Celtics Prep For Playoffs

BOSTON — Marcus Smart feels like he’s done a lot of growing up this season. The 21-year-old point guard is the second-youngest player on an extremely young Celtics team, but as he prepares to suit up for his first NBA playoff game this Sunday in Cleveland, Smart says he no longer feels like a rookie. “Actually, yeah,” Smart said after Tuesday’s 95-93 win over the Toronto...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics' Avery Bradley sitting out finale against Bucks

MILWAUKEE (AP) Boston guard Avery Bradley is sitting out the Celtics' regular-season finale at Milwaukee on Wednesday night because of a left quad contusion. Coach Brad Stevens said Bradley stayed home to get treatment, but indicated that he should be ready when the playoffs begin this weekend. ''All indications are he should be good to go when that time comes,'' Stevens said. Bradley...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart throws down floating alley-oop from Evan Turner (Video)

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart threw down a strong slam dunk to finish the floating alley-oop from teammate Evan Turner during the third quarter of Tuesday night's game in Toronto. Turner floated the "pass" over the basket, and Smart came from out of nowhere to clean up with the monster play, exciting the hometown fans.The Celtics beat the Raptors 95-93 to solidify the seventh...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Recap: Crowder fadeaway seals 1st round date with Cavs

Jae Crowder for the game-winner! Celtics win, 95-93! pic.twitter.com/BT6Vs8iwN5 — Peter Stringer (@peterstringer) April 15, 2015 Boom. Where LeBron at? We coming for you, King James. Jae Crowder’s corner fadeaway with 0.8 seconds remaining propelled the Celtics past the Raptors, 95-93, and into a 1st round playoff match-up with the Cleveland Cavaliers. How did the Celts manage...
Via Red's Army
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Isaiah Thomas doesn't want to rest, will address the crowd at "Fan Appreciation Night" tonight

Who would have ever though the 2014-15 Boston Celtics would be in position to "rest" players for the final two games, having already clinched a playoff spot?After Boston's thrashing of the Cavs' bench on Sunday, Brad Stevens suggested he did not intend to sit anybody if the Celtics clinched.  Via Jay King of Mass Live, Stevens said:If (team trainer Ed Lacerte) tells me they need...
Via Celtics Life
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: officially headed back to the playoffs

Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens It’s official, the Boston Celtics are headed back to the playoffs.  With the Brooklyn Nets loss to the Chicago Bulls Monday night, the Celtics clinched a postseason berth after back-to-back victories over the Cleveland Cavaliers and wins in six of their last seven games overall.  The Celtics turnaround this year has been improbable.  After...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics, Say Hello to the 2015 NBA Playoffs

The Boston Celtics, with a little assistance, seek a 2015 playoff berth.
Via CLNS Radio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No Ego: Brad Stevens Showing How College Coaches Can Succeed in the NBA

Rick Pitino, John Calipari, and a slew of others have failed in some way or another while attempting to jump from the college coaching ranks to the NBA. Whether it has been organizations giving them too much power, the coaches not being readily equipped to handle the daily grind, or some other factor, it seems as if more of those coaches fail than not. Then there’s Brad Stevens...
Via Crossover Chronicles
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics’ Thomas seemingly hangs in the air for a nice dime

Does Celtics’ Isaiah Thomas scoff at gravity? Against the Cavs, Thomas penetrated the lane and got surrounded by Cavs’ defenders but laughing in the face of the laws of gravity, Thomas faked out a defender then hung in the air for some twisty, turning in midair assist to Jonas Jerebko for the three pointer. https://cdn.streamable.com/video/94c6be00e15511e48cbd65bfb47c4e00.webm...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Boston Celtics Recap: Cavs Reserves Whooped by Celtics

(Boston, MA) — In a game where the Cleveland Cavaliers (51-29) rested four of their five starters, the reserves got extra floor time on Sunday afternoon and were blown out 117-78 by the Boston Celtics (38-42) at TD Garden. As the regular season winds down, a second-seeded Cavs vs. seventh-seeded Celtics matchup in the first round of the 2014-2015 NBA Playoffs seems very likely...
Via Cavaliers Nation
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tyler Zeller Dunks, Embarrasses Matthew Dellavedova

Tyler Zeller is not known as a high-flying, backboard-shattering dunker. Fortunately for the Boston Celtics center, Matthew Dellavedova is not an elite rim-protector. Early in the first quarter of Sunday’s matchup, the 7-foot Zeller took flight over the 6’4″ Cleveland Cavaliers guard, who turtled away from his ill-fated blocked attempt and put himself on a poster. Boston...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cavaliers and Boston Celtics inching closer to first-round matchup: WFNY Stats & Info

For a while now, fans of the NBA’s Eastern Conference have circled the back-to-back games between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics as a potential swing vote for the playoff race. After game one on Friday, we can already see how the seeding might be shaping up. There aren’t too many sites out there that publicly list playoff seed and playoff matchup probabilities. But...
Via Waiting For Next Year
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ainge: Is Rondo good enough to behave the way he does?

Rajon Rondo has a reputation for being one of the most difficult players in the NBA to coach. Some even believe he is one of the main reasons Doc Rivers chose to leave Boston. No matter how well he plays, that reputation continues to follow Rondo wherever he goes. One person who knows Rondo very...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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