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CelticsBlog 4 hours ago
Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers Game #56 4/15/21

Boston Celtics at Los Angeles Lakers Game #56 4/15/21

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via The oldest rivalry in the NBA continues as the Celtics visit the Los Angeles Lakers. The Celtics finish their 3 game road trip in Los Angeles to take on the Lakers. This is the 2nd and final regular season game between these two games. The Lakers beat the Celtics 96-95 in Boston on January 30. Smart left that game with 10:28 left in the game after injuring his calf. This is the Lakers’ first game home after a 7 game Eastern road trip. Just as with the Blazers on Tuesday, the Lakers are playing in the 3rd game in 4...
NESN.com 5 hours ago

Celtics Vs. Lakers Live Stream: Watch NBA Rivalry Game Online, On TV

The Celtics will look to stay hot Thursday night when they play the Lakers in Los Angeles. Boston enters the matchup having won six of its last seven games, including the last four. Most recently, the Celtics earned an impressive road victory over Damian Lillard and the Portland Trail Blazers on Tuesday. The Lakers, who […] The post Celtics Vs. Lakers Live Stream: Watch NBA Rivalry Game Online, On TV appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 8 hours ago
Robert Williams (left knee soreness) questionable against the Lakers

Robert Williams (left knee soreness) questionable against the Lakers

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Bad time to have questionable big-man depth. The Boston Celtics may or may not be shorthanded tonight against their all-time rivals, the Los Angeles Lakers. Robert Williams III is dealing with left knee soreness, and he’s now questionable ahead of tonight’s 10 pm tip. #NEBHInjuryReport update: Robert Williams (left knee soreness) - QUESTIONABLE— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 15, 2021 The Celtics are 9-1 with Robert Williams in the starting lineup since the trade deadline when Daniel Theis was shipped off to Chicago. The last time...
CelticsBlog 8 hours ago
Danny Ainge on Jayson Tatum: “he’s always wanted to be great”

Danny Ainge on Jayson Tatum: “he’s always wanted to be great”

Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via The Celtics president of basketball operations also gave updates on Kemba Walker and Evan Fournier. Ainge has been there and done that. One of Danny Ainge’s biggest strengths as the Celtics President of Basketball Operations is that he’s been there before. As a decorated player at every level and in multiple sports, Ainge knows the ins and out of being a professional athlete. He’s also been a national broadcaster and a head coach. There’s little that he hasn’t seen in the NBA. On his weekly visit with 98.5 The...
NESN.com 10 hours ago

Why Danny Ainge ‘Loved’ Jayson Tatum-Kendrick Perkins Exchange

No beef arose between Kendrick Perkins and Jayson Tatum. Quite the contrary, in fact. Perkins last week called out Tatum after the Celtics dropped their third loss in five games. Instead of snapping back at the former Boston big man, Tatum apparently called Perkins and the two had a productive conversation. Danny Ainge is not […] The post Why Danny Ainge ‘Loved’ Jayson Tatum-Kendrick Perkins Exchange appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 14 hours ago
Scattered thoughts on the Celtics recent hot streak

Scattered thoughts on the Celtics recent hot streak

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Thing are finally, hopefully, maybe starting to break right for the Boston Celtics. The Boston Celtics are 4-0 since I wrote an article that said we need to question everything about the team. Not taking credit, just hoping that I don’t jinx the team by writing anything new. As is often the case, I don’t have enough article-length thoughts so I’m going to share my scattered thoughts and welcome any and all comments below. Roster Balance When 3 of your top 7 players are centers and there’s little to no wing depth, that makes for...
CelticsBlog 15 hours ago
Jaylen Brown: “your life has value, so much value”

Jaylen Brown: “your life has value, so much value”

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics All-Star spoke on recent events in Minnesota. Most postgame media sessions, particularly those that follow a win in the NBA, tend to carry the same sort of tone, take the same shape. Reporters obviously ask questions about the game — the “how did that make you feel?” cliche doesn’t come up nearly as often as you might think; questions about specific plays, injuries, and in-game trends do. But after a big road victory on Tuesday night, no one asked Jaylen Brown about the Celtics win over the Portland Trail Blazers....
CelticsBlog Apr 14, 2021
SBN Reacts: Celtics fans’ confidence on the rise

SBN Reacts: Celtics fans’ confidence on the rise

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Also, which young star would you rather have? Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NBA. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Boston Celtics fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. According to the most recent SB Nation Reacts survey, 63 percent of Celtics fans are confident the team is headed in the right direction. That’s up from 58 percent last week and 55 percent two weeks ago. In addition to a push for the playoffs, NBA players are jockeying for position in the...
NESN.com Apr 14, 2021

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Close To Full Recovery From COVID-19

Jayson Tatum battled COVID-19 earlier this season, but now seems close to being fully recovered. The Boston Celtics forward missed five games due to the illness and was open about the effects he faced after his return to the court. Aside from his breathing being impacted, Tatum also revealed he’d get fatigued quicker than normal. […] The post Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Close To Full Recovery From COVID-19 appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Apr 14, 2021
Marcus Smart is proving his doubters wrong

Marcus Smart is proving his doubters wrong

Photo by Abbie Parr/ The combative guard is finding his top gear at the perfect time. Somebody needs to call the pound. There’s a rabid pitbull on the loose, and it looks to have a point to prove. Recently, the Celtics defensive anchor, Marcus Smart, was on a local radio show when he embarked into an expletive retort to those who’ve questioned his defensive abilities this season. Anyone who’s followed Smart’s career knows that the Texas native is about action rather than words. So, while that interview inevitably made the rounds on social media, it’s...
CelticsBlog Apr 14, 2021
Jayson Tatum taking care of business

Jayson Tatum taking care of business

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Jayson Tatum has taken it upon himself to elevate his play and get Boston rolling at just the right time. The burden of superstardom is real. When it comes to falling short of expectations, context is hardly ever relevant. If a team isn’t performing at the level it should, all eyes point to the leading man in search of answers he’s supposed to have at the ready. Jayson Tatum might not be a clear-cut superstar just yet, but he is a star and he is Boston’s best player. So as the Celtics have continued to search for their groove with a...
NESN.com Apr 14, 2021

Why Celtics Among Teams With ‘Reasons For Optimism’ In Race For NBA Playoffs

The picture surrounding the Boston Celtics isn’t necessarily rosy, but things certainly are looking up. ESPN’s Kirk Goldsberry on Wednesday included Boston on his list of teams which have “reasons for optimism” in the heated race for positions in the Eastern Conference portion of the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics have won four consecutive games and […] The post Why Celtics Among Teams With ‘Reasons For Optimism’ In Race For NBA Playoffs appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Apr 14, 2021
Parquet plays: that intentional missed free throw in Portland

Parquet plays: that intentional missed free throw in Portland

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Brad Stevens instructed Marcus Smart to brick it so the Celtics could win the game. Brad Stevens didn’t go to Portland to play checkers. Tuesday night, he brought his chess pieces. Late-game situational awareness from coaches and players to make split-second accurate decisions is much harder than it looks from the comfort of our couches. It’s also when coaches most easily earn their money. After Boston’s 116-115 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers, it was apparent following the final sequence that Stevens had his fingerprints over...
CelticsBlog Apr 14, 2021
Jayson Tatum keys a team effort: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Trail Blazers

Jayson Tatum keys a team effort: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Trail Blazers

Photo by Cameron Browne/NBAE via Boston won their fourth straight game and moved up to 5th in the East by beating Portland 1. In years past, it would be hard to look at a 116-115 finals score and call it a “gritty” win, but that’s what this was for Boston. Portland led for most of the first half, and a couple of times in the second half it looked like the Trail Blazers were poised to bury the Celtics. As they have done so often in the last few weeks, Boston kept their composure, showed some fight and won the game. Giving up 115 points isn’t any sort of marker...
CelticsBlog Apr 14, 2021
Garden Report: Jayson Tatum is back

Garden Report: Jayson Tatum is back

Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports Jayson Tatum, last week’s eastern conference player of the week, built on it in Portland with a clutch performance and said he’s nearly 100% back from COVID-19. The Celtics beat the Trail Blazers in a thriller where the lead changed more than 20 times and Damian Lillard threatened into the closing seconds. Marcus Smart held him to 1-of-5 shooting though and guarded Jusuf Nurkic in spots while Jayson Tatum delivered the win on the offensive side of the ball with 32 points and the game sealing three. The Celtics have won 7-of-10 and the...

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