1:16 PM EST, Sat November 26, 2022
2 hours ago
Pritchard, Kornet boosted Celtics over Kings: ‘When my number’s called, I got to be ready’

Pritchard, Kornet boosted Celtics over Kings: ‘When my number’s called, I got to be ready’

Photo by Nick Grace/ The two bench players were crucial cogs in Boston’s win over the Kings on Friday night. It was another great start for the Boston Celtics on Friday night, as they jumped out to an early lead, up 36-22 by the end of the first quarter. However, the Sacramento Kings, who claim the second-best offense in the league (behind Boston, battled back. By halftime, the score was 64-62 Boston, and with 3:12 left in the third quarter, Sacramento led 84-79. That’s when Payton Pritchard and Luke Kornet checked into the game. Boston tied the game within a minute...
3 hours ago
Reserves spark a rally: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Kings

Reserves spark a rally: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Kings

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Boston used a 19-0 run to take back control in the third quarter 1. It looked like the Boston Celtics were going to run away with a Black Friday blowout over the Sacramento Kings. But the Kings came back and made it a game. Then the Celtics used a massive 19-0 run, which flowed into a 32-4 run, to cruise to victory. Joe Mazzulla has talked a lot about not calling timeouts and letting his guys play through opposing runs. This game wasn’t as much about that, as Mazzulla did use a few timeouts when Boston fell behind. But it was about the...
14 hours ago
Dominant 3rd Quarter Run Propels Celtics to 122-104 Win Over Kings

Dominant 3rd Quarter Run Propels Celtics to 122-104 Win Over Kings

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Celtics hold the league’s second best offense to its lowest point total of the season Tonight’s Celtics-Kings game was close throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters, but the Celtics went on a 32-4 run that put the game out of reach. Jayson Tatum scored 30, Jaylen Brown scored 25, and the bench poured in 34, bringing energy that completely flipped the game and gave Boston an 18 point victory. With the Seattle Mariners reaching the postseason this year, the Kings now have the longest playoff drought among the major US pro sports franchises, but...
17 hours ago
First to the Floor: Tatum Prevails in the Battle of the MVPs

First to the Floor: Tatum Prevails in the Battle of the MVPs

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via How has this Tatum vs Luka matchup impacted the MVP conversation? “Blocked by Tatum!” Mike Breen’s iconic commentary punctuates Jayson Tatum’s late-game MVP-on-MVP crime, only to be bested moments later. “BANG!” Jaylen Brown hits a game-sealing three, sending the TD Garden crowd into an absolute frenzy and leaving Boston fans with no choice but to give thanks for “the Jays” this Thanksgiving. Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown combined for 68 points in the Celtics’ 125-112 victory over the Mavericks, including an undeniable...
20 hours ago
Sacramento Kings (10-7) at Boston Celtics (14-4) Game #19 11/25/22

Sacramento Kings (10-7) at Boston Celtics (14-4) Game #19 11/25/22

Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via The Celtics look for their second straight win as they host the surprising Sacramento Kings. The Celtics continue their home stand with a visit from the surprising Sacramento Kings. These aren’t your father’s Kings. They had won 7 straight games before losing to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday. The Kings are playing in the final game of a 3 game road trip through Memphis, Atlanta and now Boston. The Celtics are playing in the 2nd game of a 6 game home stand. The Celtics are first in the East, 1.5 games ahead of second place...
21 hours ago
Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/25/22

Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/25/22

Jayson Tatum vs Mavericks 11/23/22 | Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Celtics prospect Mfiondu Kabengele focused on improvement, wherever it comes Celtics Green Preview: Sacramento Kings (10-7) at Boston Celtics (14-4) Game #19 11/25/22 Comments from the Other Side - Mavericks 11/23/22 CelticsBlog Celtics’ Marcus Smart on Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum: “They’re unstoppable” Jaylen Brown’s best role was on show against the Dallas Mavericks Report: Robert Williams expected to return to...
23 hours ago
This extended stretch without Robert Williams will benefit the Celtics long term

This extended stretch without Robert Williams will benefit the Celtics long term

Robert Williams defends a shot from Klay Thompson during Game 6 of the NBA Finals. | Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports Players have adapted to expanded roles in Robert Williams’ absence. Once he’s back, Boston should be even more of a juggernaut. One of the obvious early-season subplots this year is that the Celtics have taken a step back defensively. Another subplot is the absence of Robert Williams III. It just so happens that the two are directly related. The Celtics are missing one of the best rim protectors and most savvy big men in the league, and it’s...
Nov 25, 2022
Report: Robert Williams expected to return from injury by Christmas

Report: Robert Williams expected to return from injury by Christmas

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via The big man could be ready to roll soon, but the Celtics are being cautious. The Boston Celtics have jumped out to a 14-4 record this season, all without Robert Williams. However, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, he’s inching closer to a return to the court. On a recent edition of ESPN’s NBA Countdown, Wojnarowski reported that Williams could be back by Christmas. “Robert Williams, who had surgery on his left knee two months ago today,” Wojnarowski said. “His agent, Kevin Bradbury told me tonight that he expects...
Nov 25, 2022
Jaylen Brown’s best role was on show against the Mavericks

Jaylen Brown’s best role was on show against the Mavericks

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Jaylen Brown proved why he’s an elite-level scorer against the Dallas Mavericks. Personally, I dislike any narrative that pits Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum against each other, and I seriously dislike the talk of who is the Boston Celtics' primary and secondary options. Sure, I’ve partaken in those discussions, and I have my opinions, but the truth is, both Tatum and Brown are among the best wings in the NBA, they just get their buckets in different ways. That’s where the problem is, though. We see Tatum bringing the ball up the...
Nov 24, 2022
Marcus Smart on Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum: ‘they’re unstoppable’

Marcus Smart on Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum: ‘they’re unstoppable’

Photo By Winslow Townson/ The Jays combined for 68 points in an MVP showdown against Luka Doncic. After a deflating loss on Monday night to the Chicago Bulls, the Boston Celtics returned home to lick their wounds before welcoming the Dallas Mavericks to town. With MVP candidate Luka Doncic leading the charge for Dallas, it was expected to be an excellent matchup, especially with Jayson Tatum cleared to play. The Celtics bounced back in a big way, and the duo of Tatum and Brown paced the Celtics with a combined 68 points on their way to a 125-112 win over the Mavs....
Nov 24, 2022
Boston’s balance wins the day: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Mavericks

Boston’s balance wins the day: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Mavericks

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Six Celtics scored in double-digits to get Boston back in the win column 1. Whether it’s the start of a new streak or not isn’t something we know yet. But this was a good win for the Boston Celtics. They put the stinker in Chicago behind them and handled a Dallas Mavericks team, one that’s been tough on them in recent years, with relative ease. Dallas made a couple of runs in the second half, but Boston pushed back each time. The Celtics were never really threatened in this game after the first quarter. Boston had to overcome...
Nov 24, 2022
Giving thanks for a special Celtics team

Giving thanks for a special Celtics team

Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from CelticsBlog Happy Thanksgiving to all of you from CelticsBlog! Seems like a good chance for us to step back and be thankful for the many blessings we are enjoying as fans of the Boston Celtics. Here are a few of mine. Feel free to add any that I’ve forgotten or share your own in the comments below. Losing in the Finals I know this seems like an odd one to start with, but hear me out. While I would always prefer winning a championship because that banner hangs forever, there’s a silver lining to...
Nov 23, 2022
Celtics manage massive Luka Doncic performance to beat Mavs 125-112

Celtics manage massive Luka Doncic performance to beat Mavs 125-112

Photo By Winslow Townson/ Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum scored 68 points to overpower Luka Doncic’s 42 in an offensive duel. Luka Doncic spun and spun and spun, eventually leaning back and pouring in a fadeaway two over Sam Hauser’s head. The second-year forward watched shot after shot rise up toward the rafters and down through the rim during a torturous Thanksgiving Eve for Boston’s switching defenders. But they knew they’d need to live giving up some of them. “Know what you need to live with and know what you need to take away,” Joe Mazzulla said...
Nov 23, 2022
Taylor’s Tickets to Triumph: Celtics - Mavericks

Taylor’s Tickets to Triumph: Celtics - Mavericks

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Boston is looking to get back into the win column at the first time of asking. Jayson Tatum is questionable heading into the Boston Celtics contest against the Dallas Mavericks, but that won’t stop Boston from approaching the game with a view to victory, and the mindset of getting back in the win column at the first time of asking. Still, Luka Doncic and the Mavericks are no joke. Inconsistent, but no joke. As such, the Celtics will need to bring their A-game, both offensively and defensively, otherwise, they...
Nov 23, 2022
Dallas Mavericks (9-7) at Boston Celtics (13-4) Game #18 11/23/22

Dallas Mavericks (9-7) at Boston Celtics (13-4) Game #18 11/23/22

Photo by Chris Marion/NBAE via The Celtics look to get back on track as they host Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. After having their 9 game win streak broken by the Chicago Bulls on Monday, the Celtics look to get back on track as they host the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavericks are coming off a loss to the Denver Nuggets on Sunday. This is the first game of a six game home stand for the Celtics. The Mavericks are playing in the first game of a 3 game road trip. The Celtics are still first in the East, leading the second place Bucks by just half a game. They are...