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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP/CBS) — Thomas Bryant had 26 points and nine rebounds to help the Washington Wizards beat the Boston Celtics 96-90 on Thursday for their lone win in the restart. Troy Brown Jr. added 17 points and eight rebounds for the Wizards, who had long been eliminated from the playoff race and had lost their first seven games in the bubble. The Wizards nearly ended up being the only winless team in the restart. The Celtics, who already were locked into a playoff matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers, rested all five starters and Marcus Smart. Rookie Javonte Green had a season-high 23 points and Semi Ojeleye added 13 points and eight rebounds for Boston. Big man Robert...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Before the Celtics left Boston for the NBA bubble in Orlando, the front office approached head coach Brad Stevens about a contract extension. It only took a few weeks for both sides to come to terms, and it was announced Wednesday that Stevens was locked up for the foreseeable future. Stevens wouldn’t say how long the extension goes when chatting with reporters ahead of Boston’s “regular season finale” against the Washington Wizards down in Orlando, leaving it up to the media to guess (or get the scoop). But Stevens made it clear that he’s happy his time in Boston will continue, as the Celtics continue to build toward title contender status. “I’d say it’s obviously an honor...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics will close out their “regular season” down in Orlando with a noon tip-off against the lowly Washington Wizards. Most of Boston’s starters will not be participating. And why should they? Washington is 0-7 in the bubble, and Boston has already sewn up the three-seed, with a first-round matchup with Philadelphia set. Boston has nothing to play for. Which is why the Celtics declared six players out for the contest Wednesday evening, including all five of the team’s starters. Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart will all get the day off for “rest.” Kemba Walker will rest his sore left knee, Daniel Theis will do the same with his right foot, and Jayson Tatum is...
    BOSTON (CBS) — It is finally official. The Celtics will square off against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the NBA Playoffs. It’s a matchup we’ve seen plenty of over the last, say, 60 years, but one we’ll never get sick of. Now, one of the NBA’s oldest rivalries will add another chapter to its history book in the NBA bubble down in Orlando, with the three-seeded Celtics taking on the six-seeded 76ers to open the postseason. The matchup is set after the Pacers beat the Rockets on Wednesday, sending the 76ers to the six-seed. Philadelphia also lost to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, dropping its third straight game and falling to 3-4 in bubble action. The Celtics,...
    On Wednesday, the Boston Celtics announced the continuation of one of the NBA’s longest and most successful partnerships, officially extending the contract of Head Coach Brad Stevens. The franchise revealed its renewed partnership with Stevens via a press release on Celtics.com. Per team policy, the financial terms of the 43-year-old’s extension were not released. Stevens was originally hired by the Celtics in July of 2013, which makes him the sixth-longest tenured coach in the league. He replaced the heralded Doc Rivers — who had led the Cs to an NBA championship in 2008 — when he opted to take a new job with the Los Angeles Clippers that same year. In spite of losing Rivers to the Clippers, Boston was...
    The former Butler Bulldogs head coach is staying in Boston for the long haul Stevens system has transitioned well to the next level since the summer of 2013, when he was brought to Boston straight off a successful run with the Butler Bulldogs. The 43-year-old (if you can believe it) was the 17th head coach in Celtics history, and has led the team to a commendable 318-245 record in his six seasons in charge. While Danny Ainge is always looking for a leg up in terms of upgrading the roster, the one area he never has to worry about is behind the bench, where Stevens’ steady hand continues to prove valuable for a young team buoyed by young star Jayson Tatum.The...
    The former Butler Bulldogs head coach is staying in Boston for the long haul Stevens system has transitioned well to the next level since the summer of 2013, when he was brought to Boston straight off a successful run with the Butler Bulldogs. The 43-year-old (if you can believe it) was the 17th head coach in Celtics history, and has led the team to a commendable 318-245 record in his six seasons in charge. While Danny Ainge is always looking for a leg up in terms of upgrading the roster, the one area he never has to worry about is behind the bench, where Stevens’ steady hand continues to prove valuable for a young team buoyed by young star Jayson Tatum.The...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Brad Stevens will not be jumping back into the college ranks any time soon. The Celtics have signed their head coach to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Terms for the deal were not disclosed, per team policy, but don’t expect anyone else to man the Boston bench any time soon. Stevens, who was initially hired in 2013, has a 318-245 record in his seven seasons in Boston. He already owns the fourth-most wins by a Celtics coach in franchise history, trailing only Red Auerbach (795), Tommy Heinsohn (427) and Doc Rivers (416). “Brad is one of the most intelligent and hard-working coaches in the game today,” said Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge....
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — A rusty Celtics team got off to a 1-2 start in the NBA bubble, causing a little bit of concern that the Boston basketball team wouldn’t be playing into late September/early October. How silly that was. With Tuesday’s 122-107 drubbing of the Memphis Grizzlies — a team hungry for a win to stay in the playoff hunt — Boston has now won four straight. They’ve averaged 129 points per game over those four victories, including a 149-point outburst against the Brooklyn Nets. The C’s most impressive win of the stretch was a 122-100 blowout over the Raptors, which is Toronto’s lone loss in the bubble. Yeah, the Celtics are ready for the...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday, putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series, and could fall out of eighth place if Portland beats Dallas later Tuesday. Boston (48-23), which has already locked up the Eastern Conference’s third seed, won its fourth straight. Gordon Hayward and Kemba Walker each added 19 points. The Celtics assisted on 29 of their 44 made baskets. Walker said they are in a good place with the playoffs about a week away. “I think we’re pretty close to being...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday, putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series, and could fall out of eighth place if Portland beats Dallas later Tuesday. Boston (48-23), which has already locked up the Eastern Conference’s third seed, won its fourth straight. Gordon Hayward added 19 points and five assists. Memphis (33-39) lost for the sixth time in seven games since the restart. Ja Morant finished with 26 points and 13 assists. The Grizzlies arrived in Florida with 3 1/2-game cushion over their nearest competitor for the...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday, putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs. The Grizzlies missed another chance to guarantee themselves a spot in the Western Conference play-in series, and could fall out of eighth place if Portland beats Dallas later Tuesday. Boston (48-23), which has already locked up the Eastern Conference’s third seed, won its fourth straight. Gordon Hayward added 19 points and five assists. Memphis (33-39) lost for the sixth time in seven games since the restart. Ja Morant finished with 26 points and 13 assists. The Grizzlies arrived in Florida with 3 1/2-game cushion over their...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics have a game Tuesday night, though their clash with the Memphis Grizzlies really doesn’t matter much to the players on the roster. The front office, on the other hand, would greatly appreciate a win. The Celtics have sewn up the No. 3 seed in the East, and now they’ll wait the next few days for someone to claim the six-seed and become their first-round opponent. But Tuesday’s game against the Grizzlies could help the team’s chances at getting a better pick when the NBA Draft finally arrives on Oct. 16. Enter ‘The Memphis Pick.” It doesn’t have the same cache as “The Brooklyn Pick” did in 2016 and 2017, but it’s an extra pick for...
    Getty Jaylen Brown and the Celtics could land a favorable playoff matchup The Celtics sealed their spot as the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference with their ugly win over the Magic and now can only sit back and see how the three remaining games for the Sixers, Pacers and Heat play out before the NBA playoffs begin next week. Philadelphia is currently the No. 6 seed in the conference, trailing both Miami and Indiana by a game, which essentially amounts to a two-game deficit because the Heat and Pacers hold tiebreakers over Philly. The chances are good, then, that the Sixers will be Boston’s first-round opponent. That would be just fine with the Celtics. The Sixers...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference officially belongs to the Boston Celtics, thanks to the Green’s third straight victory in Orlando and a Toronto Raptors win on Sunday night. Boston still has two games to play in the NBA bubble — Tuesday against Memphis and Thursday against Washington — but those are mere formalities at this point. The Celtics really don’t have much to play for over those two games, so expect a lot of Tremont Waters, Carsen Edwards and maybe even a little Tacko Fall as Boston’s regulars sit back and wait for their first-round opponent to reveal themselves. There are three options for that first-round foe as the...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 left in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 122-119 on Sunday for their third straight victory. The Celtics hadn’t scored in overtime until Hayward went to the line after being fouled by Nikola Vučević. His free throws put Boston up 115-114 as the Celtics scored 10 of the first 15 points in overtime. Hayward finished with 31 points and Jayson Tatum scored 29, including the tying basket with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. Jaylen Brown had 19 points and 12 rebounds, and Brad Wanamaker had 10 points. Boston came in locked into the No. 3 seed in the East after Toronto’s win over Memphis earlier...
    Georgia school seen in photo of a crowded hallway will briefly move to online learning after reporting 9 cases of Covid-19 Dollar Tree, Family Dollar reverse decision to require masks at all stores, but request customers wear them Hayward scores 31 as Celtics edge Magic 122-119 in OT © APARC Boston Celtics center Daniel Theis (27) celebrates with teammate Gordon Hayward (20) after defeating the Orlando Magic in an NBA basketball game Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kim Klement/Pool Photo via AP) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 left in overtime, and the Boston Celtics beat the Orlando Magic 122-119 on Sunday for their third straight victory. The...
    Boston Celtics are looking in a good shape ahead of their remaining matches in the bubble. They took the Brooklyn Nets by storm when they won 149-115. It was an all-round show where seven of their players got points in double-digits. The duo of Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum are doing wonders for them, both averaging a combined 42 points per game. Point guard and two-time NBA Sportsmanship Award holder Kemba Walker is also having a decent run with 15.5 points average in the four games he played. He recently gave an interview where he gave out some fascinating revelations. Boston Celtics star and his favorite duos in the NBA He was asked a very interesting question by CC...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jaylen Brown scored 20 points, Jayson Tatum added 18 and the Boston Celtics never trailed on the way to an emphatic 122-100 win over the Toronto Raptors on Friday night. Kemba Walker scored 17 points in 23 minutes for the Celtics, who led by 40 at one point and kept slim hope alive of catching the Raptors for the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. Boston also won the season series against Toronto, taking three of the four meetings. Fred VanVleet scored 13 for Toronto, which got 11 from Kyle Lowry and 11 more from Pascal Siakam. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Do you feel slightly better about the Boston Celtics after they absolutely pummeled the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night? Any time a team scores 149 points, even against a team that is currently taking up some bubble space by default, you’re going to feel better about them. The lopsided victory puts the Celtics at 2-2 down in Orlando, and more importantly, it puts them back in the driver’s seat for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. A speckle of doubt had crept in after Tuesday’s disheartening loss to an undermanned Miami Heat team, but Boston’s lead over Miami is back up to two games thanks to Wednesday night’s bounce back. A two-game lead plus the...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Boston Celtics fans wanted to see two things Wednesday night: A Celtics victory, and playing time for Robert Williams. They got both of those requests — in a big way. The Celtics took out their frustrations on the Nets down in Orlando, demolishing Brooklyn 149-114 to get to 2-2 in the NBA restart. It was a great follow-up to Tuesday night’s disappointing defeat at the hands of the Miami Heat. While Jaylen Brown led the way with 21 points, and a total of seven Celtics scored in double figures, it was the man known as Timelord who stole the show. Now that he is healthy, Celtics fans have been clamoring for some...
    The Nets followed the biggest NBA upset of the last 27 years by giving up the second-most regulation points in team history. All those good vibes the Nets had after Tuesday’s win over Milwaukee got flushed a day later with this humbling loss to Boston. The Nets got crushed 149-115 by the Celtics on Wednesday night at ESPN Wide World of Sports. They coughed up the fifth-most points in franchise history, and second-most in a regulation game, only after surrendering 151 to the Spurs back in 1978. They set defense back over 40 years on Wednesday. The Nets also squandered a chance to punch their ticket to the postseason. They stayed in seventh place in the Eastern Conference halfway through...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) – With or without Jimmy Butler, the Miami Heat felt they needed to send a message to the Boston Celtics. Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Heat never trailed in beating the Celtics 111-106 on Tuesday to remain alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. 3 seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat. Miami has a game lead on Indiana and improved to 2-1 so far in the seeding games, despite Butler sitting out with a sore right ankle after playing Monday in a loss to Toronto. “A lot of guys stepped up,” Heat coach Eric Spoelstra...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics arrived in Orlando a potential title contender thanks to a solid offense and a one of the league’s best defenses. The offense made the trip to the NBA bubble, but the defense appears to have been lost like it was some piece of luggage. Three games into the eight-game seeding schedule, the lack of defense from the C’s is getting a bit worrisome. The Boston defense look lost throughout Tuesday night’s important contest against the Miami Heat and the Celtics fell 112-106, shrinking their lead for the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference over Miami to 1.5 games. Did we mention the Heat were without Jimmy Butler? Because the Heat...
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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat never trailed in beating the Boston Celtics 111-106 Tuesday to remain alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. 3 seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat. Miami has a game lead on Indiana and improved to 2-1 so far in the seeding games, despite Jimmy Butler sitting out with a sore right ankle after playing Monday in a loss to Toronto. Duncan Robinson also had 21 points for Miami. Goran Dragic added 20 off the bench, Kelly Olynyk scored 15 and Tyler Herro 11. Jayson Tatum led Boston with 23...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Bam Adebayo had 21 points and 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat never trailed in beating the Boston Celtics 111-106 Tuesday to remain alone in the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics had their lead for the No. 3 seed cut to 1 1/2 games over the Heat. Miami has a game lead on Indiana and improved to 2-1 so far in the seeding games, despite Jimmy Butler sitting out with a sore right ankle after playing Monday in a loss to Toronto. Duncan Robinson also had 21 points for Miami. Goran Dragic added 20 off the bench, Kelly Olynyk scored 15 and Tyler Herro 11. Jayson Tatum led...
    South Dakota expecting 250,000 people for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Fast-food menu changes that outraged customers NBA Best Bet of the Day: Bostons Jaylen Brown will torch the Heat Tuesday figures to be another great day of action in the NBA’s restart that is headlined by conference rivalry games. The surging Portland Trail Blazers meet the Houston Rockets in a matchup of dynamic backcourts and two Eastern Conference powerhouse jostling for playoff positioning in the Boston Celtics versus the Miami Heat. © Provided by HoopsHype BetMGM Sportsbook will have NBA odds and NBA props for all games so we’re bringing you the best bet for every day of the NBA action. Jaylen Brown to score 20+ points (+105) Both the...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Of their eight seeding games ahead of the NBA playoffs, Tuesday night’s is the most important tilt for the Boston Celtics. The Miami Heat is Boston’s biggest threat to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, and that race can become slightly less of a race or slightly more intriguing Tuesday evening. Boston leads Miami by 2.5 games after the Heat fell to the Toronto Raptors on Monday afternoon. Handing Miami a second straight loss would all but seal the No. 3 seed for the Celtics, giving them a 3.5 game advantage with just five games to play. A lot would have to go wrong for Boston to lose such a lead,...
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    BOSTON (CBS) — Kemba Walker saw a slight uptick in playing time on Sunday afternoon, playing 22 minutes in Boston’s win over the Portland Trail Blazers. The Celtics point guard is still on a minutes restriction due to lingering left knee soreness, but when he’s on the floor, Walker looks like the All-Star point guard who helped guide the Celtics near the top of the Eastern Conference this season. Walker saw a few extra minutes of action Sunday after playing 19 minutes in Boston’s loss to Milwaukee on Friday night. He was solid again against the Blazers, dropping 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting, making both of his three point attempts. The plan is to have Walker back to his normal...
    Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big early lead before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. “That was a playoff-level energy that we had to play with at the end of the game,” Boston coach Brad Stevens said. “This is a great experience.” Tatum, who added a career-high eight assists, rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. “It’s just about making the right reads," Tatum said. “Seeing the double-teams. Making the right play. Jaylen was open and those were the right reads.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. Boston led by as many as 24 in the second quarter, but Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, with three 3-pointers from Lillard and two from CJ McCollum, to...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 34 points, Jaylen Brown added 30 and the Boston Celtics built a big lead early before holding on for a 128-124 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday. Tatum rebounded from a terrible performance in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday when he scored just five points on 2-of-18 shooting. Damian Lillard had 30 points and 16 assists for Portland. Jusuf Nurkic added 30 points in his second official game back after breaking his leg in March 2019. Boston led by as many as 24 in the second quarter, but Portland opened the fourth quarter with a 15-4 run, with three 3-pointers from Lillard and two from CJ McCollum, to...
    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 10: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 10, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The Boston Celtics can breath a sign of relief that their star player broke out on Sunday. Upon entering the NBA bubble in Walt Disney World, the Boston Celtics knew they had no shot of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference, since the Milwaukee Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo held a stranglehold of the...
    Everything We Know About Christopher Melonis Law & Order Spinoff Martha Stewart Fast Facts Portland Trail Blazers vs. Boston Celtics, NBA Live Stream, Schedule, TV Channel, Start Time The Portland Trail Blazers have come back to the NBA restart healthy, rejuvenated, and fast.  Coming off an overtime win against the Memphis Grizzlies last game they will look to continue the fight for a playoff spot today as they take on the Boston Celtics in the bubble. © Provided by For The Win Kemba Walker was limited in playing time last game against the Bucks, where the Celtics suffered their third loss of their last four.  If the Celtics want to stop the slide, they will need more Kemba on...
    Celtics' Jaylen Brown guards Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/Getty Images) Jaylen Brown called out a photoshop job that appeared to have him troll Giannis Antetokounmpo after the Bucks beat the Celtics On Friday night, NBA fans across the country were treated to an amazing showdown between two of the best teams in the league: The Milwaukee Bucks and Boston Celtics. In what turned out to be a see-saw battle, Milwaukee left the court with a close 119-112 win. The score was all tied up at 87-87 after three quarters, but Milwaukee went on to own the final session to come out on top, led of course by the strong play of Giannis Antetokounmpo. If you ask Celtics star...
    Hurricane Isaias: Some Florida counties, North Carolina, Virginia declare states of emergency as East Coast braces At least 150 hospitalized due to salmonella outbreak in 48 states Antetokounmpo, Bucks return with 119-112 win over Celtics © APARC Milwaukee Bucks' Giannis Antetokounmpo (34) heads to the basket past Boston Celtics' Enes Kanter (11), Semi Ojeleye (37) and Marcus Smart (36) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool) LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo appeared on his way out of the game. Moments later, he was instead on his way to the foul line. A replay overturned what would have been the NBA's MVP sixth...
    Hurricane Isaias: Some Florida counties, North Carolina, Virginia declare states of emergency as East Coast braces At least 150 hospitalized due to salmonella outbreak in 48 states Giannis, Bucks hold off Celtics in East showdown LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. © Garrett Ellwood / National Basketball Association / Getty Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks' first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA's best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks' first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA's best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year. Boston overcame a poor start to tie it at 107. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul...
    LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo converted a tiebreaking three-point play with 1:28 left on an overturned call that kept him in the game and helped the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Boston Celtics 119-112 on Friday night. Antetokounmpo had 36 points, 15 rebounds and seven assists in the Bucks’ first game in the restart. Milwaukee improved the NBA’s best record to 54-12 and moved within a victory of clinching the top seed in the Eastern Conference for the second straight year. Boston overcame a poor start to tie it at 107. Antetokounmpo was then called for a charging foul, appearing to negate his basket and giving him a sixth foul. The call was changed to a blocking foul...
    Getty Kemba Walker is expected to play tonight against the Bucks. As the Boston Celtics resume their season, questions remain about Kemba Walker’s knee injury and his status for the NBA restart. As of now, all indications are Walker plans to play against the Bucks, but fans can expect the point guard’s minutes to be limited as Boston continues to monitor his injury. “Brad Stevens says Kemba Walker will stick to 14-20 minutes limit no matter what in the opener on Friday night,” 985 the Sports Hub’s Brian Robb tweeted. Robb also reported that Stevens described Walker’s knee as “the strongest its been since he got here in September.” Yet, Walker’s own admitted frustration over the...
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    White House opposes U.S. requirement for passengers to wear masks on planes, trains You Have to Try These Famous Sandwiches in Denver and Beyond Kemba Walker calls his minutes limit ‘frustrating’ The Boston Celtics are working hard to manage Kemba Walker’s health in the Orlando bubble, but the All-Star guard is not having an easy time with the imposed restrictions. © Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker Speaking with the media on Tuesday, Walker discussed his minutes limit, which the Celtics are implementing to safeguard his troublesome left knee. “It’s frustrating,” said Walker, per Jared Weiss of The Athletic. “This is the first time in my career I’ve ever had to go through this,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics will face a formidable foe in the Milwaukee Bucks in their first game back Friday night. But while the Bucks still have Giannis Antetokounmpo, they will not have their full herd against Boston. Point guard Eric Bledsoe and shooting guard Pat Connaughton will not play Friday, Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer announced on Thursday. Both players tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this month, but both have since been cleared and practiced with Milwaukee on Thursday. Their absences on Friday are likely due to a conditioning standpoint, along with the fact the Bucks don’t really have much to play for in the eight seeding games before the playoffs, with a 6.5 game lead over the Toronto Raptors...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — It’s been four months since we last had the chance to watch some real live NBA basketball. But that long and painful wait is almost over, and in the very near future, we’ll get to see the Boston Celtics in action once again. And even though they aren’t the favorites to win it all during the NBA’s bubble season in Orlando, there is reason to believe the Celtics are about to — no, not burst the bubble — but make some real noise. The Celtics resume play with the third-best record in the East with eight seeding games before the playoffs. They put together a heck of a regular season and seemed...
    Rumors have recently started to swirl around All-Star center Bam Adebayo and his future with the Miami Heat after reports spread that the team doesn’t have any plan of giving him a massive contract extension after the 2019-20 NBA season. If the Heat think twice about giving him a new contract, most people expect Adebayo to become available on the trade market this fall. As of now, several teams who are in dire need of a frontcourt boost have already been linked to Adebayo, including the Boston Celtics. In a recent article, Andrew Hughes of Fansided’s Hardwood Houdini suggested multiple scenarios on how the Celtics would be able to bring Adebayo to Boston in the 2020 NBA offseason. Out of...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — The Celtics wrapped up their exhibition schedule on Tuesday night, sacrificing their bench players as the Houston Rockets starters poured in points down in Orlando. Boston’s starters received their final tuneup on Sunday, and now their focus will be on the eight seeding games ahead of the start of the NBA playoffs. But do those seeding games mean anything for Boston, at least from a standings perspective? Not really. What really matters is the Celtics getting back to being the team that surprised much of the NBA throughout the regular season, before the coronavirus brought everything to a screeching halt. The value of the seeding games lies more in knocking off any...
    Coronavirus updates: US nears 150K deaths How two traders are betting on consumer staples in an uncertain Covid environment Yahoo Sports NBA 2019-20 season restart team previews: Boston Celtics The coronavirus pandemic halted the NBA season four months ago, the equivalent of an entire offseason. It is easy to forget where everyone left off, let alone what has changed since we last saw them play basketball. In order to get you up to speed before the July 30 season re-opening slate at Walt Disney World in Orlando, we will be reviewing and previewing each of the 22 teams scheduled to participate. [More NBA restart previews: Brooklyn Nets • Dallas Mavericks • Denver Nuggets • Houston Rockets • Indiana Pacers...
    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 10: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics grabs a rebound against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on March 10, 2020 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images) The Boston Celtics currently sit in third in the Eastern Conference, but opposing teams should look to knock them out of the playoffs with this blueprint. The Boston Celtics are one of the Eastern Conference’s most talented all-around teams, and young players like Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will ensure that things stay that way...
    The Boston Celtics have a deep squad with an elite-level head coach, and there is no doubt about it that their time is now to potentially make a run to the NBA Finals. Boston, the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference, will be led by Duke-product Jayson Tatum, who is well on his way to becoming an elite-level talent in the league. He is averaging a team-high 23.6 points with 7.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game this season. Kemba Walker (21.2 PPG), and Jaylen Brown (20.4 PPG) are two others on the Celtics who average 20 or more points per contest, and that alone proves how deep Boston is. The Celtics provide scorers from all over the floor on a...
    Portland protest groups sue U.S. over tear gas, rubber bullets McDonalds to close 200 U.S. restaurants. Heres where some of the closures are expected NBA title best bets: Buy the Clippers and these 2 dark horses Find line reports, best bets, and subscribe to push notifications in the Betting News section. © Mark Blinch / NBA / Getty Images There's a clear-cut first tier of NBA title contenders. The toughest part is figuring out which one(s) to bet. The Lakers, Clippers, and Bucks all have what it takes to win a ring. Here, we'll make our case for which of those clubs stands above the others, as well as our other best bets to win the 2019-20 championship.Clippers (+250)The...
    Getty Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics Unsurprisingly, Jaylen Brown, the former third-overall pick, has quickly catapulted himself into the upper echelon of NBA two-guards a mere four years into his pro career. Surprisingly, that already marks one more season than one prominent NBA head coach envisioned Brown’s pro career lasting, or so he told the now-Boston Celtics star. In a Zoom conference call with University of Massachusetts students back in May, Brown revealed a harsh interaction he had with current-day Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Billy Donovan, an interaction that has fueled him to this day. “He told me he wasn’t playing me because he said I didn’t play hard,” Brown recalled, a then 17-year-old high school...
    Boston Celtics are one of the teams with a lot to play for in the Orlando bubble. The team was going to be dangerous in the Eastern Conference, but not many understood how dangerous. The Celtics’ depth with guards and wing players have enabled them to sit with the third seed in the East right now. While most of the love is being given to the Milwaukee Bucks, the Celtics have a real chance of giving them a run for their money. Superstar forward Jayson Tatum realizes the amount that is at stake for his team. Despite the dangers of leaving despite a young son at home, Tatum is in Orlando. He is the de facto on-court leader for the...
    Steven Adams of Oklahoma City Thunder has touched a new high with his 17-point game. OCT beat Boston Celtics 98-84 in their NBA scrimmage. In just a 16-minute appearance, the New-Zealand born added one assist and seven rebounds to help his side gain advantage. The 27-YO Center performed handsomely on both sides of the court and sent positive signals for the matches ahead. It appeared as if the Boston Celtics were not prepared to see that kind of gameplay coming from him. Boston Celtics coach was all praise for Steven Adams Brad Stevens looked highly impressed by the opposing side’s Center player. He gracefully accepted in the post-match interview “That first half we struggled mostly with Adams. You know...
    The practice match against Thunder in the NBA scrimmage brought out a mediocre performance from the Boston Celtics. They faced defeat by a wide 14-point margin. The team arrived on the court without star player Kemba Walker, but they had all the other big names playing for them. Enes Kanter and Jaylen Brown looked strong, but their performances were just not enough. However, in the post-match media conference, head coach Brad Stevens looked positive about his team. He discussed the strengths in their opponents and assured that his side has enough depth in their starting five, even without Kemba. How good are Boston Celtics without Kemba Walker? Kemba had suffered a left knee injury that forced him out of 14...
    BOSTON (AP/CBS) — Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NBA to pause its season in March, the Celtics were a team still trying to figure out what it could be. Boston was one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. It also had one of the league’s hottest players in 22-year-old Jayson Tatum, who was putting up career numbers on the heels of his first All-Star game appearance. But because of injuries, the Celtics also had yet to truly gauge what their core of Tatum, offseason acquisition Kemba Walker, veterans Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart and an improved Jaylen Brown could do together. That question still lingers as Boston prepares to restart the now-truncated season inside the Florida bubble....
    Parents in a county with one of Georgias highest coronavirus rates are protesting to get children back in school An Unknown Salmonella Outbreak has Infected Over 100 People in 15 States Kemba Walker back at Celitcs practice, will sit out first scrimmage © David Dow/NBAE via Getty Images The balky left knee that had Kemba Walker sit out 14 games this season and had Celtics’ coach Brad Stevens taking it slow with his point guard at the NBA’s Orlando restart was not an issue Thursday — Walker was back at practice. That doesn’t mean he will play in the Celtics first scrimmage on Friday, but Walker said he felt good after going through a full practice Thursday. #NEBHInjuryReport Kemba...
    Since losing Al Horford last summer, the Boston Celtics have been active on the market searching for a defensive-minded big man. Though they currently have Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, and Robert Williams III manning the center position, none of them could fill the huge hole Horford left on the defensive end of the floor. The Celtics may be performing well in the 2019-20 NBA season, but they are still expected to address one of the major weaknesses on their roster this fall. One of the potential trade targets for Boston in the 2020 offseason is Myles Turner of the Indiana Pacers. In a recent article, Zach Buckley of Bleacher Report suggested that bringing Turner to Boston should the offseason deal...
    BOSTON (AP) — Before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the NBA to pause its season in March, the Celtics were a team still trying to figure out what it could be. Boston was one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference. It also had one of the league’s hottest players in 22-year-old Jayson Tatum, who was putting up career numbers on the heels of his first All-Star game appearance. But because of injuries, the Celtics also had yet to truly gauge what their core of Tatum, offseason acquisition Kemba Walker, veterans Gordon Hayward and Marcus Smart and an improved Jaylen Brown could do together. That question still lingers as Boston prepares to restart the now-truncated season inside...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Kemba Walker participated in some live action Thursday morning, which is great news for the Boston Celtics and their All-Star point guard. But it’s what he had to say about his role on the team that will have Celtics fans grinning ear to ear ahead of the NBA’s restart. Until this season, Walker spent his entire NBA career as the face of the franchise in Charlotte. While he got loads of experience leading an NBA team during his time with the Bobcats/Hornets, one thing he didn’t get to experience much of was the NBA playoffs. That will change soon enough, with the Celtics locked into a postseason spot following the eight “seeding”...
    Getty Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Jayson Tatum The Boston Celtics could not take to the hardwood till Friday for his or her first scrimmage since arriving within the NBA bubble. Nonetheless, that hasn’t stopped two of the staff’s largest stars from getting their aggressive juices flowing. All-star ahead Jayson Tatum and budding star Jaylen Brown laced up their kicks and loved an intense recreation of one-on-one basketball at Celtics follow on Tuesday. The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn supplied his finest play-by-play commentary of the Tatum-Brown duel through Twitter, which by all accounts proved to be a extremely aggressive match with no simple buckets to return by. “After about...
    Getty Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics celebrates with Jayson Tatum The Boston Celtics may not take to the hardwood until Friday for their first scrimmage since arriving in the NBA bubble. However, that hasn’t stopped two of the team’s biggest stars from getting their competitive juices flowing. All-star forward Jayson Tatum and budding star Jaylen Brown laced up their kicks and enjoyed an intense game of one-on-one basketball at Celtics practice on Tuesday. The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn provided his best play-by-play commentary of the Tatum-Brown duel via Twitter, which by all accounts proved to be a highly competitive match with no easy buckets to come by. “After about eight scoreless possessions” Tatum was the first to...
    BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Celtics have one goal in Orlando: To win the franchise’s 18th NBA title. The oddsmakers don’t particularly like their chances at winning it all, but they like Boston enough to bump up those odds over the last few weeks. Boston arrived in Orlando with +2000 odds to win it all, and those odds have improved slightly according to DraftKings’ most recent title odds. The Celtics still don’t crack the NBA’s top four, but they are still the second-best team in the East, according to DraftKings: L.A. Lakers: +240 Milwaukee Bucks: +250 L.A. Clippers: +333 Houston Rockets: +1200 Boston Celtics: +1700 Toronto Raptors: +2200 Denver Nuggets: +2500 Philadelphia 76ers: +2800 Of course LeBron James and his...
    Since the departure of Al Horford in the 2019 NBA free agency, there have been growing calls for the Boston Celtics to add a defensive-minded player to their frontcourt rotation. They may have succeeded to surpass the expectations from the in the 2019-20 NBA season, but in order to strengthen their chances of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and contending for the NBA championship title, the Celtics should find ways to address the major weaknesses on their roster this fall. One of the defensive-minded big men that the Celtics could target in the 2020 NBA free agency is veteran power forward Paul Millsap of the Denver Nuggets. Millsap is currently playing the final year of his contract with the Nuggets...
    Getty Kemba Walker #8 of the Boston Celtics Boston Celtics‘ prized free-agent addition, guard Kemba Walker has been as advertised this season when on the hardwood, making his fourth consecutive All-Star appearance in 2020. However, the honor of appearing in this year’s All-Star game has left lingering issues and concerns about Walker’s “frustrating” knee, despite a nearly four-month layoff amid the pandemic. “It’s definitely pretty frustrating, just because I’m not a guy who misses many games, especially throughout the course of my career,” Walker said following a team practice on Thursday, per ESPN. “I’m not really concerned much, honestly, because I’m trending upwards and I’m getting better and I’m getting closer to a return.” Walker added that he’s...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Following a four-month break in action, the NBA is going to conclude its season down in Orlando. With a bubble setting in place that will have all teams playing at Walt Disney World Resorts, home-court advantage in the playoffs is no longer a factor. That’s great news for the Boston Celtics, according to TNT NBA analyst Kenny Smith. “The Jet” joined WBZ-TV’s Steve Burton to discuss the NBA’s restart, and says Boston has as good a chance as any team to surprise people this postseason. The Celtics went an impressive 43-21 during the regular season and currently sit at the No. 3 seed in the East ahead of the NBA’s resumption. Kemba Walker fit in seamlessly with...
    Kemba Walker, #8, Boston Celtics, (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images) Kemba Walker is dealing with a bum knee.The Boston Celtics might have to face the grim notion that they might need to restart the 2019-20 NBA season without the services of star point guard Kemba Walker, who is currently nursing yet another injury. Walker has been dealing with a knee injury that has held him out of Celtics practice over the last few days. With the neck injury he sustained earlier in the year, he has had some really bad luck with regards to staying healthy in 2020. According to head coach Brad Stevens, Walker will likely be available by the time Boston starts playing games. #NEBHInjuryReport Kemba Walker (knee)...
    Getty Jayson Tatum #zero of the Boston Celtics Boston Celtics ahead Jayson Tatum was having fun with a career-season previous to the NBA shut down. The 22-year-old nabbed his first-ever All-Star recreation look in 2020 whereas averaging career-highs in factors, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. Nonetheless, in line with Tatum, his pre-pandemic kind was simply the tip of the iceberg, because the ahead has been placing in severe work through the league’s hiatus. Whereas talking with media in Orlando, Tatum touched on his initiative to “take it up one other degree” within the NBA bubble, proclaiming he “can get higher at all the pieces.” Within the phrases of the Celtics’ twitter web...
    Getty Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum was enjoying a career-season prior to the NBA shut down. The 22-year-old nabbed his first-ever All-Star game appearance in 2020 while averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. However, according to Tatum, his pre-pandemic form was just the tip of the iceberg, as the forward has been putting in serious work during the league’s hiatus. While speaking with media in Orlando, Tatum touched on his initiative to “take it up another level” in the NBA bubble, proclaiming he “can get better at everything.” In the words of the Celtics’ twitter page, “Scary.” Jayson Tatum after being asked what he worked on during the...
    In response to accusations of terrorism from the Turkish government, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter assured Thursday that he "only [terrorizes] the basketball rim." In an interview on the "Brian Kilmeade Show" with host Brian Kilmeade, the 28-year-old Swiss-born Turkish NBA player said that his fight against Turkish leadership is far from over. BOSTON CELTICS STAR ENES KANTER: TURKEY WANTS TO PUNISH ME FOR CARING ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS -- BUT I WON'T STOP "You guys have probably heard that my dad finally has his freedom after seven years. You know, we've been fighting against the Turkish government for years now," he remarked. BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 13: Enes Kanter #11 of the Boston Celtics reacts after a foul call in the third quarter...
    Getty Jaylen Brown, Celtics We’re still more than two weeks away from the tip-off of the NBA’s rebooted season but already, the Celtics are gaining some momentum—at least in terms of perception. Boston will get its season restart going as, generally, either the No. 4 or 5 option on the betting boards, after the Lakers, Bucks and Clippers, and lumped in with the Rockets. But Colin Cowherd, the popular host on FS1, said he considers the Celtics to be one of only three teams that are, inside his championship “bubble” when action begins again on the campus of ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando. Milwaukee and the Clippers are the others. The reason: depth. “Boston Celtics,...
    By Matthew Geagan, CBS Boston BOSTON (CBS) — Yeah, let’s go ahead and sound the alarm on Kemba Walker’s left knee. Walker missed another day of Celtics team practice down in Orlando, once again getting the day off to rest his bad left knee. That knee has been bothering him since the All-Star break, and unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Walker had a rigorous workout of his own on Tuesday — Boston’s scheduled day off — so he got the day off on Wednesday. The All-Star point guard won’t be practicing back-to-back days for the foreseeable future, on orders from team trainers. “He is feeling good,” an optimistic Stevens...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Kemba Walker was held out of Monday’s practice, marking the second straight day the Celtics All-Star point guard has had to rest his bothersome left knee. But the Celtics don’t seem too concerned, as the team continues its cautious approach with Walker in hopes that he’ll be back to his usual self in time for the NBA playoffs. The team will get the day off Tuesday in Orlando and Walker will be back on the court for Wednesday’s practice, according to head coach Brad Stevens. “He had a little bit of discomfort after a couple of the individual workouts,” Stevens told reporters following Monday’s practice. “He certainly, I think, feels better than he did even in March....
    SALT LAKE CITY, UT - FEBRUARY 26: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics looks on during a game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 26, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) The Boston Celtics have eight players under 26. The Boston Celtics have been preparing for the future for a long time. Ever since the monumental trade that sent away Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Jason Terry for three unprotected picks, the Celtics have been waiting for this moment. The...
    After losing Kyrie Irving in the off-season, Boston Celtics GM Danny Ainge got in Kemba Walker as his replacement. Not only has Walker continued his All-Star form from previous seasons, but has also taken a special role as a leader. Unlike Irving, Walker has placed the team in front of himself, and let his teammates shine. Making the most out of this is the upcoming superstar, Jayson Tatum. While talking about the Celtics chances to make the NBA Finals this year, Nick Wright from First Things First said that he would have to emulate some of the greatest players of all time. “KD, LeBron, Duncan, Shaq & Hakeem. That’s the full list of guys 23 or under who have taken...
    Ever since the 22 NBA teams landed in Orlando for the restart, we have stumbled across plenty of videos. The stars are finding innovative ways to keep themselves engaged in the bubble while others are capturing hilarious videos to let the internet world know about their experience inside the hotels. But a Boston Celtics star has taken a stern decision of staying away from social media for the time being.  We all use a lot of social media. The connection it brings you is just unparalleled. You can get together with your friends who live thousands of miles away through social media. While the applications can be extremely entertaining and informative at times, it should be acknowledged that it can...
    Fox News Strongly Condemns Behavior of Former Tucker Carlson Writer Seattle Police Department Says They’ll Fire Most of Their Non-White Officers If the City Cuts Police Budget Boston “going to move very slowly” with Kemba Walker return to play © Andy Lyons/Getty Images For Boston and Kemba Walker, the target is the playoffs, not the eight seeding games running up to the postseason. Which is why the Celtics are going to be cautious with Walker and his troublesome left knee, do a little load management early, and target the postseason for him to go all out, coach Brad Stevens told reporters, via A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston. “We’re going to move very slowly with Kemba Walker and...
    Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward received an emotional message from his wife as he got ready to join the team in Orlando. Although NBA players usually have to travel a lot, it is not very often that they will be away from their family for months at a stretch. The NBA’s resumption requires the players to stay inside the bubble, meaning they will be away from their families for a while. Hayward’s wife Robyn took to Instagram on Wednesday to express how much she would miss her husband. “Lots and lots of tears today,” Robyn wrote in the caption sharing a few photos of their family. “We knew NBA means lots of travel, but not for months at a time. We’re...
    Next1 of 15Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The NBA has a plan and a schedule for the draft and out latest NBA Mock Draft looks at player fits and potential stars like Anthony Edwards. A dearth of professional basketball means plenty of time to watch tape of prospects, mull over hypothetical player combinations and mash the “Sim Lottery” button at Tankathon. This week’s simulated lottery was a wild one, putting the Detroit Pistons in pole position and letting two other teams jump up and join them in the top three. Armed with insights from a new Step Back Big Board, I did my best to make everyone happy and keep it interesting.Who is rising and falling in...
    Coronavirus updates: US surpasses 3 million cases Minor league baseball teams the latest to sue insurance companies for failing to pay business interruption insurance Nick Wright Gives Celtics Zero Percent Chance to Win NBA Title The NBA restart is rapidly approaching, and finally the airwaves are filled with regular-old sports content. Like, say, championship odds. Nick Wright had Antoine Walker on First Things First to discuss the likelihood the Boston Celtics can make a run and win the whole shebang down in Orlando. © Provided by The Big Lead Wright is not particularly bullish, slotting the Celtics at a precisely zero (0) percent chance to walk away as champs in the strangest season of NBA basketball to date....
    CLEVELAND, OHIO - MARCH 04: Jayson Tatum #0 of the Boston Celtics celebrates with teammates during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on March 04, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Celtics defeated the Cavaliers 112-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) Jayson Tatum will be with his team as the NBA season restarts in Orlando, but he’s not feeling great about it. Jayson Tatum has made the decision to link up with Brad Stevens and the Boston Celtics as they fight for their first Eastern Conference championship...
    Many players get posterized and that is just normal in the NBA. When in defense, there can be times when an offensive player finds that desired gap coupled with a fierce timing. But how often do you hear someone dunking on the likes of James Harden, Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and LeBron James? These are big bulky guys who stand tall like a massive wall when patrolling in defense. To cross them, let alone to dunk on them is a Herculean task many would not dare take.  But here we are, talking about that one preposterous time when LeBron was dominated by a prime force. Jaylen Brown is our man who made the impossible look easy when he jumped over...
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    Brian Austin Green Sets the Record Straight on Relationships with Courtney Stodden and Tina Louise Infectious disease specialist: Florida heading a million miles an hour in the wrong direction Despite lengthy hiatus, Gordon Hayward still having issues with his foot Even though Gordon Hayward suffered his career-altering foot injury nearly three full years ago, it still appears to be giving him problems after all this time. © Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports Gordon Hayward, 30, was having his best year since the injury, averaging 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. Speaking with reporters on Friday, the Boston Celtics swingman said that the troublesome left foot was still bothering him despite the long layoff. “I wish that I...
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    BOSTON (CBS) — Gordon Hayward will head down to Orlando with his Celtics teammates next week. But the Boston forward may not be in Disney World for the entirety of the NBA’s bubble season — and for good reason. Hayward is going to give Boston all he has when play resumes at the end of the month, and he’s hoping for a lengthy postseason run by the Celtics. But if the Celtics are still playing come September, he’s going to have to leave the team to welcome a new member to his family. In a Zoom call with Boston reporters on Friday, Hayward said he plans to leave the team to be at the birth of his fourth daughter. “That’s...
    Should the Celtics trade Marcus Smart, Robert Williams III, Daniel Theis, Romeo Langford, and a 2020 first-round pick for Rudy Gobert? The Boston Celtics may have surpassed the expectations from them in the 2019-20 NBA season, but as of now, they are still not viewed on the same level as other NBA powerhouse teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Los Angeles Clippers. In order to boost their chances of fully dominating the Eastern Conference and winning the NBA championship title, the Celtics should still continue to find ways to improve their current roster. One of the areas that the Celtics need to upgrade is the center position. In the past months, the Celtics have already been...
    LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - AUGUST 06: Boston Celtics teammates Marcus Smart #40, Jaylen Brown #33, Jayson Tatum #34 and Kemba Walker #26 of the 2019 USA Men's National Team pose together during a practice session at the 2019 USA Basketball Men's National Team World Cup minicamp at the Mendenhall Center at UNLV on August 6, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) With the NBA season set to resume on July 30 at Walt Disney World in Orlando, the Boston Celtics are in prime position. Before the coronavirus pandemic halted play, the Celtics sat in third place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference standings and a 43-21 record. What’s the secret? Team chemistry. “I think that...
    Stars we lost in 2020 7 Stocks That Could Surge With a US Infrastructure Program Footage of Kemba Walkers recent workout will get Celtics fans excited for NBA restart Footage of Kemba Walker's recent workout will get Celtics fans excited for NBA restart originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Boston Celtics fans don't have to wait too much longer to see their favorite team back on the court. Training camps for the NBA's restart in Florida are expected to begin next week, with the eight seeding games scheduled to start July 30. Boston's first game back is against the Milwaukee Bucks on July 31. Download the MyTeams app for the...
    BOSTON (CBS) — When the Celtics needed a new point guard to lead their franchise last summer, they turned to Kemba Walker, who was coming off a nine-year run as the face of the Hornets in Charlotte. Fast forward to this summer. When the Patriots needed a new quarterback to lead their franchise, they turned to another star from Carolina who had been the face of its franchise to the past nine years: Cam Newton. For Walker, it is quite the coincidence. “When I heard the news, it’s just crazy that both of us came the same year. We both spent the same amount of time and then came to Boston. It’s insane to me,” he told Boston reporters on...
    The NBA is ready for a comeback season from the end of July in Orlando and the action is getting back. The predictions and analysis on the basis of the prior season have begun. Milwaukee Bucks are leading the charts in the Eastern Conference. Former Boston stars, Paul Pierce and Kendrick Perkins assure Celtics to pose a major threat to the Bucks. Boston Celtics are standing third in the Eastern Conference with a record of 43-21. On the other hand, young star, Giannis Antetokounmpo has pushed the Bucks to the top with sens ational performances. They are going strong in the league so far and are considered as the season favorites alongside the Lakers. But according to former forward, Paul...
    The entry of Jayson Tatum into the NBA was a bit controversial. The Boston Celtics initially had the #1 pick in the 2017 draft and they selected Markelle Fultz. After agreeing terms with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team traded Fultz and received Tatum instead. So officially, the Celtics got Jayson Tatum as the #3 overall pick in the draft.  Jayson Tatum’s addition to the Celtics team has certainly improved their chances of staying at the top as title contenders. Boston currently stands third in their conference table, and a significant part of it can be credited to the spectacular season Tatum is having.  The 22-year-old was averaging a career-high of 23.6 points before the season came to a halt. Tatum...
    Since the 2019 NBA offseason, the Boston Celtics have been active on the trade market searching for the perfect replacement for veteran center Al Horford. The Celtics may currently have Enes Kanter, Daniel Theis, and Robert Williams III manning the center position, but none of those players could fill the hole Horford left on the defensive end of the floor. One of the dream trade targets for the Celtics in the 2020 NBA offseason is All-Star center Rudy Gobert of the Utah Jazz. The Jazz are yet to show any indication that they are planning to move Gobert, but if they fail to fix the ongoing dispute between him and the face of the franchise, Donovan Mitchell, they could be...