Celtics Rumors & News

  • LeBron James, Stephen Curry lead NBA All-Star starters to New Orleans

    Pro Basketball Talk "The fans had their say — they wanted Stephen Curry as a starter in the All-Star Game and they got it. But that leaves Russell Westbrook on the outside looking in. The NBA All-Star Starters for the Feb. 19 game in New Orleans were announced Thursday. Remember, the fan vote — which used to be the..." January 20

  • There Were Two Egregious Snubs On The NBA All-Star Starters Roster

    Uproxx "Normally, the conversation surrounding All-Star “snubs” takes place after full rosters are announced in any sport. On Thursday, the NBA announced only the 2017 starting lineups for both the East and West and, in something of a rare twist, the outrage machine got a very early start. This time,..." January 20

  • TNT planning "Players Only" broadcast night with analysts doing play-by-play

    Awful Announcing "Sports networks are experimenting all the time with new ways to deliver games to viewers. We’ve seen special camera angles, special megacasts, special things done with announcers, we’ve even seen First Take make an appearance during halftime of Monday Night Football. Ok, maybe that last one wasn’t..." January 19

  • Rose carries Knicks past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The New York Knicks put their chaotic sideshow on hold for at least one night. The Knicks picked up a rare win in an unlikely place, holding off a series of pushes by Boston before pulling away down the stretch in a 117-106 win over the Celtics on Wednesday night. Derrick..." January 18

  • Adam Silver addresses George Karl's suggestion of PED use in the NBA

    USA Today "NBA commissioner Adam Silver says that while he has no evidence that performance enhancing drugs are a problem in the league, any suggestion that it might be will be taken seriously. Silver was asked about a wide range of topics at his press conference in London Thursday, which came before the..." January 17

  • Thomas' late magic guides Celtics past Hornets

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas hears the "MVP" chants ringing out from the TD Garden crowd on a nightly basis. They leave him somewhat stunned. "They're pretty cool. It just doesn't seem real for them to be chanting 'MVP' to me in the Boston Garden," Thomas said after working his latest..." January 16

  • Kelly Olynyk injured his ankle tripping over little kid

    Larry Brown Sports "The luck of the Irish was certainly not with Kelly Olynyk this weekend. According to Chris Forsberg of ESPN, the Boston Celtics center rolled his right ankle tripping over a little kid while warming up for practice on Sunday and was unable to participate. Jay King of MassLive.com adds that..." January 16

  • Isaiah Thomas denies cursing at Dennis Schröder's mom

    Yardbarker "Dennis Schröder and Isaiah Thomas are picking up right where they left off in their first-round playoff series last April. After Thomas hit a game-winner with 2.4 seconds left to lift his Boston Celtics to a 103-101 road victory over Schröder’s Atlanta Hawks on Friday, Schröder put Thomas on..." January 15

  • Boston’s Jae Crowder fined $25,000, Washington’s John Wall $15,000 for confrontation

    Pro Basketball Talk "That became an expensive conversation. The Celtics’ 117-108 win over the Wizards this week was chippy — Otto Porter said the Celtics try to play dirty — and after the final buzzer Jae Crowder and John Wall had words, which became Crowder pointing at the face of Wall, then Wall responding in..." January 15

  • Celtics, Thomas hold on in Horford's return to Atlanta

    The Sports Xchange "ATLANTA -- Isaiah Thomas made sure that first-year Boston Celtics teammate Al Horford was a winner in his return to Atlanta, snapping the Hawks' seven-game winning streak in the process. Thomas had the winning basket with 2.2 seconds left while scoring 13 of his game-high 28 points in the..." January 14

  • Celtics mad Atlanta fans booed Al Horford, but the ex-Hawks All-Star keeps it classy

    CBS Sports "The Celtics topped the Hawks on Friday night with Isaiah Thomas' clutch jumper. It was Al Horford's return to Atlanta for the first time since signing with Boston in free agency, after playing his entire career with the Hawks. The Atlanta crowd was not warm in their reception. They booed..." January 14

  • Schroder: Thomas trash-talked my mom, but 'I've got too much class for that'

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder accused Isaiah Thomas of making comments about his mother and his family as the two point guards picked up their playoff rivalry. The game was between the Hawks and the Celtics. However, the game within the game quickly became Schroder and Thomas. Round One went to Thomas. He..." January 14

  • Schroder: Nothing will go down with Thomas as long as he doesn't slap me

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Dennis Schroder remembers his matchup with Isaiah Thomas. And he won’t soon forget the slap. Schroder, the Hawks point guard, got into in with Thomas, the Celtics point guard, during Game 3 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals last season. Television replays showed Thomas hitting..." January 13

  • Otto Porter: Celtics ‘try to play dirty’

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "The security on the court didn't appear to be in hurry to calm tensions that bubbled over after everyone left. And before Wizards coach Scott Brooks said a word, he took excpetion to three Boston police officers stationed in front of his locker room rather than that of the Celtics. They quickly..." January 13

  • Floyd Mayweather took Isaiah Thomas’ jersey after a huge game

    Fox Sports "Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. are friends. They’ve balled together. They’ve gone car shopping together. And Mayweather led Thomas’ All-Star campaign last year, as well. So it came as no surprise that the biggest name in boxing was sitting courtside as..." January 12

  • Celtics shooting their way to a historic streak of NBA Overs

    Covers.com "With their 117-108 victory over the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night, the Boston Celtics have now played over the betting total in a remarkable 12 consecutive games - positioning themselves only one Over away from sports betting history. According to our NBA stats database (goes back to..." January 12

  • John Wall, Jae Crowder separated by teammates after postgame scuffle

    ESPN "Five Boston police officers stood guard between the locker rooms of the Celtics and Washington Wizards after tempers flared following the final buzzer of Wednesday's game at TD Garden. Members of both teams had to be separated when Washington's John Wall and Boston's Jae Crowder got into an..." January 12

  • Thomas scores 38 as Celtics KO Wizards

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas had a fan in the front row Wednesday night, with boxing great Floyd Mayweather cheering him on. Boston's little big man almost needed the boxer after the game. In the moments after Thomas scored 20 of his 38 points in the fourth quarter to lead the undermanned..." January 11

  • DeRozan scores 41 as Raptors top Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- DeMar DeRozan led the Raptors with 41 points in a 114-106 victory over the Boston Celtics on Tuesday night, but Toronto coach Dwane Casey was even more impressed with his guard's play on the boards. With Patrick Patterson still feeling the effects of a knee injury that sidelined..." January 10

  • That Time Charles Oakley Allegedly Slapped Charles Barkley

    Complex "Former NBA All-Stars Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley never liked one another. Never was that more evident than when they got into this fight during a preseason game in 1996 Oakley's dislike for Sir Charles surfaced again during the 2016 playoffs, after Oakley warned Barkley to "stop talking..." January 10

  • Celtics continue 3-point barrage, beat Pelicans

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- One of these days, and probably soon, the Boston Celtics won't make at least 17 3-pointers in a game. Safe to say they'd rather not see it happen Tuesday night. The Celtics, who fired home 18 treys in Saturday's 117-108 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, have made 71..." January 07

  • Celtics' Isaiah Thomas tells Joel Embiid nobody can stop him on a switch: 'Especially not your big (bleep)'

    Mass Live "Joel Embiid got his wish Friday night, but, unfortunately for him, that wish required trying to stay in front of Isaiah Thomas. Late in the second quarter of the Boston Celtics' 110-106 win against the Philadelphia 76ers, Thomas busted around a screen from teammate Al Horford. Embiid had told..." January 07

  • Horford carries Celtics past 76ers

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON – Brad Stevens had no problem with big man Al Horford taking the shots from outside down the stretch Friday night. "That guy's a four-time All-Star. He's won a ton of games, no matter where he's been. He's good -- not worried about him," the Boston Celtics coach said after Horford..." January 06

  • Kenyon Martin And Tim Thomas Are Reportedly Finally Going To Fight Thanks To 50 Cent

    Uproxx "Kenyon Martin has been in the news recently, largely due to his fantastic response to George Karl’s new book. In that book, Karl alleges that Martin did not fully reach his ceiling because he didn’t have a father figure and, on cue, Martin blasted his former coach with an epic Twitter rant. On..." January 06

  • Celtics Will Listen To Offers For Nets’ Pick

    Hoops Rumors "With an 8-25 record so far this season, the Nets currently hold the top spot in our 2016/17 NBA Reverse Standings. If Brooklyn remains in that position at season’s end, the team’s pick will be a guaranteed top-four selection, with a 25% chance of it being No. 1 overall. Nonetheless, the Celtics,..." January 05

  • Kiki Vandeweghe Confirms NBA Will Not Get Rid of Last-2-Minute Reports

    Bleacher Report "Kiki Vandeweghe, the NBA's executive vice president of basketball operations, confirmed the league will continue to produce the last-two-minute officiating reports despite recent criticism. Zach Lowe of ESPN.com reported Thursday that Vandeweghe said there's been no discussion about removing..." January 05

  • Cavaliers' James and Irving lead in first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017

    NBA.com "LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are the top two vote-getters overall, while Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors lead all Western Conference players in the first fan returns of NBA All-Star Voting 2017 presented by..." January 05

  • Is the NBA's scoring explosion too hot or just right?

    ESPN "Joe Harris, fresh from the D-League, couldn't believe what Brooklyn's new coaching staff was telling him in training camp. "We pushed him to be our Kyle Korver," Kenny Atkinson, Brooklyn's head coach, told ESPN.com. "And he was kinda like that battered little doe you find in the forest. He had..." January 05

  • NBA, Adidas unveil 2017 All-Star uniforms for next month's game at Smoothie King Center

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "When the All-Stars take to the court for the Feb. 19 NBA All-Star Game at the Smoothie King Center, the West players will be wearing charcoal-gray uniforms with red numbers trimmed in gold, while the East players will be wearing light gray jerseys with blue numbers trimmed in white. Both..." January 05

  • In Kevin Durant sweepstakes, Warriors losing Finals was a loss for Celtics, too

    CBS Sports "Kevin Durant is a member of the Golden State Warriors, but he has said that he wouldn't have joined them if they had won the title last season. While we'll never truly know what he would have done had the Warriors not blown a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals, there are people around the league who think..." January 04

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens surprised by Jae Crowder's comments

    ESPN "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he was surprised by Jae Crowder's comments suggesting that he felt disrespected by Boston fans that cheered Gordon Hayward before Tuesday's game against the Utah Jazz. Stevens said he believes Crowder regrets his "emotional reaction." Crowder said..." January 04

  • Jae Crowder says Celtics fans ‘disrespected’ him by cheering for opposing player

    Fox Sports "Boston Celtics forward Jae Crowder had some extra motivation when he faced the Utah Jazz on Tuesday night. And Crowder had the home fans to thank for that. Not because they cheered him a little louder before the game. Rather, it was the fans’ reaction to Jazz forward Gordon Hayward that got..." January 04

  • Thomas mixes it up for Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Isaiah Thomas says he didn't take any ribbing from his teammates after scoring 52 points without registering a single assist last Friday night. But just in case anyone was doubting Boston's Little Big Man's passing ability, he went out and dished out a career-high 15 assists and..." January 03

  • Kevin Garnett Once Told Celtics Star Isaiah Thomas To Shut His ‘Little Midget Ass’ Up

    Uproxx "For some reason, people still doubt that Isaiah Thomas is a star. Perhaps it’s because so many people spend their days reading about how DeMarcus Cousins or Nerlens Noel is the answer for the Boston Celtics, but his rising star power is no joke. Even LeBron James agrees that if the Celtics are..." January 03

  • Brad Stevens not talking free agency, but impressed by Gordon Hayward's growth

    Mass Live "Citing NBA rules that prohibit him from discussing potential free agent targets under contract to another team, Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens declined to elaborate Monday afternoon on how much attention he pays to the free agency landscape. Specifically, one reporter mentioned forward..." January 03

  • Celtics' Smart, Zeller hospitalized

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart and center Tyler Zeller missed practice Monday after separate issues forced them into the hospital the previous night. Both players were still in the hospital at the time the team's practice ended early Monday afternoon, according to Celtics PR. Smart is..." January 02

  • Cavs' LeBron James says the Celtics absolutely have a star: Isaiah Thomas

    Boston Herald "LeBron James paused a moment when trying to think of a player he could compare to Celtics star Isaiah Thomas. “No, he’s a unique talent,” the Cleveland colossus said before Thomas had 31 points, albeit in a 124-118 Cavs win last night. “Maybe Damon Stoudamire. You know, lefty, crafty, can get..." December 31

  • Irving, Cavaliers hold off late Celtics charge

    The Sports Xchange "CLEVELAND -- LeBron James gifted himself a grade of F for his birthday. Despite falling two rebounds shy of his 46th career triple-double, James blasted his own play as the Cleveland Cavaliers barely held on for a 124-118 victory over the Boston Celtics after blowing an 18-point lead in the..." December 30

  • Thomas scores 52 in Celtics' win vs. Heat

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Miami coach Erik Spoelstra used to coach the Big Three with the Heat. On Friday night, he was clobbered by the Little One. Isaiah Thomas, generously listed at 5 feet 9 in your program, scored a club-record 29 of his career-high 52 points in the fourth quarter -- the highest..." December 30

  • Isaiah Thomas: Celtics 'not on Cleveland's level'

    ESPN "More than an hour after the final buzzer of Thursday's 124-118 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, long after most of his teammates had boarded the team bus for their flight back home, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas emerged from the visitors locker room at Quicken Loans Arena still..." December 30

  • Celtics want rookie Jaylen Brown in dunk contest

    ESPN "Boston Celtics veterans Isaiah Thomas and Gerald Green are hoping to get rookie Jaylen Brown into this year's dunk contest at All-Star weekend in New Orleans. Green, who won the dunk contest at age 21 as a member of the Celtics, was talking to Brown on Wednesday about the possibility of..." December 29

  • Some teams are reportedly pushing for 48-minute reports on NBA officiating

    CBS Sports "While players like Kevin Durant and LeBron James have spoken out against the NBA's Last Two Minute reports, some teams are pushing for a full 48-minute report on officiating every game, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. In a video report, Wojnarowski described a "war in the NBA"..." December 29

  • Adam Silver says NBA players boycotting Trump White House would be 'lost opportunity'

    Sporting News "While there have been hints — and even overt statements — that players on NBA championship teams over the next four years will forgo the traditional visit to the White House because of President-elect Donald Trump, NBA commissioner Adam Silver is imploring players not to go through with any such..." December 28

  • Green leads Celtics over Grizzlies

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Suddenly, Gerald Green is becoming an important piece of the Boston Celtics' puzzle. Over the past two games, after not playing in 14 of the previous 16, Green started to get minutes off the bench -- and he cashed in on his chance. "He's had an impact -- big impact -- in the..." December 27

  • Smart, Horford restore order as Celtics outlast Knicks

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- A brief lull nearly sent the Boston Celtics home on Christmas Day with the wrong result. A deft pass from Al Horford and a clutch shot from Marcus Smart restored order for the Celtics. Horford found Smart for the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 47.8 seconds remaining in the..." December 25

  • Celtics' Bradley: If I'm not an All-Star, I need to win Most Improved Player

    NBA.com ""I shouldn’t even be in the NBA.’’ So would Avery Bradley say to himself. "I remember I was at home in my bed, like, I’m not an NBA player,’’ he says. "I wasn’t playing and my family would be like, 'Why aren’t you in the gym?’ They don’t know I was in the gym for hours every single night...." December 25

  • Tyronn Lue: Cavs-Warriors could be on par with Celtics-Lakers rivalry

    ESPN "Six months and six days after the Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off the greatest comeback in NBA Finals history against the Golden State Warriors, the Cavs will welcome the Warriors for a rematch on Christmas Day. It's the latest installment in what's shaping up to be the league's next great..." December 24

  • Westbrook's 14th triple-double lifts Thunder past Celtics

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Two of the best guards in the NBA put on a show Friday night at TD Garden. Russell Westbrook wound up the winner in what amounted to a personal showdown with Isaiah Thomas. Westbrook, adjusting quite well to life without Kevin Durant, registered his 14th triple-double of the..." December 23

  • Thomas leads Celtics to fourth straight victory

    The Sports Xchange "INDIANAPOLIS -- Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas acknowledges that he has a flair for the dramatic. Thomas scored 28 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Boston defeated the Indiana Pacers 109-102 on Thursday night in Bankers Life Fieldhouse "Fourth quarter ain't for..." December 22

  • GMs Calling 2017 NBA Draft 'Strongest In A Decade'

    Real GM Basketball "The 2017 NBA Draft will be the "strongest in a decade", according to multiple NBA scouts and general managers. Chad Ford projects 10-15 potential All-Stars in the class, headlined by Markelle Fultz. Ford elevated Fultz up from No. 3 in his previous big board to No. 1, while Lonzo Ball jumped..." December 22

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