Celtics Rumors & News

  • Cleveland Cavaliers sweep Boston Celtics in costly Game 4, 101-93, without Kevin Love and J.R. Smith

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Boston Celtics went down in four games after losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers 101-93 on Sunday at TD Garden, but they did some serious damage to the Cavaliers before embarking on their vacation, and the Cavs returned the favor. LeBron James nearly provided a triple-double, producing 27..." April 27

  • J.R. Smith 'nervous as hell' with suspension looming for decking Jae Crowder

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers literally knocked out the Celtics in a Game 4 101-93 road win that swept the series on Sunday. Cavaliers guard J.R. Smith will almost certainly be hit with a suspension following his backhanded, closed-fist punch that connected on the right side of Jae Crowder's chin, decking..." April 27

  • Kevin Love calls Kelly Olynyk's play 'bush-league' and wants league to address it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "When it happened, Kevin Love knew he was done for the day. Boston forward Kelly Olynyk is the individual responsible for dislocating Love's left arm in the first quarter of the Cavaliers' Game 4 win over the Celtics on Sunday at The TD Garden. The two were fighting for a loose ball and from..." April 27

  • Cavs' J.R. Smith ejected after striking, injuring Celtics' Jae Crowder

    ESPN Boston "The Cleveland Cavaliers' J.R. Smith was called for a flagrant foul 2 for striking the Celtics' Jae Crowder in the face and subsequently ejected with 10 minutes, 27 seconds left to play in the third quarter of Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round series. The Cavaliers won the game..." April 26

  • 14h
    Jay King @ByJayKing

    Stevens said he hasn't seen the Smith cheap shot. Crowder will get an MRI today for his leg injury.

  • 18h
    Mark Murphy @Murf56

    Marcus Smart was late for yesterday's shootaround. Stevens said Crowder would have started anyway. But Smart's appearance may be delayed.

  • 18h
    Marc D'Amico @Marc_DAmico

    Jared Sullinger (bruised tailbone) is available to play today for the Celtics.

  • 1d
    Scott Souza @scott_souza

    #Celtics coach Brad Stevens: Jared Sullinger has bruised tailbone, did not practice today, probable for Game 4.

  • NBA Announces First Game in Africa

    Sportsnaut "For the first time ever, the NBA is going to take its talents to Africa. The Association announced on Wednesday that it will play its first-ever exhibition game on the continent on August 1st in Johannesburg, South Africa. The game will feature Team Africa, led by South Sudanese native Luol..." April 24

  • LeBron James, Kevin Love guide Cavaliers to a 3-0 series lead after 103-95 win over Celtics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "With their backs up against the wall, the Boston Celtics put together one valiant, aggressive effort in trying to avoid a 0-3 first-round deficit. However, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were too much down the stretch, picking up a gritty 103-95 road win on Thursday night at the TD..." April 24

  • 3d
    Ben Rohrbach @brohrbach

    Ainge on Crowder in @Toucherandrich interview: "We really did like Jae Crowder, and we feel like he’s a big part of our team going forward."

  • LeBron James, Kyrie Irving lead charge, power Cavaliers to 99-91 win, 2-0 series lead on Celtics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Those pesky Boston Celtics made life miserable for the Cavaliers on Tuesday night, but the fourth-quarter heroics of LeBron James and Kyrie Irving lifted their team to a 99-91 win to take an 2-0 first-round series lead. Boston can't match the Cleveland pound-for-pound in talent, but can match..." April 22

  • Jae Crowder on Cavs: 'Nobody on their team is intimidating'

    CBSSports.com "Despite playing tough in both games, the Boston Celtics are down 0-2 in the first round of the playoffs against the Cleveland Cavaliers. During the regular season the Celtics used intelligent hard-nosed play to win and while this effort has carried over to the playoffs, the Cavaliers are just..." April 22

  • How Rajon Rondo's time with the Mavericks turned into a disaster

    SB Nation "The playoffs were always the silver lining with the Dallas Mavericks' acquisition of Rajon Rondo. Maybe the first few months wouldn't go great. Maybe the offense would struggle to find a role for his ball-dominating style. Mybe the team would stumble into the playoffs in the process. But Rondo has..." April 22

  • Evan Turner Blasts Officiating After Celtics’ Game 2 Loss To Cavaliers

    NESN "Evan Turner had some strong words for the referees Tuesday after the Boston Celtics’ Game 2 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Turner, who’s know for his candidness in postgame interviews, said his beef with the zebras after Boston’s 99-91 loss centered around one call made late in the fourth..." April 22

  • 5d
    Adam Himmelsbach @AdamHimmelsbach

    Marcus Smart on approach against LeBron tonight. Said C's will give him some new looks. "I'd definitely like to guard him a little bit more"

  • Celtics' Bradley: 'Expect to see different team'

    ESPN Boston "Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens admitted that game film from Sunday's Game 1 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers showed his team came up short in more areas than was initially obvious. "The positive is hopefully we can improve from it," Stevens said. "But we're going to have to play a lot better..." April 20

  • Avery Bradley needs to solve chilly start

    Boston Herald "The Celtics’ best starts usually involve the same from Avery Bradley. But as the C’s offense grew progressively worse in yesterday’s 113-100 loss to Cleveland in Game 1 of the NBA first-round playoff series, there was a notable absence. Bradley hit one of his first six shots and never found..." April 20

  • Cleveland Cavaliers overcome Game 1 nerves, Big 3 combine for 69 points in 113-100 victory over Celtics

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cleveland Cavaliers are 15 wins away from their ultimate goal after winning Game 1 of this first-round series against the Boston Celtics 113-100 on Sunday afternoon. The Q was electrifying. The organization went with a whiteout look as fans sported "All In" T-shirts supplied by the team...." April 20

  • Adam Silver on gambling: 'It's good for business, I don't want to hide from that'

    CBSSports.com "NBA commissioner Adam Silver has been outspoken on the topic of sports gambling -- back in November, he wrote an op-ed in the New York Times where he argued that betting "should be brought out of the underground." On Monday, as a guest on the Boomer & Carton show, he was asked about talking to..." April 20

  • 8d
    Jay King @ByJayKing

    As expected, Avery Bradley will be good to go.

  • Bradley good to go for Celtics in Game 1

    CSN New England "Avery Bradley, who missed Boston’s regular season finale with a bruised left quadriceps, will be ready to play in Game 1 of the Celtics' playoff series against Cleveland, which begins Sunday. Bradley said he was injured in the first half of a 95-93 victory over Toronto on Tuesday. “I kept..." April 17

  • Nike Close To Taking Over NBA Apparel Rights From Adidas With Long-Term Deal

    Sports Business Daily "Nike is close to securing a long-term NBA uniform rights deal. Sources said the framework for a deal has been reached, the outline of which will be presented to ownership today in N.Y. during a meeting of the Exec Committee and tomorrow before the full NBA BOG. Multiple sources said that while the..." April 17

  • 10d
    K.C. Johnson @KCJHoop

    Starting next season, NBA and NBPA agree to add HGH blood testing to anti-drug program.

  • Celtics beat Bucks 105-100 in regular-season finale

    CSN New England "And so the regular season ends for the Boston Celtics just how it began – with a victory - as the Celtics continued on its winning ways with a 105-100 victory at Milwaukee. The Celtics (40-42) close out the regular season with six straight wins. And their winning streak in the second of..." April 16

  • Crowder comes up big for Celtics with game-winner

    CSN New England "Jae Crowder was not having the best of nights on Tuesday. He was missing shots he normally makes. There were some decent plays made defensively, but the game-altering, momentum-shifting hustle plays that he pulls off weren’t happening, either. Yet when the game was on the line and the..." April 15

  • 12d
    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Avery Bradley has suffered a left quad contusion in tonight's game against Toronto and will not return.

  • LeBron No. 1 in jersey sales; Bulls are top-selling team

    NBA.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James once again leads the National Basketball Association's list of most popular jerseys. This marks the sixth consecutive time James has claimed the No. 1 position on the list and his third such honor as a member of the Cavaliers. The rankings are based on overall..." April 14

  • Kings, Celtics set to square off in Mexico City in 2015

    NBA.com "The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Zignia Live today announced that the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings will travel to Mexico for the first time to play the league's third regular-season game in the country at the Mexico City Arena on Dec. 3 as part of NBA Global Games 2015. The..." April 14

  • Celtics know Cavs will have different look in playoffs

    CSN New England "If the Boston Celtics clinch a playoff berth and wind up playing Cleveland as expected, at least they’ll be familiar with their first round foe right? That would yes … and no. Having played them twice in the last three days can do nothing but breed a certain amount of familiarity. Boston..." April 13

  • Sources: NBA's president of basketball operations Rod Thorn to retire from NBA

    Yahoo! Sports "Rod Thorn, on his second run as the NBA's president of basketball operations, plans to leave the league office and retire in August, sources told Yahoo Sports. Thorn is highly regarded around the league, a figure who commands respect among executives, coaches and players. Thorn, 73, returned..." April 13

  • Isaiah Thomas' attitude, personality have transformed overachieving Celtics

    ESPN Boston "I can pinpoint the exact moment when the Boston Celtics morphed from "plucky" to playoff worthy, from "intriguing" to captivating, from a team that was "fundamentally sound" to one that is creative and convivial and cool to watch. It was when Isaiah Thomas showed up, pulled on Sherman Douglas'..." April 13

  • Pepsi takes over as NBA sponsor in new deal

    Sports Business Daily "PepsiCo has signed a five-year NBA deal, making it one of the league’s largest sponsors and ending a 29-year relationship between Coke and the NBA. The deal includes Pepsi’s extensive portfolio of salty snacks, like Doritos and Ruffles, and packages rights to the WNBA, NBA D-League and USA..." April 13

  • Isaiah Thomas leads Celtics past Pistons for big win

    Boston Herald "For the few and proud who braved a raw Michigan evening and the Pistons’ 30-47 record to take in last night’s game, the backing vocal on the Celtics’ 113-103 victory had to sound odd and even a little troubling. As the Palace public address announcer dutifully reported each time he scored,..." April 11

  • The Brad Stevens plan: How a coach reversed course for a franchise

    Fox Sports "Danny Ainge had a plan, but Brad Stevens is ruining it. The Boston Celtics general manager was going to compile every draft pick known to mankind (Boston could own up to 10 first-rounders over the next four years), lose for a few seasons to boost the value of his own team's selections all while..." April 10

  • Isaiah Thomas, Celtics bench Pistons

    Boston Herald "For the few and proud who braved a raw Michigan evening and the Pistons’ 30-47 record to take in last night’s game, the backing vocal on the Celtics’ 113-103 victory had to sound odd and even a little troubling. As the Palace public address announcer dutifully reported each time he scored,..." April 09

  • Celtics’ Marcus Smart plans to play in two summer leagues

    Boston Globe "Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he intends to play in the NBA summer leagues this year. The Celtics are expected to have entries in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, and Smart is likely to play for both teams. He participated in last year’s summer league in Orlando. “I’m sure I will be playing —..." April 09

  • Thomas making strong case for NBA's 6th Man Award

    CSN New England "Isaiah Thomas was the last player selected in the 2011 NBA draft, so he’s no stranger to doing whatever he has to do to fit in. Whether it’s coming off the bench or being part of the first unit, Thomas has been able to deliver starter-like production throughout most of his career. And that’s..." April 08

  • NBA union announces awards players will vote on

    USA Today "Kevin Durant may finally be getting his way. Sort of. Nearly three months after the Oklahoma City Thunder star voiced his opinion that NBA players should vote on the league's regular season awards instead of the media, first-year National Basketball Players Association executive director..." April 08

  • 18d
    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    NBA teams just notified that Denver, as expected, has been awarded Shavlik Randolph off waivers. Randolph cleared at 5 PM after BOS release

  • Celtics sign Chris Babb

    Celtics Blog "The Celtics released the following statement. The Boston Celtics announced today that they have signed guard/forward Chris Babb to a multi-year contact. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In related moves, the Celtics have waived forward Shavlik Randolph and assigned Babb..." April 07

  • Celtics put playoff tickets on sale before they've clinched a spot

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Celtics have announced that they will hold a pre-sale for playoff tickets on Tuesday, where fans can gain early access to purchase them simply by signing up to be on an e-mailing list. One problem: Boston has not yet clinched a spot in the playoffs. As of Monday, the Celtics are..." April 07

  • 20d
    Adam Wexler @awexler

    New @Hoophall class: Dick Bavetta, John Calipari, Spencer Haywood, Dikembe Mutombo, JoJo White, Lisa Leslie. (along w/ direct-elects)

  • Celtics say Sullinger 'healed' and available tonight

    CSN New England "Finally, some good news on the injury front for the Celtics, who will welcome back Jared Sullinger. The 6-foot-9 forward, the team’s leading scorer at the time of his foot injury, will be available for tonight’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. The Celtics said Sullinger's "metatarsal stress..." April 03

  • Celtics will look to build off big win against Pacers

    CSN New England "For the past couple of weeks, we have talked repeatedly about “big games” and the like involving the Boston Celtics. Wednesday’s 100-87 victory over Indiana was no exception, although it felt as though it was more than just a quality victory late in the season. In the end, the Celtics..." April 02

  • Brad Stevens Shuts Down Texas Coaching Rumor: ‘I’ll Be In Boston’

    NESN "Brad Stevens put it in simple terms Wednesday: He will not be leaving the Celtics any time soon. Stevens’ name was mentioned Tuesday in connection with the vacant head-coaching position at the University of Texas, and the coach was asked about the rumor before Wednesday’s matchup with the..." April 02

  • 25d
    Boston Celtics @celtics

    Kelly Olynyk (left eyelid laceration) is doubtful for tonight's game against the Indiana Pacers.

  • Avery Bradley Explodes For 30 Points, Celtics Earn Crucial Win

    Boston Globe "Sunday night, Isaiah Thomas called his team's upcoming game against the Charlotte Hornets a must-win. On Monday night, Avery Bradley and the Celtics delivered on that promise. Boston's starting shooting guard erupted for a season-high 30 points, just two points short of his career-high, helping..." March 31

  • NBPA's Michele Roberts sees no reason for 2017 work stoppage, warns NBA against 'cry of poverty'

    Yahoo! Sports "It's been a pretty exciting regular season, and it looks like it ought to be a similarly thrilling postseason push to June's NBA Finals. But amid all the bright, shining Stephen Curry bombs, James Harden stepbacks and Anthony Davis detonations, it's become difficult to ignore the stormclouds..." March 31

  • Celtics Received 1st Round Pick Trade Offers At Deadline For Avery Bradley

    Real GM Basketball "The Boston Celtics received offers from multiple teams at the trade deadline of low first round picks and expiring contracts for Avery Bradley. Bradley is on the first year of a new contract signed last offseason." March 31

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