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  • NBA says referees missed multiple calls at end of Celtics-Bucks game

    ESPN "The final seconds of the Milwaukee Bucks' victory over the Boston Celtics on Thursday night was full of drama, intrigue and, as it turns out, several incorrect calls. The NBA's Last Two Minute Report for the Bucks' 98-97 win listed three incorrect calls on the final play..." February 23

  • NBA Denies ESPN's Report That Tim Donaghy Fixed Games

    Bleacher Report "The NBA is denying a report from ESPN that Tim Donaghy fixed games while working as a referee for the league. NBA.com published the league's official statement, which read in part: "The Tim Donaghy matter concluded over a decade ago with a..." February 22

  • Kyrie Irving is only making these Kevin Durant - Knicks rumors worse

    USA Today "Kyrie Irving shot out again at a media member this week, unleashing a flurry of rhetorical questions when the media member asked about a video that surfaced that appeared to show Irving discussing future free agency with Kevin Durant. The video was filmed in a hallway at the..." February 21

  • Kyrie Irving attacks media over questions about Kevin Durant conversation

    Sportsnaut "It’s not secret that impending free agents Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant have both been linked to the New York Knicks. Considered good friends, the idea would be for the two to build a super team in the nation’s largest media market. Teammates..." February 21

  • If Jayson Tatum wants to play for Celtics his entire career, he can force the issue

    NBC Sports Boston "For someone who didn’t play in Sunday night's main event, Jayson Tatum sure made the most of All-Star Weekend.  He left us aww-ing when he brought his young son onto the court after the Rising Stars practice (with Danny Ainge joking he’s looking for..." February 20

  • The Celtics Going All-In For Anthony Davis Only If Kyrie Irving Re-Signs

    Fadeaway World "The Lakers failed to secure a trade with the Pelicans before the deadline, meaning the Anthony Davis sweepstakes will continue in the summer. The Celtics are naturally leading the way to acquire the superstar big man, as their stockpile of assets is near impossible to match. If they..." February 20

  • Kyrie Irving says call to LeBron James needed 'to move forward'

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving said his phone call to LeBron James earlier this year to apologize was necessary in part because he "didn't address the situation" while the two of them were teammates in Cleveland. "Well, I think that, you know, it takes a very,..." February 20

  • Examining the NBA's easiest and most difficult remaining schedules

    USA Today "Finally, we've arrived. The stretch run of the 2018-19 NBA season is here, and with it come the games that will define the campaign and change the landscape of the upcoming postseason. The final 20-plus games of the year are going to be thrilling to watch unfold, as..." February 20

  • Gordon Hayward may miss time with ankle injury

    NESN "We’ve got bad news for you, Green Teamers. Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward twisted his right ankle Tuesday during a workout with Semi Ojeleye, head coach Brad Stevens revealed Wednesday during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak and Bertrand.”..." February 20

  • Report: Celtics aren’t long-term destination for Anthony Davis

    Pro Basketball Talk "Anthony Davis recently made mention that all 29 NBA teams other than the New Orleans Pelicans are on his list to land when he becomes trade eligible again this summer. Teams like the Boston Celtics, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, and Los Angeles Clippers will vie for..." February 20

  • From up-and-comer to seasoned vet: The transition of Celtics star Kyrie Irving

    NBC Sports Boston "Kyrie Irving was among those looking on with admiration as Dirk Nowitzki and Dwyane Wade accepted framed All-Star jerseys on Sunday in what will likely be the last time either suits up for such a  game. Irving also took joy in seeing Brooklyn’s D’Angelo Russell,..." February 19

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving's All-Star game conversation is giving Knicks fans false hope

    New York Daily News "It would take a professional lip-reader to truly find out, but Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving were definitely cooking up some kind of scheme at the All-Star game Sunday night. Whether they were actually talking about the Knicks is up for fans to believe...or pray for. A video..." February 19

  • NBA Estimates 37-40 Percent Of Players Will Be Free Agents In 2019 Offseason

    Real GM Basketball "The NBA is anticipating between 37 percent and 40 percent of current players will be free agents this offseason, according to sources close to Adam Silver. Silver talked about how shorter contract lengths have changed the equation on player movement. "People have lost..." February 19

  • Jayson Tatum addresses trade rumors, says he wants to play his ‘whole career’ with Celtics

    Sporting News "Jayson Tatum doesn’t want to leave the Celtics. The 20-year-old forward has been at the center of trade speculation involving Pelicans star Anthony Davis and one rumor circulated last week said he “wouldn’t mind” being moved. But, Tatum appeared..." February 17

  • Kevin Durant And Kyrie Irving Are Hardcore Flirting During All-Star Weekend

    The Big Lead "Not enough was made of the flagrant flirtation between Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving during a Team LeBron practice at All-Star weekend in Charlotte on Saturday. These two superstars looked like they were on a first date. Get a load of this. The physicality only seemed..." February 17

  • Jayson Tatum Promises Celtics Will Win NBA Finals This Year

    The Big Lead "Jayson Tatum said that Jayson Tatum is going to win the 2019 NBA Finals. After winning the skills competitions during All-Star weekend, the budding star promised, in third person, that he and the Boston Celtics will be champions by the end of this season. “We’re going to..." February 17

  • Jayson Tatum Wins 2019 NBA Skills Challenge

    SLAM Online "First-time Taco Bell Skills Challenge competitor Jayson Tatum defeated Trae Young with a halfcourt shot in the final round.     " February 17

  • Celtics reportedly still not on Anthony Davis’s long-term list

    Yardbarker "Anthony Davis has refused to rule out any team publicly, but at least for the moment, the list of teams he’d currently consider committing to long term remains at four, and reportedly the Boston Celtics aren’t one of them. Davis raised some eyebrows Saturday when he said..." February 16

  • LeBron lauds Kyrie's character: 'It takes a real man' to make that phone call

    The Score "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving called LeBron James last month to apologize for not properly understanding James' role as a leader during their time together with the Cleveland Cavaliers. James hasn't said much about their conversation since then but opened up more about..." February 16

  • C's trust Irving would only play in ASG at full health

    CBS Sports "Kyrie Irving has been dealing with a right knee strain since originally suffering the injury last Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers. However, despite being out of the lineup for the past week, Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge considers Irving "very close"..." February 16

  • Anthony Davis says Boston is on his list

    Clutch Points "Remember all of that talk about Anthony Davis not wanting to play for the Boston Celtics? Uh, yeah. We should probably put a pin in that. When asked whether or not the Celtics were on his “list,” Davis had this to say. This essentially proves that all of the talk..." February 16

  • Richard Jefferson senses a brewing ‘dumpster fire’ within Celtics due to Anthony Davis

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics bounced back from the lowest point in a season full of them, beating the rebuilt Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday without Kyrie Irving. Just two days earlier, after surrendering a 28-point lead to the undermanned L.A...." February 15

  • Ainge: "Illogical" to think Celtics are better without Irving

    247 Sports "The Boston Celtics entered the 2018-19 season as one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, but it's been an inconsistent campaign at times for the team. After winning back-to-back games without Kyrie Irving in the lineup due to a sprained right knee, there's..." February 14

  • Celtics Reportedly Accuse Rich Paul Of Creating Story That Kyrie Irving Was Leaving To Impact Anthony Davis Trade

    BroBible "Kyrie Irving is set to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, joining a star-studded class that includes names like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard and Klay Thompson, among others. While Irving has pledged that he wants to remain with the Boston Celtics since he joined the team in the..." February 14

  • Report: Celtics, Sixers, Thunder reached out to Mavs’ Salah Mejri during brief free agency

    Clutch Points "Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri may be averaging only 6.8 minutes per game this season, but it appears he’s a sought-after man. When Mejri was briefly a free agent, the Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City..." February 14

  • Should Kyrie Irving play in Sunday's All-Star game?

    NBC Sports Boston "If there’s one thing we know about NBA players, it’s this: they care far more about their image than they’ll ever let on.  The Boston Celtics will be without All-Star Kyrie Irving for the second straight game due to a right knee sprain.  Shutting..." February 13

  • Kevin McHale Doesn't Realize He's On Air, Calls Someone A "Dickhead"

    Deadspin "TNT rolled right through a few quiet seconds of a dead-ball in the first half of Tuesday night’s Celtics-76ers game, leaving the Players Only broadcast crew to chat through what might normally be filled by a relevant chyron and/or the small-talk skills of a professional..." February 13

  • Antoine Walker Doesn’t Believe Kyrie Irving Will Be Coming Back To Boston

    Fadeaway World "Even after a verbal commitment from Kyrie Irving, the status of his future with the Celtics has never been more up in the air. He did it to himself though. With the Celtics reeling and Irving saying he “didn’t owe anybody sh–,” people are seriously questioning..." February 13

  • NBA Rumors: Jayson Tatum 'would not mind' being the face of the Pelicans

    Hoops Hype "If the Boston Celtics pulled off a blockbuster trade for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, it’s very possible Jayson Tatum would be involved. The Athletic’s Sam Amick reported that the possibility of including Tatum in a deal was..." February 11

  • Kyrie Irving (knee) not playing Tuesday vs Sixers

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving did not travel with the team on Monday to Philadelphia and has been ruled out for Tuesday’s Eastern Conference showdown with the new-look Sixers due to a right knee strain. Irving came up hobbling after stepping awkwardly trying..." February 11

  • NBA Rumors: Kyrie Irving Likely To Stay If Team Trades For Anthony Davis

    Fadeaway World "Even after a verbal commitment at the beginning of the year, Kyrie Irving’s future in Boston has been in doubt lately. Aside from the struggles of the team on the court, and what has been described as a lifeless scene off of it, the team’s strong pursuit of Anthony Davis has been..." February 11

  • Celtics don’t argue with Morris’ comments, say fun will come when they play the right way

    Boston Herald "The Celtics seemed to take Marcus Morris’ Saturday comments at face value and accept them as truth. But after Monday’s practice, Brad Stevens and Al Horford did try to narrow the focus of the honesty outburst to the last two games, rather than the larger period Morris..." February 11

  • Report: Celtics’ tension not surprising to NBA insiders

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics are clearly having some locker room tension, and it’s apparently not a shock to many NBA insiders. According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, many inside the league are not shocked that the Celtics are having chemistry issues. The locker room is not..." February 11

  • Kyrie Irving day-to-day with strained right knee

    ESPN "Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a strained right knee after an MRI in Boston, the team announced Sunday. The Celtics guard is listed as day-to-day. Irving suffered the injury with about five minutes left in the second quarter of Saturday night's game against the Clippers. The..." February 10

  • Kyrie Irving Leaves Game With Sprained Knee, To Be Re-Evaluated On Sunday

    Real GM Basketball "Kyrie Irving left the Boston Celtics' 123-112 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers with a sprained right knee. He will be re-evaluated on Sunday. Irving suffered the injury in the second quarter while guarding Garrett Temple. Brad Stevens said that Irving's knee appeared to..." February 10

  • Marcus Morris says Celtics are 'a bunch of individuals' after blowing 28-point lead to Clippers

    CBS Sports "Despite the returns of Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward, the Boston Celtics got off to an unexpectedly poor start this season. After the first five weeks or so, they were just 10-10. Since then, however, they've started to figure things out. Most recently, they..." February 10

  • NBA says Rajon Rondo game-winner should’ve been waived off

    Yardbarker "We’re once again openly wondering what the point is for the NBA to release its two-minute report on officiating the day after every regular-season game. Unless it’s a blatant bad call or non-call, can’t we just enjoy a dramatic walkoff win without somehow getting..." February 09

  • With Davis still a Pelican, Celtics win at trade deadline

    Boston Herald "Anthony Davis will spend four more months in New Orleans, and no team stands to benefit more than the Celtics. The Celtics achieved their main trade deadline goal Thursday when New Orleans chose to sit tight and hold onto its star, stunting an attempt by the Lakers to land the..." February 08

  • Report: Kyrie Irving believed LeBron James wanted Cavaliers to trade Irving

    Pro Basketball Talk "Kyrie Irving reportedly requested a trade from the Cavaliers only after hearing they discussed trading him. But maybe Irving’s problem wasn’t with the Cavs as an organization exploring trading him. Maybe it was with a specific Cav looking to trade him..." February 08

  • GM Chris Wallace admits Grizzlies want 1st-round pick to convey to Celtics this year

    Clutch Points "At the 2015 NBA trade deadline, the Memphis Grizzlies sent their 2019 first-round pick to the Boston Celtics for Jeff Green as part of a three-team deal. The pick is top-eight protected in 2019, top-six protected in 2020 and unprotected in 2021. Many have..." February 08

  • Danny Ainge believes Celtics, Kyrie Irving still engaged, to make marriage official July 1

    ESPN "As far as Danny Ainge is concerned, the invitations can be sent out because the wedding is still on. The Boston Celtics president of basketball operations on Friday said the team's "engagement" to star guard Kyrie Irving remains intact, and the couple..." February 08

  • Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Opens Up About Hearing Name In Trade Rumors

    NESN "Jayson Tatum hears the chatter. At this time a year ago, Tatum was touted as being the next franchise cornerstone of the Celtics. Now, the budding star forward very well could serve as the lynchpin in a potential blockbuster trade that brings Anthony Davis to Boston. If..." February 08

  • Danny Ainge Discusses Where Celtics’ Anthony Davis Negotiations With Pelicans Stand

    NESN "Anthony Davis was not traded Thursday, which is nothing but good news for the Boston Celtics. It appears the Celtics have had their eye on the New Orleans Pelicans big man for quite some time, but they were unable to trade for him this season due to the “Rose..." February 08

  • Jayson Tatum focuses on more trips to the line

    Boston Herald "Jayson Tatum wants to file away the nature of his 25-point performance Tuesday night against Cleveland. Pivotal in his attack was a 12-for-12 free throw performance. For a player who has often been compared to the young Paul Pierce, this ability to draw contact is just about..." February 07

  • How revamped NBA lottery makes Anthony Davis much more likely to land in Boston

    WEEI Boston "The Celtics' pursuit of Anthony Davis will be aided by a redistribution of ping pong balls. Changes to the draft lottery go into effect this season, and they'll weaken the position of one of Davis's strongest suitors. The New York Knicks, losers of 14 straight,..." February 07

  • Celtics To Trade Jabari Bird To Hawks

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics are trading Jabari Bird and cash to the Hawks in exchange for a heavily protected second-round pick, tweets Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. Chris Haynes of Yahoofirst reported that Boston would trade Bird to Atlanta today. " February 07

  • Celtics loom large as Anthony Davis sweepstakes head to offseason

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Cavaliers traded Kyrie Irving 0 games after his trade request. The Spurs traded Kawhi Leonard 0 games after his trade request. The Timberwolves traded Jimmy Butler 13 (nearly unbearable) games after his trade request. The Pelicans will..." February 07

  • Report: Celtics Will Pursue Enes Kanter Following Potential Knicks Buyout

    12 Up "The New York Knicks are in full-blown tank mode, a move that has largely interfered with Enes Kanter's playing time in recent months.  The 26-year-old has come out and said that he wanted to be traded if he wasn't going to play, and though the Knicks are trying..." February 07

  • Latest Reported Possible Celtics-Pelicans Deal for Anthony Davis Trade is Unreal

    12 Up "The Los Angeles Lakers could have some competition on their hands if this potential trade offer proves authentic According to sports talk radio host John Gambadoro, an offseason trade package from the Celtics to land Anthony Davis could include Jayson Tatum, Marcus Smart, Al..." February 07