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  • Celtics And Suns Could Explore Jayson Tatum, Devin Booker Swap Next Summer

    Fadeaway World "One of the biggest storylines with the Celtics has been the status of second-year wing Jayson Tatum, who is playing his way into stardom at just 21-years-old. So far, his name has been linked to Anthony Davis and the Pelicans. But could Tatum be a potential subject in a deal with..." April 22

  • Kyrie Irving boasts some mind-boggling playoff win percentage stats

    NBC Sports Boston "There are three constants in life: Death, taxes and Kyrie Irving winning first-round playoff games. The Boston Celtics completing their sweep of the Indiana Pacers on Sunday means Irving still hasn't lost a first-round playoff game in his NBA career, moving to a perfect 16-0..." April 22

  • The Celtics have logged on

    SB Nation "If the 2018-19 Celtics have been one thing consistently all season, it’s unpredictable. So we can’t call it a huge surprise that Boston looks like one of the most cohesive teams in the league all of a sudden after its sweep of the Pacers in the first round of the NBA playoffs...." April 22

  • Kyrie Irving has Celtics poised for something special in NBA playoffs

    USA Today "After all of Boston point guard Kyrie Irving’s missives about leadership and performance this season – and self-admitted missteps along the way – he delivered in the first round of the Eastern Conference playoffs. The Celtics should be thrilled because their playoff..." April 21

  • ABC station accidentally switches Pacers-Celtics to 'America's Funniest Home Videos'

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics and Indiana Pacers' Game 4 matchup aired Sunday on ABC affiliates across the country, but NBA fans in the nation's No. 12 media market didn't get to see the final three minutes of the first half. Instead, they were treated to "America's Funniest..." April 21

  • If it hasn’t already happened, Kyrie Irving should have won Boston’s trust

    Clutch Points "On Friday night, the Boston Celtics became the first team to three wins in this year’s NBA Playoffs, grinding out a 104-96 road victory over the Indiana Pacers to take a commanding 3-0 lead in their first-round Eastern Conference playoff series. Yes, those Celtics. The same..." April 21

  • Al Horford knows Celtics can’t let rocky regular season define them

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics had a pretty disappointing regular season, winning just 49 games in spite of many predicting that they would break 60 wins. The Celtics ultimately ended up with the fourth seed in the Eastern Conference standings, two spots below where they were a year..." April 20

  • Jayson Tatum Addresses Trade Rumors: ‘I Must Be Doing Something Well’

    Hoops Rumors "After Friday’s win over the Pacers, the Celtics have a commanding 3-0 series lead and seem poised to advance to the Eastern Conference semifinals. As the Celtics aim for an NBA championship, the possibilities of the upcoming offseason loom large. Youngster Jayson Tatum, in his..." April 20

  • Kyrie Irving says Celtics 'have come a long way'

    Sporting News "Kyrie Irving says the Celtics' impressive start to the NBA playoffs proves how far they have come as a team after a difficult regular season. The Celtics had to settle for the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference, but a 104-96 road win over the Pacers on Friday put them 3-0 up in..." April 20

  • Brad Stevens says Boston has to play their ‘best game yet’ to beat Pacers in Game 3

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics are taking a 2-0 series lead into Indiana in their first-round matchup against the Pacers, but they could just as easily be on the flip side heading into Game 3 on Friday night. The Pacers led by seven points at the half in Game 1, but were outscored 26-8 in the..." April 19

  • Celtics’ Al Horford is totally over his illness

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics big man Al Horford has been dealing with an undisclosed illness. He was originally listed as questionable for Wednesday night’s Game 2 matchup against the Indiana Pacers, but he felt well enough to take the floor. Now, according to an official report from the team,..." April 19

  • Marcus Smart says he’s ‘ahead of schedule’

    Clutch Points "Less than two weeks ago, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart tore his oblique in a meaningless regular-season game and was set to be sidelined for four-to-six weeks, meaning he would miss all of the first round and potentially the second round. However, Smart seems to be feeling much..." April 19

  • Celtics’ Terry Rozier says Games 1 and 2 vs. Pacers weren’t chippy, thinks Games 3 and 4 might be

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics backup point guard Terry Rozier says Games 1 and 2 against the Indiana Pacers weren’t chippy, a big difference from the Celtics’ first-round series versus the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2018 playoffs. Rozier and Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe got into it a lot..." April 19

  • Why was Kyrie Irving carrying an atlas on Celtics' plane?

    Sporting News "Kyrie Irving appears to have squeezed in some extra studying during the playoffs. The Celtics star was seen boarding the team's plane to Indiana on Thursday carrying a copy of "National Geographic's Family Reference Atlas," which contains over 1,000 maps and..." April 19

  • We shouldn’t judge NBA players if they struggle when they’re hurt

    SB Nation "The NBA playoffs define the legacies of great players, yet they’re also when those players often aren’t at their best because of injuries. Many times, we don’t find out about these injuries until months or years after the fact. At that point, those..." April 18

  • NBA Rumors: Cavs would 'gladly' trade for Gordon Hayward if available

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics are focused on the 2019 playoffs. But the NBA's lottery teams already are looking ahead to this summer, and it appears the Cleveland Cavaliers are keeping tabs on one of Boston's prized assets. Cavs general manager Koby Altman confirmed last Friday his..." April 18

  • Jayson Tatum is wing man great Kyrie Irving needed on Celtics

    Boston Herald "  Sometimes watching Jayson Tatum play basketball leaves you wanting to see more. The beautiful jumper, the leaping ability, the smooth gait, the long, muscular frame all scream potential star. But sometimes the sum of those impressive tools don’t always add up to..." April 18

  • Celtics’ Al Horford (illness) planning to play in Game 2 vs. Pacers

    Clutch Points "Despite dealing with an illness, Boston Celtics center Al Horford is planning to play in Game 2 of the team’s first-round series against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday. Horford told the Celtics he felt sick on Tuesday. The All-Star big man skipped the morning shootaround on..." April 17

  • The Celtics Really Need Jayson Tatum to Soar Again

    New York Times "Jayson Tatum boomed on LeBron James in last year’s N.B.A. playoffs. You may remember it. Tatum, the 21-year-old swingman for the Boston Celtics, certainly does. The dunk drew a “wow” from the play-by-play broadcaster Mike Breen. A reporter wrote on Twitter that in..." April 17

  • Al Horford (illness) questionable for Game 2 against the Pacers

    Celtics Blog "Boston’s endeavor to stay undefeated at home in the playoffs could be tested earlier with Al Horford being listed as questionable for tonight’s game. Bright side: it’s not an injury and will most likely (hopefully) be resolved Game 3 if not before..." April 17

  • Celtics point to Kyrie Irving

    Boston Herald "  Though Brad Stevens never stops assessing and re-assessing his combinations, his current starting mix features Jaylen Brown in the slot normally occupied by Marcus Smart. And that guarantees that Kyrie Irving will have the ball in..." April 17

  • The Monster Trade That Could Bring LeBron James And Anthony Davis To Celtics

    Fadeaway World "The Los Angeles Lakers are in everybody’s mouth during these days, as the Californian organization is trying to bounce back the next season, even if that means making bold movements in the process. Ever since trade deadline the rumors of Pelicans’ Anthony Davis going to Los Angeles..." April 16

  • Kyrie Irving says he can ‘manage’ without Marcus Smart for six weeks

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics are going to have to play quite a few playoff games without Marcus Smart if they make a deep run in the Eastern Conference, but Kyrie Irving is confident they can prevail without their scrappiest defender. Smart suffered a torn oblique before the postseason, and he..." April 16

  • Brian Windhorst says Kyrie Irving was ‘angry’ after winning 2016 title

    Cavs Nation "ESPN insider Brian Windhorst claims former Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was “angry” after the Cavs defeated the Golden State Warriors in the 2016 Finals. Windhorst, who covered the Cavs on a day-to-day basis that season, says..." April 16

  • Why Richard Jefferson Believes Kyrie Irving Will Leave Celtics In Free Agency

    NESN "Whenever the Celtics’ playoff run comes to an end, so will Kyrie Irving’s tenure in Boston. That’s what Richard Jefferson believes at, least. Irving is eligible to opt out of his contract this summer and become an unrestricted free agent. The star point..." April 16

  • Trades to Rescue NBA Superstars Who Missed the Playoffs

    Bleacher Report "Winning is among the main criteria for NBA stardom. If you aren't leading your team to success, typically in the form of playoff trips, you're going to face questions about whether you're really all that good. That way of thinking is reductive, though...." April 16

  • Brad Stevens Actually Played 'Baby Shark' in Celtics Weight Room Before Game 1 and Must Be Stopped

    12 Up "The Boston Celtics are gearing up for Game 1 of their NBA Playoffs matchup against the Indiana Pacers Sunday in many unique ways. In the weight room ahead of the game, the players could be heard working out to a pretty interesting song selection: yes, the viral jam..." April 14

  • Kyrie Irving holds keys to unlock Celtics' playoff dreams

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics have turned the corner so many times this season they’ve walked around the block over and over again. What the Celtics deliver in the playoffs remains a guess. It could be a first-round exit against Indiana. It could be an NBA finalist. The fourth-seeded..." April 14

  • A Trade Proposal That Could Finally Pair Anthony Davis with LeBron James

    Bleacher Report "It may sound improbable in a vacuum, but trading LeBron James to a longtime rival on the East Coast may be the Los Angeles Lakers' best path toward rediscovering their glory years. His star power alone seemingly increases the value of any organization by hundreds of millions, but..." April 13

  • Celtics lose three draft tiebreakers, get prolonged drama with Grizzlies first-rounder

    Pro Basketball Talk "Neither the Grizzlies nor Celtics want a middling lottery pick this year. They’ll have to continue sweating out which team will get stuck with it. Memphis owes Boston a first-round pick that’s top-eight protected this year. The Grizzlies want to convey it in..." April 13

  • Adam Silver: NBA to Debate Shorter Games, In-Season Tournaments, Load Management

    Bleacher Report "The NBA has seen a few sizable changes in commissioner Adam Silver's era, including a revamp of the All-Star game and draft lottery formats.  However, Silver told reporters that the Association is exploring more seismic changes, including reducing games from 48..." April 12

  • Danny Ainge Still Wants to Sign Kyrie Irving to Long-Term Contract

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge remains interested in signing guard Kyrie Irving to a long-term contract extension. According to SI.com's Chris Mannix, Ainge responded with a "yes" when asked if he wanted to re-sign Irving and..." April 12

  • Why did Celtics put injured Marcus Smart back in?

    NBC Sports Boston "One of the lingering questions in the aftermath of the oblique injury that will sideline Marcus Smart at the start of the 2019 NBA playoffs is why did the Celtics put Smart back on the court after the initial injury? Smart was in obvious pain after hip-checking Orlando’s..." April 11

  • Celtics guard Kyrie Irving dismisses notion of a new Big 3 in Boston

    Boston Herald "Kyrie Irving dismissed the notion of a Big Three carrying the Celtics deep into the playoffs. In the 1980s, the C’s were defined by Larry Bird, Robert Parish and Kevin McHale. In winning banner No. 17 in 2008, Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen formed the key..." April 11

  • How Jayson Tatum Left His GF For His Baby Mama Only to Leave His Baby Mama to Pursue & Then Date Singer Ella Mai

    Total Pro Sports "There is a lot of something going on here. While the Boston Celtics are getting set to compete in the NBA playoffs for a chance to win a NBA Championship, one of the youngest players on the team is making some personnel moves that would make any GM blush. Celtics star Jayson..." April 11

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown finds his way out of a detoured season

    Boston Herald "Jaylen Brown stares straight ahead, at nothing in particular in the Auerbach Center. His look is determined, as always, broken suddenly by a slight smile. He thinks back on the year, and the immense changes that rocked the young starters from last May’s Eastern Conference..." April 10

  • Marcus Smart suffered torn oblique, could miss first two rounds of playoffs

    NBC Sports Boston "It turns out the injury Marcus Smart suffered Sunday night vs. the Magic is a serious one. The Celtics guard has a torn oblique on his left side and could miss the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs. That information was first reported by ESPN's Adrian..." April 10

  • Kyrie Irving reflects on his Boston Celtics season that included ‘a lot of bulls---’

    Mass Live "Kyrie Irving has been looking forward to the playoffs, maybe, more than anyone in Boston. “The competition-level is at an all-time high,” he said today after the team’s first postseason practice. “By any means necessary you have to go out there and get a win...." April 10

  • Kyrie Irving set career highs in all of these stats for Celtics this season

    NBC Sports Boston "Lost in all of the drama surrounding where he'll play next season, Kyrie Irving actually had one of his best, if not the best season of his career for the Boston Celtics. Irving set career highs in a bunch of different statistics during the regular season, and 98.5 The..." April 10

  • Celtics Sign Jonathan Gibson

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have signed Jonathan Gibson, according to the team’s Twitter feed. Gibson played in China earlier this season, averaging 33.1 points per game. Several members of the Celtics have been ruled out vs. the Wizards tonight and the team needed..." April 09

  • Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving Allegedly 'Debating' Who Would Sign with Knicks First

    The Big Lead "According to the Athletics’s Frank Isola, some executives and player agents are so confident both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving are coming to Knicks that one said the debate is actually now who signs first. Why does that matter? To not be been seen as the..." April 09

  • Kyrie Irving, Gordon Hayward, Jayson Tatum, 4 other players out for Celtics vs. Wizards

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics are going to sit out seven players on Tuesday against the Washington Wizards as the regular season draws to a close. The Celtics have already clinched the fourth spot in the Eastern Conference standings. They will face the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the..." April 08

  • Lakers Rumors: Celtics' Kyrie Will Meet with LA in Free Agency

    Bleacher Report "Kyrie Irving and LeBron James already won a championship together on the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the former is reportedly leaving open the possibility of attempting to do the same on the Los Angeles Lakers.  ESPN's Stephen A. Smith said on his radio..." April 08

  • Report: Some agents believe Durant-Irving pairing on Knicks is inevitable

    Larry Brown Sports "The rumors and chatter linking both Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving with the New York Knicks simply will not subside. According to Frank Isola of the Athletic, some executives and agents in NBA circles remain convinced that Durant and Irving will team up on the Knicks when both become..." April 08

  • Celtics reportedly hoping Grizzlies’ pick does not convey this year

    Larry Brown Sports "The Boston Celtics acquired a future first-round pick from the Memphis Grizzlies back in 2014 as part of a three-team trade involving Jeff Green, but they are hoping to wait at least another year before cashing in on it. Memphis is currently 32-48 with two games remaining in the..." April 08

  • Celtics Lose Marcus Smart, Jayson Tatum To Injury

    Real GM Basketball "Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum both left the Boston Celtics' 116-108 loss to the Orlando Magic due to injury. Smart was diagnosed with a left oblique strain, while Tatum suffered a left shin contusion. Smart's injury appeared more worrisome for the Celtics as Tatum..." April 08

  • Celtics’ Jaylen Brown doubtful vs. Magic with lower back spasms

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown will likely miss his fourth consecutive game on Sunday, when his team faces the Orlando Magic. The third-year forward has been a key player for the Celtics, especially on the defensive end. Although Boston has won the last three games he missed,..." April 07

  • Celtics coach Brad Stevens has no plans to limit any of his available players vs. Magic

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics haven’t been the picture of health this season and in what’s become an uncommon instance this season, it seems as if they’ll have all of their players available on Sunday night. Per Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, shooting guard Jaylen Brown (back), point..." April 07

  • Gordon Hayward says his game is ‘slowly coming back’

    Clutch Points "After scoring 23 points while shooting a perfect 9-of-9 from the field on Friday against the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward told reporters his game and explosiveness is slowly returning. It’s been a tough season for Hayward as he makes his way..." April 06

  • Celtics rounding into form at the perfect time

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics nailed down one of their most impressive wins of the season on Friday night, routing the Indiana Pacers by a score of 117-97 on the road to all but ensure themselves of home-court advantage in the first round of the playoffs. Barring something weird like the..." April 06