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  • The reason Danny Ainge is ‘not panicking’ despite Celtics’ 3-1 deficit vs Heat

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge believes his team can erase its 3-1 series deficit against the Miami Heat in the 2020 Eastern Conference Finals down in Orlando, Florida at Walt Disney World. Ainge says he’s not panicking and claims..." September 25

  • The Perfect Trade Target for Every NBA Team

    Bleacher Report "As the least predictable season in NBA history nears its conclusion, it's time to start thinking about the offseason. Player movement likely won't measure up to the madness of 2019, but there will surely be some players finding their way to new teams. Free..." September 25

  • Top-5 Players Billy Donovan Should Bring To The Bulls

    Fadeaway World "The Bulls are in an interesting position moving forward. They just hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach, as well as Arturas Karnisovas to be the team’s executive vice president of basketball operations. With new leadership and a nucleus of intriguing young talent, Chicago..." September 25

  • NBA Players Dangerously Close to Bust Status

    Bleacher Report "A handful of recent top-20 NBA draft picks may be running out of time. Some slow starters, like Mohamed Bamba and Markelle Fultz, are still young with room left to improve, so they'll have suitors lined up once they're available. But the following five prospects..." September 25

  • A Celtics comeback is daunting but not impossible

    Boston Globe "The Celtics are on the brink of elimination, one game from watching their bubble burst here at Walt Disney World. They have lost three games in this Eastern Conference final series with the Miami Heat by 11 total points, which makes this series even more infuriating. But those who..." September 25

  • The Game Everyone Wants To Watch: All-Time Heat vs All-Time Celtics

    Fadeaway World "Without a doubt, we have seen some of the greatest players in NBA history play for the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Guys like Dwyane Wade and Alonzo Mourning are synonymous with the Heat, while Larry Bird and Bill Russell are considered the greatest Celtics ever. As a result, it will be..." September 24

  • How 20-year-old Heat rookie Tyler Herro sank Celtics in Game 4 of Eastern Conference finals

    USA Today "Twenty years old, rookie in the NBA playing in his first postseason and close to an NBA Finals appearance. So what did Miami’s Tyler Herro do? The 13th pick in the 2019 draft met the moment like an All-Star. He scored a career-high 37 points on 14-for-21 shooting,..." September 24

  • Jimmy Butler pays respect to Tyler Herro with high school jersey

    MSN.com "Miami Heat star Jimmy Butler paid some respect to Tyler Herro following the rookie’s huge Game 4 on Wednesday night. Herro scored 37 points in the Heat’s Game 4 win that put them up 3-1 over the Boston Celtics in the Eastern Conference Finals. He received praise from many..." September 24

  • Danny Ainge Stands By Brad Stevens After ‘Frustrating’ Celtics Loss

    NESN "Danny Ainge will not stand for any slander of Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. Following the team’s Game 4 loss to Miami, giving the Heat a 3-1 advantage in the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals, some Celtics fans put blame on Stevens for the uninspired..." September 24

  • Kemba Walker Has Yet to Rise to the Moment

    The Big Lead "After last night's 112-109 loss to the Miami Heat, the Boston Celtics now find themselves down 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals. They looked like title contenders while fighting tooth and nail with the Toronto Raptors in the second round of the bubble playoffs,..." September 24

  • TikTok User Claims Unnamed NBA Player Paid Her $7K To Sneak Into Bubble, Posts Evidence

    Total Pro Sports "It looks like Danuel House wasn’t the only NBA player who had an unauthorized person in their Disney room in Orlando. TikTok user hannmaile recently shared a video where she claimed to be paid $7K to sneak herself inside the Disney’s NBA Bubble because an unnamed NBA..." September 24

  • 5 takeaways from the Celtics’ Game 4 loss vs. Heat

    Boston "The Celtics fell to the Heat, 112-109, Wednesday night in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, pushing Boston to the brink of elimination with a 3-1 series deficit.     Here’s what we saw:  The first half was unbelievably..." September 24

  • No Matter What Happens, the Nets Trade Will Always Be a Huge Success For Boston

    The Big Lead "The Boston Celtics are down 3-1 to the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. The odds are not in their favor to advance to the NBA Finals, which would mark the third time in four years that Boston has gotten all the way to the ECF but couldn't get over..." September 24

  • Jayson Tatum takes blame for scoreless first half in Celtics' loss: 'I wasn't aggressive enough'

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics are just one loss away from elimination after losing Game 4 to the Miami Heat, and Jayson Tatum took full responsibility for his scoreless first half in the loss, saying that he needed to be more active out of the gate to give his team a chance to win Wednesday..." September 24

  • Gordon Hayward’s wife ripped apart on Instagram for baby photos

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward and his wife, Robyn, welcomed their fourth child and first son into the world on Wednesday. Shortly before Gordon and the Celtics were set to tip-off Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Miami Heat in the bubble,..." September 23

  • WNBA, NBA players react on Twitter to Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

    CBS Sports "In wake of protests and the fight for equality, athletes have been outspoken in the movement towards social justice reforms. Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed by police in Louisville, has been someone many have fought for. Those fighting in her name were hoping justice would eventually..." September 23

  • Good Things Happen For the Celtics When Jaylen Brown Gets Into the Paint

    The Big Lead "Jaylen Brown has come a long way since he was selected No. 3 overall in the 2016 NBA draft. Coming out of Cal, Brown was an elite athlete. That was about it. He was a below-average shooter and passer who relied on his athleticism too much on both ends of the floor. One could see..." September 23

  • NBA Sets Format For Draft Combine

    Hoops Rumors "The NBA announced plans today for a revamped draft combine that will run from September 28 until early to mid-November. Designed to aid with player evaluation before the November 18 draft, some of the combine will take place in team markets and other parts will be..." September 23

  • Here's 5 Boom-or-Bust 2020 NBA Free Agents

    Bleacher Report "While every NBA team has a wish list for free agency, there are only so many superstars to go around. Actually, the 2020 offseason really only has one. And it's Anthony Davis, who might be a free agent by title only—assuming he even declines his $28.8..." September 23

  • Kevin Garnett Says His NBA Era 'Could Never Play in a Bubble'

    Complex "The latest guest on Load Management was Kevin Garnett. You may have missed or mentally filed away the post from earlier but, hey, fortunately there's no expiration here.  Amongst several topics discussed (more on that in a sec) the NBA..." September 23

  • Romeo Langford Undergoes Wrist Surgery, Done For Season

    Celtics Blog "The Boston Celtics announced that rookie wing Romeo Langford underwent successful surgery to repair the scapholunate ligament in his right wrist. Langford was initially injured during Boston’s final seeding game of the 2019-20 season restart. At the time, the..." September 22

  • NBA participation in Tokyo Olympics could be limited, Adam Silver says

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver said the Tokyo Olympics’ effect on the league’s schedule planning for 2021 is unclear, but that it’s possible that Olympic participation may be limited. “There are a lot of great U.S. players, and we may be up against a..." September 22

  • Most Intriguing Landing Spots for NBA's Top Trade Targets

    Bleacher Report "Where oh where will the NBA's top offseason trade targets land? Er, well, we have no idea. It could be nowhere. It could be anywhere. It could be with your team. Where should the most sought-after trade candidates go if they do in fact go anywhere at all? Now..." September 22

  • Marcus Smart: No Regrets over Celtics' Locker Room Incident After Game 2

    Yardbarker "The Boston Celtics had a locker room confrontation that nearly turned violent following their Game 2 loss to the Miami Heat, with Marcus Smart reportedly throwing items while calling out his team for their dismal performance in the Eastern Conference Finals. According to Smart, he has..." September 22

  • Adam Silver: Next season unlikely to start before 2021

    Yahoo! Sports "NBA commissioner Adam Silver does not expect the 2020-21 season to begin in 2020. Silver told CNN’s Bob Costas on Tuesday that his “best guess” is the NBA will not begin next season until at least January. A Christmas start date is still the ideal scenario, but that..." September 22

  • 5 NBA Players in Desperate Need of a Trade This Offseason

    Bleacher Report "Players can grow apart from their NBA teams before their contracts split them up. When that happens, the situation is unsalvageable, and a trade becomes necessary. Maybe a team changes its overall direction and renders a player obsolete. Or perhaps that player gets..." September 22

  • Players see similarities between Brad Stevens, Erik Spoelstra

    Pro Basketball Talk " Jae Crowder will tell anybody who asks that the Miami Heat are extremely well-prepared for whatever comes their way in the Eastern Conference finals. He can say the same about the Boston Celtics, too. Crowder and fellow Heat teammate Kelly..." September 22

  • NBA execs poll: Luka Doncic top young talent to build around; Zion Williamson comes at No. 7

    Hoops Hype "With only four teams remaining in the playoff bubble, HoopsHype polled 15 NBA talent evaluators, including four general managers, six executives and five scouts, to learn which players under 25 they’d build around and why. The top player to build around is not surprising, but..." September 22

  • NBA mulling fall tournament featuring G League select team

    USA Today "The NBA G League is reportedly discussing the possibility of hosting a tournament in a bubble environment featuring the newly-formed Ignite team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The tournament will take place in November or December and will also include other teams,..." September 22

  • Celtics star Gordon Hayward has a $3.3 million, 6.8-acre mansion in Indiana

    USA Today "Gordon Hayward has a sprawling $3 million mansion in Indiana that sits on nearly seven acres — with a pool, wine cellar and every fancy bell and whistle a house can boast. A grand 2-story entryway, outdoor kitchen, hearth room, theater and ornate woodwork..." September 21

  • Marcus Smart: Time off until Game 4 of ECF is a 'blessing'

    The Score "With three full days off between Games 3 and 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is relishing the opportunity this downtime provides his ball club. "For us, it's a blessing right now. We've got Gordon..." September 21

  • The Celtics' Jaylen Brown is a player for this moment

    ESPN "ON THE FIRST floor of a gray, block-like, four-story structure on the campus' northwest corner, a dozen students shuttle into a three-hour class taught once a week on Monday mornings. It's the early fall of 2015, and inside Tolman Hall, the longtime home of the University of..." September 21

  • Here's three trade ideas involving Chris Paul

    The Oklahoman "Chris Paul hinted at the uncertainty of the Thunder’s offseason. “I don’t know what the future holds,” Paul said a day after the Thunder was eliminated in the first round, “but what I can say is that this team, I think I made some connections and bonds..." September 21

  • How six teams have stopped LeBron James in the NBA playoffs

    ESPN "THWACK!! Detroit Pistons defensive wizard Tayshaun Prince, all 215 pounds of him, smashed into an immovable, 7-foot-3, 260-pound object named Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The Cleveland Cavaliers big man planted himself adjacent to Prince with the explicit purpose of preventing..." September 21

  • Gordon Hayward To Remain In Bubble For Remainder Of Playoffs

    Real GM Basketball "Gordon Hayward will remain in the Orlando bubble for the remainder of the Boston Celtics' playoff run. Hayward, who returned to the court in game 3 following an ankle injury that kept him out for over a month, had originally planned to leave the bubble for the birth of his fourth..." September 20

  • Celtics Looking More Like Themselves

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics finally got back to looking like themselves on Saturday night—and then nearly blew it again. It's been a whirlwind 48 hours for the Celtics, who blew a 17-point lead to the Miami Heat to go down 2-0 in the Eastern Conference Finals, and then got into..." September 20

  • Gordon Hayward has message for Celtics fans after Game 3 return

    Yahoo! Sports "Boston Celtics fans are happy to finally have Gordon Hayward back in the lineup, and the feeling is mutual. After missing more than a month with an ankle injury, Hayward made his return to the court in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals vs. the Miami Heat. The..." September 20

  • Jayson Tatum slams idea that the Celtics are better without Gordon Hayward

    Clutch Points "The Boston Celtics may have made it to the Eastern Conference Finals even without Gordon Hayward, but that doesn’t mean they do not need the veteran swingman. Just ask Jayson Tatum. In his postgame press conference after the Celtics beat the Miami..." September 20

  • Jimmy Butler knows where Heat went wrong in Game 3 loss

    Yardbarker "Jimmy Butler knows where his Miami Heat went wrong in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The Heat lost to the Boston Celtics 117-106 in Game 3 on Saturday night in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. The Celtics came out desperate for a win and meant business. They never trailed during the..." September 20

  • Gordon Hayward expected to play in Game 3 vs. Heat despite ankle injury

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward is expected to play in Game 3 against the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward suffered a Grade 3 right ankle sprain in Game 1 of the Celtics’ first-round series against..." September 19

  • Six rational thoughts about the Celtics' Eastern Conference Finals performance (so far)

    The Sports Daily "On the eve of a must-win Game 3, some fans are somewhat optimistic; others are pretty damn pessimistic. We’re all boiling over with nervous energy, and many of us have said some pretty wild stuff in our frustration. Myself definitely included. However. We’ve had some time..." September 19

  • Social Media Loses Its Mind After This Video of Bronny James Surfaces

    Total Pro Sports "Bronny James just reminded everybody why it can sometimes suck being the kid of a mega-star athlete in the social media world. The son of the Los Angeles Lakers star forward is trending on Twitter for allegedly sparking up a blunt and it being posted to social media for all to..." September 19

  • Erik Spoelstra is the Miami Heat’s greatest advantage in the NBA Playoffs

    SB Nation "The Boston Celtics looked like they had the Miami Heat figured out midway through Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. After dropping Game 1 in heartbreaking fashion in overtime, Boston was in total control as it approached halftime in the second game of the series,..." September 19

  • Charles Barkley challenges Celtics’ Kemba Walker to show up

    Clutch Points "Inside the NBA host Charles Barkley had some choice words for Boston Celtics star Kemba Walker, as the C’s head into Saturday’s Game 3 contest against the Miami Heat down 2-0 in the series. According to Barkley, now is the time for Walker to earn..." September 19

  • Heat tried to trade Goran Dragic away in Jimmy Butler deal

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Miami Heat are not in control of the Eastern Conference Finals — just two wins from the NBA Finals — without the combination of Jimmy Butler and Goran Dragic. They are the shot creators, the two penetrating into the paint, breaking down the..." September 19

  • Free Agent Stock Watch: Playoff Edition

    Hoops Rumors "Throughout the season, Hoops Rumors takes a closer look at players who will be free agents or could become free agents this off-season. With the playoffs ongoing at the Orlando campus, it’s time to examine if their stock is rising or falling due to performance and other..." September 19

  • Gordon Hayward reportedly feels good, hopes to return for Game 3

    Pro Basketball Talk "After a frustrating come-from-ahead loss to Miami to go down 0-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Boston Celtics need a boost. Like the return of Gordon Hayward. " September 18

  • How Celtics eased the tension after post-Game 2 locker room explosion

    Clutch Points "Following the Boston Celtics’ 106-101 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, several players from the Celtics were heard shouting at one another in their locker room. It was a raucous scene, with some reports indicating that objects were..." September 18

  • Who's the best golfer inside the NBA bubble? It's probably not a player

    USA Today "The Miami Heat’s practice had ended, and forward Andre Iguodala left the gym talking on his phone. He was making a tee time for himself, teammate Kelly Olynyk and Heat shooting coach Rob Fodor. “KO, we’re set up. Twenty minutes,” Iguodala said to..." September 18

  • Enes Kanter, ESPN’s Woj react to death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    Clutch Points "The world is mourning the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who passed away on Friday due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer, the court announced. Shortly after the news of her death, Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter and NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski shared..." September 18