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  • Kyrie Irving comments on Stephen Curry’s moon-landing theory

    Sportsnaut "It was just a matter of time before Flat-Earth truther Kyrie Irving chimed in on Stephen Curry’s previous comments indicating that he doesn’t believe we landed on the moon. While Curry has since stated that he was joking, the two-time NBA MVP has received a ton of..." December 18

  • The Celtics and Lakers Are in an Arms Race for Davis

    The Big Lead "New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis is lighting it up this season averaging 28 PPG, 12.4 RPG, 4.7 APG, 2.8 BPG, and 50.3% from the field. He is currently listed second in MVP odds. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski recently joined Zach Lowe, where they discussed..." December 18

  • Al Horford, Celtics due for big game after long layoff

    NBC Sports Boston "The return of Al Horford to the Boston Celtics lineup will be soon, possibly as early as Wednesday’s game against Phoenix. And Horford, who has missed the last five games with patellofemoral pain syndrome, will be looking for a solid return - a trend among his fellow Celtics who..." December 18

  • Celtics Have Been 'Hawking' Pelicans Star for Years

    Bleacher Report "If the New Orleans Pelicans shop Anthony Davis, don't be surprised if the Boston Celtics make a run at him. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston has long had interest in the five-time All-Star. "Boston has been hawking Anthony Davis..." December 18

  • 'Time Lord' or 'Lob Williams'? Robert Williams picks his preferred nickname

    NBC Sports Boston "Has the Robert Williams nickname debate finally been put to rest? Celtics fans have been referring to the rookie as "Time Lord," but Danny Ainge weighed in with a nickname idea of his own: "Lob Williams." Even Williams'..." December 17

  • Report: NBA to allow fans to vote for All-Stars on Google

    247 Sports "The NBA is switching up the way it handles All-Star voting for the 2019 iteration of the annual exhibition.  For fans, voting for the 2019 All-Star game in Charlotte will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Christmas Day (December 25, 2018) and conclude at 11:59 p.m. on Martin Luther King..." December 17

  • In search of the old Gordon Hayward

    Boston Herald "Midwestern pride was on the line late Saturday night as Gordon Hayward and Jayson Tatum prepared to leave for the team flight back home while debating the relative merits of their hometowns – Indianapolis and St. Louis. All kinds of culture differences were argued, from the..." December 17

  • Kyrie Irving: Basketball 'fun' again for Celtics

    USA Today "These are the Boston Celtics we expected this season. Winners of seven consecutive games, Kyrie Irving swishing near-impossible 3-pointers, Marcus Smart doing a bit of everything, Marcus Morris putting together a career year and a deep bench contributing where necessary. Where have..." December 14

  • The NBA Arenas That Did The Best And Worst On Recent Health Inspections

    Dime Magazine "On Thursday, ESPN released an exhaustive look at the health inspection scores for every major sporting venue in the United States, with a detailed breakdown of the number of restaurants and vendors within each venue that had high-level violations. Stadium concessions are an..." December 13

  • Celtics’ Al Horford Out A Few More Games With Left Knee Injury

    CBS Boston "The Celtics will be without Al Horford for at least a few more games as the veteran big man deals with a sore left knee. Horford will miss his second straight game Wednesday night when the Celtics pay a visit to the Washington Wizards, looking to extend their winning streak to seven..." December 12

  • Despite rough start, Celtics’ Jaylen Brown is convinced he’s an NBA starter

    Pro Basketball Talk "Last April and May, Jaylen Brown was a breakout starter on a Boston team that made the Eastern Conference Finals, where he dropped 30 points one night and averaged 18 points a game, getting 14.8 shot attempts per game, and he had the ball in his hands a lot in the postseason. He had a..." December 12

  • Brad Stevens: Guerschon Yabusele (ankle) 'probably out for a while'

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics’ big man depth took yet another hit on Saturday night when Guerschon Yabusele came down with a right ankle injury. Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens said the Celtics’ medical staff told him that Yabusele had a “bad sprain.” While..." December 11

  • Pelicans’ Anthony Davis Responds To Ovation From Celtics Fans At TD Garden

    NESN "It’s a tradition as old as time: Boston Celtics fans giving a rowdy ovation to a player they’d like to see in green. Whenever a player that has been linked to Boston appears at TD Garden as a visitor, it’s not uncommon for Celtics fans to give them a particularly..." December 11

  • Celtics sit five as Anthony Davis starts for Pelicans

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics sat five players for Monday night's game against the New Orleans Pelicans at TD Garden -- including Kyrie Irving, Al Horford and Gordon Hayward. Anthony Davis, meanwhile, started and has no restriction on his minutes for the Pelicans after being listed as..." December 10

  • LeBron James suggested Cavaliers trade Kyrie Irving to Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard

    Pro Basketball Talk "When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavaliers last year, LeBron James told the Cavs not to trade the disgruntled star. But LeBron also made no effort to win over Irving. If that weren’t unhelpful enough… Ric Bucher of Bleacher Report: League..." December 10

  • Kyrie Irving out for Celtics vs. Pelicans

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will not suit up against the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday due to right shoulder soreness, according to official team reports. Irving has only missed one of the team’s 25 games this season, a road loss against..." December 10

  • Rozier sends blunt message to Celtics' doubters: 'Shut up'

    Mass Live "Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier finished Saturday's monster 133-77 win over the Chicago Bulls with 15 points on 6-for-11 shooting, pouring in three triples and pulling down eight rebounds. Rozier has looked good in his last five games, knocking down 43.5 percent of his..." December 09

  • Celtics tie NBA record for largest road win by dismantling Bulls

    USA Today "The Boston Celtics won their season-high fifth game in a row on Saturday night when they dismantled the Chicago Bulls, 133-77. The 56-point victory was the largest win in Celtics history and tied for the biggest road win in NBA regular season history. Even without Aron..." December 09

  • Celtics' Kyrie Irving says he's fine after tweaking shoulder

    ESPN "Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving said he wasn't concerned after tweaking his right shoulder late in Boston's 128-100 victory over the New York Knicks. Irving left Thursday night's game with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter and the outcome already..." December 07

  • Can Kyrie Irving Get Some Help?

    Bleacher Report "The Boston Celtics have spent most of the 2017-18 season waiting out themselves. They are waiting for Jaylen Brown to recapture his comfort and efficiencywithin the offense. They are waiting for Gordon Hayward to be Gordon Hayward again following two surgeries in a span..." December 07

  • ‘Aggressive’ Jaylen Brown Gives Celtics One Of NBA’s Best Second Units

    NESN "Jaylen Brown, Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier and Aron Baynes all could start for a number of NBA teams. All have started for the Boston Celtics at one point or another. And now all four make up one of the NBA’s most terrifying second units. Just ask the New York..." December 07

  • Celtics' "Bench With Attitude" morphs into "Bench With Motivation"

    NBC Sports Boston "Before the Celtics even conducted their first official practice of the 2018-19 season, Marcus Morris had already coined the “Bench With Attitude” nickname for a group of Boston reserves that yearned to impact games with their energy and grit. But while enduring..." December 06

  • LeBron James Suggested Cavs Trade Kyrie Irving For Damian Lillard

    Real GM Basketball "When Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, LeBron James suggested they attempt to trade him to the Portland Trail Blazers for Damian Lillard. The Cavaliers never reached out to the Blazers on a trade for Lillard, but the interest from James has led to..." December 06

  • Has Marcus Smart taken Jaylen Brown's starting job?

    WEEI Boston "Since the Celtics drafted Marcus Smart with the No. 6 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, the jury has been out on whether or not he would develop into a decent scorer at the pro level.  Smart's streaky shot has made him a mid-30 percent career shooter who chucked up too many..." December 05

  • Jaylen Brown “ready to go”, plans to play Thursday vs New York

    Celtics Blog "Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown gave a brief update regarding his lower back injury on Tuesday afternoon prior to the team’s practice at the Auerbach Center. Brown says his back spasms are mostly gone and he’s ready to go for Thursday night’s matchup..." December 04

  • Robert Williams is making a (momentary) impact

    Celtics Blog "Despite all the foibles that the Celtics have displayed en route to their disappointing 12-10 start, the most determined of the Celtics’ fanbase have found some things to latch onto. Perhaps foremost among them? Exciting first-round rookie Robert “Timelord”..." December 03

  • Hayward's big night a reason to celebrate after tough start for Celtics

    NBC Sports Boston "The six black jerseys stealthily swooped in behind Gordon Hayward with perfect coordination. Hayward, fresh off his best game in a Celtics uniform, was downplaying his big night in his walkoff interview with NBC Sports Boston, but his teammates knew this was a moment that required..." December 03

  • With Fred Hoiberg Fired, Which NBA Coach Is On The Hot Seat Next?

    Dime Magazine "It didn’t take the NBA long to start firing coaches this year. Fred Hoiberg is the latest victim after he was fired by the Bulls a mere 24 games into the season. That seems early, but he wasn’t even the first coach to be let go this year. That honor belongs to Tyronn Lue..." December 03

  • Why Celtics’ Marcus Morris Knew Gordon Hayward Was About To Turn Corner

    NESN "Gordon Hayward turned in his best performance of the season Saturday night. The Boston Celtics forward scored a season-high 30 points with eight assists and nine rebounds in Boston’s 118-109 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Hayward also was a perfect..." December 03

  • Kyrie Irving's defensive improvement overshadowed by stellar offensive start

    NBC Sports Boston "Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving raised eyebrows earlier this season when he admitted he had “coasted” at times defensively during his career and expressed a desire to be a more-engaged defender this season. One quarter of the way through the 2018-19..." December 01

  • Boston unlikely to seek out reunion with Kendrick Perkins

    Clutch Points "Boston Celtics General Manager Danny Ainge has confirmed rumors that he has sat down with former Celtics bruiser Kendrick Perkins. However, Ainge also says that Boston is unlikely to seek out a reunion with Perkins this season. Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal tweeted out..." November 29

  • Celtics Waive Walt Lemon Jr.

    Hoops Rumors "The Celtics have waived guard Walt Lemon Jr., who was on a two-way contract with the team, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link). Lemon didn’t appear in any games with Boston, spending much of his time with the club’s G League team in Maine. He was..." November 29

  • Kyrie Irving wants Gordon Hayward to be more aggressive, pass less

    Boston Herald "Gordon Hayward’s two-tiered challenge – finding chemistry after a year away from the NBA on top of his physical recovery from a near-catastrophic injury – has played out in oft-frustrating fashion over the first 21 games of the season. But according to Kyrie Irving,..." November 29

  • Do the Boston Celtics Have a Jaylen Brown Problem?

    Bleacher Report "No one on the Boston Celtics has received a pass for the team's early seesaw act. Everyone with fault to find is being held accountable, right down to the once-irreproachable head coach Brad Stevens. And yes, they're all just as shocked by their onset sputtering as..." November 29

  • Jaylen Brown (back) out for practice, questionable for Friday game against Cavs

    NBC Sports Boston "Jaylen Brown, out for Monday’s win at New Orleans with a lower back bruise, will not practice today for the Boston Celtics. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said the 6-foot-7 forward is making progress. “Don’t know anything beyond that,” Stevens..." November 28

  • Kyrie Irving Says The Celtics Are ‘Almost At’ Rock Bottom

    Dime Magazine "It’s been an inauspicious start to the 2018-2019 NBA campaign for the Boston Celtics. Billed as preseason favorites to win the East with both Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward set to return to a lineup that reached the Eastern Conference Finals last season without them, this was supposed to..." November 27

  • Rozier sued by 'Scream' mask maker over merchandise

    The Score "Terry Rozier's "Scary Terry" merchandise has landed him in legal trouble. The Boston Celtics point guard is being sued by the makers of the infamous "Scream" mask, worn by the killer in the 1996 horror movie, for copyright and trademark infringement, Steve..." November 27

  • Terry Rozier says the Celtics are ‘still getting better’ and ‘still growing’

    Boston Globe "It’s been a difficult season for Terry Rozier, who showed so much potential as the starting point guard during the Celtics’ run to the Eastern Conference finals last season. He continues to believe he and the team will eventually escape their doldrums. Entering Monday..." November 27

  • Brad Stevens: Celtics won't settle on starting lineup 'until forever'

    USA Today "Following the Boston Celtics’ 124-107 win over the New Orleans Pelicans, a game in which Boston started guard Marcus Smart in place of shooting guard Jaylen Brown (who was out with a lower back injury) and forward Marcus Morris for the third consecutive game, Celtics head..." November 27

  • Here’s why the Celtics can’t trade for Anthony Davis this year

    Celtics Blog "For over two years now, Boston Celtics fans have salivated over the prospect of Danny Ainge pushing in his chips and emptying his treasure chest of assets to acquire Anthony Davis. The line of thinking is simple enough: Boston has the best assets and Davis isn’t going to compete..." November 26

  • Jaylen Brown (back) out for Celtics in New Orleans

    NBC Sports Boston "After experiencing a scary fall in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' road loss to the Mavericks Saturday, Jaylen Brown won't play Monday night in New Orleans.  Brown's X-ray's came back negative, but by the look of the fall it isn't surprising the..." November 26

  • Danny Ainge vows patience with struggling Celtics

    Boston Herald "No doubt, Danny Ainge would love to snap his fingers and make the Celtics’ early season malaise disappear. No question, the borderline manic competitiveness in him would like to grab this team by the lapels and shake it into cohesion. And part of him would most assuredly wish to..." November 26

  • Smart laments Celtics' lack of fight: 'Teams can't wait to play us'

    NBC Sports Boston "Marcus Smart said opponents no longer fear the Celtics and Boston’s inability to impose their will on opposing players, particularly on the defensive end, is part of the reason the team finds itself with a disappointing 10-10 record at the quarter pole of the season. On the..." November 25

  • Celtics are going from preseason favorites to average disappointments after 20 games

    ESPN "The Boston Celtics saw yet another game slip away from them, and a 113-104 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night puts Boston back to .500 a quarter of the way through the regular season. Celtics guard Marcus Smart quoted Yogi Berra to sum up his frustration with the team's current..." November 25

  • LeBron on Kyrie not wanting to play with him: 'That's not my problem'

    NESN "LeBron James’ final season with the Cavaliers was wasted after Cleveland didn’t get enough in the summer trade that sent Kyrie Irving to the Boston Celtics. James has been adamant he didn’t want the Cavs to deal the superstar guard, but he didn’t do a lot to..." November 24

  • Kyrie Irving 'Hopefully' Planning to Retire in Early-to-Mid 30s

    Bleacher Report "Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving said Friday he's "hopefully" going to retire from the NBA in his "early-to-mid 30s." The 26-year-old star told Tim Bontemps of ESPN.com why he's planning to walk away from the sport..." November 23

  • Kyrie Irving says Celtics aren't "pushing the panic button"

    247 Sports "The Boston Celtics haven't exactly gotten off to the start that many envisioned when the 2018-19 season began. The Celtics are 9-9 so far this season and have lost three consecutive games entering Friday's contest against the Atlanta Hawks. Following Wednesday's loss at..." November 23

  • Celtics' Al Horford to miss Friday game vs. Hawks because of left knee soreness

    NBC Sports Boston "The Boston Celtics will play their first game of the season without their defensive anchor tonight.  Al Horford has been ruled out for tonight's game against the Atlanta Hawks due to left knee soreness. Horford was questionable for Boston's last game,  a..." November 23

  • Should Celtics Consider Making This Hypothetical Bradley Beal Trade?

    NESN "It’s no secret the Boston Celtics are struggling. Tabbed as the preseason Eastern Conference favorites, Boston has limped out of the gate, posting a 9-9 record while failing to find any cohesion on offense. Boston’s supposed “death lineup” of Kyrie Irving,..." November 23

  • Marcus Smart on Celtics: We’re playing like punks

    Boston Herald "Late Wednesday night, Marcus Smart stood against a wall in the hallway that leads out from the Celtic dressing room. He was not happy -- a state of being that certainly fit the earlier 117-109 loss to New York. It was the Celts’ third straight loss and seventh in their last 10..." November 23