CELTICS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Schedule favors Celtics over Cavaliers the rest of the way

The Celtics woke up Tuesday as the No. 1 team in the Eastern Conference. Just as on Sunday, when they’d tied the Cavaliers for the top spot, there was discussion about the significance of an achievement that could be extremely temporary. The players again insisted they’ve hardly discussed it. Coach Brad Stevens again insisted he’s […]
Via Boston.com
1 hour ago

Hoping for a Ray of Light

The 2008 Boston Celtics Championship squad is reuniting for an anniversary celebration but there’s no love for “Judas” Shuttlesworth. This is no longer news but it’s still news. It’s still news in the sense that it is quite baffling. Just in case you haven’t heard, here’s the news again. Rajon Rondo told The Undefeated that […] Hoping for a Ray of Light - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 hour ago

Locked On Celtics: Possible playoff scenarios & lineup tweaks

MassLive’s Jay King and I break down possible playoff scenarios and the numbers behind them based on ESPN’s BPI. They also discuss 2-for-1 situations and return one more time to Devin Booker’s 70-point outing. Enjoy the show! Having trouble listening? Go directly to our show page on Audio Boom. From there you can download the audio (lower right side of the page) to save for...
Via Red's Army
19 hours ago

Boston Celtics: First place in the Eastern Conference

After yesterday’s loss by the Cleveland Cavaliers against the San Antonio Spurs, the Boston Celtics now sit atop the Eastern Conference standings, with a half game lead. It is the latest in a season that the Celtics are in first place since the 2007-2008 season when the last won the title. FiveThirtyEight gives the Celtics a 66 percent chance to have the number one seed entering...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Would Celtics Fare Better Against Wizards or Raptors in Potential Round 2 Matchup?

In this roundtable podcast, Matt and Jon Ignal alongside Jonathan Levy continue asking Celtics-related questions covering a variety of topics. Use the promo code "CELTSNEWS" on your first SeatGeek purchase for a $20 rebate. Follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable
Via CLNS Radio
23 hours ago

The Celtics are the No. 1 seed for the first time in six years

Ok, so it's just a half game lead. But, so what -- Boston has sole possession of the No. 1 seed again after a six year drought!The Celtics' four-game win streak put them in the position to potentially gain control of the top seed, and after Cleveland lost to the Wizards and Boston beat the Heat, the two squads were tied. On Monday night, though, LeBron and the Cavs got whooped by...
Via Celtics Life
23 hours ago

Boston Celtics: Bucks Last Test in the East

Now that the Boston Celtics have officially surpassed the Cleveland Cavaliers, and are, at least for now, the top seeded team in the East, they have proven that they are capable of taking down almost any competition in the East. The Celtics have good victories against any team that they may be playing in the […] Boston Celtics: Bucks Last Test in the East - Hardwood Houdini - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
23 hours ago

Why do the Boston Celtics get Zero Respect?

The Boston Celtics are not getting proper respect from the media that the deserve for the season they have had After defeating the Miami Heat on Sunday, the Boston Celtics have put themselves right in the middle of the contention for the top seed in the eastern conference. With the Cleveland Cavaliers struggling to close out […] Why do the Boston Celtics get Zero Respect? - Hardwood...
Via Hardwood Houdini
1 day ago

How to optimize Marcus Smart's offense

COMMENTARY Marcus Smart is not a good shooter. Anyone who watches the Celtics on a regular basis can tell you that. Smart does enough things right on the floor, particularly at the defensive end, that the team is happy to live with his shooting ups and downs. But there is a way to put Smart […]
Via Boston.com
1 day ago

WATCH: Demetrius Jackson Dishes on Pregame Routine | Game Plan Between Boston Celtics...

Taken with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Demetrius Jackson has spent most of his rookie season as a key contributor for the D-League Maine Red Claws. As the Red Claws settle in for a playoff berth, Jackson has quietly exerted leadership skills and a competitive edge that was previously lauded during his standout career at Notre Dame. I talk with Jackson about...
Via YouTube
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Why the Celtics have a chance against the Cavs in the playoffs

The Boston Celtics are currently a half-game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They also have a far easier schedule than the Cavs and get to play Cleveland at home in their last matchup of the season. Currently, FiveThirtyEight gives them a 59 percent chance of stealing the No. 1 seed from the defending champs.It’d be easy to brush the...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Amir Johnson on being second best wide open three-point shooting center in the NBA

Amir Johnson's full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 112-108 victory over the Miami Heat. Get a free trial set from Harry’s for free. That includes a razor handle of your choice, five-blade cartridge, and shaving gel. To redeem your free trial offer, go to Harrys.com/gardenreport right now. Get a $20 rebate off your first SeatGeek ticket purchase. Download...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jae Crowder on Small Lineups: "I'm Able Take Any Four in the League Off the Dribble"

Jae Crowder's full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 112-108 victory over the Miami Heat. Get a free trial set from Harry’s for free. That includes a razor handle of your choice, five-blade cartridge, and shaving gel. To redeem your free trial offer, go to Harrys.com/gardenreport right now. Get a $20 rebate off your first SeatGeek ticket purchase. Download...
Via YouTube
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Homecourt a must if C’s are going to dethrone Cavs

The postseason is a time when causal fans are sucked into their television sets after being on auto-pilot mode for most of the regular season. The action is faster and drama obviously more heightened with the stakes at their highest. Minutes are no longer limited  and players are no longer benched, as superstars prove to the world why they are in a class of their own. Careers are...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder, Devin Booker trade shots on Instagram

NBA Instagram: It’s where the action continues even after the game ends.Some Boston Celtics were bothered by the Phoenix Suns’ tactics in padding Devin Booker’s stats on Friday night after he scored 70 points in a defeat to Boston.After the game, Jae Crowder threw some shade at the Suns for celebrating after a defeat. Crowder commented on a photo posted by the NBA’s official...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Celtics upset Suns tried to pad Devin Booker’s stats

Devin Booker made some history on Friday night by scoring 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics. But he upset some people on the way to the astronomical point total.Celtics reporter Marc D’Amico says the Celtics’ coaching staff was left shaking their heads at the way the Suns tried to pad Booker’s stats in the game, which Phoenix lost 130-120. Isaiah Thomas, who had 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens on Butler's problems with Al Horford in '07 is the best

A good coach remembers every little detail. But Brad Stevens might want to let this one go.The Boston Celtics head coach, as we all know, was a standout coach at Butler before making the leap to the NBA. In fact, he spent a total of 13 years with the Bulldogs, beginning as an assistant coach in 2001.Stevens was on Butler’s bench as an assistant in 2007, when the Bulldogs met a...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen wasn't only former Celtic not invited to 2008 title reunion

It’s been nearly nine years since the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA championship in franchise history, and one former Celtics player thought it was time for a reunion.Former C’s point guard Rajon Rondo recently told The Undefeated that he was planning a get-together for all the members of the historic 2007-08 Celtics squad.Despite being an integral part of the title run,...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens Nixes Indiana Rumors, Adamant About Staying In Boston

Brad Stevens once coached college basketball in the state of Indiana, but the Boston Celtics head coach has no plans of returning to that world. After Indiana parted ways with Tom Crean as its head coach, many expected Stevens — an Indiana native — would be in the running to be the next Hoosiers coach. Stevens, however, has no inclination to leave his current job, as he shared...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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