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Your Morning Dump… Where the celtics put forth a vintage 2014-15 performance to end the season

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. I’ve been chronicling Boston sports for the better part of 34 years and assumed I’d seen just about everything, but something unfolded Sunday afternoon that I never imagined possible: a standing ovation for...
Via Red's Army
56 minutes ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life

Sooooo Darko is having fun post-NBA! Darko Milicic was filmed having himself a blast. And by “having himself a blast,” I mean going shirtless at what appears to be a family function, chugging brew with no hands, singing out loud and making sure his tattoos are also guzzling beer. I’ll just leave this here. The post Former NBA’er Darko Milicic is enjoying life appeared...
Via Crossover Chronicles
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Could Miss The Rest Of The Playoffs With Dislocated Shoulder

After suffering a dislocated shoulder against the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Kevin Love could miss the rest of the playoffs.
Via Gamedayr
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cavs complete sweep of Celtics

There might be some drama in Cleveland after the Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday afternoon. J.R. Smith was ejected from the game after a dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder. In addition to this, big man Kendrick Perkins received a flagrant foul after throwing jabs Crowder’s way earlier in the game. Both could be facing suspensions. This...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

JR Smith 'nervous as hell' about possible suspension

BOSTON — J.R. Smith’s status for the start of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ second-round playoff series is in question after he was ejected in Sunday’s Game 4 win over the Boston Celtics. Smith and Celtics guard Jae Crowder were battling underneath the basket and Smith swung his arm and hit Crowder’s face. The referees reviewed the incident on replay and determined it was...
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Evan Turner defends Kelly Olynyk for Kevin Love arm crank

Most people are in agreement that Kelly Olynyk fouled Kevin Love intentionally and committed a dirty or “bush league” play on him during Game 4 of the Cavaliers-Celtics series on Sunday. Evan Turner is not one of those people. After the game, Turner defended his teammate for the play that led to Love suffering a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love rips Kelly Olynyk for 'bush league' play

After the Cleveland Cavaliers completed a sweep of the Boston Celtics on Sunday, Kevin Love revealed that he suffered a dislocated shoulder during the game. He felt it could have been avoided without dirty play from Celtics center Kelly Olynyk. Love told reporters he felt Olynyk grabbed his arm intentionally and that the league should...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Smith ejected for hitting Jae Crowder in face

The Cleveland Cavaliers may very well sweep the Boston Celtics, but it’s uncertain whether the team will be at full strength when they start their second-round series against an unnamed opponent. Just minutes after Kendrick Perkins was given a flagrant 1 for this horribly dirty play against Celtics forward Jae Crowder, yet another ugly play happened in the third quarter of Game...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Perkins, Crowder get into it after dirty screen

BOSTON — The Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have played a very physical first-round series, but the action didn’t get out of hand until the second quarter of Game 4. With 1:44 remaining in the first half, Kendrick Perkins went to set a screen for LeBron James and decked Celtics guard Jae Crowder to the floor.   This embed is invalid   " /> Crowder got up...
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love Suffers What Looks Like A Serious Shoulder Injury Against The Celtics

After getting into a tussle with the Kelly Olynyk during Game 4 of the Cavs-Celtics series, it looks like Kevin Love’s shoulder popped out of its socket. Needless to say, Love left the game and it was announced that he wouldn’t return to the game. Official word from #Cavs locker room: @kevinlove will not return Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Roy Hibbert: Boston Celtics a potential trade suitor?

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY SportsRoy Hibbert had yet another disappointing season in 2014-15 with the Indiana Pacers, but he still showed the ability to be one of the NBA’s top post defenders. Indiana doesn’t sound like they’re too interested in keeping Hibbert around next season, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see them look to trade him assuming he chooses to opt in to his...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marcus Smart overslept, could get less playing time

BOSTON — Marcus Smart might see his role diminished for the Celtics as they look to stave off elimination Sunday at TD Garden. Smart arrived late to the team’s shootaround ahead of Game 4 of Boston’s first-round playoff series with the Cleveland Cavaliers after oversleeping, head coach Brad Stevens said in his pregame news conference. Stevens said the rookie point guard...
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder to start Game 4, Jonas Jerebko also? Brad Stevens might as well get nuts with his lineup

One of the changes Brad Stevens intends to make for his Game 4 starting lineup is to insert Jae Crowder:#Celtics forward Jae Crowder essentially confirms he's starting Game 4: "That's the plan."— Scott Souza (@scott_souza) April 25, 2015It appears as though Jonas Jerebko is another likely addition as well:FWIW: Green "starter" jerseys at end of practice included Turner, Bradley...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Avery Bradley hints at starting lineup changes, Jared Sullinger probable for Game 4

It looks like the Celtics could be making a change to their starting lineup for a win or go home Game 4: Avery Bradley thinks there are changes to the starting lineup for Game 4.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 25, 2015 Bradley hints that the starting lineup will change for Game 4, but says that he expects to start tomorrow.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 25, 2015The...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Your Afternoon Dump… Where Ainge is figuring out who to let on the bus

Every morning  afternoon, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Ainge often said at the end of last season that Boston was trying to figure out which players on its roster would be “on the bus” moving ahead. For a young team in the building process, identifying...
Via Red's Army
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Marcus Smart, Kelly Olynyk struggle to see the floor in Game 3

Zero points, zero rebounds, one assist, one turnover in three minutes played. That was Kelly Olynyk's line in Game 3. The same guy the Boston Celtics moved up in the 2013 draft to get at number thirteen overall. Eight points, two rebounds, one assist, one turnover in seventeen minutes played. This was starting point guard Marcus Smart's line in Game 3. Number six overall pick...
Via Celtics Life
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics: Week in Review

On the brink of elimination, the Celtics will look to defend the TD Garden floor as they take on the Cavs Sunday at 1 p.m.
Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Classy Boston Celtics Fan Videobombs Kevin Love Post-Game Interview With the Double Bird

I get video bombing. When done right it can be downright hilarious. To do it right all one needs to do is do something goofy and/or stupid  while standing behind someone. Flipping off the camera--like this guy did during Kevin Love's post game interview Thursday night-- with both hands does qualify as stupid, but not so much goofy.Way to keep it classy Boston.Read more »
Via FatManWriting
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Boston Celtics News & Notes From April 24: Could Kevin Love Be Coming To Boston?; Boston Important To LeBron's Legacy; Game 4 On Sunday

Via CLNS Radio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter to Kyrie Irving: How much fun is it to watch Kevin Love stroke it (video)

The Cleveland Cavaliers have pushed the Boston Celtics to the brink of elimination with Thursday night’s 103-95 victory at TD Garden to take a three-games-to-none lead in the first-round series. The Cavs’ “Big Three” all contributed to the big victory, with LeBron James scoring game-high 31 points and Kyrie Irving adding 13 points and six...Read More The post Reporter to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rajon Rondo's Breakdown Should Put Boston Celtics at Ease

The Celtics were fortunate to find a taker, and move on from the declining point guard.
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Big threes in Game 3: Cavs vs. Celtics Behind The Box Score

The young Boston Celtics and their coach Brad Stevens truly do deserve some credit for pushing the Cavaliers to the brink. If it weren’t for some late three point heroics from Kevin Love and the scrappy play of Tristan Thompson, the Celtics might have punched their ticket back to Cleveland on Thursday night. But, the Cavaliers despite a less star-studded performance from Kyrie...
Via Waiting For Next Year
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens, good coaching, and Wonderful vs. Alright: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Wednesday, Blawg Pound. I hope this edition of While We’re Waiting… finds you well. I hope you’re enjoying the sunshine. I hope you’re taking care of that pesky spring cleaning. I hope that you’re having a good time with whatever it is you’re doing. I’m in the process of moving into a new apartment — if you feel I’ve writing less recently, that’s the reason...
Via Waiting For Next Year
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Playoffs: Why the Boston Celtics can upset the Cavs

The NBA playoffs are finally underway and the hard-charging Boston Celtics have a date with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.  James and the Celtics have some history, with fierce battles dating back to his first stint in Cleveland.  In the 2010 playoffs the Celtics knocked the Cavs out in six games in the second round and sent LeBron to South Beach.  The Celtics would...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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