Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Lakers 112 - Celtics 104: Kobe's last dagger in Boston

After a poor shooting performance throughout the first half, Kobe Bryant delivered a dagger in the fourth quarter that ended up putting away the Celtics in a 112-104 Lakers win.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Celtics 100 - Knicks 91: Isaiah Thomas, C's win fourth straight

For three quarters, the Celtics sat comfortably ahead of the Knicks before New York found its rhythm in the final frame -- but the C's fended off their hosts in a 100-91 victory.

Marcus Smart could return Sunday vs Knicks

Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Saturday that injured guard Marcus Smart may return Sunday night against the Knicks at TD Garden.

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Kevin Garnett & Gino together again, maybe for the last time

Not even Kevin Garnett could tell you if Monday night was the final game of his career at TD Garden.

He wouldn't say but jokingly thanked reporters, smiled and walked away after the question about his NBA future was asked. Instead, KG talked about how great it felt to be back in Boston.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Friday, December 18, 2015

Hawks 109 - Celtics 101: Isaiah Thomas, Celtics come up short against Hawks

Forcing a total of 21 turnovers, the Hawks also capitalized on an 11-0 fourth-quarter run and doubled up the Celtics to the tune of 68-34 in the paint en route to a 109-101 win.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Pistons 119 - Celtics 116: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Pistons hold off C's

After the Pistons opened their first double-digit lead of the second half, Celtics coach Brad Stevens turned to his bench, but it wasn't enough to counter Detroit's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Reggie Jackson, who combined 54 points in a 119-116 victory.

J.R. Smith on apologizing to Jae Crowder: 'He may want to wait on that'

Tension from last season's playoff series certainly carried over to Tuesday night's game between the Celtics and Cavs.

Cavs 89 - Celtics 77: LeBron James, Kevin Love lead Cavs over C's

Led by LeBron James and Kevin Love, the Cavs' offense outscored the Celtics in the second half and pushed themselves to a 89-77 win at TD Garden on Tuesday.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Friday, December 11, 2015

Warriors 124 - Celtics 119 (2OT): Curry, Green lead Golden State in instant classic at TD Garden

In a double-overtime thriller, the Warriors fended off the scrappy Celtics and stretched their undefeated record to 24-0 in a 124-119 double overtime win.

Cetlics vs. Warriors Preview: Five Reasons Why Celtics Will Win

About two weeks ago, I wrote an article comparing the 2008 Boston Celtics to the 2016 Golden State Warriors in a hypothetical seven game series throw down. Since then, the Warriors have continued their undefeated season and are now 23-0. I still stand by my pick of  Pierce, KG, and Allen's Celtics to beat the current Warriors squad in a seven game series, but man, it is  getting harder to stand by that pick with each and every Warriors win.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Celtics 111 - Pelicans 93: C's blow past New Orleans

The Celtics topped off their five-game road trip with a win -- a 111-93 victory, their largest margin of victory away from TD Garden.

The Celtics started a run at the end of the second quarter and then stretched it out to 30-9 after halftime. Isaiah Thomas was feeling it early and often, he finished with a game-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting, including 4-4 from three.

Kelly Olynyk (21) scored 20-plus for the second time on the road, while Jared Sullinger tied a career-high in rebounds. His 20 rebounds helped the Celtics offense and Jae Crowder had 17 points and three blocks.

Ryan Anderson scored a team-high 18 points to go with his nine rebounds and Anthony Davis had 16 points and six rebounds.

The Celtics will enjoy a much-needed home stand at TD Garden that kicks off on Wednesday night against the Bulls.

Game Notes: 

The C's shot nearly 40 percent from the floor (49.4) on 40-of-81 shooting.

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Spurs 108 - Celtics 105: Manu Ginobili, Spurs spoil late Celtics comeback

Behind superior defense and efficient offense, the Spurs reminded the Celtics why they're one of the best teams in the league, fending off the C's late-game comeback and remaining unbeaten at home with a 108-105 win.

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Celtics-Spurs Preview

If the Celtics (11-8) are going to avenge their Nov. 1 loss to the San Antonio Spurs -- it's going to take a season-best defensive outing to get it done.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Celtics 114 - Kings 97: Isaiah Thomas, C's en fuego in Mexico

The Celtics carried their momentum from Miami all the way to Mexico.

As part of the 2015 Global Games, the Celtics blew out old friend Rajon Rondo, DeMarcus Cousins and the Kings in Mexico City, 114-97, improving to 2-1 on their five-game road trip.

Monday, November 30, 2015

Celtics 105 - Heat 95: C's defense bounces back versus MIA

When the Celtics play that tough, gritty, hard-nosed defense -- they are very hard team to beat.

The Celtics (10-8) forced 18 Heat turnovers, made 15 steals and shot 47.5 percent from the floor en route to an impressive 105-95 win on the second night of a back-to-back.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Magic 110 - Celtics 91: Oladipo, Magic blow pass C's

The Celtics are off to a bad start on their five-game road trip.

After beating up the Washington Wizards on Friday, the Celtics received a beating of their own at Orlando as the Magic cruised to a 110-91 win. 

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Celtics 111 - Wizards 78: Jared Sullinger, C's crush Wizards

Behind great defense and efficient offense, the Celtics routed the visiting Wizards, 111-78 at TD Garden.

The Celtics got off to a quick start, thanks to Jared Sullinger (18 points, 15 rebounds), who had his fourth double-double of the season by halftime. The C's closed out the first half with a 54-36 lead, and then kept the pedal to the medal in the second half, outscoring the Wizards 57-42 to seal the blowout win. The Celtics forced 22 turnovers, and Washington never led.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Celtics 84 - Sixers 80: C's late-game rally pushes 76ers to 0-16

For a while there, it looked like the Celtics going to give the 76ers (0-16) their first win of the season. In the end, the 76ers blew an 11-point lead in the last six minutes of the game and are now losers of their last 26 games.

The Celtics looked miserable.

Hawks 121 - Celtics 97: Hawks outplay C's in ATL

After a disappointing loss at Brooklyn on Sunday to the lowly Nets, the Celtics suffered another gut-wrenching loss to the Hawks in a 121-97 rout.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Smart out 2-3 weeks, big loss for the Celtics

The Celtics are going to miss Marcus Smart.

Before facing the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that Smart will be out for at least two weeks with a lower left leg injury.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Nets 111 - Celtics 101: C's suffer worst loss of season in Brooklyn

What a difference 48 hours makes.

After crushing the Nets at TD Garden on Friday, the Celtics suffered what may end up being their worst defeat of the season, 111-101 at Brooklyn (3-11). Considering the C's (7-6) own the Nets' first-round pick, the loss is twice as tough to swallow.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Marcus Smart to miss 1-2 games

Celtics guard Marcus Smart will not be traveling with the team to Brooklyn for Sunday night's game against the Nets due to meniscus damage suffered in Friday night's game against the Nets.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Coach Stevens on Kevin McHale: 'I don't agree'

The Houston Rockets surprisingly fired their head coach Kevin McHale on Wednesday, just 11 games into the NBA season. Celtics coach Brad Stevens expressed his feelings on Houston's decision to fire McHale last night before his game against the Dallas Mavericks.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mavs 106 - Celtics 102: C's blow 18-point lead in the fourth

After jumping out to an 18-point lead in the first half, the Celtics fought all night to keep themselves ahead, as the Mavericks stayed at arm's length. In the end, the Mavericks gained a lead and the Celtics crumpled in a 106-102 loss.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Isaiah Thomas is a Starter: End of Argument

After knocking off the Hawks, Thunder, and Rockets, in what could be the Celtics toughest three game stretch of the year, it's safe to say that Brad Stevens has found the winning formula.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Celtics 111 - Rockets 95: Thomas, Bradley dominate Rockets

After a late second quarter run, the Celtics' defense and second half scoring turned a tied game into a 29-point lead in the fourth quarter. While nearly totaling 90 points in three quarters, the Celtics forced 22-Rockets turnovers and closed out the third quarter on a 15-0 run.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Celtics 100 - Thunder 85: Marcus Smart leads C's over Thunder

After staying within striking distance in the first half, Marcus Smart and the Celtics turned Oklahoma City's seven-point halftime lead into a double-digit lead with a 27-6, second-half run en route to a 100-85 win at Oklahoma City.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Celtics 106 - Hawks 93: Amir Johnson, C's soar past Atlanta

The Celtics' interior defense and second half scoring outlasted the Hawks in a 106-93 victory at TD Garden.

The Celtics closed the half on a 7-2 run, and tied the game at 47. They limited the Hawks from getting into the paint -- where they did most of their damage in the first half and opened up their biggest lead of the night in the third quarter, a 12-point advantage.

Coach Stevens Pregame vs Hawks

Tonight the Celtics will begin their toughest stretch of the young season when they take on the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden.

Take it or Leave it – The DeMarcus Cousins Trade Debate

One of the most divisive players in recent NBA history is unquestionably the Kings all-star center DeMarcus Cousins. The seven-footer and super athlete has shown an MVP caliber rebounding and scoring touch. However, with his big talent comes big controversy. Over his five year career he has been often described as a 'crybaby' and 'diva' in the Sacramento locker room. A player who many believe can’t be built around and is possibly more risk than reward.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

James Young, Jordan Mickey have Themselves a Night in Maine

Welp, it is the D-League but its still great to see old friend James Young showing he can score the basketball. Young led the way with 30 points in the D-League opener for the Maine Red Claws.

For Celtics Fans, Last Night was the Worst

Anytime the Celtics lose a game against an Eastern Conference opponent, it's going to be a tough pill for C's fans to swallow. Last night however, not only did the Celtics lose to the Indiana Pacers in ugly fashion, the rest of league kicked the C's while they were down.

There are many story lines that intertwine into the Celtics season and future. Many of which have to do with the draft picks they acquired.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Pacers 102 - Celtics 91: Paul George, Pacers top C's

It didn't matter which lineup Celtics coach Brad Stevens put together to counter him -- Paul George kept the Pacers ahead and was the star of the night.

The Celtics (3-4) dropped their fourth loss of the season last night at TD Garden, 102-91. The Celtics were able to put together a run in the third quarter -- when they gained a lead but George and the Pacers took it right back and finished strong in the fourth.

RJ Hunter Makes His Case

If legendary music producer Bruce Dickinson could speak for Celtics nation he'd have a few words for Brad Stevens,

"I got a fever! And the only prescription.... is more R.J. Hunter."

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Celtics 99 - Bucks 83: Turner, Celtics bench Bucks

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It was a 'great defense will lead to great offense' type of night, as the Celtics kept the Bucks on their heels throughout the second half, and the bench provided enough scoring in the win.

Can Jared Sullinger Finally Put It All Together?

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The Jared Sullinger bandwagon is quickly filling up. You can save me a seat, but no way I'm hopping on just yet.

Monday, November 9, 2015

Kenny Anderson on Smart: 'Offensively for the NBA, I don't think he's ready'

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In the last episode of Causeway Street Podcast, former NBA point guard Kenny Anderson joined the guys to talk about the 2015-16 NBA season, the Celtics, and his tenure with the Celtics.

When talking about the Celtics, Anderson gave his opinion on point guard Marcus Smart -- saying he's not impressed with the young guard and went as far as to say he's not NBA-ready.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Celtics 118 - Wizards 98: C's dominate Wiz, snap three-game skid

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The Celtics offense couldn't have been any better.

3-Reasons for the C's Early Woes

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It's early, so don’t take this post as me slamming my fist repeatedly on the panic button but I think it is safe to say that the Celtics have not started the season off as many, including myself had predicted. They are 1-3 and have an extremely tough schedule to begin the season. At this point being over .500 after the tough 11-game stretch to start the month of November seems much more unlikely.

In watching the first four-games of the year, and then checking the stats there are three-glaring issues this team needs to address.

Podcast - Kenny Anderson Conversation

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On this special episode of the Causeway Street Podcast we chat with former all-star and Celtics point guard Kenny Anderson about the current NBA season and his picks for MVP and which team will hoist the Larry O'Brien trophy in June. Plus we take a trip down memory lane about his time in Boston and his thoughts on this 2015-16 team. All that and much, much more. Enjoy!