Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Bradley, Thomas: Two friends reunited


Avery Bradley and Isaiah Thomas have been friends since way before they first stepped foot on an NBA basketball court.

The Washington natives who grew up in the same Tacoma neighborhood are now teammates in Boston, trying to push the C's to a playoff berth in April.

Thomas talked about his relationship with Bradley in Steve Bulpett's Boston Herald story about how much he looks forward to playing in Boston alongside his old buddy.

Podcast - The I.T. Era has Begun

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The Causeway Street Blog writers are back discussing the NBA trade deadline fallout, including the Celtics acquiring guard Isaiah Thomas from the Phoenix Suns, also how Jared Sullinger's season ending foot-injury affects the C's playoff chances. Plus a special debate on if Ray Allen should have his number retired in Boston since he may call a career pretty soon. All of this and much more in a jam-packed episode. Enjoy.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Celtics 115 - Suns 110: Thomas Lights up Former Team in C's Win

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Phoenix - The Celtics had one mission and one mission only on Monday night, win at all cost for the first time in three-games. After losing in Los Angeles in a tough one on Sunday, the C's looked to rebound in the desert in a big way especially after Isaiah Thomas was traded by the Suns just four days prior. Thomas and the rest of his new teammates torched the home team in a 115-110 victory.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Lakers 118 - Celtics 111 OT: C's let one slip away in L.A.

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Los Angeles - The Celtics came into the Staples Center looking to sweep the season series against the 'rival' Lakers on Sunday night. After word got out that Jared Sullinger would miss the remainder of the season with a left foot stress fracture, Isaiah Thomas was set to make his debut in a big way.

Despite Avery Bradley's buzzer-beating 3-pointer to send the game to overtime, it was Jermey Lin who led L.A. to a 118-111 victory over the C's for their second straight loss.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Sullinger Injury a Huge Concern

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After the uplifting news of the Celtics acquiring Isaiah Thomas at the trade deadline was announced, news broke of a potential heartbreaking loss for the Celtics playoff hopes. Jared Sullinger is out indefinitely with a stress reaction in his left foot.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Celtics Deadline Surprise: Isaiah Thomas now a Celtic

After all the rumors it seemed as though the Boston Celtics were going to stand pat at the trade deadline and go after the 8th seed in the conference as constituted. Then 3 PM came around and everything changed as the Celtics were one of many teams who waited until the last possible second to pull the trigger on a deal before the trade deadline.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

C's Options at the Deadline: Dragic vs. Thomas, Ainge vs. McDonough

Danny Ainge may be calling in yet another favor from an old friend, as rumors have emerged about the Celtics apparent interest in the Goran Dragic sweepstakes.  Suns GM Ryan McDonough, and former assistant GM under Ainge in Boston could be working out a trade for the disgruntled point guard.

Dragic’ camp has leaked news that he will not re-sign with the Phoenix Suns next year, which diminishes all leverage McDonough had in dangling Dragic for a huge return. 

Midseason Report Card: Avery Bradley

Causeway Street's Joel, Dutra and Josue have turned in their mid-term report cards for the Celtics. Each player's assessment will be released throughout the week, until all-star break comes to an end

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Cousins to the Celtics: Realistic Rumor or Shenanigans?

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“Name your price Sacramento,” said every Celtics fan drooling over the possibility of DeMarcus Cousins in a Celtics uniform.

Rumors have been stirring about talks between the Celtics and Kings Management about a possible deal for the All-Star Power Forward. I am thrilled to hear that Danny Ainge is in buyer mode as opposed to selling.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Celtics should be monitoring Isaiah Thomas situation in Phoenix

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If the Phoenix Suns are looking to deal point guard Isaiah Thomas before Thursday's NBA trading deadline, then the Celtics should look into acquiring the young talented guard.

The Suns have plenty of depth at the point guard position with Eric Bledsoe and Goran Dragic. Dragic will be a restricted free agent this summer, and despite rumors about Phoenix wanting to trade Dragic, ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the Suns would rather trade Thomas.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Tommy Heinsohn elected to Basketball Hall of Fame as coach

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Tommy Heinsohn will head back to Springfield, Massachusetts this year when he is inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach.

It will be the second time the Celtics legend has been enshrined into the Hall. Heinsohn was first elected in 1986, as a player. Tommy joins John Wooden, Lenny Wilkins and Celtics great Bill Sharman as the only fourth person be inducted into the Hall as a player and a coach.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Causeway Street's Midseason Report Card: Jared Sullinger

Causeway Street's Joel, Dutra, and Josue have turned in their mid-term report cards for the Celtics. Each player's assessment will be released throughout the week, and throughout NBA All-Star Weekend.

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Podcast - All Star Weekend/Midseason Awards

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The crew is back with a special 'All-Star Weekend' edition of the podcast! Despite mother nature dumping more snow on New England in the next few days, that was not going to stop us from giving you our take on this weekend's NBA festivities, plus our midseason awards! We debate who's the 'real MVP' plus some Celtics talk as they go into the break with a not so pretty win over the Atlanta Hawks! Enjoy.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Causeway Street's Midseason Report Card: Marcus Smart

Causeway Street's Joel, Dutra, and Josue have turned in their mid-term report cards for the Celtics. Each player's assessment will be released throughout the week, and throughout NBA All-Star Weekend.

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Celtics 89 - Hawks 88: Turner shocks Atlanta

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Boston - As the snow continued to pile up in city, fans got to celebrate yet another win for one of their home teams. This time the 19-31 Celtics looked to head into the All-Star break on a high note, especially against the Eastern Conference leading Hawks. It wasn't the prettiest of shooting nights for the C's, but Evan Turner reminded us all why he doesn't fold under pressure when the game matters most.

Causeway Street's Midseason Report Card: Kelly Olynyk

Causeway Street's Joel, Dutra, and Josue have turned in their mid-term report cards for the Celtics. Each player's assessment will be released throughout the week, and throughout NBA All-Star Weekend. 

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bucks 96 - Celtics 93: Bucks hold on in the fourth, beat C's

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Brandon Knight made the biggest shot of the game towards the end of the fourth quarter, and sealed a 96-93, Bucks win over the Celtics at the BMO Bradley Center.

Knight scored a game-high 26 points for Milwaukee, and Giannis Antetokounmpo had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Six players once again scored in double digits for the Celtics. Led by Jared Sullinger's 17 to go with his 7 rebounds and 7 assists, the C's didn't hold a single lead against the Bucks but stayed close behind in the fourth quarter. Marcus Thornton scored 14 points, including three from long distance, and Marcus Smart scored 13 to go with his 5 rebounds.

After Milwaukee's John Henson was called for defensive goaltending, Jae Crowder scored a layup on the other end and cut Milwaukee's lead to one, 94-93, with 30 seconds left.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Celtics 107 - Sixers 96: C's Cruise to three in a row

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Boston - The Celtics looked poised to run the 76ers out of the TD Garden on Friday night when they jump out to 26-point lead in the first half. Despite a Sixers rally in the fourth quarter, the C's held it together to get their third straight victory in a, 107-97, win.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Celtics 104 - Nuggets 100: Young C's make it two-in-a-row

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Boston - Still riding the wave of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl victory parade from earlier in the day, the TD Garden faithful packed the arena in the best of moods on Wednesday night. Meanwhile the Celtics were looking to win their season series over the Nuggets, and keep the celebration going before plans of another advertised snow storm hits the city.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Celtics 108 - Knicks 97: Bradley helps snap 3-game skid

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New York - On a last-minute lineup change by Brad Stevens, the Celtics came out of the locker room with a different attitude than their previous three-games. After a 14-2 run to start the first quarter, Boston never looked back as they grabbed a 108-97 win in Madison Square Garden on Tuesday night.