Monday, November 30, 2015
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
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
The Golden State Warriors are now 17-0 and the comparisons to the 95-96 Chicago Bulls have begun.
Let's pump the brakes on that...
Friday, November 27, 2015
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
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.
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
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
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
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
For the second consecutive game, the Celtics grabbed a big lead in the first half -- the only difference this time, they were able to to hold onto it.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
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
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
Monday, November 16, 2015
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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."
"I got a fever! And the only prescription.... is more R.J. Hunter."
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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.
|Jared Sullinger (Getty Images)|
Monday, November 9, 2015
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
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.
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!
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Behind Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley, the Celtics finally found its offensive rhythm in the second half but came up short in the final seconds against the Pacers as Indiana held on to a 100-98 win.
It's way too early to panic.
But in his first three games of the season, David Lee is averaging 5.3 points, shooting 25 percent from the floor. The Celtics suffered two losses against two good teams (Raptors & Spurs) last week, and haven't gotten much offensive production out of their newcomer.
As the NBA extension deadline came and went the Celtics stood their ground and passed on offering contract extensions on center Tyler Zeller and forward Jared Sullinger, raising some interesting thoughts on possible plans for the C's big man situation in the coming months and years. Here are a few thoughts on why this lack of action from Boston’s front office might be a precursor for things to come:
Monday, November 2, 2015
Former NBA standout Kenny Anderson will be joining hosts Josue Pavon, Sean Dutra and Joel Pavon on this week's episode of Causeway Street Podcast.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
The San Antonio Spurs had an answer for everything.
For every made basket, every steal, every run that the Celtics made -- the Spurs had a response when it was their turn and knocked off the Celtics, 95-87, at TD Garden on Sunday.
As the Celtics gear up for the San Antonio Spurs at TD Garden, Celtics coach Brad Stevens addressed how he plans on keeping the starting lineup in tact, what went wrong against the Raptors on Friday and how important it will be to defend the Spurs in the post.