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.

Josue Pavon 
Twitter: @Joe_Sway10

photo courtesy of associated press

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.