Wednesday, December 30, 2015
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
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.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Saturday that injured guard Marcus Smart may return Sunday night against the Knicks at TD Garden.
Saturday, December 26, 2015
The Celtics avenged last week's loss to the Pistons on Saturday in a 99-93 win, and improved to 9-6 on the road this season.
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Behind a steady defense and a second-half offensive surge, the Celtics beat the Hornets 102-88 in Charlotte on Wednesday night, improving to 11-9 against the East and 8-6 on the road.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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
Fresh off a 15-point win at Brooklyn, the Timberwolves (11-16) will face an injury-ridden Celtics lineup at TD Garden on Monday.
"We have some work to do,"
were the first words out of Celtics coach Brad Stevens after Friday night's 109-101 loss against the visiting Hawks.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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.
Tension from last season's playoff series certainly carried over to Tuesday night's game between the Celtics and Cavs.
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
After a grueling double-overtime loss to the Warriors, Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley and the Celtics bounced back to beat the Hornets at Charlotte, 98-93.
Friday, December 11, 2015
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.
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.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Behind eight Celtics in double figures and 54 points in the paint, the C's beat the Bulls 105-100 at TD Garden.
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
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.
The C's shot nearly 40 percent from the floor (49.4) on 40-of-81 shooting.
photo courtesy of associated press
Monday, December 7, 2015
If the Celtics want to close out their five-game road trip on a high note, they're going to have to do it without some of their rotation guys.
Sunday, December 6, 2015
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
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
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.