Thursday, March 31, 2016
It looks like the Celtics will get their starting small forward back when they take on the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night.
Jae Crowder is set to make his return tonight after missing eight straight games with a high-right ankle sprain. The young veteran went through his first full practice on Wednesday where he stated that he 'felt good...real good,' and shoot around this morning with no issues.
Celtics are set to take on Portland and Golden State back-to-back as the meat of their 5-game western swing. With Jae Crowder reportedly making his return after being out eight games with a high ankle sprain, can the C's beat the Blazers and hand the Warriors their first home lost of the season? Plus is our free agent of the week someone Danny Ainge most definitely have to re-sign? We also take a trip around the NBA and pay homage to Phife Dawg in the most passionate and somewhat *Explicit* episode of the Causeway Street Podcast yet. You've been warned...
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
They say, "revenge is a dish best served cold." That probably was the Clippers' mind set on Monday night when they took into account the last time they saw the Celtics.
Chris Paul made sure Los Angeles did not have a repeat performance of a month and a half ago as he lead his troops to an easy 114-90 victory over Boston at the Staples Center.
Sunday, March 27, 2016
The Boston Celtics held on to beat the Phoenix Suns 102-99 after blowing a 21-point lead Saturday night at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.
Saturday, March 26, 2016
"Go West young man, Go West."
This quote was made famous when in 1851 when the East Coast of the United States began to be over crowded and over populated. The new car smell of the United States of America was starting to wear off. The idea of a fresh start could be achieved by picking up the family, moving out West and taking a chance on fertile and vast farmland to start over again.
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Celtics came into the TD Garden on Wednesday night not only looking to avenge a loss from five days ago up north, but in fact make a statement against the Toronto Raptors with a win. They accomplished just that with a long road trip on the horizons, Boston might have gained more momentum with a 91-79 victory as they continue their climb back up the Eastern Conference standings.
Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas, whose missed Toronto's past four games with a left hand injury, will be back in action on Wednesday night against the Celtics at TD Garden.
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Celtics are currently tied for the fourth seed at 41-30 and in the thick of things after bouncing back from a four-game losing streak and winning two in a row. We discuss their match up with the Raptors this week and their five-game west coast swing coming up. Plus our free-agent of the week and more news from around the NBA. Take a listen to the newest episode of the Causeway Street Podcast below:
Monday, March 21, 2016
It was a hard fought win at TD Garden.
The Celtics kept their opponent at bay for most of the first half before pulling ahead in a 35-point third quarter on the way to a 107-96 win over the Magic.
For a week, the Celtics have been playing without two of their most versatile front court guys -- Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko -- and as the C's gear up for a two-game home stand, one of those guys is expected to be back in action to face Evan Fournier, Aaron Gordon and the Magic.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
For a team that desperately needed a win, the Celtics got the job done in the city of brotherly love.
Losers of five of their last six games, the Celtics snapped a four-game losing by beating the Sixers, 120-105 in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Friday, March 18, 2016
For the second straight game, the Celtics never led once and surrendered another double-digit loss.
Kyle Lowry and the Raptors led the Celtics for 48 minutes and cruised to a 105-91 victory at the Air Canada Centre on Friday. Celtics (39-30) have now slipped down to sixth in the Eastern Conference.
Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas expressed his frustration about his team's recent three-game losing streak following their 130-109 loss to the Thunder on Wednesday and considers Friday's game against the Raptors a must-win.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
In an attempt to lure the impending free agent, Celtics fans showered Kevin Durant with nothing but affection on Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Kevin Durant demonstrated why he will be the most sought out free agent this summer.
The All-Star forward, alongside his All-Star teammate Russell Westbrook, annihilated the Celtics on their way to a 130-109 win at TD Garden. The Celtics have now lost three in a row and back-to-back games at home.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016
Two months ago the Celtics were able to rally back late in the fourth quarter and beat the Pacers at the TD Garden. On Tuesday night, lightning didn't strike twice for the C's and their 38 percent shooting as they fell to Indiana 103-98 at the Banker's Life Fieldhouse.
Can the Celtics hold on to the third seed, especially with Jae Crowder out for the next 2-3 weeks? Who will step up in his absence? We discuss this and how these Kevin Durant and Al Horford to Boston rumors might be getting out of hand, plus we talk about another wing Danny Ainge could be looking at in this episode's free agent of the week and more on the Causeway Street Podcast.
Monday, March 14, 2016
The NCAA tournament kicks off this week and there are a ton of big name prospects that will have something to prove. With the Celtics in possession of the Nets first round pick, you know Danny Ainge will be intently watching the tournament.
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Terry Rozier didn't see it coming but when Celtics coach Brad Stevens decided to shake things up in the third quarter against the Rockets, he turned to his rookie for help.
Friday, March 11, 2016
The Rockets defeated the Celtics, 102-98 and snapped the Celtics' 14-game home winning streak at TD Garden on Friday -- the franchise's longest streak at home since 1991.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
It was a tale of two halves.
After staying within striking distance in the first half, Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics turned a three-point halftime deficit into a double-digit lead with a 24-6, second-half run en route to a 116-96 win at TD Garden on Wednesday.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
With less than 20 games remaining in 2015-16 season, we look ahead to a brutal schedule in the month of March for the Celtics. Can Boston still win 50 games? We also break down their recent loss to the Eastern Conference leading Cavaliers. Plus we discuss how Kevin Durant should come east if he wants to win a title and much more in this crazy episode!
Saturday, March 5, 2016
It was exactly a month ago when the Celtics shocked the NBA and beat the Cleveland Cavaliers on a buzzer beating 3-pointer at the Quicken Loans Arena. For a quarter and a half it looked liked Boston was going to run away with another win against LeBron James until they blew an 18-point lead and lost 120-103 on Saturday night.
Friday, March 4, 2016
In the final outing of their five-game homestand, the Celtics' win over the Knicks may have been their most impressive win of them all.
On Friday night, Boston didn't just hustle their way to a 13th straight home victory by beating the New York Knicks 105-104, but they also just put the rest of the league on notice as Avery Bradley (9 points) hit the game-winning layup with 17.7 seconds left.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
They refuse to lose at home.
After regaining the lead in the second quarter, the Celtics beat the Blazers in a blowout fashion on their way to a 116-93 win for their 12th consecutive victory at TD Garden.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
It keeps getting better and better for Boston Celtics' coach Brad Stevens as of late, who along with Portland Trail Blazers' Terry Stotts, were named today NBA Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month, respectively, for games played in February.