Sunday, December 31, 2017
The Celtics will head into 2018 in style, capping off 2017 with their 30th win of the season as they prevented the Nets from closing the gap in the final minute of Sunday's game.
Brooklyn came within one 3-pointer of tying the game but fell short as the Celtics closed out their New Years Eve matchup with a 108-105 win against the Nets.
Saturday, December 30, 2017
It was certainly a crazy 2017 for Celtics fans, as they enjoyed the emergence of a super-star in Isaiah Thomas, only to see him be traded for a taller, NBA champion version point guard in Kyrie Irving to wrap up the last four months.
It was without a doubt a year that will not be forgotten any time soon.
Friday, December 29, 2017
We discuss Isaiah Thomas' recent interview with ESPN on his gripe with the Celtics medical staff and Danny Ainge. We also debate if Thomas actually plays/makes his Cavaliers debut against his former team and what should we expect in his first return to the TD Garden since being dealt to the Cleveland for Kyrie Irving. Plus we talk about the matchup between the top two teams in the Eastern Conference and NBA headlines on this last episode of 2017. Happy New Year and enjoy episode 113 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Rockets All-Star James Harden expressed his frustration with how Thursday night's game between the Celtics and Rockets was officiated while also accusing the referees of missing calls he claimed should have been whistled against Boston in final seconds of game.
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Celtics 99 - Rockets 98: Al Horford game-winning field goal to complete improbable 26-point comeback
Can you ever really count this season's Celtics team out of a game?
The Celtics have crawled their way back into so many games throughout the season but none of them came close to matching what transpired Thursday night.
When Gerald Green got the call Thursday morning that a one-year deal with the Rockets was finalized, he packed his things and headed to a familiar city to join his new squad.
It's game No. 39 for the 2017-18 Celtics (28-10), as they host the Houston Rockets (25-7) at the TD Garden on Thursday.
Boston is coming off a bounce back win over the Charlotte Hornets after their Christmas Day loss to the Washington Wizards, while the Rockets, who also loss on X-Mas to the Thunder, are on a three-game skid and now find themselves in second place out West.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
When the Hornets came within one point of erasing a 20-point deficit, the Celtics remained poised and determined to protect their advantage against the Hornets and sustained their intensity without letting up.
It's game No. 38 for the 2017-18 Celtics (27-10), as they face the Charlotte Hornets (12-21) at the Spectrum Centre on Wednesday.
Boston is coming off their Christmas Day loss to the Washington Wizards at home and will be without Jaylen Brown (knee) or Marcus Morris (knee), as they look to get a bounce back win.
Monday, December 25, 2017
Sunday, December 24, 2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
It's game No. 36 for the 2017-18 Celtics (26-9), as they host the Chicago Bulls (10-20) at the TD Garden on Saturday.
Boston is coming off a loss to the Knicks on a second night of a back-to-back, first time the C's have dropped two consecutive games since their season and home opener in October.
Friday, December 22, 2017
We make our wish list for the Celtics after two back-to-back losses for the first time since their season and home opener. What does Boston need to stay consistent going forward? Plus we preview the NBA's Christmas Day games and more, tune in to our holiday edition of the Causeway Street Podcast
Thursday, December 21, 2017
It's game No. 35 for the 2017-18 Celtics (26-8), as they face the New York Knicks (16-14) for the second time this season.
Boston is playing on a second night of a back-to-back, after losing to the Heat at home on Wednesday night, will look to bounce back against the eighth place Knickerbockers at Madison Square Garden.
Before the Celtics hosted the Miami Heat on Wednesday night, the last memory that basketball fans in Boston had of Kelly Olynyk, was his impressive 26-point (career-high) performance off the bench, in a Game 7 clinching win at the TD Garden over the Washington Wizards in the second-round of the playoffs last spring.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Heat 90 - Celtics 89: Kelly Olynyk scores a career-high in his return to Boston, leads Miami to a win
Welp, Kyrie Irving can't bailout the Celtics every night.
Two nights ago it was Irving's back-to-back 3-pointers in less than a minute that put his team in a game-winning situation against the Pacers. Terry Rozier made a game-winning steal/dunk, and on Wednesday night against the Heat it was Irving's 22-point fourth quarter performance that gave the Celtics a chance pull off yet another upset.
It's game No. 34 for the 2017-18 Celtics (26-7), as they face the Miami (15-15) for the third and final time this season.
Boston is coming off a come from behind win against the Pacers on the road Monday night, while the Heat look to win their season series against the Celtics.
Monday, December 18, 2017
Terry Rozier delivered an inconceivable dramatic ending to Boston's 112-111 win over the Pacers Monday night -- adding another example to the 'never count them out' mantra the Celtics have demonstrated this season.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
After the persistent Grizzlies wouldn't give up, the Celtics reached deep in the fourth quarter and closed the door on their opponent for good as Boston bounced back from their Friday night loss against the Jazz.
We discuss the Celtics worse loss of the young season to the Chicago Bulls and should Danny Ainge consider searching for some depth off the bench, since Marcus Morris (left knee) will be out for an extended period of time? Shooting coach Art Rondeau joins the show as he talks about Gordon Hayward doing more harm than good when it comes to shooting from a chair. Plus we talk NBA headlines and more. Tune in below to episode 111 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Friday, December 15, 2017
While the Celtics have been outplayed throughout a lot of first halves this season, the Jazz turned up their intensity in the second half and the result was a double-digit win.
Moments before the Celtics and Jazz were set to tip-off at TD Garden, Gordon Hayward was seen roaming the hallways in a new protective ankle brace.
It's game No. 31 for the 2017-18 Celtics (24-6), as they host the Utah Jazz (13-15) for the first and only time this season at the TD Garden.
Gordon Hayward, who continues to recover from ankle surgery, will get to watch his new team take on his former squad, boot free tonight.
Thursday, December 14, 2017
Gordon Hayward took another step in his recovery process on Wednesday, as the Celtics swingman was seen without his walking boot, less than two months removed from suffering a fractured left tibia and dislocated ankle against the Cavaliers back on Oct. 17.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
If the Celtics are going to finish their toughest stretch of the season -- 12 games in 18 days -- with a stellar record, it's going to take more than Kyrie Irving scoring over 30 points a night.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Monday, December 11, 2017
After nearly 28 games of stellar performances, the Celtics were due to put up a dud sooner rather than later but a spanking by the hands of the Bulls in Chi-Town wasn't necessarily ideal.
It's game No. 29 for the 2017-18 Celtics (23-5), who look to conclude their road trip at 2-1, when they take on the Chicago Bulls (5-20) at the United Center on Monday night.
While swingman Gordon Hayward says he feels optimistic about returning to the Celtics this season, head coach Brad Stevens perceives that notion as wishful thinking.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
When the Pistons exited TD Garden with a 91-81 win over the Celtics on Nov. 27, it left a lasting impression on the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Detroit made a statement, beating a team with the best record in the league thus proving themselves to be a team that had earned its seat at the table alongside the rest of the upper-echelon contenders in the east.
Aron Baynes, who celebrated his 31st birthday on Saturday, has been listed as probable when the Celtics take on the Pistons in Detroit later on this afternoon.
The 6-foot-10 center took a knee to the stomach in Friday night's lost to the Spurs in the fourth quarter and did not return to finish the game.
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Spurs 105 - Celtics 102: LaMarcus Aldridge (27 points), Manu Ginobili's game-winning 3-pointer tops C's
In a thriller at San Antonio, the savvy veterans prevailed over the young up-and-coming leaders of the Eastern Conference.
The Spurs reminded the Celtics Friday night why they've been an NBA powerhouse for over a decade.
Friday, December 8, 2017
We discuss the great start of Jayson Tatum's NBA career and debate if the Celtics were to actually trade the 19-year-old rookie for the likes of an Anthony Davis type, top-five player. Plus we talk about the possible return of Gordon Hayward at some point this season after Danny Ainge comments regarding that his All-Star forward should be out of his walking boot in a couple weeks. Tune in below to episode 110 of the Causeway Street Podcast
It's game No. 27 for the 2017-18 Celtics (22-4), who look to extend their win streak to five on national TV when they visit the Spurs (17-8) on a snowy Friday night down in San Antonio.
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Gordon Hayward will soon shed his walking boot, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge, who made his weekly appearance on a Boston sports station Thursday morning.
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
For the second time against the Mavericks this season, the Celtics put together another stellar fourth quarter and turned in a win.
Boston outscored the Mavs, 27-17, in the final frame and won their fourth consecutive game, 97-90 -- finishing their 5-game home-stand with a 4-1 record.
It's game No. 26 for the 2017-18 Celtics (21-4), who look to close out their five-game home-stand with a fourth straight win to go 4-1, as they host the Dallas Mavericks (7-17) tonight at the TD Garden.
Despite the Mavs riding a three-game win streak, they have the worst record in the Western Conferance, but they will look to avenge an overtime loss against Boston from a few weeks ago. Will Kyrie Irving put up another 30-point performance and will rookie Jayson Tatum keep adding to his NBA leading 3-point percentage?
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
When Jayson Tatum entered his first pre-draft workout with the Celtics, Brad Stevens noticed something about him that he didn't see in the other 2017 draftees.
Monday, December 4, 2017
When Kyrie Irving took the floor in the second half, he looked like a man on a mission to put the Bucks away earlier than anyone expected.
It's game No. 25 for the 2017-18 Celtics (20-4), who still have the NBA's best record, as they host the Milwaukee Bucks (12-9) at the TD Garden.
Coach of the Month Brad Stevens will look to win his third straight during this current home-stand and take a 2-1 regular season series lead over the Bucks. The last time these two teams met in Boston, Giannis Antetokounmpo spoiled the C's home opener with a 37-point performance.
Saturday, December 2, 2017
Celtics 116 - Suns 111: Kyrie Irving (19 points), Marcus Morris off the bench shines in win over Suns
Brad Stevens may have found his go-to starting lineup.
The Celtics head coach has been adamant on the fact that he hasn't decided on a fixed starting-5 for the regular season.
Celtics big man Al Horford talked about the difference between having Kyrie Irving as his point guard instead of Isaiah Thomas before the Celtics took on the Suns at TD Garden on Saturday.
It's game No. 24 for the 2017-18 Celtics (19-4), who have the NBA's best record and host the Phoenix Suns (8-15) at the TD Garden during Saturday's matinee.
Kyrie Irving is coming off a 36-point performance in a win against the Philadelphia 76ers as Boston looks to start another win streak during their current home-stand.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Following Gordon Hayward's horrific injury five minutes into the 2017-18 campaign and suffering back-to-back losses to open the season, Brad Stevens has led the Celtics to the top of the standings with a 16-game win streak.
Thursday, November 30, 2017
The 76ers were relentless, they were gritty and determined to pull off an upset at TD Garden Thursday night.
While the Celtics hold the best record in the Eastern Conference 22 games into the regular season, coach Brad Stevens is still trying to figure out a way to help his second unit reach its full potential.
Monday, November 27, 2017
In a seesaw-kind of battle, critical errors towards the tail-end of the fourth quarter can ultimately decide a team's fate.
The Celtics found themselves on the wrong end of that seesaw as they teetered towards their first loss at TD Garden since the home opener on Oct. 18 against the Bucks.