Friday, March 31, 2017

Celtics 117 - Magic 116: C's squeeze out a win behind 35 points from Isaiah Thomas

On a night where Orlando shot better from 3-point land and out-rebounded the Celtics at the TD Garden, it was Amir Johnson who came up big in the final seconds to help fend off the visiting team in a 117-116 win over the Magic on Friday night.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

LaVar Ball doesn't want the Celtics to draft Lonzo Ball

If you haven't heard by now; UCLA's Lonzo Ball is projected to be a top NBA-prospect in this year's Draft. His dad; LaVar Ball has made the sports world well aware of that fact over the last few months and that could potentially make an impact on his professional career.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Bucks 103 - Celtics 100: C's come up short down the stretch against Bucks

After erasing a 14-point deficit, the Celtics couldn't put a lid on Milwaukee's inside scoring and came up short in the final minutes of regulation.

Celtics made two consecutive defensive stops in the final minute -- one by Al Horford on All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo and the other was a 24-second violation -- and Isaiah Thomas' layup pulled the Celtics to within one point (101-100).

Celtics Pregame: Stevens on facing Giannis Antetokounmpo, 'Don't think I've ever seen anybody like him'

The Celtics will undoubtedly have their hands full on Wednesday as they gear up to face one of the hottest teams in the league.

Fresh off their 118-108 win at Charlotte, the Bucks will look to make it two in a row against the Celtics on the second night of a road back-to-back.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Celtics are officially in first place after Cavaliers' loss

The Boston Celtics are 48-26 and officially have the best record in the Eastern Conferance for the first time this season after the Cleveland Cavaliers (47-26) lost to the San Antonio Spurs on Monday night.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Celtics 112 - Heat 108: Front court steps up in win over MIA, C's now tied with Cavs for No. 1

It's not something you see on a consistent level but when the Celtics front court put together the kind of production we saw against the Heat -- on both ends of the floor -- Boston is very difficult to beat.

Anchored by Jae Crowder, the Celtics front line was sensational against the Heat and made all the difference in the second half, where the C's grabbed their first double-digit lead and eventually their 48th win of the season. 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast: Celtics playoff positioning & matchups

The Celtics are playoff bound for the third straight season under Brad Stevens and sit one game behind the Cavaliers (as of Saturday) for the best record in the East. Zach Peloquin of Off The Wagon Sports Radio joins us as we discuss the advantages of grabbing the first seed versus the second seed. What to expect from Al Horford and is Isaiah Thomas a part of the future? Plus we debate the NBA scheduling and teams resting their star players, especially during primetime nationally televised games. Click below to enjoy Episode 75 of the Causeway Street Podcast!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Celtics 130 - Suns 120: Devin Booker's historic 70 points still not enough for Suns to top Celtics

Not even 70 points from Suns guard Devin Booker could bring his team close to grabbing a lead -- Phoenix never had a chance at winning the game -- but the incredible individual performance by Phoenix's young star is one the Celtics franchise has never seen before.

From tip-off until the final buzzer, the Celtics dominated the lowly Suns while giving little to no hope of closing their deficit and turned in what should have been their most lopsided victory of the season.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Al Horford on rest and scheduling: 'The NBA will have to look into something'

Celtics big man Al Horford weighed in on the debate regarding NBA teams resting their best players in preparation for next month's postseason.

After a national televised game between the Cavaliers and the Clippers in which Cleveland elected to rest all three of their All-Star players, NBA commissioner Adam Silver issued a statement to team owners this week threatening to hand down "significant penalties" if teams continue to sit its marquee guys.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Celtics 109 - Pacers 100: Impressive win over Pacers puts the Celtics in position to grab No. 1 seed

Don't look now but the Celtics are now in stride to top the Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.

With 10 games left in the regular season, the C's are trailing the champs by one game and are showing no signs of slowing down. In Wednesday night's 109-100 win over the Pacers, all nine Celtics players played a role in taking care of home court for the second straight night.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Celtics officially clinch a playoff berth for third straight season

For the third straight season, the Boston Celtics are heading back to the postseason. The C's officially clinched a playoff berth on Tuesday night, despite it being an off day, with the help of the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, who each lost their games respectfully. Both teams are fighting for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East with less than a month left in the regular season.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Celtics 110 - Wizards 102: C's get tough with Wizards, strengthen grip on second seed in Eastern Conference

For a team that entered Monday night's game as the fifth-worst rebounding team in the league, the Celtics rarely ever out-rebound their opponent.

But when it came to facing the Wizards at home with playoff implications on the line, the C's looked like a team that just simply wanted it more.

Isaiah Thomas on facing the Wizards: 'I can't sit this one, I know what's at stake'

Isaiah Thomas did everything he possible could in order to be cleared to play on Monday

While the Celtics traveled on a a mini two-game road trip, Thomas spent the weekend rehabbing his knee while also getting plenty of rest.

Celtics Pregame: Stevens on loss to 76ers, 'I remember the losses vividly'

Celtics coach Brad Stevens didn't hide his disappointment in his team's loss against the 76ers on Sunday and isn't paying much attention to the Eastern Conference standings.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

76ers 105 - Celtics 99: Sixers rally from 13-point deficit to beat the C's

We've seen it many times before this season, where a team rallies from a double-digit deficit, hitting clutch 3-pointers in front of a cheering home crowd as all the momentum is in their favor. Such was the case at the Wells Fargo Center for the underdog 76ers, who without Joel Embiid pulled out an impressive 105-99 comeback win against the second place Celtics on Sunday.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Celtics 98 - Nets 95: Jae Crowder comes up big in C's win over Brooklyn

On Saint Patrick's Day, Isaiah Thomas was out with a knee injury and the Celtics needed someone to carry them at the Barclays Center. Turns out Jae Crowder was the lucky charm, as he led Boston to a 98-95 victory over the Nets on Friday night.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Isaiah Thomas to miss weekend road trip with a knee injury

Isaiah Thomas will miss this weekend's two-game road trip to Brooklyn and Philadelphia. The Celtics announced on Thursday that the All-Star suffered a right knee bone bruise, and will not travel with the team when they face the Nets Friday and the Sixers on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Celtics 117 - Timberwolves 104: Isaiah Thomas, Al Horford lead C's over Timberwolves

At halftime, it felt like the Timberwolves were going to push the Celtics to a nail-biting finish but the Celtics had other plans.

Heading into the second half, the Celtics rallied behind an offensive run, buckled down on defense and eventually diminished any hopes of seeing Minnesota pull off an upset.

Celtics Pregame: Timberwolves will be Boston's toughest opponent of the week

With 15 games remaining in the regular season, the Celtics have a legitimate chance of heading into the playoffs with the second-best record in the east behind a solidified rotation and a healthy roster.

Unlike some of the other elite teams in the league -- Cavaliers, Warriors, Spurs -- the Celtics' starting lineup is at full strength, something Boston is just now starting to get used to this season.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast: Celtics defense & Andre Iguodala

Celtics have finally returned to Boston after a five-game (2-3) West road trip, which included a huge win against the Warriors at Oracle Arena. We discuss the possibility of the C's still grabbing the number one seed and how their defense will dictate their playoff fate the rest of the season. Plus we talk NBA headlines and honor the late great Notorious B.I.G. Click below to enjoy Episode 74 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Celtics 100 - Bulls 80: Behind stellar defense, C's blowout Bulls in matinee at TD Garden

The Bulls needed the second quarter to reach double figures in points, the third quarter to score at least 30 and a miracle to close their deficit.

The Celtics not only held Chicago to nine first-quarter points in Sunday's 100-80 blowout victory, they also played with the kind of defensive intensity that should put them in great position to grab the second seed in the Eastern Conference, and hold onto it. 

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Nuggets 119 - Celtics 99: Wilson Chandler, Nikola Jokic and Nuggets beat the C's in Denver

Boston looked to wrap-up their road trip on a positive note, but Denver had other plans as they trying to hold on to a playoff spot out West. It was Wilson Chandler and Nikola Jokic who lead the Nuggets to a 119-99 win over the Celtics at the Pepsi Center on Friday night.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Celtics 99 - Warriors 86: Isaiah Thomas lead C's past Golden State, snap two-game skid

It felt like Déjà-vu as the Celtics upset the Warriors for the second straight year at Oracle Arena. In Boston's lone appearance of the season in the Bay Area, Isaiah Thomas helped secure a 99-86 victory over Golden State on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Clippers 116 - Celtics 102: Blake Griffin & Clips cruise to victory, C's blow another double-digit lead

After suffering a heartbreaking loss to the Suns on Sunday, the Celtics looked to get back on track during their five-game West coast road-trip when they rolled into the Staples Center 24 hours later.

Boston looked poised to pick up a win until the last minute of the third quarter when the Clippers scored 11 unanswered points on their way to a 116-102 loss on Monday night.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Causeway Street Podcast: Avery Bradley & Shaq vs JaVale McGee

Avery Bradley is back in the Celtics lineup and we discuss how important he is to Brad Stevens, but is A.B. worth re-signing at big money? We look ahead to this week's brutal travel schedule for the C's, plus we ask ourselves can Boston catch the Cavaliers for the best record in the East? Tim Tunis joins us from to recap the Celtics loss to the Phoenix Suns, and also take a trip around the NBA with the latest headlines. Click below to enjoy Episode 73 of Causeway Street:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Celtics 109 - Suns 106: Rookie Tyler Ulis capitalizes on C's collapse, drains game-winner

After pulling his team out a big hole, Isaiah Thomas committed the biggest turnover of the night and Suns rookie Tyler Ulis made him pay.

Isaiah Thomas says the Suns gave him a 'Christmas gift'

It's been over two years since the Phoenix Suns traded Isaiah Thomas to the Boston Celtics and it's been a blessing and a curse for both teams.

While Celtics fans have enjoyed the making of a superstar in Thomas, Suns fan have only the draft lottery to look forward to for the last few years.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Celtics 115 - Lakers 95: C's rout L.A., six players scored in double figures

Boston looked like a well-oiled machine at the Staples Center on Friday night when they led by as many as 31 points through three and a half quarters before Los Angeles cut the deficit to 15. But it was Brad Stevens' bench who made sure to give Isaiah Thomas a much needed rest in the fourth as the Celtics held on to beat the Lakers 115-95.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Celtics prove why they're one of the NBA's best teams in the fourth quarter

Early Wednesday afternoon, Brad Stevens issued a plan of attack and that evening his team executed it and turned it into one of their most impressive wins of the season.

Wednesday night’s 103-99 win over the Cavaliers was a testament to how tough the Celtics can be in the fourth quarter.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Celtics 103 - Cavaliers 99: Isaiah Thomas & Avery Bradley lift C's past Cavs

If the Cavaliers thought for one second that coming into Boston would be easy, the Celtics made sure to put the NBA champs on notice Wednesday night. In LeBron James' first trip to the TD Garden of the season, it was Isaiah Thomas, who got that last laugh in a 103-99 victory on national TV.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Andrew Bogut chooses to sign with Cleveland over the Celtics

Was there any surprise that a rebounding big such as free agent Andrew Bogut didn't choose to sign with Boston over the NBA champion Cavaliers?

Maybe to some basketball fans, but to the average Celtics fan, the sarcastic "Aww shucks" seems appropriate.