Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Celtics 103 - Knicks 73: Terry Rozier's triple-double lead C's in rout against New York

Behind an efficient offense and pesty defense, the Celtics knocked off the Knicks without their best scorer in Kyrie Irving and turned in a gem at TD Garden.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: New York Knicks Preview

It's game No. 52 for the 2017-18 Celtics (36-15), as they host the New York Knicks (23-28) at the TD Garden and will be nationally on ESPN.

Boston is coming off a 2-2 west road trip, where they beat the Nuggets on Monday night, while the Knicks have won their last two games.

Daniel Theis has carved out a role that will help the Celtics in the playoffs

In the summer of 2017, the Celtics went into the off-season in need of bolstering their front court. Amir Johnson was a free agent, as was Jonas Jerebko -- both suffered from an underwhelming 2016-17 season.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Draymond Green thinks Jaylen Brown should replace John Wall (knee) in the All-Star Game

Wizards All-Star guard John Wall will be forced to miss next month's All-Star Game due to a knee procedure that will leave him sidelined for the next six weeks, according to reports.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Celtics 111 - Nuggets 110: Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Boston escape Mile-High City with a win

With the four-game west coast swing coming to a close, Boston leaned on its best and youngest players for strong offensive performances and they didn't disappoint.

Terry Rozier's chances of playing against Nuggets is "50/50"

After spraining his right ankle in Saturday night's loss against the Warriors, Celtics guard Terry Rozier is considered a game-time decision against the Nuggets.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Denver Nuggets Preview

It's game No. 51 for the 2017-18 Celtics (35-15), as they take on the Denver Nuggets (26-23) at the Pepsi Center on Monday.

Boston is coming off a nail bitting loss to the Warriors on Saturday night, while the Nuggets are on a three-game win streak and are currently 19-6 at home (tied with Golden State).

Report: Could the Celtics trade for Tyreke Evans?

The Celtics could make a move to acquire Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans ahead of the Feb. 8, NBA trade deadline, according to reports out of Memphis

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Warriors 109 - Celtics 105: Steph Curry (49 points), Warriors top Kyrie Irving (37 points), Celtics

In a playoff-like atmosphere, Saturday night's matchup between the Celtics and Warriors encapsulated one of the best duels the league has to offer -- Steph Curry vs Kyrie Irving.

Causeway Street Podcast - NBA Trade Deadline, plus the state of the Celtics

We discuss the recent struggles of the Celtics after a season-high four game losing streak. Zach Peloquin joins us as we talk potential trade deadline and free agent/buyout options for Danny Ainge. Plus C's and NBA headlines including Marcus Smart's hand injury and will Kyrie Irving need minor knee surgery at some point in the future? Tune in to Episode 115 of the Causeway Street Podcast below

Friday, January 26, 2018

Kyrie Irving: Reunion with LeBron James Kevin Love at All-Star Weekend will be 'fun'

Kyrie Irving says he thinks reuniting with former Cavaliers teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love will be 'fun' come next month's All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles.

Marcus Smart (hand) will be out two-weeks after swiping at a picture frame

Marcus Smart will miss approximately two weeks after lacerating his right hand at the Celtics hotel, hours prior to their Wednesday's 113-102 win over the Clippers, the team announced Friday.

Report: Marcus Smart (hand) is back in Boston, will likely miss rest of road trip

Marcus Smart has returned to Boston and most likely will miss the rest of the Celtics West road trip. Adam Kaufman reported late Thursday night that the guard hopped on a flight from Los Angeles with his right arm in a sling.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Report: Kyrie Irving used surgery to threaten the Cavaliers if they didn't trade him

Joe Vardon of reported on Thursday that Kyrie Irving threatened the Cavaliers that he'd sit out the season and have knee surgery if his trade request was not granted. Obviously the Cavalierss felt compelled to complete a deal, as the Celtics agreed to swap point guards in late August, a month later after Irving's initial demand.

Marcus Smart misses Celtics win over the Clippers with mysterious hand laceration

Marcus Smart spent the better part of Wednesday getting criticized about his decision to take a potential game-winning shot attempt at the buzzer of the Celtics 108-107 loss to the Lakers and also at a local Los Angeles hospital getting his hand stitched up after cutting it at the team's hotel.

Celtics 113 - Clippers 102: Kyrie Irving, C's beat the Clips to snap four-game skid

Have you ever heard the saying; 'five times a charm?' Neither have I, but such was the case for the Celtics when they beat the Clippers at the Staples Center 113-102 to snap a four-game losing streak on Wednesday night.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Los Angeles Clippers Preview

It's game No. 49 for the 2017-18 Celtics (34-14), as they take on the Los Angeles Clippers (23-23) at the Staples Center as part of ESPN's Wednesday double-header.

Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum to participate in Rising Stars Challenge

Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum will also join teammates Kyrie Irving and Al Horford at NBA All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles next month, as both young bucks have been named to participate in this year's Rising Stars Challenge.

Breaking down Marcus Smart's potential game-winner against Lakers

After missing the potential game-winning shot in Tuesday night's 108-107 loss to the Lakers, Celtics guard Marcus Smart knows he didn't make the best play available to him in the final five seconds of the game, but showed little to no remorse about taking the final shot.

Lakers 108 - Celtics 107: Marcus Smart, Celtics come up short in the final seconds

The divisive second half reared its ugly head once again for the Celtics, only this time Boston lost Tuesday night against the Lakers in the final seconds.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Al Horford heading to 2018 NBA All-Star Game as a reserve

Kyrie Irving won't not be the only Celtic representative in next month's NBA All-Star game, as Al Horford will also accompany his teammate to Los Angeles.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Los Angeles Lakers Preview

It's game No. 48 for the 2017-18 Celtics (34-13), as they take on the Los Angeles Lakers (17-29) at the Staples Center as part of TNT's Tuesday double-header.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Kyrie Irving believes recent struggles is good for Celtics, "We gotta hit some adversity"

After dropping three straight home games, first three-game losing streak of the season, a big slice of humble pie may be exactly what the Celtics need, according to Kyrie Irving.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Magic 103 - Celtics 95: Orlando's third-quarter run, holds off Kyrie Irving (40 points), C's 19-point comeback

For the third straight game, the Celtics entered the fourth quarter facing a double-digit deficit. The first two ultimately turned into losses and Sunday's matinee against the Magic was no different.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Isaiah Thomas after loss to OKC: Cavs don't 'trust each other,' Celtics 'tried harder' on defense

The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to deal with their recent struggles after a 148-124 blowout home loss on national TV to the Oklahoma City Thunder, tying a franchise record for most points allowed in regulation at Quicken Loans Arena.

Celtics officially sign forward Jarell Eddie to a 10-day contract

The Celtics officially signed G-Leaguer Jarell Eddie on Saturday to a 10-day contract. The veteran forward took care of all the necessary paper work and made his practice debut with his new teammates at the Waltham facilities.

Kyrie Irving expected to play Sunday against the Magic

Kyrie Irving went through the entire Celtics' off-day practice on Saturday and is expected to play Sunday when the team host the Orlando Magic after missing one game to rest his sore shoulder.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Report: Celtics sign forward Jarell Eddie to 10-day contract

The Celtics have filled their open roster spot by signing veteran forward Jarell Eddie, of the G-League Windy City Bulls, to a 10-day contract, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

Kyrie Irving (shoulder soreness) will 'try to give it a go Sunday' against Magic

Kyrie Irving spoke to the media ahead of Thursday night's game against the Sixers, updating the status of a nagging injury that has plagued him for the last three weeks, according to him.

Brad Stevens ripped his team apart for offensive woes in the first half against 76ers

It only took 15 seconds into the second quarter for Brad Stevens to signal for a timeout. He had seen enough and expressed his frustration with his team's offense the best he could -- by ripping his players apart.

Celtics honor legend Jo Jo White at TD Garden

The Celtics took a moment to honor legend Jo Jo White Thursday night, who passed away from pneumonia two days prior.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sixers 88 - Celtics 80: Joel Embiid, 76ers hold off Kyrie Irving-less Celtics

After blowing a 22-point lead in a devastating loss one week prior, the Sixers didn't need much to psych them up for Thursday's rematch at TD Garden.

Kyrie Irving named as a starter in 2018 NBA All-Star Game

Kyrie Irving will be starting in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, representing the Eastern Conference All-Stars.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Philadelphia 76ers Preview

It's game No. 46 for the 2017-18 Celtics (34-11), as they host the Philadelphia 76ers (20-20) at the TD Garden as part of TNT's Thursday double-header.

Boston will look to get back on track after getting their seven game win-streak snapped by the Pelicans on Tuesday, while the Sixers are coming off a huge victory against the Raptors on the same night.

Celtics made the right decision, February 11 belongs to Paul Pierce

After much debate between fans, the Celtics granted Paul Pierce's wishes -- to be the sole honoree on February 11 -- when the organization that Pierce played 15 season for will lift his No. 34 into the rafters, forever cementing his legacy as one of the greatest players of its franchise.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Terry Rozier reflects on Kyrie Irving's influence this season [Exclusive interview]

Terry Rozier's game reached new heights this season.

For someone who can put points on the board in a hurry, Rozier has become a reliable scorer for Brad Stevens. He can finish strong at the rim, score from the perimeter and produce off the dribble.

Terry Rozier says Jaylen Brown is ready to compete in Slam Dunk Contest at All-Star Weekend [Exclusive interview]

Celtics fans may get the chance to see Jaylen Brown showcase his high-flying abilities at this year's Slam Dunk competition.

Celtics legend, NBA Hall-of-Famer Jo Jo White, passed away at 71

Celtics legend and NBA Hall-of-Famer Jo Jo White passed away Tuesday at the age of 71.

White, who played 12 NBA seasons, nine with the Celtics, was a seven-time All-Star, who won two NBA championships (1974, 1976) and was awarded the Finals MVP in 1976.

Rajon Rondo questions Isaiah Thomas video tribute: 'What has he done?'

You can add Rajon Rondo to the list of people who don't think Isaiah Thomas should get a tribute video on Paul Pierce night.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Pelicans 116 - Celtics 113 [OT]: Anthony Davis proves to be too strong in win against Boston

When the Celtics erased two 10-point deficits in the second half and pulled ahead by five points in the final minutes of regulation, it felt like the making of another come from behind win.

Only this time, the tandem of Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins got the best of the Celtics down the stretch -- where the dynamic duo executed on both ends of the floor in a 116-113 overtime thriller over the Celtics at TD Garden.

Celtics Pregame: Al Horford, Aron Baynes will face biggest challenge of the season against Pelicans

When it comes to slowing down two of the league's best big men in Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins, two players cannot do it alone.

Ray Allen would "tremendously appreciate" to have his jersey retired in Boston

It's a debate that Celtics fans have rehashed for the past six years; should Boston retire Ray Allen's No. 20?

Causeway Street Podcast - Can the Celtics challenge the Cavaliers to make it to the Finals?

Celtics keep rolling to start 2018 and we discuss the mess that is the Cavaliers, as they continue to separate themselves from Boston in the Eastern Conference standings. Can the Celtics challenge Bron-Bron for the East title come playoff time? Plus we talk NBA headlines with our resident Phoenix Suns fan Tim Tunis, tune in below to episode 114 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Celtics 114 - 76ers 103: Jaylen Brown leads C's to 22-point comeback win over Sixers in London

The Celtics had to fly across the Atlantic Ocean to finally get some time off after their first 43 games in 81 days of the 2017-18 regular season. After some much needed rest and being down 22-points, the C's, led by Jaylen Brown, beat the Philadelphia 76ers 114-103 at the O2 Arena in London.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Philadelphia 76ers Preview in London

It's game No. 44 for the 2017-18 Celtics (33-10), as they take on the Philadelphia 76ers (19-19) at the O2 Arena in London on Thursday afternoon.

Boston is coming off six straight victories and haven't played since Saturday Jan. 6, while the Sixers have been off since Jan. 5 and are in the middle of a four game win streak.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Celtics Midseason Report Card

The NBA has officially reached the midway point of the 2017-18 season, despite the Celtics playing game No. 41 on January 3, in a win over the Eastern Conferance favorite Cleveland Cavaliers. Now at 33-10 and a good size lead over LeBron James in the standings, not many had Boston doing this well without Gordon Hayward.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Jaylen Brown talks Trump and racism in U.K. interview

The Boston Celtics are in London, England this week to take on the Philadelphia 76ers and while both teams prepare for their clash across the pond, Jaylen Brown became the subject of a candid interview with British newspaper; The Guardian.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celtics 87 - Nets 85: Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum's historic night, hold off Brooklyn

Without Al Horford, the Celtics' defensive anchor, Jayson Tatum stepped into the crucial role Saturday night against the Nets and in the process made NBA history.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Brooklyn Nets Preview

It's game No. 43 for the 2017-18 Celtics (32-10), as they host take on the Brooklyn Nets (15-23) at the Barclays Center on Saturday.

Boston is coming off five straight wins, including beating the Cavaliers and Timberwolves at home, while Brooklyn has won two consecutive games.