Wednesday, February 28, 2018
While the game itself wasn't as competitive as most would have liked it to be, witnessing Kyrie Irving and Kemba Walker duke it out Wednesday night at TD Garden was worth the price of admission.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The Celtics' newly acquired center Greg Monroe received his first active-DNP from Brad Stevens in Monday's 109-98 win over the Grizzlies.
Monday, February 26, 2018
The Grizzlies entered TD Garden Monday night with a nine-game losing streak on the line and had it extended to 10 by the hands of the Celtics in a 109-98 defeat.
Brad Stevens ended the premature 'start Daniel Theis over Aron Baynes' debate (for now, at least) Monday night when he announced that Baynes will return to the starting lineup against the Grizzlies.
Saturday, February 24, 2018
It took nearly four-quarters to put away the Knicks on their home floor, but it was Kyrie Irving who helped lead the charge, as the Celtics won their second straight in a 121-112 victory at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
On part two of our Top-25 NBA players debate, we reveal numbers 10 through 1 on this special edition of the Causeway Street Podcast. Who's in our Top-10? Tune in below to Episode 119, as we also talk league headlines, enjoy.
Friday, February 23, 2018
The extended All-Star break was good to Daniel Theis, who had a career night against the Pistons Friday night.
Theis' career-high 19 points led six Celtics in double figures en route to a 110-98 win, snapping a three-game losing streak while Theis reminded everyone of how productive he can be on both ends of the floor.
Thursday, February 22, 2018
Since Marcus Smart decided it was a good idea to slam his hand through a picture frame, a lot of questions have been raised.
Is Marcus Smart a headcase? I won't deny it.
Is it his fault he's missing games? Absolutely. He'll even admit that.
Are the Celtics better off without Marcus Smart? NOOOOOOOOOOOO... are you even watching the games?
What is Marcus Smarts real value to this team? Well, I'm glad you asked...
Simply put, looking at all of all the moves in the past month across the NBA, there is no addition that will have as much impact on the Eastern Conference Playoffs as Marcus Smart returning to the Boston Celtics.
The Cavaliers blowing up a broken roster and filling it with unproven young guys and the ghost of George Hill is a close second, but right now the Celtics have been playing like the Tin-man leading up to the All Star Break.
They need a heart.
Celtics guard Marcus Smart revealed details on how close he came to seeing his season come to an end last month when he punched a picture frame in Los Angeles.
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
According to A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston, the Celtics will welcome Marcus Smart back into their lineup. The guard was in Boston on Tuesday night and had a private workout with the team.
League sources say Smart has officially been cleared to practice tonight and return to game action on Friday, when the Celtics take on the Pistons in Detroit after the All-Star break.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Not too long ago free agents had a tough time buying into whatever the Celtics were selling when it came to possibly luring them to play in the city of Boston.
It looks like those days are gone, or at least for the time being Danny Ainge, as has made an impression around the league the last few years.
Monday, February 19, 2018
Kyrie Irving found LeBron James for an easy layup in the paint with 34 seconds left in the 2018 NBA All-Star Game in what turned out to be the winning basket for Team LeBron.
The dynamic duo that led Cleveland to its first title were reunited in Los Angeles on Sunday for the first time since Irving requested for a trade last summer.
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The word around this weekend in Los Angeles is that there's a strong possibly that Boston will host the NBA All-Star festivities come 2022.
According to a Yahoo Sports story by Chris Mannix, Boston, who has not hosted NBA All-Star weekend since 1964, has put in a bid and it more than likely will be granted soon enough.
Saturday, February 17, 2018
During this All-Star Weekend, we discuss the Celtics woes, as they are now in second place behind the Toronto Raptors. Is Marcus Smart's absence the sole reason for the Celtics current struggles? We debate, plus reveal the first half of our Top-25 NBA players (25 through 11), tune in and enjoy Episode 118 of the Causeway Street Podcast below:
Friday, February 16, 2018
Jaylen Brown put on a show during the Mountain Dew Kick-start Rising Star Challenge, despite his Team USA squad getting blown out by Team World 155-124. The Celtics second year swingman finished with a game-high 35 points (14-for-21 shooting) to go along with 10 rebounds in 24 minutes.
Thursday, February 15, 2018
It was an emotional moment for Avery Bradley.
Like some Celtics fans, Bradley fought back tears while watching Paul Pierce and his family raise No. 34 into the rafters at TD Garden on Sunday and told Causeway Street's Josue Pavon that he's very excited for Pierce's achievement.
Brad Stevens plans to make rotation changes after the break, Kyrie Irving says it's his job to motivate teammates
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens didn't hold back Wednesday night when analyzing his team's recent struggles.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Clippers 129 - Celtics 119: Kyrie Irving's 33-point night falls short against DeAndre Jordan, Clippers
Before tip-off, Clippers head coach Doc Rivers told reporters that the last game before the All-Star break typically go one of two ways for most players: they either start their vacation early by putting up a stinker or they'll piece together one of their best performances.
The Clippers chose the latter.
When Avery Bradley was drafted by the Celtics back in 2010, he joined a team fresh off an NBA Finals appearance and hungry to make a return.
It's game No. 59 for the 2017-18 Celtics (40-18), as they host the Los Angeles Clippers (29-26) at the TD Garden on ESPN.
Boston has lost two straight, after a beating from the new look Cavaliers on Sunday, where Paul Pierce had his No. 34 retired following the loss, while L.A. has come off a win over the Nets Monday night.
While most movie trailers can often deceive you in reflecting the quality of a picture, Kyrie Irving's film, "Uncle Drew" actually looks pretty good.
In the days following Paul Pierce's No. 34 being retired and raised to the TD Garden rafters, the question has been asked, who the next and last number to join Pierce thus completing the banner?
Ray Allen shows Paul Pierce 'nothing but love' on social media after golfing during retirement ceremony
No one should really be surprised that Ray Allen was not in attendance during Paul Pierce's retirement ceremony, despite the two former Celtics teammates and 2008 NBA champions were seen together in China for the first time in over five-years last September, when it seemed all was forgiven between the two.
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Whether his name ends up enshrined in Springfield or not, Paul Pierce holds Sunday's moment of seeing his No. 34 in the rafters alongside all the other Celtics greats as the biggest accomplishment of his career.
There were plenty of special moments from Paul Pierce Day on Sunday to make a Celtics fan feel nostalgic for the past but one that stood out the most throughout the retirement ceremony was what Doc Rivers had to say.
Monday, February 12, 2018
One of the biggest surprises of Paul Pierce Day didn't come in the form of a tribute, but rather a snub from one of his biggest rivals.
It was an emotional night at TD Garden Sunday evening.
Following the Celtics blowout loss to the Cavaliers, Paul Pierce's No. 34 was lifted into the rafters as his legacy was officially cemented into franchise history as one of the greatest players to ever play for the Celtics.
Sunday, February 11, 2018
The Cavaliers are a better team than they were before last Thursday's trade deadline and proved it Sunday night at TD Garden.
On this special edition, as the Celtics get get ready raise Paul Pierce's No. 34 to the TD Garden rafters, we debate on where 'The Truth' ranks on being one of or if not the best scorer in franchise history, after Robert Parish's statement of Pierce standing above Larry Legend and Hondo offensively. Plus we discuss the fall out of the NBA trade-deadline, did the Cavaliers get better and what's next for Isaiah Thomas? Tune in below to Episode 117 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Former Celtics Hall-of-Fame center Robert Parish offered his two cents on who is the best all-time scorer to ever don green and white and had a surprise answer.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
As we approach the 24-hour mark of this season's NBA trade deadline, talks surrounding Marcus Smart are continuing to heat up.
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
In a battle between the two teams that sit atop of the Eastern Conference, the Raptors made a statement Tuesday night at the Air Canada Centre.
After playing three games without their starting point guard, Kyrie Irving was back in action against the Raptors but it had little to no effect on the outcome of the game as the Raptors demolished the Celtics, 111-91.
It's game No. 55 for the 2017-18 Celtics (39-15), as they take on the Toronto Raptors (36-16) at the Air Canada Centre.
Boston has won their last four games, including a 16-point comeback victory over the Trail Blazers on Super Sunday, while the Raptors are also on a four-game win streak.
Monday, February 5, 2018
Marcus Smart finally broke his silence and spoke to the media for the first time on how he injured his right hand, before the Celtics hosted the Trail Blazers on Sunday afternoon. According to the point-guard, he lacerated his shooting hand after he punched a glass picture frame out of frustration during the team's four-game losing streak.
Sunday, February 4, 2018
Another double-digit deficit and another comeback win for the Celtics, as they pulled off another improbable victory, beating the Portland Trail Blazers 97-96 at TD Garden on Super Bowl Sunday.
Saturday, February 3, 2018
We discuss more Cavaliers drama and bad luck that could help the Celtics odds to become the new favorites to come out of the East. Plus with Marcus Smart (hand) missing extended amount of time, is the pending free agent expendable before next week's NBA trade deadline? We talk about the emergence of Terry Rozier and a potential deal for Tyreke Evans enjoy Episode 116 of the Causeway Street Podcast below
Friday, February 2, 2018
The Terry Rozier Show had an encore Friday night at TD Garden.
Rozier followed up on his triple-double night of Wednesday with a career-high 31-point performance to lead the Celtics to a 119-110 win over the Hawks.
It's game No. 53 for the 2017-18 Celtics (37-15), as they host the Atlanta Hawks (15-36) at the TD Garden.
Boston has won their last two games, including a blowout against the Knicks on Wednesday night, where Terry Rozier recorded a triple-double in his first career-NBA start, while Atlanta is 1-4 in their last five outings.
The Celtics have added the offensive help they've been looking for.
Greg Monroe has agreed to sign with the Celtics for the remainder of the season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who broke the story early Friday afternoon.
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Terry Rozier seized the opportunity of his first career start by turning in a triple-double performance in a 103-73 blowout win over the Knicks Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Jaylen Brown was asked to grade his dunk over Kristaps Porzingis after Wednesday night's Celtics win against the Knicks, and his answer may surprise you.