Sunday, April 29, 2018

Al Horford: Celtics couldn't have won series without Semi Ojeleye

When Brad Stevens made an adjustment to his starting lineup prior to Game 5 against the Bucks, it changed the complexion of the best-of-7 series.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Celtics 112 - Bucks 96: Al Horford, Terry Rozier lead C's to series-clinching victory [BOS wins series, 4-3]

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens approached Game 7 with the same game plan we've seen throughout their best-of-7 series against the Bucks.

Jaylen Brown on Game 7 against the Bucks: 'We got nothing to lose'

Jaylen Brown was more than happy to address the media before practice on Friday, when asked about Game 7 against the Milwaukee Bucks.

The 21-year-old has already gotten a taste of a Game 7 atmosphere at the TD Garden, when the Celtics eliminated the Washington Wizards in the Eastern Conference semifinals nearly a year ago.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Bucks 97 - Celtics 86: Giannis Antetokounmpo (31 points, 14 rebounds) dominates, forces Game 7 [Series tied, 3-3]

With their backs against the wall, the Bucks -- like they've done all series -- took advantage of home court, and bested the Celtics, 97-86, forcing a Game 7 in Boston.

Causeway Street Podcast - Celtics/Bucks & Kawhi Leonard destinations

Celtics lead their first round series against the Bucks 3-2, as we preview Game 6 out in Milwaukee. Can the the C's wrap this up on the road or will they need their home crowd in Game 7 to make the difference? Plus we talk about potential landing spots for Spurs superstar Kawhi Leonard and would you trade Kyrie Irving for him? Tune in below for Episode 125 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Semi Ojeleye Delivers in First NBA Playoff Start

Heading into Game 5, Celtics coach Brad Stevens understood he needed to devise a plan to slow down Milwaukee's two best scorers -- Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Celtics 92 - Bucks 87: Marcus Smart's return electrifies the C's in crucial Game 5 win [BOS leads series, 3-2]

From the moment Marcus Smart made his way to the scorers' table shortly after the first timeout in the opening frame, the crowd at TD Garden erupted and it immediately made an impact. He kicked things off with a steal, and seconds afterwards he hit the deck for a loose ball. 

Six Keys to Celtics winning Game 5 vs the Bucks

With the series tied 2-2, Tuesday night Game 5 matchup against the Bucks is considered a must-win for the Celtics. While TD Garden has been good to the Celtics throughout the first two games of the postseason, Milwaukee made adjustments in Games 3 and 4 that drastically changed the series and will implement those changes Tuesday night to grab its first lead of the series.

Marcus Smart (thumb) cleared to play Game 5 against the Bucks

Marcus Smart got his thumb re-evaluated and he has been cleared to play in Game 5, according to Brad Stevens, who spoke with the media at Celtics practice Tuesday morning.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Celtics upgrade Marcus Smart (thumb) to 'questionable' for Game 5 against the Bucks

The Celtics have upgraded Marcus Smart (thumb) to questionable Tuesday's Game 5 against the Milwaukee Bucks at the TD Garden.

Smart spoke to the media on Sunday and said he would have his surgically repaired right thumb re-evaluated on Tuesday in New York, hoping he'd be cleared for contact and return to the court by Game 6.

Marcus Morris is fed up with NBA officials; 'It's laughable at this point'

Celtics forward Marcus Morris is convinced NBA officials have it out for him.

Less than 24 hours after the NBA announced Morris' $15,000 fine for criticizing the officials following Game 3's loss against the Bucks Friday night, Morris again expressed his frustration moments after Sunday's 104-102 loss.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Bucks 104 - Celtics 102: Jaylen Brown, C's 20-point rally falls short in Milwaukee [Series tied, 2-2]

MILWAUKEE --  It was another career afternoon for Jaylen Brown, but his 34 points and a Celtics' 20-point rally were not enough to win in Game 4 and take a 3-1 lead back to Boston.

Instead, a late Giannis Antetokounmpo tip-in with mere seconds left in the fourth quarter, proved to be the difference maker for the Bucks, who won 104-102 to tie the series 2-2 on Sunday in Milwaukee.

Marcus Smart waiting on 'being cleared for live play' this week

It's no secret that Marcus Smart has been putting up shots in practice and in pregame warmups throughout the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Al Horford is more than confident in his team on the road

Celtics veteran big man Al Horford isn't concerned about how his younger teammates will do on the road in Game 3 of their best-of-7 series against the Bucks.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Why Eric Bledsoe is pretending he doesn't know who Terry Rozier is

Terry Rozier is living his NBA dream.

He's led the Celtics to a 2-0 series lead against the Bucks, is averaging 23 points a night and has quickly become one of the most known up-and-comers in the league.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Celtics 120 - Bucks 106: Jaylen Brown, Celtics cruise past Bucks [BOS leads series, 2-0]

If you thought Game 2 between the Celtics and Bucks was destined to have the same nail-biting ending similar to their first showdown, you underestimated these young Celtics.

Marcus Smart's mother diagnosed with cancer, talks about his return

Celtics guard Marcus Smart revealed that his mother, 63-years-old, has been diagnosed with bone marrow cancer. Despite her illness, she has implored her son to rejoin the team during the playoffs in hopes that Smart will return to the court this season.

Brad Stevens on Al Horford vs Bucks: 'I don't worry too much about Al'

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has a lot on his mind heading to Game 2 of Boston's best-of-7 series against the Bucks Tuesday at TD Garden.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Celtics 113 - Bucks 107 (OT): Al Horford, Terry Rozier lead C's in opening series thriller [BOS leads series, 1-0]

The Celtics kicked off their best-of-7 series against the Bucks in thrilling fashion.

For an undermanned team, Boston started and ended the game in the best kind of way: with efficiency, grit and vigor. The C's captured a 113-107 overtime win to take Game 1 and a 1-0 series lead against the Bucks.

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Why Al Horford will be most important against Giannis Antetokounmpo, Bucks

Fresh off the best season of his career, Giannis Antetokounmpo is entering his third postseason with expectations set higher than they've ever been.

Causeway Street Podcast - Celtics/Bucks Preview & NBA Playoff Predictions

Boston will face the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the playoffs, as they avoid a potential matchup with either the Raptors or Cavaliers if they were to make it to the second round. We breakdown the Celtics/Bucks series along with the rest of the East and West matchups. Zach Peloquin of Off the Wagon Sports Radio joins us to preview and predict what could be one of the great first round rounds in recent NBA playoff history, click below to enjoy Episode 123:

Friday, April 13, 2018

Brad Stevens on the postseason 'I love playing games with everything on the line'

The Celtics are getting ready for their first round matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks and while there's less than 48-hours before the playoffs series tips-off, Sunday can't come soon enough for coach Brad Stevens.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Celtics to face the Milwaukee Bucks in first round of NBA Playoffs

The Celtics wrapped up their 2017-18 regular season with a 110-97 victory over the Nets at the TD Garden, and with a 55-27 overall record. Boston, who locked up second place in the East will face the seventh seed Milwaukee Bucks (44-38).

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Celtics 110 - Nets 97: Aron Baynes shines in season finale, C's to face Bucks in opening round of playoffs

As the locked in No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference, Brad Stevens rested his core guys in the Celtics' season finale at TD Garden Wednesday night.

With one eye on the game and the other on the playoff bracket deciding matchups around the league, Celtics fans eagerly awaited to find out which team Boston was going to host this weekend.

Celtics Pre-Game Report: Brooklyn Nets Preview

It's game No. 82 and regular season finale of the 2017-18 Celtics (54-27), as they host the Brooklyn Nets (28-53) at the TD Garden at 8 EST.

James Holas on Brad Stevens: 'Anyone else in the running for Coach of the Year is laughable to me'

To see a team play through a regular season without its best player is not a rarity in today's NBA.

It actually happens often. But for Brad Stevens -- a coach who had to endure the loss of not one but two of his best players and finish the year with the second-best record in the east -- the 2017-18 season is a revelation.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Wizards 113 - Celtics 101: Washington keep their seventh seed hopes alive

With playoff implications on the line for the Wizards, the Celtics missed out on an opportunity to eliminate Washington from claiming the No. 7 seed in the east -- thus, avoiding a potential first-round date against the Wizards.

Celtics Pre-Game Report - Washington Wizards Preview

It's game No. 81 for the 2017-18 Celtics (54-26) as they take on the Washington Wizards (42-38) at the Capital One Arena. TNT will have the tip-off beginning at 8 p.m. EST.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Hawks 112 - Celtics 106: Hawks rally from behind against Boston's second unit

After the Celtics' second unit squandered a 13-point fourth-quarter lead, Brad Stevens decided to let it ride and kept his bench lineup intact for the final six minutes of a game that was tied at 99.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Celtics on Kyrie Irving's surgery: 'Went exactly as planned'

The Celtics announced that Kyrie Irving underwent successful surgery to remove two screws from his left knee Saturday.

Causeway Street Podcast - How losing Kyrie Irving affects the Celtics' playoff run

We discuss the devastating blow for the Celtics playoff run without Kyrie Irving in the lineup, as he will be out four to five months following a second surgery on his left knee. What does this mean for the Celtics and Irving's career going forward? How far can Brad Stevens take his team in the postseason? Plus we talk about Kawhi Leonard and the possibility of him coming to Boston, tune in below to Episode 122 of the Causeway Podcast

Friday, April 6, 2018

Celtics 111 - Bulls 104: Jaylen Brown's career-high 32 points, Greg Monroe records triple-double in win over Chicago

The Celtics entered Friday night's game with a roster filled with players fresh off stints in the G-League, two-way deals and 10-day contracts.

Brad Stevens is confident Kyrie Irving will make a full recovery

The news of Kyrie Irving's season coming to an end was a devastating blow for the Celtics -- a team that was destined for a deep playoff run.

Danny Ainge believes the Celtics will persevere in playoffs without Kyrie Irving

Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the 2017-18 Celtics, you would be wrong.

When news broke early Thursday afternoon around the basketball world that Kyrie Irving would miss the playoffs following a second procedure on his left knee and while a devastating blow for Boston sports fans, it's not warranting any worries for the president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Kyrie Irving to miss the playoffs following surgery on left knee

Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs, following another procedure to remove two screws from his left patella that were inserted to repair a fracture he suffered during the 2015 NBA Finals.

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are set to announce later today that Irving will undergo surgery on Saturday after a bacterial infection was discovered around the screws during the All-Star's most recent 'minimally invasive' procedure back on March 24, that removed a tension wire.

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Raptors 96 - Celtics 78: Toronto tops C's with ease

While the shorthanded Celtics fought hard to close the gap, the Raptors kept Boston at bay throughout the night -- reminding the C's why they own the best record in the Eastern Conference.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Bucks 106 - Celtics 102: Giannis Antetokounmpo fends off C's late

The Bucks proved why they're a dangerous, yet, flawed playoff team in their 106-102 victory over the Celtics Tuesday night.

Celtics without Terry Rozier (ankle), Shane Larkin (illness) against Milwaukee

The Celtics have officially ruled out Terry Rozier (ankle) and Shane Larkin (illness) for tonight's road matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks.

According to the team's twitter feed, both Rozier and Larkin will join Kyrie Irving (knee) and Marcus Smart (thumb) on the disabled list, leaving Brad Stevens to get creative at the point guard position.

Monday, April 2, 2018

Terry Rozier (ankle) listed as 'questionable' against the Bucks

Terry Rozier has been listed as 'questionable' for the Celtics' matchup against the Bucks after an ankle injury suffered in Saturday night's win over the Toronto Raptors.

Rozier, who did not participate practice with the team, says he iced his left ankle and will definitely play Tuesday in Milwaukee.

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Causeway Street Podcast - Can the Celtics pass the first round without Kyrie Irving?

As the regular comes to a end, the playoffs are right around the corner and with so many injuries we discuss who's the most important player for the Kyrie Irving-less Celtics come the first-round? Plus we look ahead on the schedule, talk Eastern Conferance standings and more. Tune in below to Episode 121 of the Causeway Street Podcast