Thursday, May 31, 2018
Good news for Celtics fans, despite the not being able to watch their team in the NBA Finals, following a Game 7 loss to the Cavaliers this past Sunday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
After a tough loss in Game 7 to LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, is the Celtics president of basketball operations already looking to make changes to his title contending roster for the start of the 2018-19 season?
The Celtics played 101 games during the 2017-18 campaign and came up a win short of an NBA Finals berth, falling to the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conferance Finals.
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Call me an old fashioned Boston sports fan if you will, but the 2017-18 Celtics missed a golden opportunity to not only make it to the NBA Finals for the first time in eight years, but also finally hand LeBron James his first loss in an Eastern Conference playoffs series since 2010.
Monday, May 28, 2018
Less than 24 hours removed from a Game 7 loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers, where Marcus Smart might possibly have put on a Celtics jersey for the very last time, the young veteran has let it be known that he would like to remain in Boston for the foreseeable future.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Cavaliers 87 - Celtics 79: LeBron James leads Cavs to fourth consecutive NBA Finals [CLE wins series, 4-3]
LeBron James and the Cavaliers topped the Celtics in a Game 7 clincher at TD Garden and have earned a trip to the NBA Finals.
Al Horford is no stranger to playing against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the playoffs. If you didn't already know, this is his fourth straight year that Horford has battled James and the Cavs in the postseason.
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Kevin Love (concussion) will not play for the Cleveland Cavaliers when they take on the Celtics Sunday in a decisive Game 7.
Love was placed in the NBA's concussion protocol on Saturday, according to ESPN, following his collision with Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum in the first quarter of Game 6.
Friday, May 25, 2018
LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers live to see another day, as they remain unbeaten at Quicken Loans Arena against the Celtics this season, after a 109-99 Game 6 win on Friday night.
The Celtics are one win away from reaching the NBA Finals for the first time in eight years, the last team other than a LeBron James led squad to make it out of the Eastern Conference.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Note to self: Don't ask Ty Lue if he heads into a game not knowing which guys not named LeBron James are going to show up night in and night out -- he doesn't appreciate being put on the hot seat or in other words, stating the obvious.
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Celtics 96 - Cavaliers 83: Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown lead C's, Cavs now on the brink of elimination [BOS lead series, 3-2]
The Celtics are one win away from the NBA Finals.
Boston, in need of some home cooking after dropping back-to-back games in Cleveland, bounced back with vigor as they cruised to a 96-83 win Wednesday night and grabbed a 3-2 lead in their best-of-7 Eastern Conference Finals series.
Can the Celtics beat LeBron James in a best of 3 series? We discuss what went wrong in Cleveland and what Boston has to do in order to advance to the NBA Finals. Plus we talk about the Western Conferance Finals and if the Houston Rockets can pull off the upset over the Warriors. Tune in below to episode 128 of the Causeway Street Podcast
Five time All-Star Al Horford has been named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team, the league announced on Wednesday afternoon.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Celtics forward Jayson Tatum has been named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team, the league announced early Tuesday afternoon.
Monday, May 21, 2018
After pouring in 27 points in Game 3's blowout win over the Celtics, LeBron James had plenty left in the tank Monday night and proved yet again why he's the best player in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Celtics, who lead the Eastern Conference Finals 2-1, got blown out of Quicken Loans Arena by the Cleveland Cavaliers in a 116-86 Game 3 loss on Saturday night.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
The Celtics find themselves still up 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals, despite the Cavaliers' overpowering 116-86 Game 3 win on Saturday night. Jaylen Brown is just one of many that spoke out on the loss that clearly didn't sit well with him.
Saturday, May 19, 2018
The Celtics had three days to prepare for LeBron James and the Cavaliers to extend their 2-0 series lead, but what they didn't expect was to be served a slice of some humble pie.
It was a poor showing for Boston, at the Quicken Loans arena, as the Cavs showed signs of life in a 116-86 blowout Game 3 win, to now be down 2-1 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Celtics are in complete control over the Cavaliers in the ECF, while they can smell their first trip to the NBA Finals in eight years. As the series shifts to Cleveland, we take a trip down memory lane and talk about LeBron James vs Boston in the postseason over the last decade. Plus we discuss the WCF and other NBA headlines on Episode 127 of the Causeway Street Podcast, tune in below:
Friday, May 18, 2018
An awful lot of proud Celtics fans are hounding on-air personalities like LeBron James apologist Nick Wright for doubting Boston's ability to even steal one game from the Cavaliers. Well, we should understand that it's crazy to bet against James, given his track record against east teams since 2011.
Paul Pierce, who is nicknamed "The Truth" for his ability to score the basketball, is now also calling it how he sees it off the court when it comes to Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum.
Before the start of the regular season, Celtics legend and future Hall-of-Famer Paul Pierce, now in his first season of retirement and working as an NBA analyst for ESPN, praised Tatum when the then 19-year-old came out of Duke already being compared to Pierce.
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The NBA will not discipline JR Smith for his hard foul on Al Horford in Game 2 of the Eastern Conferance finals, according to a league source that told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
When Cavaliers guard JR Smith shoved Al Horford to the ground in the fourth quarter of the Celtics' win Tuesday night, it changed the dynamic of the game.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Not even a monster triple-double from the best player in the series could deter the relentless Celtics in Game 2.
Marcus Smart's mother, Camellia, has began chemotherapy treatments on Monday as part of the battle of her recent diagnosis of bone-marrow cancer, according to the Celtics guard.
Despite the fight against her illness, Smart's mother has asked her son to remain focused on Boston's current playoff run.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The Celtics are three wins away from their first trip to the NBA Finals in eight years, but if you're Brad Stevens, Sunday's blowout win and a 1-0, series lead over the Cleveland Cavaliers means nothing more than just one game.
Marcus Morris had been waiting for his opportunity to face LeBron James in the postseason all season long.
Sunday, May 13, 2018
Saturday, May 12, 2018
On the eve of the Eastern Conferance Finals, the Celtics, who have been the underdogs in each of the last two series, will look to stop the Cleveland Cavaliers from reaching their fourth straight NBA Finals.
With the Celtics and Sixers forcibly leading the Eastern Conferance for the next few years, should LeBron James choose to take his talents to Philly and not L.A. this summer if he wants to win at least one more championship? We discuss Bron-Bron's pending decision 3.0 and more. Enjoy Episode 126 of the Causeway Street Podcast below
Friday, May 11, 2018
The Celtics are back in the Eastern Conferance Finals for the second straight year, as they closed out "The Process" in the Philadelphia 76ers in five games on Wednesday night.
Boston will face LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers on a third occasion in the playoffs over the past four seasons (second in the ECF), but this time around there's one particular rookie everyone has their eye on and his name is Jayson Tatum.
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Ever since Terry Rozier made the mistake of referring to Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe as Drew Bledsoe, the former Patriots quarterback, Rozier and Drew have shown a mutual respect for one another.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Celtics 114 - Sixers 112: C's fight off Philly, advance to Eastern Conference Finals [BOS wins series, 4-1]
The process wasn't simple for the Celtics Wednesday night -- when they closed out their best-of-7 series against the Sixers -- however, the lasting impact wasn't fleeting, either.
The Celtics will have another shot at closing out the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in Game 5 at the TD Garden. Boston leads their best-of-7 series 3-1, while LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers await them in the Eastern Conferance Finals for a second consecutive season.
Monday, May 7, 2018
Sixers 103 - Celtics 92: Dario Saric, T.J. McConnell keep the 76ers’ season alive [BOS leads series, 3-1]
PHLADELPHIA -- The Sixers live to see another day, as they left it all on the line Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, they survived a sweep in a 103-92 Game 4 win over the Celtics.
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Celtics 101 - Sixers 98: Al Horford's game-winner pushes C's to one win away from ECF [BOS leads series, 3-0]
PHILADELPHIA -- It was an instant classic -- a defining moment for the young Celtics in their fourth consecutive win of the postseason -- which pushes them to one win away from the Eastern Conference Finals.
Boston topped the Sixers 101-98 in Game 3 on Saturday, Philadelphia is now on the brink of elimination.
Facing a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 series against the Celtics, the pressure is mounting on Sixers head coach Brett Brown to find a way to slow down Boston's blistering offense before Game 3 in Philadelphia.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
In another improbable win, the Celtics erased a 22-point deficit on their way to a 108-103 win over the Sixers and grabbed a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 series.
For a team that has won 20 of their last 22 games, the Sixers will head into Game 2 with a much different approach Thursday when they look to even the best-of-7 series against the Celtics.
It's going to take another valiant effort from the C's in order for them to win two straight, here are five keys for them to secure a Game 2 victory: