Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Is Danny Ainge looking to make changes this offseason?

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?

A look at the Celtics' upcoming offseason schedule

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

How the young Celtics missed a golden opportunity to make the NBA Finals

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

Marcus Smart on pending free agency: 'I want to be in Boston'

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 looking forward to Game 7, chance to get 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 placed in NBA Concussion Protocol, out for Game 7 against the Celtics

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

Cavaliers 109 - Celtics 99: LeBron James, Cavs beat C's to force a Game 7 [series tied, 3-3]

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.

4 Keys to a Celtics Game 6 win over the Cavaliers

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

Tyronn Lue gets testy with reporter after Game 5 loss

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.

Causeway Street Podcast - Can the Celtics beat LeBron James twice in three games?

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

Al Horford named to NBA All-Defensive Second Team

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

Monday, May 21, 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jaylen Brown on his performance in Celtics Game 3 loss: 'It was embarrassing'

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

Cavaliers 116 - Celtics 86: LeBron James, Cavs blowout C's in Game 3 [BOS lead series, 2-1]

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.

Causeway Street Podcast - A Decade of LeBron James vs the Celtics

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

Adjustments Tyronn Lue, LeBron James need to make in Game 3

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 on Jayson Tatum: 'He's a superstar in the making'

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.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Celtics 107 - Cavaliers 94: C's hold off LeBron James' triple-double, Cavs [BOS leads series, 2-0]

Not even a monster triple-double from the best player in the series could deter the relentless Celtics in Game 2.

Marcus Smart focused on playoffs, while his mom begins chemo this week

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.

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Celtics will be physical with LeBron James and the Cavaliers

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.

Causeway Street Podcast - Is LeBron James to heading to Philly?

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

Tyronn Lue on Jayson Tatum: "He reminds me a lot of Paul Pierce"

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

Drew Bledsoe crashes podium, talks Terry Rozier, Celtics

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.

Five Keys to a Game 5 Victory Against the Sixers

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.

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.

Pressure is on Sixers coach Brett Brown heading into Game 3

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

Celtics 108 - Sixers 103: C's make monumental comeback, knock off Philly [BOS leads series, 2-0]

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.

5 Keys for a Celtics win in Game 2 against the Sixers

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: