Friday, November 30, 2018
Brad Stevens' change to the starting lineup was once again a success.
Sure, they were without Al Horford (Aron Baynes got the nod) and of course, it was against the Cavaliers -- a team that sits at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings -- but Boston's offense is sizzling right now.
The 2018-19 season has been a trying time for Celtics guard Gordon Hayward.
Recovering from his gruesome season-ending injury hasn't been easy for the veteran as he's continued to make progress in returning to form.
Do the Celtics need to make a trade in order to address their struggling start to the regular season? Joel Pavon returns and explains why it's still too early to panic.
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
When the Celtics dropped their fourth loss in fives tries last Saturday against the Mavericks, Marcus Smart had a tough time putting into words the troubles that have been plaguing his team.
Monday, November 26, 2018
The Celtics have been through some trials and tribulations after the first 20 games of the regular season, as they find themselves with a 10-10 record. Their 113-104 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday night not only regulated them back to .500 again, but they might also be without a starter going forward.
In the spirit of the holiday season, I wanted take the time to dish out some 'Blame Pie' for the Celtics ice cold start to the 2018-19 season.
Sunday, November 25, 2018
The Celtics are now officially a .500 team again after losing to the Dallas Mavericks on the road, 113-104. It's the C's fourth loss in five games and they are now 10-10 to start the 2018-19 regular season.
Friday, November 23, 2018
When the Celtics blew out the Sixers on Opening Night at TD Garden, it gave them a false sense of identity.
It isn't hyperbole to anticipate things will get worse from here on out. This is a test of how well Brad Stevens can balance out egos after years of coaching overachieving lunch-pale guys.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
For the first time in two years, Brad Stevens is coaching a .500 team.
The Celtics head coach has never led a roster with such high expectations throughout his NBA tenure, thus, no one could have predicted his team to fall this low 18 games in.
Although Gordon Hayward is now coming off the bench, Brad Stevens still played him at the end of the fourth quarter while giving him 30-plus minutes. Did Hayward deserve that? We discuss.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Well, that didn't take long.
The Celtics are only 17 games into the regular season and we may have just seen our first disgruntled player remark come from backup point guard Terry Rozier.
As Celtics Nation cohesively panics in light of Monday night's loss to the Hornets, here's an optimistic outlook. Even in defeat, the Celtics appear to be on the right track towards righting the ship.
Monday, November 19, 2018
The Celtics continue to lean on Kyrie Irving at the end of games. But it's a formula that isn't always going to translate into wins, as was evident in Boston's 117-112 loss to the Hornets Monday night.
Sunday, November 18, 2018
As the Celtics' elder statesman, Al Horford is typically the one who shows little to no concern when things aren't going well for his team.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens has never been a short-term kind of guy, most of the decisions he makes this early in the regular season has the big picture in mind that will have a long-term effects on his team.
Saturday, November 17, 2018
For the first 16 games of the regular season, the Celtics have relied heavily on Kyrie Irving.
It seemed easy for Jazz coach Quinn Snyder to order the double-team and strangle the life out of the Celtics' offense en route to a 98-96 victory, completing a two-game season sweep.
LeBron James took in the Celtics-Raptors game Friday night and had kind words for his former All-Star point guard.
The Celtics are finally starting to look like a team that is destined to top the Eastern Conference.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Two struggling members of Brad Stevens' starting five found reasons for optimism on Wednesday night.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
The Celtics are struggling to find momentum in the early season and the losses are piling up through the first 13 games.
Monday, November 12, 2018
It's time for Brad Stevens to start making changes.
After a mediocre start to the season, the Celtics (7-6) haven't been able to find consistency and are suddenly on the verge of becoming a .500 team.
For the first time this season, Kyrie Irving and Jayson Tatum each delivered exceptional offensive performances for the Celtics.
Sunday, November 11, 2018
Jimmy Butler makes the Sixers a much better team and it can't be understated, we break it down. Also, is it time for Brad Stevens to make a dramatic change to the starting lineup?
Saturday, November 10, 2018
The Sixers just got significantly better and put the Eastern Conference on notice Saturday by landing four-time All-Star Jimmy Butler.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Kyrie Irving sounds off on Jamal Murray instead of the Celtics' underlying issue that's led to an 0-2 start to their five-game road trip. Also, trade rumors surrounding Terry Rozier, who reportedly isn't happy with his playing time.
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Kyrie Irving isn't upset about the $25,000 fine that was handed to him for throwing a basketball into the stands at the end of Monday night's 115-107 loss against the Nuggets.
For over a decade, the NBA watched LeBron James rule the Eastern Conference as its clear-cut best player.
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
The Celtics are making a conscious effort to tweak their offensive approach.
Now they have to see if they can keep it up for an entire game.
When the opportunity to top off a 50-point performance presented itself in the winding seconds of Monday night's 115-107 win over the Celtics, Nuggets guard Jamal Murray seized the moment.
Monday, November 5, 2018
The Nuggets defense is notorious for not being able to stop a nosebleed. Luckily for them, neither could the Celtics Monday night.
Saturday, November 3, 2018
The Celtics turned to their closer in Kyrie Irving in the fourth quarter against the Pacers and he converted one of the toughest shots of the night.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Prior to Boston's first five-game road trip of the season, the Celtics have sent first-round pick Robert Williams to the Maine Red Claws.
Since the beginning of Brad Stevens' tenure with the Celtics, 3-point shooting has always been a staple of his offensive approach.
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Kyrie Irving turns in his first 30-plus point performance of the season, we discuss his approach and if the Bucks (7-0) will remain atop of the Eastern Conference throughout the regular season. We preview Thursday's showdown between the Celtics and Milwaukee.