Monday, December 31, 2018

Causeway Street Podcast - 2019 Celtics Predictions

We say goodbye to 2018 by reflecting on what needs to stay and what needs to carry into 2019 for the Celtics, plus we discuss with our special guest Tim Tunis if Marcus Morris is an NBA All-Star and more on this New Year's Edition of the Causeway Street Podcast, Episode 154, tune in below

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Marcus Morris is having an All-Star caliber season

It's time for NBA head coaches to start taking a serious look at Marcus Morris before casting their vote for this year's All-Star reserves.

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Rockets 127, Celtics 113: James Harden dominates, Boston's defense struggles

Celtics defense hasn't been the same lately.

Although the Celtics have been one of the best defensive teams in the league this season, there's a glaring weakness that has been exposed.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Ben Simmons on Marcus Smart: 'He got a tech for being silly'

Before the Celtics topped the Sixers on Christmas Day, there was a moment throughout the overtime period where it felt like Philadelphia was going to pull ahead for good.

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Celtics 121, Sixers 114 (OT): Kyrie Irving out-duels Jimmy Butler in Christmas Day showdown

When the Sixers traded for Jimmy Butler earlier this season, they did it to fill a crucial void. They needed a closer -- someone they could turn to in late-game situations who had the capability to put a team on his back and finish games.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Are the Celtics back on track following team meeting?

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens believes his team had a healthy discussion following Friday night's 120-107 loss against the Bucks.

It gave his players an opportunity to open up with one another and reflect on the team's shortcomings. Although the timing of the meeting wasn't ideal -- Stevens would have preferred his team to have had its meeting after its obligated media scrums -- the Celtics head coach believes the conversation may not have been as honest in that moment if they had decided to wait.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Celtics 119, Hornets 103: Kyrie Irving's 25-point performance ends Boston's three-game skid

Just when it seemed liked the Celtics were spiraling, Brad Stevens' short-handed roster got a boost with a pair of much needed veterans back into their starting lineup to beat the Charlotte Hornets 119-103 on Sunday night at home and snap a three-game losing streak.

Brad Stevens responds to his team's meeting Friday night, following loss against Bucks

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens believes his team had a healthy discussion following Friday night's 120-107 loss against the Bucks.

Saturday, December 22, 2018

Jayson Tatum: 'I want to be the next Paul [Pierce]'

In only his second season in Boston, Jayson Tatum already has his eyes set on spending his entire career as a member of the NBA's most storied franchise. He also hopes he will follow in the same footsteps as one of the most revered Celtics players in recent history.

Bucks 120, Celtics 107: Kyrie Irving reacts to impromptu team meeting, following loss to Milwaukee

When Kyrie Irving was shipped from Cleveland to the Celtics for Isaiah Thomas in one of the most unpredictable trades in recent history, Irving's leadership was almost immediately called into question.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

Causeway Street Podcast - Kyrie Irving's leadership

Despite the Celtics eight-game winning streak being snapped, what can we take away from Kyrie Irving's leadership? Plus, we discuss two of the biggest matchups of the month in the Bucks and Sixers (Christmas Day) at home. Tune in below to Episode 153; our holiday edition of the Causeway Street Podcast:

Aron Baynes to undergo surgery for broken hand

Aron Baynes broke a bone in his left hand just two minutes into the Celtics loss to the Suns on Wednesday night at the TD Garden.

Suns 111, Celtics 103: Boston's thin front court gets exposed in upset at home

Brad Stevens once again has his work cut out for himself.

After spending the first 30 games of the regular season carving out roles for his key guys, Stevens now has to find a way to make up for the production lost in his frontcourt.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Marcus Morris ruled out vs Suns

The Celtics will begin their four-game home stand without a member of their starting lineup.

Marcus Smart is proving why he's worth every penny

Where would the 2018-19 Celtics be without Marcus Smart?

He's the glue that holds the team together and the defensive anchor who can challenge opposing guards like no other Celtics player.

Kyrie Irving responds to Steph Curry's moon-landing conspiracy

When Kyrie Irving shared his flat-earth theory two years ago, he never thought it would be a conversation that may very well become a footnote to his legacy as the 'NBA player who believed the world is flat.' For plenty of people, that will be the case when his career is all said and done.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Rumors: Celtics have been 'hawking Anthony Davis for years'

The rumors of a potential Celtics and Anthony Davis match continue to make headlines, despite a report last month that the Pelicans All-Star was "open" to a trade to Boston, no such move can happen this season until Kyrie Irving is either re-signed or traded.

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Pistons 113, Celtics 104: Kyrie Irving's 26-point performance not enough to extend win streak

The Celtics were the NBA's hottest team entering Saturday night, winners of eight straight before the Detroit Pistons beat them 113-104 at Little Caesars Arena to snap Boston's streak.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Causeway Street Podcast - Jaylen Brown wants to be a Celtics starter

We discuss Jaylen Brown's quotes from a recent Jackie MacMullan piece on his new found role off the bench. Plus, could Robert Williams become a vital piece for the Celtics this season? SB Nation's Chris Grenham joins us to talk about all these topics and more on Episode 152 of the Causeway Street Podcast, tune in below

Celtics 129, Hawks 108: Robert Williams could become a vital piece this season

From the moment the Sixers selected Landry Shamet with the No. 26 pick in the 2018 NBA Draft, the Celtics felt they had a late first-round steal.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Jaylen Brown opens up about coming to grips with new role

The Celtics haven't lost a single game since Brad Stevens made drastic changes to his starting lineup. Adding Marcus Smart and Marcus Morris has turned things around.

Examining the Celtics trade for Kyrie Irving, their long-term future

The trade for Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers to the Boston Celtics has had an impact on many levels over the past 16 months. If anything, Wednesday night was just a classic example of how clutch Irving has been when he won his duel against All-Star guard John Wall and the Wizards on the road.

Celtics 130, Wizards 125 (OT): Kyrie Irving out-duels John Wall in overtime thriller

There are few players in the NBA as clutch as Kyrie Irving.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Al Horford (sore left knee) will miss 'at least a few games'

The Celtics have announced that center Al Horford, who has sat out on Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans with a sore left knee, will miss "at least a few games" after being diagnosed with patellofemoral pain syndrome.

Why Terry Rozier is worth keeping alongside Kyrie Irving

It's hard to put into concrete terms why teams led by Brad Stevens ten to succeed when undermanned. But for Terry Rozier, the answer to his recent renaissance is quite clear: he's a starting point guard who's unable to adept in a lesser role off the bench.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Robert Williams III announced the birth of his baby girl

When the news broke that Robert Williams III was going to miss his Maine Red Claws game Thursday night, many wondered whether or not the Celtics first-round pick had a legitimate reason for sitting out on such late notice.

Celtics 128, Knicks 100: Kyrie Irving believes attitude adjustments is reason behind four-game winning streak

Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving is starting to see changes in his team. The kind of attitude adjustment from his teammates that needed to be corrected, according to him, if they plan to contend long-term.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jaylen Brown is ready to join Celtics' second unit

After missing three consecutive games, Celtics guard Jaylen Brown is prepared to rejoin his team on the parquet Thursday night at TD Garden.

Al Horford benefiting from new Celtics lineup

It's no secret that Al Horford prefers to play power forward over the center position. However, Brad Stevens' new lineup has opened up opportunities for the veteran big man.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Jaylen Brown to return against the Knicks

Jaylen Brown has missed the last three games with a tailbone injury he suffered in the Celtics loss to the Dallas Mavericks 10 days ago. Though sore to the point where he's needed a cushion to sit, Brown appeared to be feeling better during practice on Tuesday.

Monday, December 3, 2018

The Past, Present and Future of Terry Rozier

Celtics backup point guard Terry Rozier is one of the most interesting conversation points of the young NBA season. Amidst a restricted free agent contract year, he is stuck firmly in the middle as to one of the reasons why the Celtics have struggled for much of the beginning of 2018-19 campaign.