Tuesday, April 30, 2019
MILWAUKEE -- Head coach Brad Stevens understands the likelihood of seeing Giannis Antetokounmpo shoot 33.3 percent from the floor like he did Sunday afternoon against the Celtics, is highly improbable.
Monday, April 29, 2019
MILWAUKEE -- Five years ago to the day of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup between the Celtics and the Bucks, a high school teacher told a young Jaylen Brown that he wouldn't amount to much.
MILWAUKEE -- No other member of the Celtics has more playoff experience than Al Horford. With 115 postseason games under his belt, Horford knew just how important it was going to be for the Celtics to establish their defensive intensity at the start of their best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Bucks.
Sunday, April 28, 2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
For the first time in three years, the Celtics will tip-off a playoff series on the road when they head to Milwaukee on Sunday for Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semifinals against Giannis Antetokoumpo and the Bucks.
Friday, April 26, 2019
Boston Celtics legend and NBA Hall-of-Famer John Havlicek passed away Thursday night at the age of 79 years old. According to ESPN, he had been battling Parkinson's disease.
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Celtics prepare to take on Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks after their four-game sweep over the Indiana Pacers. We preview the series and make our predictions with guest and CausewayStreet.com writer Zach Peloquin. Tune in to Episode 168 of the Causeway Street Podcast below:
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Celtics have officially found out the start date of their second round series against the Milwaukee Bucks, which will tip-off on Sunday. Now the big question remains; when is Marcus Smart making his return?
The NBA announced on Wednesday that Game 1 of the Eastern Conference semi-finals between the Celtics and Bucks has been scheduled for Sunday afternoon, tipping-off at 1 PM from Milwaukee.
Monday, April 22, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS -- For Gordon Hayward, Indianapolis is unlike any other city. Basketball runs deep around these parts and as a kid, Hayward immersed himself into the culture.
Sunday, April 21, 2019
The Celtics will advance to the Eastern Conference semi-finals after closing out the Indiana Pacers 110-106 in Game 4 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, to complete a four-game sweep.
Brad Stevens, Al Horford talk about Celtics 'Dream Team' lineup, what went wrong during regular season
INDIANAPOLIS --It's been a long time since we've seen Brad Stevens close out a game with his 2018-19 season opening lineup.
INDIANAPOLIS -- Celtics head coach Brad Stevens is preparing to do something he's never done before -- complete his first playoff sweep.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Kyrie Irving was seen on the bench getting his right hand checked out just before halftime in Game 2 of the Celtics' best-of-7 series against the Pacers, it didn't seem like a big deal at the time.
INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Celtics 2018-19 regular season commenced last September the excitement of seeing Brad Stevens' starting lineup at full strength outweighed the likelihood of a trying season that was eventually bestowed upon the four-year head coach.
INDIANAPOLIS -- After Kyrie Irving's 37-point performance in Game 2, Pacers head coach Nate McMillan's game plan heading into Game 3 was a blatant one -- force Irving into a playmaker.
The Celtics are one game away from sweeping the Indiana Pacers after a 104-96 win in Game 3 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Friday, April 19, 2019
INDIANAPOLIS -- Brad Stevens has never been the kind of head coach to stick with one rotation throughout the course of a best-of-7 series.
It appears Kyrie Irving was getting his right hand or wrist checked during Friday morning shootaround, as the Celtics prepare for Game 3 against the Pacers.
Celtics head to Indiana with a 2-0 series lead over the Pacers, with a chance to sweep on the road. Josue Pavón checks in from Indy to give us his take on why Kyrie Irving can still turn it up a notch and break out the brooms. We preview Game 3 & 4, plus take a trip around the NBA Playoffs with the latest headlines. Tune in to Episode 167 of the Causeway Street Podcast below:
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Kyrie Irving always sees the big picture.
He knows that if the Celtics are going to make a deep playoff run, it's not going to come down to winning at TD Garden, it's going to come down to winning on the road.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Celtics now have a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 series after topping the Pacers, 99-91, Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Are the Golden Warriors vulnerable this year? We discuss possible teams that could knock off the defending champions and the Lakers situation out in Los Angeles on this NBA Playoff edition of the Causeway Street Podcast. Tune in to Episode 166 below:
For the first time since suffering from last week's left torn oblique, Marcus Smart gave reporters an update following Tuesday afternoon's practice at The Auerbach Center.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Kyrie Irving had plenty of reasons to smile after Game 1 of the Celtics' best-of-7 series against the Pacers.
Sunday, April 14, 2019
The Celtics topped the Pacers in their playoff opener Sunday afternoon with an 84-74 win, and grabbed a 1-0 lead in its best-of-7 series.
Friday, April 12, 2019
The Celtics will be without Marcus Smart, at the very least throughout the first round of the playoff against the Indiana Pacers.
Without Marcus Smart (torn oblique), how deep can the Celtics go this postseason? Plus, we discuss how playoff Kyrie Irving is determined to go the distance after his comments about distractions during the regular season. Tune in to Episode 165 of the Causeway Street Podcast below:
Thursday, April 11, 2019
The NBA Playoffs will begin for the Celtics on Sunday afternoon at TD Garden in their first round match-up against the Indiana Pacers.
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Celtics for the second straight postseason will begin their playoff run with Marcus Smart on the disabled list. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojanarowski, the veteran guard has suffered a torn left oblique and could miss the first two rounds of the NBA playoffs
The Celtics (49-33) concluded the 2018-19 season Tuesday night in Washington D.C. with a 116-110 win over the Wizards.
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
The Celtics were short seven rotation players on Tuesday night, as they wrapped up their regular season with a 116-110 win over the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena.
Monday, April 8, 2019
Celtics have clinched the fourth seed and home-court advantage in the first round of the Playoffs, as they'll face the Pacers beginning next weekend. We discuss how important Gordon Hayward and Al Horford will be throughout the postseason, alongside Kyrie Irving. Plus, we chime in on the Paul Pierce and Dwayne Wade debate. Tune in below to Episode 164 of the Causeway Street Podcast:
Sunday, April 7, 2019
The Celtics dropped their final home game of the regular season Sunday night against the Magic at TD Garden.
The Celtics have officially clinched home court advantage throughout the first round of the playoffs.
Saturday, April 6, 2019
Friday, April 5, 2019
If there was any doubt that the Celtics couldn't win in Indiana to take control of the fourth seed, then Friday night clearly changed all of that, with a 117-97 beating of the Pacers on their home floor.
The Celtics will head into Indiana with playoff implications on the line in arguably the most important game of the season and a short-handed bench.
Thursday, April 4, 2019
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Gordon Hayward is looking more like his old All-Star, pre-ankle-injury self these days and it couldn't have come at a better time for the Celtics, as they beat the Miami Heat 112-102 on Wednesday night.
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
The hip-hop community, along with various professional athletes, mourned the loss of rapper Nipsey Hussle, who was shot to death Sunday in Los Angeles.
For a team battling for home court in the opening round of the postseason, Monday's 110-105 win over the Heat was an important one.
Monday, April 1, 2019
Dwyane Wade played his final game at TD Garden this season as the future hall-of-fame shooting guard plans to call it a career at the end of this season.
As the Celtics prepare to host the Heat at TD Garden one final time this season and Dwayne Wade for the last time ever, there are playoff implications for all parties involved.