Thursday, January 30, 2020

Celtics 11-year title drought might give Danny Ainge an itchy trigger finger

Danny Ainge has learned patience as an NBA Executive, but after going through an 11-year title drought, he may break his habit of not trading at the February deadline.

Paul Pierce says there would be no 'The Truth' without Kobe Bryant

While the history of the Celtics and Lakers dates back to the 1960's, it was the modern day battles between Paul Pierce and Kobe Bryant that always seemed to make the rivalry that much more special.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020

Celtics react to the tragic death of Kobe Bryant: 'My heart is broken,' 'Still in shock'

The NBA and the world is still very much in shock with the news of Kobe Bryant's sudden death Sunday morning. The Celtics and Pelicans were in disbelief, as they somewhat had to figure out how to play a basketball game at the Smoothie King Center just mere hours after learning of this terrible tragedy.

Pelicans 123, Celtics 108: Kemba Walker's 35 points not enough to pull off another rally

On a sad day where basketball should have taken a backseat following the breaking news of Kobe Bryant's tragic death, the Celtics and Pelicans still had a game to play, despite their hearts being heavy.

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Celtics 109, Magic 98: Kemba Walker, Gordon Hayward lead the charge in Orlando

The hospital Celtics, winners of their last two in a row, came into the Amway Center without Jaylen Brown (ankle), Jayson Tatum (groin) and Enes Kanter (hip) in the lineup and pulled of a 16-point comeback to beat the Magic 109-98 Friday night.

Friday, January 24, 2020

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Daniel Theis making a case for his non-guaranteed contract next season to be fully guaranteed

Celtics fans sometimes forget that Daniel Theis, prior to coming to Boston, was a three-time German League champion, one-time Best Defender and four-time All-Star. He is only in his third season in the NBA and just keeps getting better.

Celtics 119, Grizzlies 95: Jayson Tatum leads team to second straight win, suffers groin injury

The Memphis Grizzlies entered the TD Garden as one of the hottest teams in the NBA and winners of seven of their last eight, before running into the Celtics -- who just handed the Lakers a 32-point loss earlier this week.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ex-Celtic Delonte West found in bad shape, officer suspended for filming the former NBA guard in handcuffs

As a retired police lieutenant, I have seen all too often what is contained in the following videos that have now gone viral. Young lives destroyed by alcohol, drugs and mental illness. Former Celtics guard Delonte West has taken a self-destructive path since his days in the NBA, which four of those years were spent in Boston.

Celtics 139, Lakers 107: Film session, Defensive execution; the making of a blowout win

In the midst of injuries, a pair of losing streaks and poor defensive performances, the Celtics met their biggest challenge of the regular season.

Monday, January 20, 2020

Causeway Street Podcast - Celtics TV play-by-play legend Mike Gorman

Celtics play-by-play commentator for NBC Sports Boston Mike Gorman makes his debut to talk about the team's recent struggles, favorite all-time players, moments and more. Plus, we discuss if Danny Ainge should make a move and NBA headlines. Tune in below to Episode 200 of the Causeway Street Podcast

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Why a Celtics three-man bench won't cut it in the postseason

The Celtics currently go 12-deep for players averaging double-digit minutes. But the seven-man bench includes two rookies (Grant Williams and Romeo Langford), two second-year men (Brad Wanamaker and Robert Williams) and one player in his third season (Semi Ojeleye), while veterans Marcus Smart and Enes Kanter round out the second unit.

Celtics 113, Bulls 101: Celtics clicking at the right time, cruise past Chicago

When the Celtics snapped their three-game losing streak Saturday night against the Pelicans, they put forth the kind of effort that Brad Stevens' team had been lacking since the start of the new year.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

TD Garden gives fan arrested at Celtics game lifetime ban

The fan who was arrested for throwing a large can of Truly hard seltzer on to the court during the Celtics 129-114 loss to the Spurs, has received a lifetime ban by the TD Garden.

Celtics to move on from Spurs loss as quickly as Kemba Walker was ejected

The pick by LaMarcus Aldridge on Kemba Walker was a hard one, but not illegal - at least as defined by the officials.

Spurs 129, Celtics 114: Impact of Kemba Walker ejection, comeback cut short

For a player who was ejected from a game at its most crucial point, Kemba Walker's lackadaisical attitude when he was asked about the back-to-back technical fouls that ended his night Wednesday came as a surprise.

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Monday, January 6, 2020

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Celtics 111, Bulls 104: Jayson Tatum, Gordon Hayward hold off fourth quarter rally in Chicago

The Celtics had to fight for their eighth win in nine games after blowing a 16-point lead to the Bulls in the fourth quarter. It was Jayson Tatum's 3-pointer with just over a minute left that held off the rally to beat Chicago 111-104 at the United Center Saturday night.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Sixers woes continue as the well-oiled Celtics machine rolls on

The strangely-constructed Philadelphia 76ers have now lost four in a row after their 118-108 loss to the Houston Rockets last night. Their 23-14 record ranks sixth in the Eastern Conference, behind the Bucks, Celtics, Heat, Raptors and Pacers. This is not where they were projected to be almost halfway through the season.

Celtics 109, Hawks 106: Daniel Theis, Celtics defense hold off an upset at TD Garden

Game-winning plays.

It's one of the first things Celtics fans say in describing what makes Marcus Smart such a special player -- he makes game-winning plays, they'll tell you.

Friday, January 3, 2020