Friday, January 31, 2020
Jayson Tatum will join his teammate Kemba Walker in Chicago next month, as the Celtics forward was voted by league coaches as a 2020 NBA All-Star reserve.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
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.
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
The Celtics bounced back after a difficult loss to the Pelicans on Sunday and beat the Miami Heat 109-101 at the AmericanAirlines Arena, where only two other opponents have won all season.
On Tuesday in Miami, Jayson Tatum spoke about Kobe Bryant for the first time since the tragedy that took his life, his daughter and seven other souls in a helicopter crash 48-hours prior.
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
In the wake of Kobe Bryant's tragic death, Celtics forward Gordon Hayward wanted to make sure to set the record straight regarding Bryant's final NBA game.
Monday, January 27, 2020
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.
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.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
Saturday, January 25, 2020
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
The NBA announced that Kemba Walker will be in the starting backcourt for next month's 2020 All-Star game. It's the point guard's second straight year being voted in as a starter and fourth overall selection.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
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.
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
It didn't take long for Jaylen Brown to make his way back to the disabled list following the Celtics blowout 139-107 win over the Los Angeles Lakers Monday night.
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.
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
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
Sunday, January 19, 2020
If Marcus Smart had it his way, he'd trade in setting the Celtics franchise record for most threes made in a single game.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
The Celtics current makeup may not require drastic alterations, but a change in the starting-five may be in order.
Friday, January 17, 2020
The Bucks have proven they're head and shoulders above the Celtics and the rest of the Eastern Conference.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Detroit Pistons guard Derrick Rose played a significant role in handing the Celtics a 116-103 loss Wednesday night.
Less than one hour removed from the final buzzer of Wednesday night's 116-103 loss to the Pistons, Marcus Smart stood at the end of a tunnel gazing towards the direction of the parquet at TD Garden.
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens spent an entire week reminding everyone how difficult it is to win in the NBA.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Jayson Tatum will be watching his team take on the Pistons without him Wednesday night at TD Garden.
Jaylen Brown is playing great and is having his best NBA season to date, as he's one of the main reasons why the Boston Celtics own the second best record in the Eastern Conference.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
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.
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.
Monday, January 13, 2020
The Celtics broke their three-game skid with a convincing 140-105 victory over the injury-depleted New Orleans Pelicans last night.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Saturday, January 11, 2020
The Celtics are on a season-high three-game skid, following a loss to two under .500 teams and their third defeat to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Celtics are in the middle of a 16-game January schedule with little time off in between, we discuss their third regular season loss to the Sixers and what lies ahead. Plus, we talk All-Star voting and other NBA headlines, tune in below to Episode 199 of the Causeway Street Podcast, the first of 2020!
Friday, January 10, 2020
It's not quite time for the Celtics to push the panic button, however, Thursday night's loss to the Sixers was difficult to watch.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
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.
The pick by LaMarcus Aldridge on Kemba Walker was a hard one, but not illegal - at least as defined by the officials.
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
There was a time when burly center Andre Drummond would have been a good fit with the Celtics, however that time is not now.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
It shouldn't come as a shock that former Celtics players have criticized Nets All-Star Kyrie Irving for his short lived two-years in Boston.
Kudos to Celtics rookies Grant Williams and Tremont Waters for their contributions Monday night in what turned out to be a disappointing 99-94 loss to the Washington Wizards.
All-Star point guard Kemba Walker was sorely missed in Washington D.C. as the Celtics fell to the Wizards by the tune of 99-94 Monday night.
Monday, January 6, 2020
Despite holding the third-best record in the NBA heading towards the half-way point in the season, is Danny Ainge content with having what he calls "equal depth," while lacking a "clear hierarchy?"
I admit to having been leery of Enes Kanter as a viable solution for the Celtics at the center spot and that has changed drastically.
Sunday, January 5, 2020
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
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.
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
After his second return to Charlotte in a 109-92 win and enjoying his New Year's Eve with Celtics teammates, Kemba Walker will sit out against the Atlanta Hawks due to the flu.
There are five Celtics players that represent the top-10 of Eastern Conferance guards and frontcourt players, as early NBA All-Star voting returns were revealed Thursday.