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Celtics lose Smart (leg) for at least 2 weeks

Celtics lose Smart (leg) for at least 2 weeks

Something in reserve: Avery Bradley thrives off bench, but for how long?

Something in reserve: Avery Bradley thrives off bench, but for how long?
CelticsBlog Nov 21, 2015

Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/21/15

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Marcus Smart will miss Celtics' trip; Evan Turner OK Celtics notebook: Marcus Smart gets MRI after knee injury Bulpett: Avery Bradley develops good sixth sense off bench Celtics bounce back, rout lowly NetsGlobe  Bradley, Thomas lead Celtics to 120-95 win over NetsDavid Lee is biding his time on the bench Celtics tear Nets to shreds Gary Washburn | On Basketball: Nets can only blame themselves for mess Marcus Smart won’t travel with team after suffering left leg injuryCelticsGreen  Comments from the Other Side - Nets...
CelticsBlog Nov 17, 2015

The wall: Celtics defense is all about attitude

Stan Van Gundy, eat your heart out. Kevin mentioned it in the recap, but it bears repeating: Midway through the third, Boston led 61-60, when a few players got into a minor scuffle along the baseline. Then, with the Rockets lying on the ground, gasping for air, the Celtics stepped on their throat. Led by six steals and 13 points by a red-hot Avery Bradley, the Celtics sprinted to a massive 42-14 run over the next 11 minutes, extending their lead to 103-74. Over this stretch, the Celtics had a 166.7 Offensive Rating and 60.9 Defensive Rating, led by 13 points by Avery Bradley and lockdown...
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Thunder shoot 25% during second half, lose to Celtics 85-100

A terrible performance from the bench put OKC in a hole they couldn't climb out of. Despite leading by two heading into the fourth quarter, the Oklahoma City Thunder were absolutely smashed by the Boston Celtics tonight, 100-85. Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley led the charge for Boston, combining for 17 fourth quarters points on 6 of 8 shooting. By contrast, the Thunder's Russell Westbrook and Dion Waiters combined for 6 points on 1 of 8 shooting. The Celtics scored 20 of their points off of 18 Thunder turnovers. OKC's turnovers were the main reason behind their loss, as the Celtics were...

Avery Bradley out vs. Hawks, eyes Sunday return in Oklahoma City

Avery Bradley out vs. Hawks, eyes Sunday return in Oklahoma City
CelticsBlog Nov 11, 2015

The Bucks stop here: how Boston defended Milwaukee's length and size

The Bucks were riding a four-game winning streak going into last night's game and then the Celtics defense happened. They don't look like a tough defensive team, right?  Sure, they've got Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, and Jae Crowder on the perimeter, but they don't have an intimidating rim protector and they're too athletic in the back court.  And yet, Boston boasts the 4th best defensive in terms of defensive rating at 94.4 and without Smart and Bradley (for the second half), the Celtics showed just how strong their defense is against a Bucks team that should be physically dominant in...
CelticsBlog Nov 6, 2015

Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/6/15

All of the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Marcus Smart (sprained toe) unsure if he'll be ready tomorrow Celtics notebook: James Young's development continues with Red ClawsGlobe  Make no mistake, dunks are part of Avery Bradley’s gameCould this finally be proof that the Boston Garden monkey was real?CelticsBlog  Deep dive into Celtics' shooting woes: missing open shotsFanDuel advice for tonight's Celtics-Wizards gameProgress Report: Avery Bradley's shot distribution is evolving as expectedESPN  Boston Celtics are in shooting funk and 'the world knows it' Lex...
CelticsBlog Nov 6, 2015

Deep dive into Celtics' shooting woes: missing open shots

Boston is getting the shots they want, but they're just not falling. It's a small sample size of games, but tell that to guys like Isaiah Thomas and Avery Bradley.  After Boston's two point loss in Indiana, IT4 and AB had some strong words as the Celtics fell to 1-3 on the season: "I don't know what it is, but we've got to figure it out sooner than later," Thomas said. "I'm tired of losing." ... "I don't want us to continue this bad habit," Bradley said. "I want us to break it as soon as possible, because these games come back and haunt us, especially these close ones. We don't want to...
CelticsBlog Nov 5, 2015

Progress Report: Avery Bradley's shot distribution is evolving as expected

Avery Bradley is shooting more threes. CelticsBlog readers, you already know I cover Avery Bradley's evolving shot selection as regularly as some people stalk their ex's Facebook pages. So it shouldn't come as a surprise that I've got another Bradley update. Through four games this season, a small but relevant sample size, Bradley is seeing an uptick in three-point attempts, which is a pleasant development. Bradley is attempting 29 percent of his shots from above the break, 10 percent from the corner, 33 percent from mid-range, and 28 percent in the paint. These averages are nearly...

Avery Bradley: Second unit 'owns us right now'

Avery Bradley: Second unit owns us right now
CelticsBlog Nov 2, 2015

Film Rewind: Isaiah Thomas opens the lane for a monster dunk from Avery Bradley

The Celtics nearly had the Spurs on the ropes after this monster dunk from Avery Bradley. With just under two minutes left against the San Antonio Spurs, Isaiah Thomas pushed the Boston Celtics pushed up court trailing by seven points. Some aggressive play from IT would give the C's a big play to bring them within five. Thomas squares up Tony Parker near the right elbow as Jared Sullinger sets the pick. Kawhi Leonard (guarding Avery Bradley) has been spying IT the whole possession, and as IT curls around Sully it draws Leonard in to try and go for the steal. Thomas gets low and...
CelticsBlog Oct 26, 2015

"Punching first": Boston Celtics' starting lineup

Brad Stevens will look to set a tone with a starting lineup that features Marcus Smart, Avery Bradley, and Jae Crowder. As A. Sherrod Blakely points out, the Celtics lead by an average of 7.3 points after the first quarter whether it was in Madrid, Milan, or New York.  After Boston's final preseason game against the Sixers, Brad Stevens talked about the importance of getting off to a good start: "You have to start games well," Stevens said. "You have to start the third quarter well and you have to be able to finish quarters. There are moments that we're going to find out if a starting...

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