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CelticsBlog Apr 28, 2016

Boston Celtics 2016 offseason preview - It's lit

A whole new world? And just like that, the season is over. We had a lot of good developments this season, lots of great progress.  The team improved to 48 regular season wins, Isaiah Thomas became an All Star, Jae Crowder and Avery Bradley got votes for Defensive Player of the Year, and Brad Stevens finished 6th in Coach of the Year voting.  Several young players on the roster developed and some are transitioning from "young player" to veterans before our eyes. But the song remains the same as it did at the end of last year.  This team needs more talent and specifically I believe that it...
CelticsBlog Apr 21, 2016

Moving Isaiah Thomas to shooting guard

In a seven game series, it's all about adjustments. With Boston's starting shooting guard Avery Bradley out for the next two must-win games, Brad Stevens needs to tinker with the lineup even more. After Tuesday's blowout loss in Game 2, the internet was on fire with hot takes on how Avery Bradley's absence is hurting Boston and why the Celtics put together the worst playoff first quarter in franchise history.  There was Matt Moore's take down at CBSSports.com pointing to the team's lack of shooting with Bradley and Kelly Olynyk out with injuries.  Thanks, Captain Obvious.  SBNation's...
CelticsBlog Apr 20, 2016

Kyle Korver's sharp shooting buries scrambling Boston Celtics early in Game 2 loss to Atlanta Hawks

Jared Weiss on how Kyle Korver's early barrage of threes sent the Celtics into a deep tailspin that they could never climb out of in their Game 2 loss to the Hawks. Brad Stevens needs to reassess how to stop the Hawks' back court with Avery Bradley down and the rookies in. ATLANTA - As Avery Bradley went down, so did the Boston Celtics' identity. The team that beats its opponent on the break, wins every 50-50 ball and answers every run gasped for air in the worst first quarter playoff performance in NBA history. The Celtics were eventually hammered into submission by the Hawks 89-72 and...
CelticsBlog Apr 19, 2016

Hawks crush banged-up Celtics 89-72 and soar to 2-0 series lead

Boston was flat and disheartened throughout the first quarter, didn't reach double-figure points until the second quarter, and the Hawks were able to shoot sporadically and stroll to a dominant win over a Celtics team that has caught no breaks to begin their highly anticipated playoff run. Is it over before it begins? How's this for backs against the wall? Down 0-1 after losing a wild 4th quarter in which they lost Avery Bradley to a hamstring injury for the series, Kelly Olynyk was out with a shoulder injury, while Marcus Smart battled a finger injury and Jae Crowder described himself as...
CelticsBlog Apr 19, 2016

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/19/16

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Celtics picking up the injured pieces as they prepare for Game 2 Celtics' Evan Turner fifth in 6th Man Award voting It's wait-and-see on Kelly Olynyk for Celtics' Game 2 tonight Bulpett: Expect Isaiah Thomas to take his best shot in Game 2 Avery Bradley's injury puts Celtics' defense to the test Globe  Atlanta Hawks shrug off 'curse', give Justin Bieber customized jerseyCeltics need more from their complementary playersTimberwolves talk to Thibodeau, Van Gundy about coaching job With Bradley out, who will Celtics turn to in...
CelticsBlog Apr 19, 2016

The replacements: the Celtics will find a way to replace Avery Bradley

Avery Bradley's hamstring injury definitely hurts the team, but the Celtics' strength all season has been their depth. Avery Bradley's hamstring injury is a real gut punch. Forget that he's our best defender and second leading scorer. Forget that he's our best weapon against the likes of Jeff Teague, Kyrie Irving, Demar DeRozan, and Stephen Curry. Forget that he's arguably our best shooter on a team starving for outside shooting. AB is the heart and soul of this team, the kind of two-way player that epitomizes Celtics basketball on both ends of the floor.  He never complains and stays...
CelticsBlog Apr 18, 2016

Celtics injury updates - Kelly Olynyk uncertain, Smart and Crowder limited

Jae Crowder not feeling that great either. If it wasn't bad enough that the Celtics will most likely be without Avery Bradley for the rest of the series, there are additional banged up bodies on Boston's roster. Kelly Olynyk (right shoulder) will not practice today and coach Brad Stevens said, "We'll see about tomorrow." #Celtics — gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) April 18, 2016 Marcus Smart (finger) is returning to practice today. Kelly Olynyk (shoulder) sitting out again. Said he's not sure about tomorrow's game. — Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) April 18, 2016 Crowder...
CelticsBlog Apr 18, 2016

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/18/16

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Celtics Notebook: Olynyk could join Bradley on sideline Avery Bradley’s absence leaves hole in Celtics lineupBulpett: Celtics must make Smart move to advance Blowouts were everywhere on Sunday in the NBA playoffs Celtics' Bradley doubtful for rest of series; Olynyk unsure about Game 2 Globe  Avery Bradley is 'very unlikely' to return to Celtics' playoff series vs. HawksDan Shaughnessy: There are reasons for hope after this loss -Gary Washburn: Early wake-up call needed for Celtics in Game 2 Celtics losing a leader in Avery...
Peachtree Hoops Apr 17, 2016

Boston Celtics left shorthanded with presumed absence of Avery Bradley

The Celtics will likely be without Avery Bradley for the remainder of their series against the Hawks. When Avery Bradley left Game 1 in the second half as a result of a hamstring issue, the post-game mood for the Boston Celtics was somber when discussing his status. Now, it has become public knowledge that the talented guard will likely miss the remainder of the first round series against the Atlanta Hawks. Brad Stevens says Avery Bradley is "very unlikely" for the remainder of series against the Hawks with significant right hamstring injury. — Sekou Smith (@SekouSmithNBA) April 17,...

WEEI Celtics Podcast - Chris Forsberg – Avery Bradley Hurt, Celtics Lose Game 1 to the Hawks - 4/17

Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins Sam Packard to break down the Celtics 102-101 loss to the Atlanta Hawks. The guys discuss how Brad Stevens will react to Avery Bradley’s injury, the play of Marcus Smart, and the incredibly rare Brad Stevens Technical Foul. Subscribe to the Pod on iTunes, Stitcher and on the CLNS Radio app.
CelticsBlog Apr 17, 2016

Avery Bradley is down, but the Celtics aren't out

As if the series couldn't get any harder for the Celtics, another key starter came down with an injury. Avery Bradley strained his right hamstring midway through the fourth quarter of their 102-101 Game 1 loss to the Hawks. Bradley said he felt a pop landing after a block attempt, then moments later he struggled to move laterally and committed a foul before hobbling to the sidelines. Bradley was then helped to the locker room by his teammates and head athletic trainer Ed Lacerte. "I just want to try and get treatment, take it day by day, and hopefully I can get back for the next game,"...
CelticsBlog Apr 16, 2016

As Avery Bradley went down, Boston Celtics fought Atlanta Hawks to the end of loss in NBA Playoffs Game 1

Silver linings will be muted from the Celtics' 102-101 loss after Avery Bradley suffered a hamstring strain that will put his presence in this series in jeopardy. ATLANTA – The playoffs are all about resiliency. When you get knocked down, can you get back up? Brad Stevens asked his team that question in their regular season finale and it triggered the biggest comeback in the NBA this season. Saturday night, the Celtics kept getting knocked down and kept getting back up. They had a dreadful first half, shooting 2-for-16 from three. They committed five fouls in the first two minutes of the...
CelticsBlog Apr 6, 2016

Boston Celtics Daily Links 4/6/16

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Celtics notebook: Evan Turner avoids serious eye damage Hawks join Emory in building 'unprecedented' headquarters Globe  Celtics notebook: Evan Turner out, Avery Bradley back against PelicansCelticsBlog  Boston Celtics 2016 NBA Draft Pick Tracker: Updated on April 6 ESPN  Evan Turner of Boston Celtics to sit Wednesday with eye injuryBrad Stevens on NCAA title game: 'I usually turn it off when the confetti's falling' Player Power Rankings is for winnersLex Nihil Novi  T-Wolves Finish Preseason 7-1, as KG Makes Home...

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