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Who is the Celtics MVP so far? (discussion topic)

Who is the Celtics MVP so far? (discussion topic)

Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Is it Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, or other? As I mentioned in another post, we’re 20 games into the season so this is as good a time as any to take stock in where we are. Preseason expectations give way to a large enough sample size to make an early season assessment. Not that it matters in the grand scheme of things, but I’m curious to see who you think is the early season MVP of this team. Is it Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, or someone else like say Marcus Smart? The case for Kemba is pretty straightforward. He’s the leading...
CelticsBlog Dec 5, 2019
Boston Celtics daily links 12/5/19

Boston Celtics daily links 12/5/19

Jayson Tatum vs Heat 12/4/19 | Photo by Maddie Meyer/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Heat’s Duncan Robinson has a dream homecoming Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker and Celtics send Miami packing Kelly Olynyk not surprised by Celtics or Heat, but Bruins loss to Blues another matter Globe No Boston pro team has lost at home so far this season Heat coach Erik Spoelstra misses game vs. Celtics for birth of son Jaylen Brown scores 31 points in Celtics’ 112-93 victory over Heat 7 notes and observations from the Celtics’ win over the Heat Eastern...
CelticsBlog Dec 5, 2019
VIDEO: Kelly Olynyk considers Jaylen Brown an elite NBA player

VIDEO: Kelly Olynyk considers Jaylen Brown an elite NBA player

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Kelly Olynyk returns and sees a different Jaylen Brown from the young rookie he played with at the end of his Celtics tenure. The Celtics shook off another rough start with Marcus Smart’s intensity missing due to an illness and oblique injury. Brad Stevens shook up lineups into the second, when he found a wing-heavy group with Semi Ojeleye he rolled with for over 20 minutes as Kemba Walker scored 29 and flipped the game upside down with his playmaking in the second quarter. Boston won 112-93 and leapt over the Heat to second place in the east. Video...
CelticsBlog Dec 5, 2019
Jaylen Brown the Celtics ‘X-factor’ according to Kemba Walker

Jaylen Brown the Celtics ‘X-factor’ according to Kemba Walker

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ With opposing defenses focusing on Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, they haven’t had much of an answer for Jaylen Brown. With the ball at the top of the arc and in the hands of two priemere one-on-one scorers in Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum, it’s a clear advantage for the Boston Celtics. So much so that whenever a pick comes to give Walker or Tatum an even more favorable matchup, opposing defenses recently are blitzing the ball carrier to force a 2-on-1 situation and get the ball out of their hands. However, what the opposition isn’t accounting for when they...
CelticsBlog Dec 5, 2019
Balanced scoring and defense for the win: 8 Takeaways from Celtics/Heat

Balanced scoring and defense for the win: 8 Takeaways from Celtics/Heat

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Jaylen Brown, Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum scored 78 of Boston’s 112 points 1. As it has been for many years now, whether you call it “next man up” or “Hospital Celtics”, Boston always seems to bring their best when they are down a couple of key players. With Gordon Hayward recovering from a fractured hand and Marcus Smart out due to being sick (but also getting some time off his feet with a number of other bumps and bruises), the Celtics stepped up and got a win over a good opponent. Part of that was balanced scoring from their trio of stars...
ClutchPoints Dec 4, 2019
Kemba Walker calls Jaylen Brown the ‘X-factor’ for Celtics

Kemba Walker calls Jaylen Brown the ‘X-factor’ for Celtics

Boston Celtics star guard Kemba Walker has called Jaylen Brown the X-Factor of their team, per Jay King of The Athletic. “When Jaylen gets going I think he’s the X-factor for us. When he has it going he definitely gives us a lot more options — and he’s been playing well all year.” Kemba Walker […] The post Kemba Walker calls Jaylen Brown the ‘X-factor’ for Celtics appeared first on ClutchPoints.
CelticsBlog Dec 4, 2019
Celtics give Miami a heat check 112-93

Celtics give Miami a heat check 112-93

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Brilliant team performance sees the Celtics leap frog the Heat in the East standings With the Celtics back home for the first of a three-game stand, the Miami Heat travelled to Boston for the first meeting between these teams in 2019-20. The hot shooting Heat led by Duncan Robinson (44% from three this season) and Jimmy Butler came to play and came jumped to an early lead in the first quarter 28-20. Kemba Walker looked like he had regained his shooting stroke and was effective to start the game nailing two early triples. However overall the team struggled...
CelticsBlog Dec 3, 2019
Boston Celtics daily links 12/3/19

Boston Celtics daily links 12/3/19

Kemba Walker vs Knicks 12/1/19 | Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics offensive rating takes hit with Gordon Hayward sidelined Globe Sports Q: Which Celtics rookie will have the best career? Checking in on the Celtics’ rookie class (yes, that includes Tacko Fall) The Celtics sit at 14-5 almost a quarter into the season. How can they improve on this start? CelticsBlog CelticsPod: Taking Boston Celtics mailbag questions to answer on-air With glass in his hand and ice in his veins, Marcus Smart continues...
charlotteobserver Dec 3, 2019

If youth is causing Hornets’ slow starts, why not try adding a veteran starter?

When the Charlotte Hornets lost Kemba Walker and pivoted to rebuild, coach James Borrego knew he’d have to accept some bad losses. That’s not the same as accepting bad habits. …
ClutchPoints Dec 1, 2019
Celtics coach Brad Stevens calls Kemba Walker ‘one of the best leaders’ he has been around

Celtics coach Brad Stevens calls Kemba Walker ‘one of the best leaders’ he has been around

Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens heaped praise on Kemba Walker, calling him “one of the best leaders” he has ever been around. Hes one of the best leaders Ive been around. He brings the most out of the guys hes playing with. – #Celtics Brad Stevens when asked about Kemba Walkers leadership. — A. […] The post Celtics coach Brad Stevens calls Kemba Walker ‘one of the best leaders’ he has been around appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Dec 1, 2019
Video: Celtics’ Kemba Walker pulls off ridiculous reverse layup, killer crossover vs. Knicks

Video: Celtics’ Kemba Walker pulls off ridiculous reverse layup, killer crossover vs. Knicks

Boston Celtics star point guard Kemba Walker is already putting on a show against the New York Knicks on Sunday afternoon at Madison Square Garden. Just a few minutes into the game, Walker finished a ridiculous reverse layup while appearing to take a bit of contact on the break: What a finish by Kemba Walker! […] The post Video: Celtics’ Kemba Walker pulls off ridiculous reverse layup, killer crossover vs. Knicks appeared first on ClutchPoints.
NetsDaily Nov 30, 2019
Spencer Dinwiddie stealing the show as the lead act - a breakdown of his improved play

Spencer Dinwiddie stealing the show as the lead act - a breakdown of his improved play

Photo by Emilee Chinn/ Behind a stat-sheet stuffing 32-points, 11-assists, 5-rebounds, 2-steals, and 2-blocks, Spencer Dinwiddie masterfully out-dueled All-Star Kemba Walker and the Boston Celtics on Black Friday in Brooklyn, leading the Nets to their sixth victory in their last eight games. Being successful in the lead role has become commonplace for Dinwiddie as of late. While Kyrie Irving has missed the last eight games for Brooklyn, Dinwiddie has stepped up, amassing averages of 24.5-points, 7.8-assists, 3.0 rebounds on 42/34/93 shooting splits. He has been magnificent, even being...
ClutchPoints Nov 29, 2019
Kemba Walker jokes about not getting late call in Celtics’ loss to Nets

Kemba Walker jokes about not getting late call in Celtics’ loss to Nets

After an emotional game for the Boston Celtics at home against the Kyrie Irving-less Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday, the Celtics re-matched with their Atlantic Division rival on Friday evening on the road, losing by five points. However, starting point guard Kemba Walker was not thrilled with a perceived poor non-call by the officials late in […] The post Kemba Walker jokes about not getting late call in Celtics’ loss to Nets appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 29, 2019
Kemba Walker’s strong message to Celtics fans about hatred for Nets’ Kyrie Irving

Kemba Walker’s strong message to Celtics fans about hatred for Nets’ Kyrie Irving

The Boston Celtics replaced Kyrie Irving with Kemba Walker, who is loved in Boston already since he seems to be the anti-Irving type. Walker, who is good friends with Irving, is hoping Celtics fans will move on from their hatred of Irving since he’s on the Brooklyn Nets now: Kemba Walker on good friend Kyrie […] The post Kemba Walker’s strong message to Celtics fans about hatred for Nets’ Kyrie Irving appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Nov 29, 2019
Video: Nets fans chant ‘Kyrie’s better’ at Celtics’ Kemba Walker

Video: Nets fans chant ‘Kyrie’s better’ at Celtics’ Kemba Walker

Though he wasn’t with the team due to a shoulder injury, Boston Celtics fans hurled chants and boos in Kyrie Irving’s direction during Wednesday night’s game against the Brooklyn Nets inside TD Garden. The two teams met again on Friday afternoon, and Nets fans wanted to return the favor to Kemba Walker. Walker was fouled […] The post Video: Nets fans chant ‘Kyrie’s better’ at Celtics’ Kemba Walker appeared first on ClutchPoints.

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