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Boston Celtics Daily Links 12/3/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 12/3/21

Jayson Tatum vs 76ers 12/1/21 | Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Brad Stevens slams ‘idiotic’ jabs at star forward Jayson Tatum Jayson Tatum, selfish? He’s ready to dispute that, and just look at the stat sheet Celtics Green Preview: Celtics (12-10) at Jazz (14-7) Game #23 12/3/21 CelticsBlog Marcus Smart: playmaking point guard Garden Report: Jayson Tatum claps back at criticism of selfishness Must C’s: everybody loves Rob, Horford revenge game, Tatum on Tatum Jaylen Brown out Friday...
CelticsBlog Dec 2, 2021
Marcus Smart: playmaking point guard

Marcus Smart: playmaking point guard

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Marcus Smart continues to impress with his playmaking as the Boston Celtics starting point guard. “Can't pass.” “Isn't creative enough.” “Doesn't have any scoring gravity.” “Is better served coming off the bench.” When discussing Marcus Smart's move into the starting point guard role, these were the criticisms sight unseen to begin the season. With Kemba Walker bouncing between the Oklahoma City Thunder and New York Knicks and Dennis Schroder joining on a one-year deal, it quickly became evident that Smart would be spearheading...
CelticsBlog Dec 1, 2021
Halftime hot takes: a classic Boston vs. Philly slugfest

Halftime hot takes: a classic Boston vs. Philly slugfest

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Al Horford and Marcus Smart are putting on vintage performances. Celtics against 76ers is a game you circle on the calendar. It’s always a good time with the fanbases going back and forth and some ratcheted up intensity. Make that a minimum four times a year, and you’ve got half a decade of entertaining basketball. This is the first time the Celtics and Sixers have played this year, and Ben Simmons still isn’t on the court. Boston grabbed a large early lead, but the Sixers evened the score before the first quarter was over, and...
CelticsBlog Dec 1, 2021
Jayson Tatum’s rapid progression as a passer

Jayson Tatum’s rapid progression as a passer

Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports Jayson Tatum’s shift from a score-first superstar to a team-first playmaker will be crucial to the Celtics’ success. Throughout his first few years in the league, one of the biggest knocks on Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum was that he only looks to score. He’s been known to take a ton of shots, even when he’s not shooting particularly well. Even his own teammate, Marcus Smart, called out him and Jaylen Brown earlier this season, saying that they “don’t want to pass the ball.” More recently, an unnamed Eastern Conference...
CelticsBlog Nov 30, 2021
Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/30/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/30/21

Jayson Tatum vs Hawks 11/17/30 | Photo by Kevin C. Cox/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe Former Celtics guard Kemba Walker out of Knicks rotation after 18 games He’s got a new name and citizenship. Enes Kanter Freedom isn’t about to stop his advocacy now CelticsBlog Celtics PRIDE podcast: Thanksgiving, Enes Freedom, and appreciating Marcus Smart Grant Williams should be a full-time starter 21 games in, are the Boston Celtics trending upward or spinning their wheels? NBC Sports Boston Moving on from Kemba Walker is looking...
CelticsBlog Nov 30, 2021
Celtics PRIDE podcast: Thanksgiving, Enes Freedom, and appreciating Marcus Smart

Celtics PRIDE podcast: Thanksgiving, Enes Freedom, and appreciating Marcus Smart

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via We give thanks to all things Celtics. It’s a special Thanksgiving episode of the Celtics PRIDE podcast. Adam, Josh and Mike, share a list of Celtics related items they are thankful for right now. Topics include the recent stretch of play, coaching, role players who are hitting shots and a social activist who uses his platform for advocacy. The guys also express their appreciation for Marcus Smart, Al Horford, Bill Russell, Mike Gorman and Sean Grande, each other and players who are thankfully on other teams! Apple * Spotify *...
CelticsBlog Nov 28, 2021
Celtics pull away in fourth quarter in 109-97 win over Raptors

Celtics pull away in fourth quarter in 109-97 win over Raptors

Photo by Mark Blinch/NBAE via Jayson Tatum set a season-high in assists and Marcus Smart led the team with 21 as Boston escaped Toronto with a win Following back-to-back losses to fall to just .500, Boston was in need of a get-right win over a struggling Raptors team. In the Scotiabank Arena, the Celtics relied on a season-high 10 assists from Jayson Tatum, a team-high 21 points from Marcus Smart and solid scoring performances from both Grant Williams (15) and Josh Richardson (18). Boston was coming off consecutive losses to the Nets and Spurs, sitting at 10-10....
NESN.com Nov 24, 2021

Celtics Wrap: Nets Prevail At TD Garden Despite Marcus Smart’s Best Effort

It’s not easy to host the Brooklyn Nets, nevermind shorthanded, and Boston’s win streak ended with a 123-104 loss. The Celtics fall to 10-9 while the Nets improve to 13-5. Here’s the full box score. ONE BIG TAKEAWAYIt was a tall task for the Celtics to finish off the four-game homestand strong with their erratic […] The post Celtics Wrap: Nets Prevail At TD Garden Despite Marcus Smart’s Best Effort appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com Nov 24, 2021

NBA Coach Take Shot At Jayson Tatum Over Celtics Star’s Priorities

At least one NBA coach has their doubts about whether Jayson Tatum is capable of being a true team player. We’re roughly a month into the 2021-22 season, and Tatum already has caught a fair share of flak. The bulk of these criticisms stemmed from Celtics teammate Marcus Smart calling out Tatum and Jaylen Brown […] The post NBA Coach Take Shot At Jayson Tatum Over Celtics Star’s Priorities appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog Nov 24, 2021
Bontemps: Celtics “stuck in neutral”

Bontemps: Celtics “stuck in neutral”

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports ESPN has several quotes from around the league critical of the Celtics The Boston Celtics are 8-3 in their last 11 games, playing fantastic defense, and have seen Jayson Tatum pull out of his weird shooting slump. So of course this is an ideal time for ESPN to publish an article about all that is wrong with the team. To be fair, I’ll bet Tim Bontemps started gathering his quotes for this weeks ago when the team was still sub-.500 and fresh off of Marcus Smart’s critical comments and the “don’t call it an unproductive players only...
CelticsBlog Nov 23, 2021
Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/23/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/23/21

Jayson Tatum vs Rockets 11/22/21 | Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics Notebook: Brown remembers Terrence Clarke Celtics blow out Houston in Jaylen Brown’s return, 108-90 Globe How Marcus Smart adapted under Ime Udoka has me buying into Celtics 7 takeaways as the Celtics rout the Rockets in Jaylen Brown’s return With key pieces back, Celtics ride dominant third quarter to roll past Rockets Jaylen Brown, in return from injury, looked like the player the Celtics had been missing. Can he...
CelticsBlog Nov 23, 2021
Jaylen Brown is (just about) back like he never left

Jaylen Brown is (just about) back like he never left

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Brown changed the game against the Rockets. That he’s not yet 100% makes that development feel even better. Though Marcus Smart is often pinpointed as the Celtics’ heart, it might be more appropriate to say he’s the player on the Boston Celtics with the most visible heart. Forget his sleeve; he wears it on the front of his jersey, a figurative replacement for the Vista Print advertisement that lies just below the left shoulder. Better yet, he’s more so the team’s motor than he is a representation of its heart, even if his pace...
CelticsBlog Nov 22, 2021
Marcus Smart has walked the walk

Marcus Smart has walked the walk

Photo by Adam Hagy/NBAE via Since making critical comments to the public, the Celtics starting point guard has quietly embraced his own role. After talking the talk, Marcus Smart has been walking the walk. Whether his now infamous postgame presser was the catalyst for the subsequent players-only meeting/gathering/team dinner that has fueled the Celtics turnaround over the last ten games is debatable. However, what’s not in question is Smart’s understated commitment to his role. Since meeting with the media after that loss to the Bulls, Smart has rarely spoken...
CelticsBlog Nov 21, 2021
Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/21/21

Boston Celtics Daily Links 11/21/21

Grant Williams vs Cavaliers 11/15/21 | David Richard-USA TODAY Sports All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Brown, Williams still “close” to a return Celtics go downtown on Thunder, win 111-105 Globe Paul Pierce thinks the Celtics should build around Tatum and Brown 7 takeaways as Jayson Tatum, Dennis Schröder lift Celtics over Thunder Pairing Marcus Smart and Dennis Schröder has paid off for Celtics Once again, Celtics fritter big lead, but hold on to finish off Oklahoma City As Celtics clear .500 at last, consistency and identity...
NESN.com Nov 20, 2021

Marcus Smart Just Had One Of Most Marcus Smart Plays Of All-Time

Even with a huge lead, Marcus Smart is willing to put it all on the line. The Boston Celtics point guard did just that as the squad boasted a 23-point lead over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night at TD Garden. Smart stripped Thunder point guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and then dove right down on […] The post Marcus Smart Just Had One Of Most Marcus Smart Plays Of All-Time appeared first on NESN.com.

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