5:30 AM EST, Thu January 21, 2021

Embiid scoffs at Smart's claim he 'flails' for calls

Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid dominated the Celtics to the tune of 42 points, including going 17-of-21 from the free throw line, a stat that Boston's Marcus Smart wasn't happy with.
NESN.com 7 hours ago

Jaylen Brown Hilariously Trolls Ben Simmons After Crossing Up 76ers Star

The Boston Celtics may have lost Wednesday night to the Philadelphia 76ers, but Jaylen Brown provided some entertainment at Wells Fargo Center. Just not for Sixers fans. In the final minute of the third quarter, Simmons was matched up with Brown. But the Celtics swingman absolutely cooked him before scoring over Simmons to extend Boston’s […] The post Jaylen Brown Hilariously Trolls Ben Simmons After Crossing Up 76ers Star appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 7 hours ago

Celtics Wrap: Joel Embiid’s 42 Points Pulls 76ers Over Boston 117-109

Jayson Tatum was out, and Jaylen Brown got himself in foul trouble early for the Celtics. But that’s the luxury of having Kemba Walker back in the starting lineup, because he and Marcus Smart are there to pick up the slack. That was the case Wednesday, despite a 117-109 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Smart […] The post Celtics Wrap: Joel Embiid’s 42 Points Pulls 76ers Over Boston 117-109 appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 7 hours ago
Tatum-less Celtics fall to the Sixers 117-109

Tatum-less Celtics fall to the Sixers 117-109

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Several players had season-highs in points, but it wasn’t enough to overcome Joel Embiid. Three Celtics set season-highs in points tonight, but the Boston Celtics took a 117-109 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers after falling apart in the fourth quarter. Jaylen Brown finished with 26 points to lead the Celtics, and Joel Embiid was stellar per usual for the Sixers with a career-high against Boston 42 points and 9 rebounds in 32 minutes. I’m going to talk about Daniel Theis (season-high 23 points and 11 rebounds) for a moment. He...
NESN.com 10 hours ago

Celtics’ Brad Stevens Shared Touching Inauguration Story About Daughter

Brad Stevens wasn’t with his family Wednesday as the Boston Celtics headed to Philadelphia to face the 76ers. Still, they were together in some way that they all tuned into the inauguration, as president Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris officially were sworn into office. Stevens, who has in the past expressed his anticipation […] The post Celtics’ Brad Stevens Shared Touching Inauguration Story About Daughter appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 10 hours ago

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Robert Williams On Different Timelines After COVID-19

Robert Williams is back in the lineup Wednesday, but Jayson Tatum remains out after both Boston Celtics players were reported to have tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago. But the timelines for their returns, as Brad Stevens mentioned in his pregame media availability ahead of their game against the Philadelphia 76ers, will be very […] The post Celtics’ Jayson Tatum, Robert Williams On Different Timelines After COVID-19 appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 11 hours ago

Brad Stevens Admits Kemba Walker Will Get ‘Angry’ With Him Over Minutes Restriction

Kemba Walker finally returned to the Boston Celtics lineup Sunday after missing the start of the year to ease his left knee into the grind of playing games in a condensed schedule. The starting point guard opened up about his road to recovery following his nine-point performance against the New York Knicks when Walker also […] The post Brad Stevens Admits Kemba Walker Will Get ‘Angry’ With Him Over Minutes Restriction appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 11 hours ago
Jayson Tatum out of health and safety protocols, return to be determined

Jayson Tatum out of health and safety protocols, return to be determined

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Celtics star forward cleared a major hurdle. Even though the Boston Celtics are getting closer to full strength after losing nearly half its roster to health and safety protocols that led to the postponement of three games, they are still missing one critical piece. But star forward Jayson Tatum’s return now seems imminent. Prior to Wednesday’s matchup versus the Philadelphia 76ers, coach Brad Stevens announced that Tatum is out of health and safety protocols. Stevens said Tatum is feeling good, but needs to ramp things up before playing....
NESN.com 11 hours ago

Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Officially Out Of COVID-19 Protocol, ‘Feels Great’

Jayson Tatum is back. Well, sort of. Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens confirmed Wednesday that Tatum indeed was out of the NBA’s health and safety protocols. He first was ruled out Jan. 9. Now, the team is building up his workload for Tatum’s eventual return to game action. “Like I said on the radio […] The post Celtics’ Jayson Tatum Officially Out Of COVID-19 Protocol, ‘Feels Great’ appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 12 hours ago

Celtics Vs. 76ers Live Stream: Watch NBA Game Online, On TV

Two of the Eastern Conference’s best teams will square off Wednesday night in the City of Brotherly Love. The Celtics and 76ers are set to play the first of their back-to-back at Wells Fargo Center. Boston currently sits atop the East standings with an 8-4 record, while Philadelphia isn’t far behind at 9-5. This marks […] The post Celtics Vs. 76ers Live Stream: Watch NBA Game Online, On TV appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 13 hours ago
Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Game #13 1/20/21

Boston Celtics at Philadelphia 76ers Game #13 1/20/21

Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via The Celtics travel to Philadelphia for a clash with the division rival 76ers. The Celtics travel to Philadelphia to take on the 76ers. This is the first of 2 meetings between these two division rivals in the first half of the season. They will play again on Friday, also in Philadelphia. The Sixers won the series last season 3-1 but then the Celtics swept them in the first round of the playoffs so there is plenty of extra motivation for both teams to want to win this game. The Celtics are first in the East, in spite of their...
CelticsBlog 16 hours ago
Stevens: Jayson Tatum is “50/50” for Friday in Philly

Stevens: Jayson Tatum is “50/50” for Friday in Philly

Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Celtics head coach gives update on Celtics superstar. On his weekly visit with Marc Bertrand and Scott Zolak on 98.5 The Sports Hub, head coach Brad Stevens provided an update on Jayson Tatum’s status and his awaited return to the court: Brad Stevens gives @ZoandBertrand an update on Jayson Tatum's return pic.twitter.com/BhS3uucEsY— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) January 20, 2021 Tatum was put into the COVID health and safety protocols on Saturday, January 9th. The league mandate states that players with a...
CelticsBlog 17 hours ago
CelticsPod: Thompson’s defense, Grant as a starter, and a 76ers discussion

CelticsPod: Thompson’s defense, Grant as a starter, and a 76ers discussion

Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Defense, versatility, and intensity are all on order today In today’s installment of CelticsPod, the team discusses Tristan Thompson’s defense, look into the Celtics’ newest center’s stats, before comparing them to the eye test. Is what we’re seeing from Thompson being translated statistically? Is he really improving the Celtics when he’s on the court? Next up on the docket is Grant Williams, and his viability as a potential starter at the four. Does Williams provide the starting unit with additional versatility on...
NESN.com 18 hours ago

Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Earns Rave Reviews After One Month As NBA Rookie

Is it too early to proclaim Payton Pritchard as one of the steals of the 2020 NBA Draft? SI.com’s Jeremy Woo and Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman both praised the Boston Celtics point guard Tuesday as one of the best rookies in the 2020-21 NBA season to date. Pritchard’s poise and toughness have impressed NBA observers, […] The post Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Earns Rave Reviews After One Month As NBA Rookie appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 19 hours ago
We got our Kemba back

We got our Kemba back

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via In the offseason, Kemba Walker received a stem cell injection in his balky knee. Soon, the Celtics will receive a Kemba Walker injection into the best team of the Eastern Conference. Listening to Kemba Walker talk ball, you’d think he was playing jazz. After a limited 20-minute stint in his first game back against the Knicks, Kemba said, “I’ll get my rhythm, it’s just a matter of time. I’m not in any type of rush.” However, as CelticsBlog’s Daniel Lubofsky noted in Kemba’s rocky return (3-for-13 from the field with...

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    Celtics Wrap: Joel Embiid’s 42 Points Pulls 76ers Over Boston 117-109

  • 6 Jaylen Brown

    Jaylen Brown

    Jaylen Brown Hilariously Trolls Ben Simmons After Crossing Up 76ers Star

  • 4 Kemba Walker

    Kemba Walker

    Kemba Walker’s 1-word reaction to questions about his knee injury

  • 4 Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart

    Sixers’ Joel Embiid fires back at Marcus Smart for calling him a flopper

  • 2 Payton Pritchard

    Payton Pritchard

    Celtics’ Payton Pritchard Earns Rave Reviews After One Month As NBA Rookie

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