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CelticsBlog 1 hour ago
Celtics look to close out strong heading into the postseason

Celtics look to close out strong heading into the postseason

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ After two disappointing losses to the Heat, Boston looks to regroup before the playoffs. On to the playoffs. Or at least, on to the play-in tournament and then maybe to the playoffs. After falling in both home games of a mini-series to the Miami Heat, the Celtics’ fate has been all but sealed. A 129-121 loss on Tuesday night saddled Boston with a 35-34 record and squarely into the 7-seed with three road games to go. To make matters worse, the team heads into the postseason without All-Star Jaylen Brown who was ruled out for the remainder of...
CelticsBlog 11 hours ago
Bring on the play-in: Heat burn Celtics 129-121

Bring on the play-in: Heat burn Celtics 129-121

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Miami clinched a playoff berth with the win; Boston’s fate hangs in the balance, in more ways than one. Not even a day after the Boston Celtics season began to slip further through their fingers — a bad loss to an Eastern Conference foe in their rearview, and a date in the play-in tournament becoming increasingly likely — it took an even bigger blow. Forget losses, games lost to health and safety-related absences; this, a torn wrist ligament ending the season of Jaylen Brown, was different and deflating. Deflating doesn’t even feel right,...
CelticsBlog 13 hours ago
UPDATE: Kemba Walker returns against Heat after collision

UPDATE: Kemba Walker returns against Heat after collision

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Walker recently missed four straight games to a left side strain. Jaylen Brown is out for the remainder of the season. Robert Williams is out indefinitely with turf toe in his left foot. Now, Kemba Walker has left the Heat game after pulling up lame against the Heat. Kemba Walker leaves the game with an injury after fighting for a rebound pic.twitter.com/1miiOXTixw— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 11, 2021 After colliding with Bam Adebayo, Walker walked off the court under his own power, not moving his left...
NESN.com 14 hours ago

Steve Kornacki Reveals How Celtics Could Avoid Play-In Tournament

Believe it or not, the Boston Celtics still have a chance to avoid the NBA’s play-in tournament. And the odds might actually be better than you think. NBC News national correspondent and statistics guru Steve Kornacki suggested Boston has “one last crack” at avoiding the tourney during an appearance on NBC Sports Boston ahead of […] The post Steve Kornacki Reveals How Celtics Could Avoid Play-In Tournament appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 14 hours ago

After Losing Jaylen Brown, Brad Stevens Feels Celtics Still Can Be Nuisance

Whatever your lasting impression of this iteration of the Boston Celtics is, their health and availability has to come to mind. Monday’s news about Jaylen Brown’s season-ending surgery cemented that. Amid a career year, evaluation revealed a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist that Brown had been playing through, among other ailments. With that, […] The post After Losing Jaylen Brown, Brad Stevens Feels Celtics Still Can Be Nuisance appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 15 hours ago

Brad Stevens Offers Insight Into Jaylen Brown’s Season-Ending Wrist Injury

Jaylen Brown will miss the remainder of the 2020-21 season for the Boston Celtics due to a wrist injury. Brown had found himself on the injury report multiple times this season, including an ankle injury, a shoulder ailment and knee tendinitis. The wrist injury, revealed to be a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist, […] The post Brad Stevens Offers Insight Into Jaylen Brown’s Season-Ending Wrist Injury appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 16 hours ago
Jerry Stackhouse: “In Five Years, Aaron Nesmith Will Be An All Star”

Jerry Stackhouse: “In Five Years, Aaron Nesmith Will Be An All Star”

Photo by Maddie Malhotra/ Jerry Stackhouse, Aaron Nesmith’s coach at Vanderbilt, said that Nesmith will become an NBA all star within 2-3 years on CLNS Media’s A. List Podcast. Aaron Nesmith found his shot and his place in the Celtics rotation these past two weeks after rarely making threes in two stints to begin this season in Boston. He told CLNS Media last week that he was forced to slightly adjust his game, transitioning toward defense and hustle plays to retain playing time following the fastest transition from the NBA Draft to a rookie season. Nesmith rode...
CelticsBlog 16 hours ago
Good vibes for a good cause: The People’s Tommy Point Charity Drive for 18

Good vibes for a good cause: The People’s Tommy Point Charity Drive for 18

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via We spoke with Ryan “Riffs Man” Hebert about his ongoing charity drive for Marcus Smart’s YounGame Changer Foundation. In a season riddled with challenges and frustrations, a group of Boston Celtics fans have come together to cultivate some positivity and work towards a good cause. The result is The People’s Tommy Point Charity Drive for 18, a multi-day charity drive culminating in a digital telethon this Thursday, May 13. Introducing my concept that I’ve been working on: The Peoples Tommy Point Charity Drive For 18. It’s...
CelticsBlog 17 hours ago
Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Game #69 5/11/21

Miami Heat at Boston Celtics Game #69 5/11/21

Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via The Celtics host the Heat in a battle for the 6th seed in the East. The Celtics once again host the Miami Heat for the most important game for them this season. A win in this game would give the Celtics a win in the season series. It would also put them 1 game behind Miami for the 6th spot with 3 games left for both teams. A loss would put the Celtics 3 games behind the 6th spot and would just about guarantee them a spot in the play in tournament. The Heat have the tougher schedule in their last 3 games. They have a home...
NESN.com 17 hours ago

Robert Williams Inactive For Celtics In Must-Win Game Against Heat

The Boston Celtics will be without two of their best players Tuesday night when they host the Miami Heat in the most important game of the season. Center Robert Williams will miss the crucial matchup due to turf toe, according to the team. Williams tried to played through the injury Sunday against Miami but was […] The post Robert Williams Inactive For Celtics In Must-Win Game Against Heat appeared first on NESN.com.
NESN.com 17 hours ago

Why Celtics Plummeted Nine Spots In ESPN’s NBA ‘Future Rankings’

The future of the Celtics once seemed bright, but has dimmed considerably over the course of the 2020-21 NBA season. Consequently, Boston plummeted nine spots from fifth to 14th in ESPN’s NBA “Future Rankings,” the 2021 version of which was released Tuesday morning. The Celtics are one spot behind the Toronto Raptors and one spot […] The post Why Celtics Plummeted Nine Spots In ESPN’s NBA ‘Future Rankings’ appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 19 hours ago
CelticsBlog film room: Heat exploit Celtics switching scheme

CelticsBlog film room: Heat exploit Celtics switching scheme

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Miami picked apart the lazy switches from the Celtics on Sunday. That can’t happen again today. Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Miami Heat tried to go at Kemba Walker in the post. In a deja vu sequence to last year’s Eastern Conference Finals, Sunday’s Heat-Celtics matchup reminded us what opposing teams do in playoff series. They find a weak link and exploit it time and time again. Walker isn’t a poor defender — he’s second in the league in drawn charges — but he’s physically limited by size and doesn’t have...
CelticsBlog 21 hours ago
Evan Fournier’s off ball impact makes him a perfect fit in Celtics offense

Evan Fournier’s off ball impact makes him a perfect fit in Celtics offense

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Evan Fournier doesn’t create shots for himself with the ball like the Jays do. Instead, he creates opportunities off the ball to make their lives easier. Evan Fournier is the perfect fit next to Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown on offense, as well as a great target for the team’s other playmakers. Fournier can score from anywhere and in bursts without demanding the ball as much as Boston’s core players, which is the exact type of piece they needed. Making a move in the middle of such a weird season has been a little awkward, so we kind...
NESN.com 21 hours ago

Is Celtics’ Long-Term Future Just As Bleak As Short-Term Outlook?

The Boston Celtics almost certainly are going nowhere in 2021. But what about two, three years from now? The Celtics have underachieved this season, one year after reaching the Eastern Conference finals. On Monday, they were given an excuse to completely mail in the rest of the season when the team announced All-Star forward Jaylen […] The post Is Celtics’ Long-Term Future Just As Bleak As Short-Term Outlook? appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 21 hours ago
Robert Williams officially out vs. Heat tonight

Robert Williams officially out vs. Heat tonight

Photo by Ronald Cortes/ The Celtics center will be a gametime decision moving forward. The Celtics have officially downgraded Robert Williams from doubtful to out vs. the Miami Heat tonight as he deals with left foot turf toe. Obviously, this comes on the heels of the team ruling out Jaylen Brown for the rest of the 2020-2021 season with a left scapholunate ligament tear. He’ll have wrist surgery later this week and is looking at a 3-6 month recovery time that should make him available at the beginning of next season. Williams did not return after halftime of...

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