11:29 PM EDT, Sun May 20, 2018
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List of top crazy Celtics’ Twitter moments (video)

List of top crazy Celtics’ Twitter moments (video)

Exploring the wacky world of Crazy Celtics’ Twitter... BOSTON — The aftermath of the Cavs demolition of the Celtics in game 3 is finally starting to settle down. Fans have now started to transition from shock and fury to nerves with game 4 looming on Monday night. The stress level for Celtics’ fans on Twitter is palpable. So, settle down. Take a break. Stop reading and watching game 3 recaps and game 4 predictions. Why stress yourself out if you don’t have to? Bobby Manning and Sam Packard teamed up on the CelticsBlog Banners’ Broadcast to give you their top 5 Weird and Wacky...
2 hours ago
Not one good take-away from Celtics game 3 performance against Cavs (video)

Not one good take-away from Celtics game 3 performance against Cavs (video)

CLNS Media’s Mike Petraglia and Josue Pavon break down what went wrong in Game 3 for Celtics. BOSTON — There was not a lot to like about the Celtics game 3 performance against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Cavs got out early and never looked back in a 116-86 win. The Celtics still lead the best of seven series 2-games to-1. CLNS Media Network’s Mike Petraglia and Josue Pavon break down what went wrong for the Celtics in Game 3.
16 hours ago
Facilitating LeBron cuts up Celtics

Facilitating LeBron cuts up Celtics

After two games in Boston where the Celtics were content on LeBron James trying to win alone, LeBron flipped the script in Game 3 and looked to get his teammates involved. In the opening two games of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics let LeBron James be LeBron James. In Game 2, he turned in a 42-point triple double in a 13-point loss as the Celtics wrangled the rest of the Cavs’ body while the head of the snake ate. In Game 3, LeBron and the Cavaliers were much more deliberate in getting the rest of the team involved. So many times last night, the Celtics would fail to commit...
May 19, 2018
Cavaliers close series gap to 2-1, beat the Celtics 116-86

Cavaliers close series gap to 2-1, beat the Celtics 116-86

On a scale from one to fun, this game was a 2. Jayson Tatum? Good. Everyone else? Bad. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Boston Celtics 116-86. The Celtics now lead the series 2-1. The Celtics got off to a terrible start in the first quarter. After just 5 turnovers total in Game 2, the Celtics threw the ball away 4 times in just the opening 12 minutes. The Cavaliers took advantage, getting going on the break. Jayson Tatum (18 points on 60% shooting) was the only Celtic player to really get a rhythm at any time in the game, let alone the first quarter. He had 6 in the first frame and 7 in the...
May 19, 2018
Garden Report: Keys to Game 3 for Celtics (video)

Garden Report: Keys to Game 3 for Celtics (video)

Nick Gelso, Jimmy Toscano and Josue Pavano with their Celtics keys to a Game 3 victory. Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Celtics and Cavaliers is here. Finally. The Cavs have had 4 days to come up with a gameplan to keep from going down 3-0 to the Celts. Cleveland did a lot of things right in game 2 but still came up short. What can the Cavaliers do differently in Game 3? Will change of venue be enough to get them over the hump? Have the Celtics broken their spirit? Watch here for more
May 19, 2018
Celtics look to go up 3-0 on the Cavaliers as the series shifts to Cleveland

Celtics look to go up 3-0 on the Cavaliers as the series shifts to Cleveland

The series shifts to Cleveland as Tyronn Lue calls the Celtics goons and vows to have his Cavs be more physical!! The series now shifts to Cleveland as the Celtics try to take a commanding 3-0 lead on the Cavaliers. The Celtics are 9-0 at home in these playoffs but they are just 1-4 on the road with their lone win in Game 3 at Philadelphia. We have to remember though that the Celtics were one of the best road teams in the regular season. The Celtics also played their first 2 road games without Marcus Smart and he makes a big difference in their defense and their energy. Their ...
May 19, 2018
The essential nature of Marcus Smart

The essential nature of Marcus Smart

Dumping passes on the drive while carrying gravity in the lane. Nailing a crucial left-wing three several steps behind the line. Saving a ball that surely seemed out of bounds along the sideline. Smart continues to elude tradition while clearly proving he’s a crucial contributor to this team. Marcus Smart didn’t flinch when JR Smith lowbridged Al Horford out of midair in Game 2. Within seconds he accelerated toward Smith’s face and spared no words of remorse for him at the podium after, comparing him to a bully who had to be stood up to. No punches were needed, Smart had already laid...
May 19, 2018
MOOK: Get your Marcus Morris t-shirt from BreakingT right here

MOOK: Get your Marcus Morris t-shirt from BreakingT right here

To commemorate Mook’s primordial yell at Tristan Thompson in Game 2, here’s the latest t-shirt design from our friends at BreakingT. Remember this iconic moment from Game 2?: Marcus Morris vs Tristan Kardash... I mean Thompson (@MillerLite) pic.twitter.com/CSMzs1Zacv— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 16, 2018 Our friends over at BreakingT have designed a t-shirt for Marcus Morris, our neighborhood LeBron stopper. After two rough series against Milwaukee and Philadelphia, Mook has started to deliver against Cleveland. You can get your MOOK MORRIS from BreakingT...
May 18, 2018
Open Confessions of a Celtics Non-Believer

Open Confessions of a Celtics Non-Believer

“There’s not a day goes by I don’t feel regret. And not because I’m in here or because you think I should. I look back on the way I was then. A young, stupid kid. I want to talk to him. I want to try and talk some sense to him. Tell him the way things are.” Red/Shawshank Redemption Hi. My name is John and I am was a Celtics non-believer. I am here to lay bare my soul and confess all my sins. I was wrong about everything. Not just how the Celtics would fare in the playoffs without Kyrie Irving because in that I was not alone. I mean I was wrong about E’rything. And I can’t do...
May 18, 2018
CelticsBlog Podcast: Rowan’s Cavaliers prediction shattered

CelticsBlog Podcast: Rowan’s Cavaliers prediction shattered

Going back to Cleveland, LeBron James and company have their back to the wall for the first time since 2008. 10 years later, Boston could be the site of James’ last days in Cleveland. Justin Rowan returns to explain where his CLE in 4/5 prediction went wrong and if this series is over. The visuals of the Cavalier’s defensive unit, all five players, standing in the paint while Terry Rozier set, pulled up and nailed a three as part of an overwhelming second half painted the picture of defensive mediocrity that did Cleveland in while falling back 0-2 to the Celts. Heading back to the...
May 18, 2018
Jaylen Brown continues to relentlessly attack LeBron James and the Cavaliers

Jaylen Brown continues to relentlessly attack LeBron James and the Cavaliers

Brown has taken the fight to LeBron, encapsulating the Celtics’ edge over Cleveland in the Eastern Conference Finals. As the Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers lined up for the first tip in this year’s Eastern Conference Finals, the consensus belief was that LeBron James was going to coast to his eighth straight NBA Finals appearance. Al Horford then tipped the ball to Jaylen Brown who immediately took the ball straight to the basket for a quick score. Both the Celtics and Brown haven’t looked back, taking a 2-0 series lead back to Cleveland. Brown has punished the Cavs...
May 18, 2018
Celtics-Cavs beef: after Cleveland went big in Game 2, Boston matched them with Aron Baynes

Celtics-Cavs beef: after Cleveland went big in Game 2, Boston matched them with Aron Baynes

Despite being a starter for most of the regular season, Aron Baynes started the Eastern Conference Finals on the bench. But after Tyron Lue shifted towards a bigger lineup with Tristan Thompson, All of Australia could be returning to the starting five. During his radio hit with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Zolak & Bertrand, Brad Stevens hinted that the Celtics could make a change to the starting lineup if the Cavaliers stick to Tristan Thompson over Kyle Korver. His thinking: “The part that is hard about them going big is two-fold. 1) The rebounding becomes unbelievable when you insert...
May 18, 2018
Rohrbach: Sky’s the Limit if Celtics Keep Group Intact Next Year & Beyond (podcast)

Rohrbach: Sky’s the Limit if Celtics Keep Group Intact Next Year & Beyond (podcast)

Rorback appeared on the Celtics Beat Podcast to discuss what the future may hold for the Celtics. It’s odd that the Celtics are two wins away from the NBA Finals yet there is still so attention being paid to next year. Just ‘wait til next year.’ It’s typically a loser’s refrain. Long suffering Red Sox fans know it all too well. Next year we’ll get ’em. You’ll see! But considering just what this team is accomplishing without it’s two best players (did you know they are playing without Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward?) one can’t help but occasionally drift off into fantasy...
May 17, 2018
LeBron may be the best player on the court but the Celtics are beating the Cavs with toughness & team play (video)

LeBron may be the best player on the court but the Celtics are beating the Cavs with toughness & team play (video)

Tobey, Toscano and Gelso are back, breaking down the Celtics mental toughness and physical play... BOSTON — As with every opponent in the NBA Playoffs, the Boston Celtics again found themselves entering the Eastern Conference Finals vs the Cleveland Cavaliers as the underdog. Through two games, the C’s have shown that gritty team basketball can over-come individual talent. With the Celtics up 2-0, the officials are not blowing the whistle nearly as much as in years past when facing LeBron James and the Cavaliers. Jimmy Toscano, Nick Gelso and Jacob Tobey look at the physicality of the...
May 17, 2018
Celtics Practice Report: Jaylen Brown is confident and ready to go for Game 3

Celtics Practice Report: Jaylen Brown is confident and ready to go for Game 3

We heard from Brad Stevens, Jaylen Brown, and Marcus Smart following the team’s Thursday afternoon practice. WALTHAM - The Boston Celtics held practice in Waltham on Thursday afternoon, just two days before the team faces off against the Cleveland Cavaliers for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Jaylen Brown spoke with the media following the practice, sounding confident heading into Quicken Loans Arena. He was asked about the national perception of how the Celtics can’t win on the road, but Brown responded in a confident way, just as he did every other question. “My reaction...