8:33 AM EST, Thu February 25, 2021
10 hours ago
Hawks drop record-breaking 23 threes and beat Celtics 127-112

Hawks drop record-breaking 23 threes and beat Celtics 127-112

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics allowed the most threes in franchise history and lost their seventh straight game against a sub-.500 team. The Celtics have initiated step three of assessing the state of the team. Danny Ainge gave an array of newspaper and radio interviews to establish accountability and take the heat off Brad Stevens and challenge the players. Stevens himself went on 98.5 and weighed the degree to which he’s assessing the team tuning him out. Wyc Grousbeck rounded out the management trifecta on Wednesday — affirming full faith in Ainge and...
15 hours ago
Celtics release 2nd half season schedule

Celtics release 2nd half season schedule

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Can we erase the 1st half and start over? The Boston Celtics released the 2nd half of their schedule today. From their press release: After leading the NBA with 18 road contests through this point of the 2020-21 season, Boston is slated to play 19 games at TD Garden during the season’s second half. Eleven of those 19 home contests are scheduled in the month of April, with a season-long seven-game homestand – featuring marquee matchups against the Dallas Mavericks (March 31) and Philadelphia 76ers (April 6) – occurring from March 29...
15 hours ago
Wyc Grousbeck: We’re sticking with Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge

Wyc Grousbeck: We’re sticking with Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports “Not even a question in my mind.” When the team is struggling, it is only natural for people to turn their attention to the coach and general manager. To get a read on their status, you can go right to their boss, the managing partner/owner of the Boston Celtics Wyc Grousbeck addressed the questions about Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge with a firm endorsement. "They're our guys and we're sticking with them, and it's not even a question in my mind."Wyc Grousbeck tells @FelgerAndMazz he's very happy with Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge....
16 hours ago
Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Game #32 2/24/21

Boston Celtics at Atlanta Hawks Game #32 2/24/21

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The Celtics close out their road trip with their third game in 7 days against the Hawks. The Celtics complete their 3 game road trip with their 3rd game against the Atlanta Hawks in one week’s time. They split the two games they played last week at the TD Garden, losing the first 122-114 on Wednesday and winning the second 121-109 two days later. The loss came on the second night of back to back games for Boston. The Celtics have dropped to 6th in the East, 5.5 games behind 1st place Philadelphia and only half a game ahead of 9th place. They...
20 hours ago
Celtics’ starting five continues to show signs of life

Celtics’ starting five continues to show signs of life

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Amid a second straight defeat, Boston’s starting unit is proving to be a source of optimism. There are a handful of notable issues that have pushed the Boston Celtics below .500, landing them in the #6 seed following a 110-107 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday evening. Injuries remain prevalent as Marcus Smart isn’t expected back until after the All-Star break. Though he finished with 21 points and was a team-high plus-9 against Dallas, Boston still isn’t exactly sure which version of Kemba Walker to expect on a night-to-night...
20 hours ago
10 Takeaways from how the Celtics fell under .500

10 Takeaways from how the Celtics fell under .500

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Boston is under .500 this late in the season for the first time since 2015 By now you’ve probably seen the end of the Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks game. If not, go ahead and take a look. If you are just a fan of the game, that was a thrilling, exciting ending. If you are a fan of Dallas, you feel good. After a slow start, your team is back to .500. If you’re reading this, you likely aren’t either one of those though. You’re probably a Boston fan. And this morning, you woke up a fan of a team is under .500. And, boy, is that...
22 hours ago
Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and the burden of being All-Stars

Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum, and the burden of being All-Stars

Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via After being named All-Stars, the Celtics stars couldn’t do enough to pull out a win in Dallas. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion. On the night and on the network that Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum were named Eastern Conference reserves for the 2021 NBA All-Star Game, the game against the Mavericks against All-NBA Luka Doncic would serve as a public statement for the Celtics’ cornerstones. It’s not like they didn’t show out on national television. Brown scored 29, including two clutch buckets late when he went mano a mano...
23 hours ago
Topic: How do the Celtics fix this season?

Topic: How do the Celtics fix this season?

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports Share your constructive ideas in the comments below. The Celtics have two all stars and are below .500 leading up to the All Star break. Something is broken. As much as I’m a fan of taking the patient approach, I’m not a fan of wasting the first year of Tatum and Brown in their primes. By now we’ve all gone through whatever routine we typically use to process frustrating losses. Some (like me) shut down the TV and computer and go do something else. Some shout into the void (or as some call it, twitter) that everyone should be fired...
Feb 24, 2021
Fourth quarter defense fails again in Celtics loss to Mavericks

Fourth quarter defense fails again in Celtics loss to Mavericks

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Yet nother fourth quarter collapse in Dallas. “Another heartbreaking loss” is the first thing Brad Stevens and Jaylen Brown said to the media after Luka Doncic handed the Celtics another one Tuesday night. Stevens followed up his statement and qualified it by saying, “but it feels a little bit different than it did on Sunday.” Does it though? It was yet another end of third and fourth quarter collapse brought on by lack of focus and ability to close out games. This is becoming a constant trend of just a bad fourth quarter team....
Feb 23, 2021
Dončić heroics propell Dallas Mavericks to 110-107 win over Boston Celtics

Dončić heroics propell Dallas Mavericks to 110-107 win over Boston Celtics

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Boston scrapped late in Dallas, but it wasn’t enough, C’s drop to 16-15 on the season. With an early West coast timeslot, the Boston Celtics visited the sub .500 Dallas Mavericks (14-15). Boston would come into the game after suffering a demoralising overtime defeat at the hands of New Orleans. Boston gave up a 24-point lead and would look to rebound on the road without Marcus Smart, expected back with the team after the All-Star Break. The Mavericks would be spearheaded by the high usage and crafty Luka Doncic who is currently 3rd in...
Feb 23, 2021
Charania: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are Eastern Conference All-Star reserves

Charania: Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown are Eastern Conference All-Star reserves

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via The Celtics will have two representatives in next month’s All-Star Game. Per The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum have been selected by the coaches as All-Star reserves for the Eastern Conference. They are joined by James Harden, Julius Randle, Zach Lavine, Ben Simmons, and Nikola Vucevic. The starters were announced last week that included Kyrie Irving, Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid. The 24-year-old Brown has started the first year of his four-year, $107 million...
Feb 23, 2021
Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Game #31 2/23/21

Boston Celtics at Dallas Mavericks Game #31 2/23/21

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via The Celtics continue their 3 game road trip with a stop in Dallas to take on the Mavericks. The Celtics play the second game of a 3 game road trip in Dallas as they take on the Mavericks. This is their first meeting of the season and there will likely be a game in Boston when the second half of the schedule is released. The Celtics will complete their road trip on Wednesday as they take on the Atlanta Hawks for the 3rd time in a week. The Celtics have slipped to 6th in the East. They are 4.5 games behind 2st place Philadelphia. They...
Feb 23, 2021
The Celtics shook up their rotation. Now what?

The Celtics shook up their rotation. Now what?

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Jeff Teague and Grant Williams are out. Javonte Green and Aaron Nesmith are in. Except when they’re not. The Celtics have looked marginally more capable with a tightened rotation. That’s how it usually works, right? Jeff Teague and Grant Williams are mostly out, Aaron Nesmith is in, and Javonte Green makes guest appearances. Herein lies a longstanding conflict I have: nobody knows who’s playing from game-to-game. The rotation shakeup is pretty well justified. Grant Williams, who I appreciate and will always believe in, needs to...
Feb 23, 2021
Topic: Should the Celtics use depth at center to make a trade?

Topic: Should the Celtics use depth at center to make a trade?

Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports Danny Ainge has more options than just the TPE to upgrade the roster. The Celtics need help, but the NBA trade deadline is still several weeks away. Chances are Danny Ainge is going to wait till closer to the deadline to use the Gordon Hayward TPE but that’s not the only way he can upgrade the roster. He has a smaller TPE from the Enes Kanter trade and of course he has the option of trading players and picks. My thought this morning is that somehow we’ve found ourselves with excess talent at the center position and not enough depth...
Feb 23, 2021
Celtics PRIDE podcast: enduring growing pains and planning for trade season

Celtics PRIDE podcast: enduring growing pains and planning for trade season

Photo by Layne Murdoch Jr./NBAE via The youth movement is in full effect in Boston. On this episode of Celtics PRIDE, Adam, Josh, and Mike try to make sense of the Celtics up-and-down play over the last week, and come to peace with the fact the Celtics are not likely to compete for a chip as currently constructed. The question is…what does that mean for next steps? Well, Adam and Josh argue that the team is best served by enduring the growing pains that come with a young bench and two young stars growing into new roles as lead playmakers, while Mike wonders whether...