9:12 PM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
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Preview: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Game #46

Preview: Boston Celtics at Miami Heat Game #46

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports The short handed Celtics look to get back on track as they visit the Miami Heat. The Celtics and Heat meet for the second of 4 meetings this season. The Celtics beat the Heat 112-93 on December 4. They will meet one more time in Boston on April 1 and they will meet once again in Miami on April 11. The Celtics won the series 3-1 last season. The Celtics are 74-47 all time vs the Heat and 34-28 in Miami. The Heat are playing on the second night of back to back games. They beat the Magic at home on Monday and so they don’t have to travel after the game....
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CelticsPod: January in review

CelticsPod: January in review

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports There has been a plethora of content over the inaugural two months. As the CelticsPod podcast show draws its second month to a close, it feels like a good time to start getting some feedback. There has been a plethora of content over the inaugural two months, with plenty more planned in the pipeline. This month, Cedric Maxwell and Josue Pavon joined the show live from the TD Garden, topics ranging from the Celtics win against the Lakers to Romeo Langford’s journey in the NBA so far. Having a two-time Celtics champion winner on the show was great, while...
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Boston Celtics daily links 1/28/20

Boston Celtics daily links 1/28/20

Kemba Walker vs Pelicans 1/26/20 | Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald It’s on to the next game for the grieving Celtics Globe Celtics-Heat game time changed to 8 p.m. Tuesday TNT to air tribute to Kobe Bryant before Tuesday night’s Celtics game Gordon Hayward disputes he intentionally aided in Kobe Bryant scoring 60 points in his final game Celtics Green Preview: Celtics (30-15) at Heat (32-14) Game #46 1/28/20 CelticsBlog Jayson Tatum (right groin) downgraded to doubtful against Miami How the Pelicans’ interior...
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How the Pelicans’ interior defense nullified the Celtics

How the Pelicans’ interior defense nullified the Celtics

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Pelicans did a great job of forcing the Celtics to settle for mid-range jumpers and shots from three In the immediate aftermath of the tragic loss of Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, the Boston Celtics and New Orleans Pelicans were faced with the unenviable task of playing a competitive basketball game. In fact, many teams were presented this mental and emotional challenge, and any and all of them can be forgiven for any perceived failures to perform. As has become customary, the Celtics fell behind early and attempted a resilient...
Jan 27, 2020
The Garden Report: Kobe Bryant death just doesn’t make sense to NBA world

The Garden Report: Kobe Bryant death just doesn’t make sense to NBA world

John Karalis, Cedric Maxwell and Josue Pavon try to make sense of a tragedy that’s difficult to understand. The Garden Report shared memories, the impact on the NBA world and tried to make some sense of the passing of Kobe Bryant at only 41 years old. John Karalis and Josue Pavon — Jayson Tatum had a personal relationship with Kobe Bryant Cedric Maxwell — “If Kobe Bryant said one thing to us, you have to keep living ... but there’s a big hole.” Recap of Pelicans vs. Celtics as injuries mount, first look at Zion Williamson
Jan 27, 2020
Boston Celtics remember Kobe Bryant

Boston Celtics remember Kobe Bryant

He touched everyone in some way. There aren’t words. Kobe Bryant passed away early on Sunday along at 41 with his 13-year-old daughter in Los Angeles. The world stopped, teams took 24 and eight-second violations to honor his two uniform numbers from his legendary two-decade that only ended two years ago. The Mavericks decided to pull No. 24 from circulation immediately. Whether fans inspired to play by Bryant, former opponents who furiously tried to stop him or simply adherents to a culture he created the news rocked nearly everyone. His second career barely began, as a father and...
Jan 27, 2020
Jayson Tatum (right groin) downgraded to doubtful against Miami

Jayson Tatum (right groin) downgraded to doubtful against Miami

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ The hobbled Celtics will make their way to South Beach to take on the Miami Heat. The Boston Celtics have been dealing with numerous injuries this season, and that isn’t changing tomorrow night as the Celtics are set to take on the third-place Miami Heat. Boston Celtics Injury Report vs. Miami (1/28): Javonte Green - Left Knee Soreness - QUESTIONABLEEnes Kanter - Right Hip Contusion - OUTJayson Tatum - Right Groin Strain - DOUBTFULRobert Williams - Left Hip Bone Edema - OUT— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 27, 2020 Jayson Tatum injured his groin...
Jan 27, 2020
Growing up watching Kobe

Growing up watching Kobe

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports The Truth, the Black Mamba, Vinsanity, and NBA Live 2003 My nostalgia goggles are permanently attached to my head. That’s why I still view the early-mid 2000s as the greatest era of basketball. It’s why I think of Kobe Bryant as the final boss of the NBA for that decade. Losing him this early is like slamming the door on my childhood, and I imagine millions of others feel the same way. I can trace my love of basketball to a handful childhood memories. One was getting a taste of playoff basketball when the Celtics played the Pacers in 2003. I remember...
Jan 27, 2020
Kobe, you inspired the world

Kobe, you inspired the world

Sandy Hooper-USA TODAY via Imagn Thank you, Kobe. You inspired the world. You inspired me. I hope you and Giannia rest in eternal peace. Dear Kobe, Where do I even start? Growing up in England during the 90’s, basketball wasn’t really embraced. This is a country enshrined in soccer after all. For a young boy like me, who didn’t care for “football,” I was searching for something else. I remember long before the internet and cable TV when there were only four channels available, every Friday night we would be treated to one NBA game that had taken place earlier that week. My...
Jan 27, 2020
A sad day: Takeaways from Celtics/Pelicans

A sad day: Takeaways from Celtics/Pelicans

Photo by Jonathan Bachman/ A game was played in New Orleans, but hearts weren’t in it 1. The game started with a tribute to Kobe Bryant, as both teams took 24-second shot clock violations. 24 was Bryant’s jersey number in the second half of his NBA career. Bigger than basketball. Rest In Peace, 24 pic.twitter.com/oL4ERWEx4m— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 26, 2020 2. As for the game itself, it played out in a familiar manner similar to too many Celtics games this year. Boston fell way behind, before rallying to make it close. In the end, the Celtics didn’t have...
Jan 26, 2020
Injury updates: Tatum close, Kanter out at least one more game

Injury updates: Tatum close, Kanter out at least one more game

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Injury updates for the Boston Celtics Brad Stevens gave a few injury updates after the game. Keith Smith sums it up here: Brad Stevens says Jayson Tatum is close to getting back. He said Tatum will work out in Miami tomorrow and we'll see for Monday.Enes Kanter won't travel to Miami and will be out. Kanter may return on Thursday against the Warriors back in Boston.— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) January 27, 2020 Tatum has clearly been missed for his production on both ends of the court. Kanter likewise has been a solid contributor in an already...
Jan 26, 2020
Celtics win streak snapped in 123-108 loss to the Pelicans

Celtics win streak snapped in 123-108 loss to the Pelicans

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports New Orleans dominated the glass to snap Boston’s three-game win streak. The Boston Celtics saw their three-game win streak snapped in a 123-108 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans. Boston got behind by as many as 23 points, before rallying several times in the second half. In the end, they couldn’t get over the hump. The Celtics lost despite a big night from Kemba Walker. Walker scored 35 points, including 23 in the second half. After an 0-for-7 start, Walker finished 10-of-24 from the floor. He also grabbed five rebounds and handed out four...
Jan 26, 2020
To Kobe: From a Celtics Fan

To Kobe: From a Celtics Fan

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ RIP Kobe Bryant Kobe, Man I hated you. I hated that stupid, unstoppable turnaround jumper. I hated those drives to the rim that always seemed to end in some spectacular finish, and often with free throws attached to boot. I hated that deep defensive stance that regularly resulted in steals. I loved beating you in 2008. I loved that you shot just over 40% from the floor for the series. I loved that our guy Paul Pierce won the NBA Finals MVP. I loved that Banner 17 came at the expense of your Lakers. I hated losing to you in 2010. I hated that you went 6-of-24, but...
Jan 26, 2020
Preview: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans Game #45

Preview: Boston Celtics at New Orleans Pelicans Game #45

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics continue their road trip with a stop in New Orleans to take on Zion Williamson and the Pelicans. The Celtics continue their their road trip with a stop in New Orleans to take on Zion Williamson and the New Orleans Pelicans. The Celtics beat the Pelicans 140-105 in their first meeting in Boston on January 11. Jayson Tatum had 41 in that game and only Poirier, Langfort and R Williams missed that game for the Celtics. The Pelicans were missing Jrue Holiday, Derrick Favors, and Zion Williamson. The Celtics are 4th in the East, just half a...
Jan 25, 2020
Stevens notches 300th win in Orlando

Stevens notches 300th win in Orlando

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports With this victory, Brad Stevens moved to 5th all-time as the Celtics head coach. It was a night to remember for Brad Stevens. The Celtics had just won their third straight game, firmly leaving their struggles from earlier this month in the rear view. The had done it without the services of Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown, and Enes Kanter. It was the kind of win that has been a hallmark in Stevens’ Celtic career, leading an undermanned, underdog to victory. With this victory, Brad Stevens moved to 5th all-time in wins for a Celtics coach. In what was his 536th...