7:55 AM EDT, Sat March 28, 2020
10 hours ago
Celtics Sim: Kemba, Tatum squander Melo’s record-breaking night 127-112

Celtics Sim: Kemba, Tatum squander Melo’s record-breaking night 127-112

Photo by Abbie Parr/ Boston won its seventh game over its last nine to begin its longest home stand. On the night Carmelo Anthony passed both John Havlicek and Paul Pierce in points, Jayson Tatum slid past Melo repeatedly to secure a blowout win. John Havlicek and Paul Pierce could not stand in Carmelo Anthony’s way. Their jerseys tucked away long ago and only their numbers floating overhead serve as a reminder. Melo fought to return to the court for an 18th season in 2019-20. He earned a spot with the Trailblazers, a team poised to visit TD Garden when he arrived needing two...
13 hours ago
Boston Celtics Simulation vs. Blazers with Sean Grande & Cedric Maxwell

Boston Celtics Simulation vs. Blazers with Sean Grande & Cedric Maxwell

At 8 p.m. tonight join Grande and Max on the call live as Celtics look to avoid letting Melo make history on their floor. Celtics Sim continues all season. The Celtics return home not only seeking to protect their recent surge of winning, but also history. They won’t be able to hold Carmelo Anthony from passing John Havlicek and Paul Pierce in all-time scoring, as he’s reached within a two buckets of passing both. They’ll try to prevent him from doing it below their retired jerseys. Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum pose a challenging scoring duo for a Celtics team that routinely has...
15 hours ago
Boston Celtics daily links 3/27/20

Boston Celtics daily links 3/27/20

Tremont Waters vs Hawks 2/3/20 | Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Danny Ainge staying in touch as Celtics keep their distance Boston’s top 10 athletes, No. 6: No. 17 John Havlicek Brad Stevens copes with the COVID-19 shutdown Globe Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs is coming up short during the global pandemic, and it’s pathetic Brad Stevens’s update on how the Celtics are managing the NBA’s hiatus Celtics’ Brad Stevens swaps playoff prep for coronavirus precautions amid NBA shutdown CelticsBlog 10 Takeaways: Keith...
17 hours ago
Impacts of a lower 2020-21 cap/tax for the Boston Celtics

Impacts of a lower 2020-21 cap/tax for the Boston Celtics

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Boston already faced tough roster decisions this summer that may now be even tougher As we all know the NBA, as are all professional sports, are in a state of suspension right now. When, even if, the NBA returns is a question no one can answer. While the league, its teams, its players and the union are in agreement of trying to salvage what they can of the 2019-20 season, what that will look like is unknown. What we do know is that there is likely to be an impact for the 2020-21 season in terms of where the salary cap and luxury tax are set. After the NBA’s...
19 hours ago
Brad Stevens has already done his postseason analysis for the 2019-20 season

Brad Stevens has already done his postseason analysis for the 2019-20 season

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Brad Stevens speaks for the first time since the hiatus on a number of topics. The lack of NBA basketball hasn’t stopped Brad Stevens from doing his job. In a media availability, Stevens spoke on a number of topics, ranging from his personal activities since the hiatus began to how the Celtics and the players are keeping in touch despite the distance. Brad Stevens said he’s gone for walks, but hasn’t been in his car other to move it into a new spot in 16 days. “My thoughts are with everybody who’s really facing this thing. You just feel so bad.” He...
20 hours ago
10 Takeaways: Keith Smith’s Dad’s all-time favorite Celtics

10 Takeaways: Keith Smith’s Dad’s all-time favorite Celtics

Photo by Yoon S. Byun/The Boston Globe via My dad has been there for almost all of them, so here is his list! When I wrote up my 10 favorite Celtics of my lifetime, part of the idea was to start a conversation. Mission accomplished! One thing I didn’t expect was the amount of people who asked where Bill Russell, John Havlicek or Bob Cousy were and why they weren’t on the list. My history with the Celtics started in the early-80s, so I never saw any of those guys play. If this was a list of best Celtics of all-time, they’d all feature prominently. I promise! Despite explaining this...
Mar 26, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 3/26/20

Boston Celtics daily links 3/26/20

Jayson Tatum vs Trail Blazers 2/25/20 | Photo by Abbie Parr/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Could greater NBA change be in the offing? Globe A Celtics fan, life upended in Milan, urges Boston to prepare for the coronavirus: ‘Here, we are scared’ CelticsBlog Celtics Post Game (sim edition) with Kendrick Perkins Celtics Legend Cedric Maxwell remembers Boston Garden closing ESPN Move off the Spreadsheets Lex Nihil Novi Pierce & Posey CLNS Media Celtics Sim: Jayson Tatum thwarts Grizzlies rally in 110-107 win The Celtics Trivia Challenge...
Mar 26, 2020
Celtics Legend remembers Boston Garden closing

Celtics Legend remembers Boston Garden closing

Cedric Maxwell looks back on rekindling his relationship with the Boston Celtics and being at the Boston Garden’s closing. Cedric Maxwell’s road to returning to the Boston Celtics organization started with a private meeting with Red Auerbach, his first ever. He always had lawyers or other personnel in the room. This time, he traveled to Washington D.C. to meet with the Celtics’ mastermind alone. The Celtics wanted to invite Max back after a long hiatus following his trade to the Clippers in 1985. First, they wanted to him to go apologize to Red. He was initially confused why, but...
Mar 25, 2020
Celtics Sim: Jayson Tatum shuts off Grizzlies rally in 110-107 win

Celtics Sim: Jayson Tatum shuts off Grizzlies rally in 110-107 win

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Suspending disbelief, we take it to Memphis where the Celtics would’ve played the Grizzlies tonight to cap a road trip. Boston’s now missed seven games since the NBA postponed its season. Celtics Sim — with Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell — has it from here. Note: If the NBA season had not been suspended, the Celtics would be in Memphis tonight taking on the Grizzlies. The good news is the season continues exclusively on CLNS Media, which will be running live simulations of all the Celtics’ remaining games in the regular season and into the...
Mar 25, 2020
Boston Celtics Simulation vs. Grizzlies with Sean Grande and Max

Boston Celtics Simulation vs. Grizzlies with Sean Grande and Max

Nick Gelso and Celtics champion Kendrick Perkins break down the game after Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell’s call the latest Celtics simulation — tonight from Memphis starting at 8 p.m. The Boston Celtics have won five of seven going back to the suspension of crowds and live television broadcasts. Now, Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell will carry the rest of the season forward with audio broadcasts of simulated games on CLNS Media. Join us here for pre and post-game as the sinking Grizzlies look to hang on in the playoff race while a fully healthy Boston squad races Toronto for the two...
Mar 25, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 3/25/20

Boston Celtics daily links 3/25/20

Romeo Langford vs Trail Blazers 2/25/20 | Photo by Abbie Parr/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Globe USA Basketball’s next move hinges on new Olympic schedule TD Garden ushers receive more bad news: They’ve been laid off CelticsBlog Remembering Christian Laettner Duke, Kentucky March Madness shot Lex Nihil Novi Giddens Heads Home; Perk & Walker have Surgery CLNS Media 360: Part TWO w/ Donnie Wahlberg; Who is Your Favorite Celtic of ALL TIME? The Philadelphia 76ers’ Billionaire Owners Trying To Skip Out On Paying Employees Celtics .com Search...
Mar 25, 2020
Remembering Christian Laettner Duke, Kentucky March Madness shot

Remembering Christian Laettner Duke, Kentucky March Madness shot

Bob Ryan and Jeff Goodman reminisce on one of the greatest games in college basketball history with players from each side of Christian Laettner’s heartbreaker. The chances of a full-court pass hitting its targeted man through two defenders wasn’t imaginable. Sean Woods, like his coach Rick Pitino, didn’t feel the need to put a defender on the in-bounds pass Grant Hill winded up to make. Hill hit Christian Laettner on a seam at the opposite free throw line with two seconds to back into two defenders, turn and shoot “the shot.” Duke downed Kentucky a moment after Woods had hit a...
Mar 24, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 3/24/20

Boston Celtics daily links 3/24/20

Jayson Tatum vs Trail Blazers 2/25/20 | Photo by Abbie Parr/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Remaining Celtics COVID-19 tests come back negative Boston’s top 10 athletes, No. 9: No. 14, Bob Cousy Globe Remaining COVID-19 test results for Celtics players, staff members come back negative Jason Collins shared his experience after testing positive for COVID-19 Celtics remaining test results for players, staff members are negative for coronavirus CelticsBlog Besides Marcus Smart, rest of Celtics COVID-19 tests negative Lex Nihil Novi Nails...
Mar 23, 2020
Besides Marcus Smart, rest of Celtics COVID-19 tests negative

Besides Marcus Smart, rest of Celtics COVID-19 tests negative

Photo by Omar Rawlings/ Celtics received good news about their COVID-19 tests. While Marcus Smart announced last week he tested positive for COVID-19, there was no news on whether any other members of the Boston Celtics contracted the virus as well. But Monday night, several Celtics beat reporters citing an anonymous source reported that the remaining tests on Celtics players and staff came back negative. According to a team source, the Celtics remaining test results for team and staff members have tested negative for coronavirus.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 23,...
Mar 23, 2020
Boston Celtics daily links 3/23/20

Boston Celtics daily links 3/23/20

Gordon Hayward vs Jazz 2/26/20 | Photo by Alex Goodlett/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Celtics great Bob Cousy calls Dr. Anthony Fauci ‘my hero’ Globe In this city’s time of need, the Celtics and Bruins should be doing more to aid the cause CelticsBlog 10 Takeaways: Keith Smith’s all-time favorite Boston Celtics Lex Nihil Novi Big Three become Old Three as Era Nears Close NBC Sports Boston For Celtics, 2019-20 season was often a kick in the groin (literally) Celtics Wire Missing March Madness: Time Lord takes an L; Williams,...