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Oct 26, 2017
Celtics win third straight game, 96-89 over Bucks

Celtics win third straight game, 96-89 over Bucks

Boston topped .500 for the first time this season with victory You know something? The kids are alright. But the vets are even better. And the Boston Celtics needed every bit of it to avoid a second loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in just over a week, as they came away with a 96-89 victory. Kyrie Irving had things going early, as he scored 16 of his 24 points in the first half. Al Horford took up the mantle in the second half, as he scored 13 of his 27 points in the third quarter, including a buzzer beater to end the period. In what was a throwback night, as the Bucks played a “home” game...
Oct 26, 2017
Celtics look for 3rd straight win as they visit the Bucks

Celtics look for 3rd straight win as they visit the Bucks

Celtics look to avenge the loss in their home opener as they visit the Milwaukee Bucks The Celtics and Bucks meet for the 2nd of 4 games this season. The first meeting was the day after the Celtics lost Gordon Hayward to the gruesome injury and the Celtics were playing in back to back games. They just didn't have enough to overcome the Greek Freak and company. The Bucks won that game 108-100. They will meet again on December 4th in Boston and on April 3 in Milwaukee. The Celtics have had time to regroup somewhat and try to gain some cohesiveness to the team after...
Oct 26, 2017
Boston Celtics daily links 10/26/17

Boston Celtics daily links 10/26/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald David Stern calls for NBA changes of marijuana rules Marcus Smart hopes to play tonight in Milwaukee; Kyrie Irving unsure about court Shane Larkin makes most of chances with Celtics Globe 14-year-old Jayson Tatum tweeted a desperate request to LeBron James Which NBA player past or present does Jayson Tatum remind you of? Celtics Green Preview: Celtics (2-2) at Bucks (3-1) Game #5 10/26/17 CelticsBlog One step back, two steps forward for the Celtics? Celtic Sunrise: Gushing about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum Banners...
Oct 26, 2017
Reflections on the start of Kyrie Irving’s time with the Celtics

Reflections on the start of Kyrie Irving’s time with the Celtics

The results haven’t been amazing, but the process is encouraging. Kyrie Irving is four games into his career as a Celtic. He has underperformed to a degree. Irving's shooting splits (.375/.320/.900) include what would be career-low rates from the field and beyond the arc. That’s quite bad, but the sample size here is small enough to throw them out entirely. What deserves more observation is Irving's fit within Boston's offense, which is very much a work in progress. The Cavaliers’ relatively stagnant offensive schema instilled a number of habits that don't fit what the Celtics like to...
Oct 26, 2017
Banners Broadcast 14: Breaking down the Disabled Player Exception

Banners Broadcast 14: Breaking down the Disabled Player Exception

Bobby Manning, Jeff Clark and Keith Smith discuss where the Celtics go from here after Gordon Hayward’s tragic injury one week ago. The Celtics are settling into things after three games in four nights and a historically gruesome injury to Gordon Hayward minutes into the season. With uncertainty hovering over the team going forward, the NBA may be able to provide some relief. If Hayward is down for the season, Boston can apply for a Disabled Player Exception, a complicated bit of cap relief that could allow the C’s to acquire a player to fill Hayward’s spot even though they’re...
Oct 26, 2017
Celtic Sunrise: Gushing about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum

Celtic Sunrise: Gushing about Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum

Getting giddy about the Celtics’ rising stars. Top ‘o th’ mornin’ to ya! I’m trying out something new here and I’m calling it Celtic Sunrise. I’d like to get back in the habit of writing every day (weekdays) and I thought a morning post about anything and everything on my heart (usually at least vaguely Celtics related) would be a fun idea. I may briefly cover ground that the other authors on this site have or will cover, but this isn’t going to be an exhaustive deep dive column. I also can’t promise that I’ll do this every day or for how long. We’ll just see how it...
Oct 25, 2017
One step back, two steps forward for the Celtics?

One step back, two steps forward for the Celtics?

Feeling almost like a rebuilding year for the Celtics in light of Hayward’s injury. Heading into the season I repeatedly used a cliched phrase. The Celtics were in position to “have their cake and eat it too.” They were legit contenders this year with a pipeline of developing talent and picks they could build upon in the future. Five minutes into the season one of those options became significantly less realistic. This team’s designs on contending resembled a 3 legged stool. Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, and Gordon Hayward were the 3 legs and they supported the rest of the surprisingly...
Oct 25, 2017
Boston Celtics daily links 10/25/17

Boston Celtics daily links 10/25/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Young guns help Celtics roll over Knicks Celtics crush Knicks 110-89 Celtics bury Knicks with flurry of 3-pointers Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek deals with the loss of top scorer Carmelo Anthony Bulpett: No time to grow up for Celtics youngsters Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum Celtics notebook: Kyrie Irving enjoys getting to know Al Horford Globe Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum lead rested Celtics past Knicks 110-89 Morning sports update: Bulls rookie asked Brian Scalabrine permission to wear No. 24 Of all the Red Sox, Chris Sale had...
Oct 25, 2017
Exclusive interview with Celtics’ Terry Rozier

Exclusive interview with Celtics’ Terry Rozier

Terry Rozier met up with CLNS’ Josue Pavon for a CelticsBlog exclusive interview with Terry Rozier BOSTON - Terry Rozier is having the best start of the regular season than he's ever had since entering the NBA two years ago. In four games, he's averaging 11.5 points, 5.8 rebounds and 4 assists a night -- excellent numbers for a two-year guard who's Kyrie Irving's backup point guard. The Louisville product caught up with Josue Pavon for an exclusive CLNS and Celticsblog 1-on-1 on his quick start, his opinion on potentially being labeled the Celtics' 6th Man and the best concert he's ever...
Oct 25, 2017
Al Horford, Jaylen and Jayson dominate the Celtics vs Knicks win and all the post-game pressers (videos)

Al Horford, Jaylen and Jayson dominate the Celtics vs Knicks win and all the post-game pressers (videos)

The Boston Celtics have gotten elevated contributions from Al Horford, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum BOSTON - The Boston Celtics aimed for their second consecutive victory on Tuesday night, in a 110-89 blowout over the Knicks. After the week of basketball hell for the Celtics, Kyrie Irving and company looked to start the second week of the NBA regular season with a different narrative. The story lines of Tuesday’s victory was a variety of game breakdown, Al Horford being able to dominate a game without dominating a box score and, of course, Jaylen’s 23 points to celebrate his 21st...
Oct 25, 2017
The Read & React: boys to men

The Read & React: boys to men

After crushing the Knicks, Brad Stevens talked about Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown and said, “They’re young guys, but right now in our situation, we just need them to be guys...but they’re pretty good.” Yes. Yes, they are. Rozier and the art of chipping (Andrew Doxy): Terry Rozier has been excellent with getting his hands in the paint on defense. He hasn’t always gotten the steal, but he’s slowed down guys like Porzingis and Kanter when they get paint touches with his quick hands. It’s made a difference in helping Baynes, Horford, and Theis defend at the rim. Mister...
Oct 24, 2017
Celtics Youth Serves Up Rout of Knicks, Jaylen Brown Marks 21st Birthday with Big Night

Celtics Youth Serves Up Rout of Knicks, Jaylen Brown Marks 21st Birthday with Big Night

Jayson Tatum adds to the youth movement with 22 points. BOSTON, MA — Youth served the Celtics very well Tuesday night. Jaylen Brown celebrated his 21st birthday by scoring 18 of his game-high 23 points in the first half while Jayson Tatum added 22 as the Celtics pulled away in the first half and blew out the Knicks, 110-89, Tuesday night at TD Garden. Kyrie Irving pumped in 20 points, while Al Horford had 13 points and 13 rebounds for the Celtics, who improved to 2-2. Boston held New York’s Kristaps Porzingis to 3-of-14 shooting and 12 points on the night. Jayson Tatum, still only 19,...
Oct 24, 2017
Celtics look for first home win as they host NY Knicks

Celtics look for first home win as they host NY Knicks

The Celtics welcome Kristaps Porzingis and the NY Knicks to the TD Garden. These division foes meet for the first of 4 games this season. They will meet one more time in Boston on January 31 and in twice in New York on December 21 and February 24. The Celtics win the series 3-1 last season. The last time the Knicks won the season series between these two teams was in 2012-13. Both teams have changed considerably since they last met in the 2016-17 season. The Knicks finally unloaded Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose and this is now Kristaps Porzingis' team. They have added ...
Oct 24, 2017
Examining Jaylen Brown’s growth in 2 seasons with the Celtics (video)

Examining Jaylen Brown’s growth in 2 seasons with the Celtics (video)

Jon and Justin make their first appearance since the Hayward Injury discussing the waterfall effect it has had on the second unit rotations which was a point of contentious debate between the hosts in the preseason. Jon Duke and Justin Poulin make their first pod appearance since the Gordon Hayward Injury discussing the waterfall effect it has had on the second unit rotations which was a point of contentious debate between the hosts in the preseason. This leads to emphasis on the need for the extra practice time that all teams are benefiting from this season. From there, discussions who...
Oct 24, 2017
Boston Celtics daily links 10/24/17

Boston Celtics daily links 10/24/17

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Marcus Smart day-to-day, Marcus Morris aims for Oct. 30 Celtics debut Celtics notebook: Jayson Tatum finds out about life on the go in the NBA Ben Simmons just got his first triple double and he looks terrifying Globe Suns send Eric Bledsoe home Marcus Morris is getting closer to being game-ready Celtics Green Preview: Knicks (0-2) at Celtics (1-2) Game #4 10/24/17 Lex Nihil Novi Pierce Thanks McHale as C's Play T-Wolves Celtics .com 10/23 Putnam Celtics Daily: T-Lue's Coaching Start C's Step Back, Simplify Things After...