12:08 PM EST, Tue January 17, 2017
14 hours ago

Isaiah Thomas once again leads Celtics, but Jaylen Brown intrigues in win over Hornets, too

Isaiah Thomas once again reminded us what time it is, but after watching the Celtics beat the Hornets on Monday night, I’m fascinated by Jaylen Brown. The rookie didn’t do much down the stretch of the 108-98 victory — he was at least on the floor for much of the fourth quarter when Thomas delivered […]
16 hours ago

Celtics pregame: Avery Bradley returns to the lineup against Hornets, no Tyler Zeller (sickness)

After missing four straight games with a right Achilles injury, Avery Bradley will return to the lineup on Monday night against the Hornets at TD Garden.  Although the Celtics have gone 3-1 in Bradley’s absence, having their starting shooting guard certainly strengthens their lineup. Boston will face a hungry Hornets (20-20) team, one that has […]
Jan 13, 2017

Kelly Olynyk silences critics with big night in win over Hawks

Take that, Kelly Olynyk haters. The Celtics forward — a lightning rod for criticism in Boston this season — stole some of the spotlight in Al Horford’s return to Atlanta on Friday night, helping the Celtics to a 103-101 win over the Hawks. Olynyk, who often seems to play smaller than his 7-foot stature, was […]
Jan 12, 2017

John Wall brushes off post-game incident with Jae Crowder as ‘just some altercation’

On a night that Floyd Mayweather was courtside, it was only appropriate that Wednesday’s Celtics-Wizards game ended with a fight.  As the players were filing off the court in the wake of Boston’s 117-108 win, the banged up John Wall crossed paths with Jae Crowder. The Celtics forward started talking to Wall, who took exception. […]
Jan 11, 2017

Wednesday’s win over Wizards shows Isaiah Thomas is MVP-worthy, Floyd Mayweather eats it up

Brad Stevens said before Wednesday’s encounter with the Wizards that he doesn’t pay much attention to stats.  That’s a good thing because with no Avery Bradley, Jaylen Brown and Amir Johnson, the stats certainly weren’t in Boston’s favor as they squared off against the hottest backcourt in the East.  “No excuses from my standpoint,” Stevens […]
Jan 11, 2017

Jordan Mickey gets his shot as Celtics MASH unit in full operation with Avery Bradley, Amir Johnson, Jaylen Brown all out

The Celtics are about to find out just how good their bench is. Brad Stevens opened his Wednesday pre-game media briefing with a painful grin, acknowledging the injury bug that has hit his team this week. “It’s a long one. James Young is out. Avery Bradley is out. Tyler Zeller is out,” Stevens began. “Amir […]
Jan 10, 2017

Raptors’ win proved Celtics will remain 3rd-fiddle until they get some help

This was supposed to be as inspirational as a mid-January game could be. Beat the Raptors, draw even with Toronto for second seed in the Eastern Conference, and prove yourselves to closer to Cleveland than ever before. That was the plan for the Celtics. The plan fell apart with one Raptors’ fourth-quarter flurry. Toronto boosted […]
Jan 7, 2017

Outside shooting carries Celtics in win over Pelicans

The Celtics live and die by the 3.  It’s been their m.o. throughout the 2016-17 season and ended up being the difference in their 117-108 victory over the Pelicans. The C’s have now won four consecutive games, including 10 of their last 12. Luckily, the Celtics have been living well from deep, they entered Saturday night’s […]
Jan 6, 2017

Escape act against Sixers shows Celtics still have big problems down low

The Celtics are lucky their best big man was also their most clutch 3-point shooter Friday night.  On a night when Joel Embiid owned the paint with 23 points and eight rebounds, Al Horford countered with 19 points and 12 rebounds, including three threes in the final 12 minutes to allow Boston to escape, 110-106, […]
Jan 6, 2017

Brett Brown gives Joel Embiid his shot at Isaiah Thomas: ‘[Embiid] is a big personality type of player’

A lot of players have tried – in vain – to stop Isaiah Thomas this year. The Celtics point guard who  Philly’s Joel Embiid, before Friday’s game, was the latest to express his desire to get in on the action. “I think it’s a reflection of how he sees himself,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said […]
Jan 6, 2017

Pregame Friday: Celtics look for guys like Jae Crowder with ‘chips on their shoulders’, Tyler Zeller out the weekend

Listening to Brad Stevens before Friday’s game with the Sixers and you get the distinct idea that Celtics didn’t mind Jae Crowder being ticked off by the cheers for Gordon Hayward Tuesday night at TD Garden. They could’ve just done without him taking his frustrations to social media. “I think the chip on your shoulder […]
Jan 6, 2017

Report: Bulls shopping All-Star guard Jimmy Butler; could Celtics be interested?

Let us, for a moment, set aside our love affair with Gordon Hayward to focus on an even bigger fish — Bulls guard Jimmy Butler. According to Bleacher Report’s Ric Bucher, the Bulls quietly started shopping Butler weeks ago and are open to moving the All-Star for the right price. The Celtics have reportedly made […]
Jan 5, 2017

Turtle from Entourage begs NBA fans to vote Isiah Thomas for the All-Star Game

Actor Jerry Ferrara is better known as Turtle from the long-running HBO series (and movie) Entourage, and appropriate of someone who once called Marky-Mark boss, the New York native and unabashed Knicks fan has a new favorite player he’d like to see recognized — Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas. In a series of tweets on Thursday […]
Jan 5, 2017

Jae Crowder stands by criticism of cheering for Gordon Hayward, apologizes for dissing Boston

Jae Crowder is apologizing, but he isn’t backing down. Speaking to reporters before Celtics practice on Thursday, Crowder said he regretted some of his “heat of the moment” comments on Twitter following Tuesday’s victory over the Jazz, when he blasted Celtics fans for cheering potential free agent target Gordon Hayward. But he stood by his […]
Jan 4, 2017

Jae Crowder rips Celtics fans for cheering Utah’s Gordon Hayward before victory over Jazz

Jae Crowder, in many ways, is the heart and soul of the Celtics. He’s the one who basically said, “Who needs him?” after Kevin Garnett spurned the C’s this winter, and he was none too pleased with fans who cheered a rival on Tuesday night. The C’s beat the Jazz, 115-104, but what got Crowder […]