9:52 AM EDT, Tue March 28, 2017
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Celtics are top seed in Eastern Conference, but does it really mean anything?

For Celtics fans, this feels good. It’s almost April, and their team own the top seed in the Eastern Conference, overtaking the Cavaliers thanks to Cleveland’s blowout loss to San Antonio Monday night. It’s only 1/2 game lead, but considering how long the Celts have been chasing LeBron James and Co., it seems like something. […]
Mar 26, 2017

Front court steps up big in win over Heat, Celtics now tied with Cavs for No. 1

It’s not something you see on a consistent level but when the Celtics front court put together the kind of production we saw against the Heat — on both ends of the floor — Boston is very difficult to beat.  Anchored by Jae Crowder, the Celtics front line was sensational against the Heat and made all […]
Mar 24, 2017

Devin Booker’s historic 70 points still not enough for Suns to top Celtics

Not even 70 points from Suns guard Devin Booker could bring his team close to grabbing a lead — Phoenix never had a chance at winning the game — but the incredible individual performance by Phoenix’s young star is one the Celtics franchise has never seen before. From tip-off until the final buzzer, the Celtics dominated the […]
Mar 22, 2017

Impressive win over Pacers proves Celtics have a shot at grabbing No. 1 seed in the east

Don’t look now but the Celtics are now in stride to top the Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference.  With 10 games left in the regular season, the C’s are trailing the champs by two games and are showing no signs of slowing down. In Wednesday night’s 109-100 win over the Pacers, […]
Mar 22, 2017

Silver lining of early season injuries sheds light on Brad Stevens’ approach to resting players late in season

If there’s one dividend from the early season injury bug that the Celtics are cashing in on now it’s rest. Specifically, it’s the rest players like Avery Bradley, Kelly Olynyk, Al Horford and Jae Crowder were able to gain as the rest of the league was going through the grind.  Every year, there’s intense debate […]
Mar 20, 2017

Celtics out-rebound their opponent, cruise to victory over Wizards

For a team that entered Monday night’s game as the fifth-worst rebounding team in the league, the Celtics rarely ever out-rebound their opponent. But when it came to facing the Wizards at home with playoff implications on the line, the C’s looked like a team that just simply wanted it more. The Celtics not only out-rebounded their […]
Mar 20, 2017

Isaiah Thomas on facing the Wizards: ‘I can’t sit this one, I know what’s at stake’

Isaiah Thomas did everything he possibly could in order to be cleared to play on Monday.  While the Celtics traveled on a mini two-game road trip, Thomas spent the weekend rehabbing his knee while also getting plenty of rest.  “I was in here two times a day; in the morning and at night,” Thomas said. […]
Mar 20, 2017

Brad Stevens says Isaiah Thomas is ‘good to go’ for return against Wizards

After missing the last two games with a bruised right knee, Isaiah Thomas has been cleared to return against the Wizards.  The Celtics All-Star point guard injured the knee in last Wednesday’s win over the Timberwolves and missed Friday’s win in Brooklyn and Sunday’s loss in Philadelphia.  “Yep,” was Brad Stevens one-word answer in the […]
Mar 20, 2017

Rajon Rondo isn’t inviting Ray Allen to 2008 Celtics reunion trip

Rajon Rondo is organizing a reunion for the 2008 Celtics. But Ray Allen isn’t invited.  In an interview with The Undefeated, Rondo said he is planning a vacation with his former teammates to commemorate the championship run. But apparently, there was uniform opposition to Allen coming along.  “I asked a couple of the guys. I got a […]
Mar 19, 2017

Celtics fall apart down stretch without Isaiah Thomas, lose to 76ers as showdown with Wizards looms

Want to see what an NBA margin-for-error looks like? Pit the Celtics, without Isaiah Thomas, against the up-and-coming 76ers and then start the fourth quarter. On Sunday, the Celtics once again found themselves running ragged without their All-Star point guard around to remind everyone what time it was with the game on the line, and […]
Mar 18, 2017

Sorry Hoosiers, Brad Stevens isn’t going to coach Indiana University

It was inevitable. With the firing of Tom Creen, the rumors started swirling about Indiana native Brad Stevens jumping ship from the Celtics to go coach at his home state’s university. According to Stevens, that’s not going to happen. “I don’t speak to the rumor mill or anything else, but I’ve made it pretty clear […]
Mar 16, 2017

Celtics fill Jaylen Brown’s car up with popcorn after argument with Marcus Smart

It wasn’t a banner night for Jaylen Brown.  In the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 117-104 win over the Timberwolves, the rookie forward was engaged in a heated spat with Marcus Smart on the sidelines. The argument appeared to stem from a play earlier in the period, when Brown prematurely drove to the hoop for […]
Mar 15, 2017

Al Horford drops 20 points in win over Timberwolves

For the first time since Jan. 25, Al Horford scored 20 points.  Horford, who entered Wednesday night’s game averaging just under 14 points (13.9) a night, was not only the Celtics’ second leading scorer but took some initiative on offense and turned in one of his better performances of the season in a 117-104 win […]
Mar 13, 2017

Two years later, Rajon Rondo trade goes down as one of Danny Ainge’s greatest deals

When the Celtics finally traded Rajon Rondo in December 2014, his value was at a nadir. The mercurial point guard was in the final year of his contract and coming off a mysterious hand injury that took longer to heal than anticipated. With that in mind, Danny Ainge was lauded for extracting any value from the […]
Mar 12, 2017

Were Celtics that good or Bulls that bad? Mike Petraglia, Josue Pavon discuss Sunday’s romp

Was Sunday more about the Celtics looting great or Dwyane Wade, Rajon Rondo and the Bulls looking awful? Mike Petraglia and Josue Pavon discuss inside TD Garden.