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CelticsBlog 5 hours ago
Jayson Tatum takes over after halftime: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Pelicans

Jayson Tatum takes over after halftime: 10 Takeaways from Celtics-Pelicans

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Tatum scored 21 of his 27 points after the break to push Boston back over .500 on the season 1. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Not sure what the adage is if the Boston Celtics fool you 20 times in the first half of a season. It’s impossible to say the Celtics have figured it out or turned the corner. But they are playing better. That’s undeniable. Boston has won seven of their last 10 games. Against the Chicago Bulls on Friday night, the Celtics played well in crunch time, scoring the final...
CelticsBlog 10 hours ago
Must C’s: Jaylen Brown on Martin Luther King Day

Must C’s: Jaylen Brown on Martin Luther King Day

Photo by Adam Glanzman/ Before today’s matinee game on Martin Luther King Day, Jaylen Brown spoke to the TD Garden crowd: Institutionalized racism is real thank you Dr.MLK the fight is continued! pic.twitter.com/6UQQKwcqrT— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) January 17, 2022 “Today, we honor the life and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In doing so, it’s important to emphasize his life’s work and what he sacrificed his life for, his message to get across,” Brown said. “Systemic racism is real. It plagues the city of Boston as well as the rest of our...
CelticsBlog 11 hours ago
Celtics take down Pelicans, 104-92 with dominant second half

Celtics take down Pelicans, 104-92 with dominant second half

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via After falling behind by 18 in the 2nd quarter, the Celtics outscored New Orleans 65-46 after halftime, their 5th win in the last 6 games In the first half, it looked like the Celtics might once again be finding a way to lose to a team they should beat. They trailed the New Orleans Pelicans by 18 in the second quarter, and the crowd was quiet at the Martin Luther King Day matinee at TD Garden. But the C’s lately have been figuring out how to win, and they did it again behind Jayson Tatum’s 27 points (21 in the second half) and 23...
NESN.com 12 hours ago

Brad Stevens Reveals Celtics’ Biggest ‘Need’ As NBA Trade Deadline Looms

There’s been no indication the Celtics plan to break up the young tandem of Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown, which means building a strong supporting cast is of the utmost importance for Boston. So far, that’s been a struggle. Although Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens before the season expressed a desire to surround […] The post Brad Stevens Reveals Celtics’ Biggest ‘Need’ As NBA Trade Deadline Looms appeared first on NESN.com.
CelticsBlog 15 hours ago
Marcus Smart, Robert Williams out vs. Pelicans

Marcus Smart, Robert Williams out vs. Pelicans

Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via The Celtics will be missing two starters on MLK Day. Per the Celtics, Marcus Smart remains in the league’s health and safety protocols. The starting point guard has missed the last three games after starting January strong, averaging 13.2 points and 4.2 assists and hitting 42.9% from behind the arc. With the NBA’s new COVID measures in place, we could see Smart return as Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets or Friday vs. the Portland Trail Blazers. The bigger news is the absence of Robert Williams. Boston’s big man came up...