10:03 PM EDT, Mon August 03, 2020
NESN.com 3 hours ago

Celtics Injury Report For Third NBA Seeding Game Reveals Promising Stat

All season up until the NBA’s pandemic pause, injuries have plagued the Boston Celtics. They’ve struggled to roll out their... Read More »
NESN.com 3 hours ago

Why Kendrick Perkins Holds ‘Major Concerns’ About Kemba Walker, Celtics

Mike Greenberg believes the Boston Celtics will represent the Eastern Conference in the NBA Finals. Kendrick Perkins doesn’t agree. Perkins,... Read More »
CelticsBlog 5 hours ago
Boston Celtics daily links 8/3/20

Boston Celtics daily links 8/3/20

Jaylen Brown vs Trail Blazers 8/2/20 | Photo by Mike Ehrmann/ All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Jaylen Brown takes a solemn knee Youth shows itself again in Celtics win over Portland Globe Tatum has 34 as Celtics beat Trail Blazers 128-124 Bill Russell reminded Twitter that he is still alive after fan’s tweet Celtics’ hard-earned win saved an otherwise lost weekend for the return of sports How the Celtics blew a big lead, then hung on to edge the Trail Blazers — and other observations Jaylen Brown is relying on confidence over athleticism. It’s...
CelticsBlog 9 hours ago
Pick-and-roll defense: what did we learn from Damian Lillard’s outburst against the Celtics

Pick-and-roll defense: what did we learn from Damian Lillard’s outburst against the Celtics

Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports After Lillard carried the Blazers back on Sunday, the Celtics learned their vulnerabilities for another Eastern Conference foe This isn’t about Damian Lillard. On Sunday afternoon, the Portland Trail Blazers point guard caught fire towards the end of the third quarter, lifting his team out of a 19-point halftime deficit. Portland stormed out to a 15-4 run to start the fourth, taking the lead after what seemed unimaginable just an hour earlier. One great scorer can change the trajectory of a game. Lillard’s 30 point, 14 assist outing isn’t abnormal for an...
CelticsBlog 10 hours ago
Marcus Smart and Celtics bench find success against Bucks

Marcus Smart and Celtics bench find success against Bucks

Photo by Ashley Landis-Pool/ When Marcus Smart fills a bench role around a healthy array of starters, it transforms Boston’s second unit. A career night from Brad Wanamaker doesn’t hurt. Was the night a fluke or trend toward improvement? With Jayson Tatum laboring and Kemba Walker limited, the Celtics still mustered 112 points against a historic Bucks defense. In a perhaps unsustainable trend, Boston’s Marcus Smart and Brad Wanamaker bench tandem scored 37 points on 12-for-20 shooting. They outscored the Bucks’ second unit, while minutes from Grant Williams and Semi Ojeleye...