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Jan 19, 2021
Robert Williams III back from COVID, Jayson Tatum remains out

Robert Williams III back from COVID, Jayson Tatum remains out

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Tatum is “TBD” to return for Boston’s Friday game against the 76ers. Robert Williams III returned to Celtics practice on Tuesday to bring the Celtics back to 14 available players after their fell to below eight less than two weeks ago starting with Williams’ positive test for COVID-19. Williams shared that he experienced flu-like symptoms during the past 11 days, waking up in cold sweats trying to get comfortable, while dealing with the uncertainty of his mother and daughter also testing positive. All recovered fortunately, and a...
Jan 14, 2021
NBA postponements reveal COVID challenges outside the Bubble

NBA postponements reveal COVID challenges outside the Bubble

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Can basketball be played through the coronavirus pandemic? The Philadelphia 76ers and Denver Nuggets played on Saturday. Doc River’s rotations stayed short and resembled a preseason lineup — Tyrese Maxey took 33 shots. We’ve become used to the visuals of professional sports mid-pandemic: masks, distanced benches, and small groups of fans alongside fake crowd noise. The invisible threat of COVID-19 has only grown since the Orlando Bubble. The Nuggets won, Philadelphia played reasonably close for having only two bench players, and...
Jan 8, 2021
Tacko Fall energizes 116-107 Celtics win over the Wizards

Tacko Fall energizes 116-107 Celtics win over the Wizards

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Tacko Fall flushed back a crucial put back in the fourth quarter and held down the paint with the Celtics front court depleted by COVID-19. Payton Pritchard and Jaylen Brown followed with game-saving threes that halted a 28-point Wizards comeback attempt that reached within four. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James. Paul Pierce lining up Dirk Nowitski. Steve Nash and Jason Kidd facing off at the point. Jayson Tatum and Bradley Beal’s battles may go down in the same breath as those legendary battles. As Tatum and Beal ascend to All NBA form...
Jan 1, 2021
Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown miss final two shots as Celtics lose 96-93

Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown miss final two shots as Celtics lose 96-93

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports The Celtics closed the game 0-for-9 with multiple opportunities to retake the lead after overcoming a 21 point deficit to begin the fourth quarter. Robert Williams III was hurt in the loss that sent Boston to 3-3 to start the year. Tristan Thompson shook his hands angry at himself as a late rebound bounced over his head on the offensive end. Marcus Smart had just completed a stop by sealing Mason Plumlee off the boards on the other end with Boston on overcoming a 21 point deficit. Thompson raced back and the ball landed in his hands when he...

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