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If Jayson Tatum wants to play for Celtics his entire career, he can force the issue

Tatum can make Ainge think harder about any Davis pursuit, and just how much the team would be willing to give up for him, by emerging an impact player during Boston's stretch run and into the postseason. The more success the Celtics have in the playoffs, the more likely the team might be to simply allow this young core to develop together (and the team could still seek outside help with its other assets, including a bevy of future first-round picks). MORE CHRIS FORSBERG C's future is ...
Tags: News, Boston, Davis, Lebron James, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Ainge, Tatum, Jayson Tatum


Celtics still figuring things out heading into stretch run

BOSTON (AP) — One way or another, the spotlight was always going to shine on the Boston Celtics in an Eastern Conference without LeBron James. After back-to-back losses to James’ Cavaliers in the past two conference finals, his departure West to join the Los Angeles Lakers seemed to clear the path for Boston to take […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Nba, Lebron James, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, James Cavaliers


Should this Kyrie Irving-Kevin Durant video really worry Celtics fans?

Are you an NBA conspiracy theorist living in New York? Boy, do we have the video for you. NBA reporter Ben Stinar shared a 24-second clip Monday morning of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving having an animated discussion with Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant in the tunnel of Charlotte's Spectrum Center at 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Tags: New York, News, Nba, Boston Celtics, Golden State Warriors, Charlotte, Celtics, Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving, Kyrie Irving Kevin Durant, Ben Stinar


Celtics forward Jaylen Brown elected as a NBPA Vice President

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown elected as a NBPA Vice President originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown told the Undefeated's Marc Spears in 2017 that he's "always had his eyes set" on one day being the president of the National Basketball Players Association, and he took a huge step toward that goal Monday. The NBPA announced Monday that Brown was elected as a vice president. Milwaukee Bucks guard Malcolm Brogdon and Charlotte Hornets center Bismac...
Tags: News, Charlotte Hornets, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Brown, McCollum, NBPA, Marc Spears, Bismack Biyombo, Garrett Temple, Malcolm Brogdon, Jaylen Brown, National Basketball Players Association


Kyrie Irving gives brief response to Anthony Davis' latest Celtics comments

Kyrie Irving gives brief response to Anthony Davis' latest Celtics comments originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Anthony Davis' future was among the hot topics in Charlotte during the NBA's All-Star Weekend. The New Orleans Pelicans center revealed during All-Star media availability Saturday that the Boston Celtics are on his list of acceptable trade destinations, contrary to reports before the Feb. 7 trade deadline. The Celtics weren't able to trade for Davis before th...
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics, Charlotte, Celtics, Kyrie Irving


Breaking down most important Celtics games following All-Star break

The Boston Celtics don't have an easy road to a high seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Tankathon.com rates Boston's remaining schedule as the sixth-hardest in the NBA with a combined opponents' win percentage of .526, and that includes matchups against many of the best teams in the league. The C's exit the All-Star break as the No. 4 seed in the East with a 37-21 record, but the Philadelphia 76ers have the same record (Boston owns the tiebreaker, though) and will finis...
Tags: News, Boston, Nba, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers


LeBron James shows resolve as his team tops Team Giannis in All-Star Game

LeBron James #23 of the LA Lakers and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets both of Team LeBron look on as they play against Team Giannis in the first quarter during the NBA All-Star game as part of the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend at Spectrum Center on February 17, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Team LeBron’s LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates a basket against Team Giannis during the second half of an NBA All-Star basketball game, Su...
Tags: Sports, Mike Malone, Dallas Mavericks, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Miami, Philadelphia, Jordan, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Minnesota Timberwolves, Cleveland, Houston Rockets, Boston Celtics


Jayson Tatum boldly predicts Boston Celtics will win 2019 NBA Finals

Jayson Tatum boldly predicted the Boston Celtics will win this year's NBA Finals. From Jayson Tatum's lips to everyone's ears, the Boston Celtics are 2019's NBA Finals winners. “We're going to win the finals this year,” Tatum said Saturday night after winning the Taco Bell Skills Challenge during NBA All-Star weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Tags: News, Nba, Boston Celtics, NBA All Star, Tatum, Jayson Tatum, Taco Bell Skills Challenge


Jayson Tatum's wild Skills Challenge win had Celtics Twitter buzzing

Jayson Tatum's wild Skills Challenge win had Celtics Twitter buzzing originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com In a building full of household NBA names, a 20-year-old kid stole the show. That'd be Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, who won the Skills Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend on Saturday night by hitting a ridiculous half-court bank shot to defeat Trae Young in the final round. It was probably the most dramatic finish since the Skills Challenge first launched in 2003, so na...
Tags: Twitter, News, Nba, Boston Celtics, NBA All Star Weekend, Jayson Tatum, Skills Challenge, Trae Young, Celtics Twitter


Kevin Garnett takes issue with Anthony Davis' agent over trade request

Anthony Davis' comments Saturday raised an important question. Who's really in charge of his trade request from the New Orleans Pelicans: Himself or his agent? If you ask Kevin Garnett, that's a question we shouldn't be wondering. The former Boston Celtics star spoke candidly about the Davis saga Saturday night on TNT's broadcast from NBA All-Star Weekend, seemingly taking issue with Rich Paul of Klutch Sports for how the Davis saga has played out over the last few weeks...
Tags: News, Davis, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics, Kevin Garnett, Rich Paul, NBA All Star Weekend, Klutch Sports


LeBron James explains why Kyrie Irving's phone call showed "growth"

LeBron James explains why Kyrie Irving's phone call showed "growth" originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have worked out their differences and then some. The former Cleveland Cavaliers teammates are reunited once again on the same 2019 NBA All-Star Game squad, and in his media availability Saturday, James was asked about the now-famous phone call he received from the Boston Celtics point guard in January apologizing for their acrimonious separation in Cle...
Tags: News, Cleveland Cavaliers, Lebron James, Cleveland, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, James, Kyrie Irving, Kyrie, NBA All Star Game


Kyrie Irving: 'Some truth' in Marcus Morris' criticism of Celtics teammates

Kyrie Irving was no different than the rest of the Celtics who reacted to Marcus Morris' harsh criticism of the team following a home loss to the Los Angeles Clippers a week ago. "There was some truth into [Morris' comments]," said Irving, who has missed the past two games - both Celtics wins - following Morris' comments and spoke on the matter for the first time Saturday.
Tags: News, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Irving, Celtics, Morris, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Morris


Maybe Anthony Davis is willing to play for the Celtics after all

The 2018-19 NBA season has been filled with drama, and no story has been bigger than Anthony Davis' future outside of the New Orleans Pelicans. Since Davis requested a trade, much has been made about how the star big man did not want to play for the Boston Celtics. His agents indicated to the Pelicans that he'd only be willing to sign a long-term extension with the Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks, while Davis' father said he didn'...
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, Celtics


Rising Star at this practice was Celtics forward Jayson Tatum's son

Rising Star at this practice was Celtics forward Jayson Tatum's son originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Move over LeBron and Bronny, you could have company. Jayson Tatum of the Celtics will be part of Team USA (coached by Kyrie Irving) that takes on Team World in the annual Rising Stars Challenge tonight at NBA All-Star Weekend in Charlotte. At practice Friday, Tatum's 13-month old son Deuce stole the show.
Tags: News, Boston Celtics, Charlotte, Celtics, Team USA, Kyrie Irving, NBA All Star Weekend, Deuce, Jayson Tatum, Bronny


A statistical reminder that Kyrie Irving is enjoying career season for Celtics

A statistical reminder that Kyrie Irving is enjoying career season for Celtics originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com This may shock you, but two things can be true about Kyrie Irving's impact on the Boston Celtics. The Celtics' offense can play well without him. The ball can move more freely, while his teammates can benefit from their increased scoring opportunities to present a more balanced offensive attack like what we saw against Philadelphia and Detroit.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Kyrie Irving


The story of Danny Ainge's Greece visit to watch Giannis Antetokounmpo is a wild one

The story of Danny Ainge's Greece visit to watch Giannis Antetokounmpo is a wild one originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Celtics took an early interest in Greece basketball star Giannis Antetokounmpo before he was selected in the 2013 NBA Draft. C's president of basketball operations Danny Ainge actually went over to Europe to watch Antetokounmpo play, and the postgame scene was nothing short of crazy. Fans were going wild, and some of them even yelled at Ainge becaus...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, Boston Celtics, Antetokounmpo, Danny Ainge, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Ainge


Tom Brady lauds Isaiah Thomas' "persistence" after Nuggets debut

Isaiah Thomas has been gone from Boston for nearly two years. The day after Thomas returned from hip surgery to make his Denver Nuggets debut, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady tagged the former Boston Celtics guard on his Instagram story Thursday with an inspiring message. "Persistence defined," Brady wrote of Thomas' long road to recovery after a hip injury limited him to just 32 games over the last one-and-a-half seasons.
Tags: News, Instagram, Boston, Denver Nuggets, Isaiah Thomas, Tom Brady, Boston Celtics, Thomas, Nuggets, Brady


Isaiah Thomas gets standing ovation, drills 3-pointer in Nuggets debut

Isaiah Thomas gets standing ovation, drills 3-pointer in Nuggets debut originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Brad Stevens could have begun his All-Star vacation Wednesday night after the Boston Celtics defeated the Detroit Pistons. But Stevens had a Denver Nuggets game to catch. The Celtics head coach set his DVR for Nuggets-Sacramento Kings to watch his former star player, Isaiah Thomas, make his Denver debut after a lengthy absence caused by offseason hip surgery.
Tags: News, Denver Nuggets, Isaiah Thomas, Denver, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Celtics, Stevens, Nuggets Sacramento Kings


Al Horford on flagrant: 'Blake is a great actor'

Al Horford on flagrant: 'Blake is a great actor' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com BOSTON - Boston Celtics big man Al Horford downplayed the flagrant foul whistled against him late in Wednesday's win over the Detroit Pistons, taking a jab at Blake Griffin in the process. Horford and Griffin collided near midcourt as Horford tried to break up an inbounds pass with Griffin sprinting out ahead following a Boston make. Horford's right arm hit Griffin's head but the ...
Tags: News, Boston, Detroit, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Griffin, Blake, Al Horford, Blake Griffin, Horford


Celtics rally in 2nd half to end Pistons’ win streak 118-110

BOSTON (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 19 points and Gordon Hayward finished with 18 to help the Boston Celtics hold off the Detroit Pistons 118-110 on Wednesday night. Hayward added eight assists and five rebounds in his first start since Dec. 21. Al Horford finished with 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. Jaylen Brown […]
Tags: News, Boston, Sports, Ap, Detroit Pistons, Boston Celtics, Pistons, Gordon Hayward, Hayward, Al Horford, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum


Clippers knew what they were getting with Ivica Zubac

LOS ANGELES — It’s a small world after all. L.A. basketball fans are well aware that Lawrence Frank, the Clippers’ president of basketball operations, traded Mike Muscala to the Lakers for Ivica Zubac at the trade deadline last week. But there are only a few degrees of separation in basketball: Frank, as the head coach of the New Jersey Nets, once coached Zubac’s cousin, Zoran Planinic. The 6-foot-7 guard played for Frank in New Jersey from 2003 to 2006, averaging 3.8 points in 10.7 minutes per ...
Tags: Boston, Massachusetts, Sports, Sacramento Kings, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Nba, Rivers, Memphis, Staples Center, Boston Celtics, Lakers


NBA Rumors: Celtics believe Rich Paul planted story on Kyrie Irving's future

NBA Rumors: Celtics believe Rich Paul planted story on Kyrie Irving's future originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Anthony Davis' agent, Rich Paul, seemingly did all he could to engineer a deal to send his client from the New Orleans Pelicans to the Los Angeles Lakers before last week's NBA trade deadline, but he was unsuccessful. Davis remained with the Pelicans, and now every team must wait until the summer to pursue the superstar center. One team that couldn't trade f...
Tags: News, Davis, Nba, New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Kyrie Irving, Rich Paul


Analysis: Where the Lakers are slipping on defense

ATLANTA — Luke Walton smiled through disappointment after the Lakers’ latest loss Tuesday against the Hawks, trying to come to grips with what his team has gone through in their first 57 games. The Lakers don’t want to be sitting in 10th place with a losing record right now. But the cycle of injuries and roster turnover has been challenging to overcome. He tried to reckon with that. “I think this first part of the season, we’ve gone through a lot of adversity as a group,” he said. “And, you know...
Tags: Boston, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Indiana, Soccer, Nba, Philadelphia, Lebron James, Magic Johnson, Young, Boston Celtics, Rajon Rondo, Ball, James, Lakers


Celtics PGs Irving, Rozier both out vs. Pistons

The Boston Celtics will be without both of their point guards -- Kyrie Irving and Terry Rozier -- in Wednesday's game against the Detroit Pistons.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Boston Celtics, Pistons, Kyrie Irving, Terry Rozier, Irving Rozier


Embiid on Horford's defense: "He's not doing anything, it's just on me"

But as dominant as Embiid can be, Al Horford seems to make the big man work harder than he normally does when facing the Boston Celtics. "Embiid's a big guy. He's tough," said Boston's Marcus Morris.
Tags: News, Boston, Boston Celtics, Al Horford, Horford


Hayward scores 26, Celtics beat 76ers again 112-109

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers. Playing without All-Star point guard […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Philadelphia, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Gordon Hayward, Hayward, All Star, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum


After win in Philly, Marcus Morris treats Celtics to cheesesteaks

After win in Philly, Marcus Morris treats Celtics to cheesesteaks originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com A few days after calling out his Celtics teammates following one of the team's most embarrassing losses of the season, Marcus Morris treated his teammates to cheesesteaks after getting back on track with a hard-fought 112-109 win over the 76ers in his native Philadelphia: Welp, almost everyone . Asked by NBC Sports Boston's A. Sherrod Blakely if Tuesday's win was a little m...
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Morris, Welp, Sherrod Blakely, Marcus Morris, NBC Sports Boston, Philly Marcus Morris


Hayward leads Celtics to 3rd straight win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Gordon Hayward scored 26 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 1:50 remaining, and the Boston Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on Tuesday night. Al Horford had 23 points and Jayson Tatum scored 20 and grabbed 10 rebounds to help the Celtics continued their dominance over the Sixers. Playing without All-Star point […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Philadelphia, Boston Celtics, Celtics, Gordon Hayward, Hayward, All Star, Al Horford, Jayson Tatum


Antoine Walker doesn't think Kyrie Irving is coming back to Boston next season

Antoine Walker doesn't think Kyrie Irving is coming back to Boston next season originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Former Boston Celtics legend Antoine Walker took a spin at the wheel on what is going to be one of the most talked-about storylines from now until free agency begins in July: Will Kyrie Irving be here in Boston for the long run? Toine doesn't think so. Appearing on Fox Sports 1's First Things First on Tuesday morning, Walker said he thought Irving should stay, ...
Tags: News, Boston, Boston Celtics, Irving, Kyrie Irving, Walker, Antoine Walker, Former Boston Celtics


Tracy McGrady has interesting theory on how Brad Stevens can fix Celtics

Tracy McGrady has interesting theory on how Brad Stevens can fix Celtics originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The Boston Celtics are in disarray entering Tuesday night's showdown with the rival 76ers in Philadelphia. Veteran forward Marcus Morris called out his teammates after Saturday night's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers -- Boston's second consecutive defeat in which it blew a huge lead. Kyrie irving's future has become a topic of fierce debate in recent weeks afte...
Tags: News, Boston Celtics, Brad Stevens, Marcus Morris, Kyrie, Tracy McGrady, Philadelphia Veteran, Los Angeles Clippers Boston