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Tatum takes skills challenge on half-court heave

With Trae Young appearing to be on his way to a win in the All-Star skills competition, Celtics forward Jayson Tatum threw up a shot from half court and banked it home to pull off a dramatic win.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Celtics, Tatum, Jayson Tatum, Trae Young


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


Pels' Davis opens up, says Celtics on trade list

A candid Anthony Davis touched on a number of topics at All-Star Game media day, including the possibility of playing for the Celtics, why he would be interested in joining the Knicks and why he asked for a trade out of New Orleans in the first place.
Tags: Sport, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Knicks, Celtics, Pels Davis


Pelicans All-Star Davis says Celtics on trade list

A candid Anthony Davis touched on a number of topics at All-Star Game media day, including the possibility of playing for the Celtics, why he would be interested in playing for the Knicks and why he asked for a trade out of New Orleans in the first place.
Tags: Sport, Davis, Nba, New Orleans, Anthony Davis, Knicks, Celtics


Waldner: UCLA covets a basketball coach like Mark Few, but reality hits

It was a short visit for Mark Few and Gonzaga. Fly in from Spokane via charter, survive a 73-60 test Thursday at LMU, spend the night in a hotel, hop back into the charter, fly to San Diego, play again, fly home. UCLA basketball fans, desperate to land a marquee coach, can only groan that Few, one of the few (sorry about that) genuine marquee college coaches, is not about to stick around a lot longer. The Gonzaga coach provides a sample size of the steep uphill road ahead for the Bruins. The bes...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Oregon, Sports, Alabama, Raiders, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, San Diego, College sports, Ncaa, Salt Lake City, Duke, Cal State Fullerton, Usc


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


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


Clippers, Lou Williams race past Suns for easy win

Clippers guard Garrett Temple drives the baseline during Wednesday’s game against the Suns at Staples Center. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) LA Clippers forward Montrezl Harrell (5) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varley, Daily Breeze/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LA Clippers head coach Doc Rivers watches the action at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (Photo by Scott Varl...
Tags: Minneapolis, Boston, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Williams, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Staples Center, Charlotte, Phoenix, Celtics, Suns, Devin Booker


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


Sixers' Embiid docked $25K for ripping referees

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid made his displeasure with the refs clear after Tuesday's loss to the Celtics and on Wednesday he was fined $25,000 for publicly criticizing them and using inappropriate language while doing so.
Tags: Sport, Nba, Philadelphia, Celtics, Joel Embiid


Post All Star break betting tactics

With the NBA All Star weekend coming up, the home straight for NBA bettors is in sight. Now it’s time to get smart around your strategy as the big names battle it out for playoff position   Trust in the Bucks even if you don’t I see you there, fully convinced the Golden State Warriors are going to repeat. I understand but hear me out. You can have that view and still be fully on board with the Milwaukee Bucks. There are markets out there with the Bucks at 12/1 which is absolutely ludicrous. ...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sport, Nba, Boogie Cousins, Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Nba All-star Game, Sixers, Celtics, NBA All Star, James Harden, Chris Paul, Harden, All Star, Giannis Antetokounmpo, NBA/NCAA


No, Kevin McHale promises his profanity on TV was not about Jimmy Butler

Well here's a weird, hilarious and probably utterly forgettable little thing involving TWO men with Minnesota ties that happened TNT's broadcast of the 76ers' 112-109 loss to the Celtics on Tuesday: Former Gophers/Celtics star and Wolves executive/coach Kevin McHale was doing the broadcast for TNT — much to the chagrin of 76ers fans — and it seems as though a microphone was left on when he didn't realize it. The mic caught McHale using a compound word involving two body parts — one part specific...
Tags: Minnesota, Nba, TNT, Philadelphia Inquirer, Celtics, Timberwolves, J J, Jimmy Butler, Kevin McHale, Scott Foster, McHale, Gophers Celtics, Jimmy Butler McHale, Jimmy Jackson


Al Horford owns Joel Embiid, and Sixers can't get past Celtics until that changes

Until Joel Embiid figures out how to get past the Celtics' Al Horford, the Sixers are going to struggle to beat Boston.            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, Boston, Sixers, Celtics, Al Horford, Joel Embiid, For the Win


Joel Embiid has strong words for refs after latest 76ers loss to Celtics

"The referees f---ing suck," Joel Embiid said.
Tags: News, Basketball, Celtics, Joel Embiid


LeBron's Lakers fall to Hawks, Celtics edge 76ers

Young also posted 14 assists against the Lakers. Meanwhile, the Boston Celtics held on to beat the in-form Philadelphia 76ers 112-109 on the road. The Celtics did not have star point guard Kyrie Irving, so Al Horford took over the scoring load with 23 points.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Los Angeles Lakers, Celtics, Kyrie Irving, Al Horford, Hawks Celtics, LeBron s Lakers, Lakers Meanwhile the Boston Celtics


Joel Embiid says 'the referees f------ suck' following 76ers' close loss to Celtics

Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid didn't just lose a game Tuesday, he almost certainly also lost some money. Following the team's 112-109 loss to the Boston Celtics, Embiid took out his frustrations on the refs. At the end of his post-game news conference, Embiid sent a profane message to the officials.
Tags: News, Philadelphia, Philadelphia 76ers, Celtics, Joel Embiid, Embiid, Boston Celtics Embiid


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


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


Inside Isaiah Thomas' incredible fall -- and hope to rise again

Two years ago, Isaiah Thomas was an MVP candidate and a rising Celtics legend. Then tragedy and injury struck. Eleven months since his last NBA game, one question remains: Can Thomas rise again?
Tags: Isaiah Thomas, Sport, Nba, Thomas, Celtics


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


Still time for confounding Celtics to pull together before playoffs

Boston's up-and-down season has provided some flashes of brilliance, giving the Celtics hope they can round into form for the postseason.
Tags: Boston, Sport, Nba, Celtics


Why a tumultuous season makes the Celtics more of a threat

Boston's up-and-down season has provided some flashes of brilliance, giving the Celtics hope they can round into form for the postseason.
Tags: Boston, Sport, Nba, Celtics


Clippers reserve Lou Williams going above and beyond

The Clippers’ comeback tour has concluded after six games in 12 eventful days that featured a flurry of transactions, a rabies scare and pyrotechnics aplenty — most of them sparked by reserve guard Lou Williams, whose historic effort Monday in Minnesota almost resulted in another come-from-way-way-behind victory. In the end, the Clippers coach Doc Rivers, unimpressed with the defensive execution, said his team “deserved” to drop the final game on their win-one-lose-one road trip. They cut a 23-p...
Tags: Minnesota, Minneapolis, Sports, Denver Nuggets, Sport, Harvard, Soccer, Williams, Steve Ballmer, Nba, Espn, Chicago Bulls, Rivers, Denver, Los-angeles-clippers, Golden State Warriors


Follow live: Sixers host Irving-less Celtics

Looking for its third straight win, Philadelphia hosts Boston, which will be without Kyrie Irving (knee).
Tags: Boston, Sport, Nba, Philadelphia, Irving, Sixers, Celtics, Kyrie Irving


Opinion: The Celtics are a mess right now and it could get worse tonight

It's been a rough stretch of days for the Boston Celtics and there's a chance it could hit rock bottom tonight.            [Author: For The Win]
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The Celtics are a mess right now and it could get worse tonight

It's been a rough stretch of days for the Boston Celtics.            [Author: For The Win]
Tags: News, Boston Celtics, Celtics, For the Win


Al Horford on this year's Celtics team and how he wouldn't want LeBron James to drink Chocolate Milk

Al Horford on this year's Celtics team and how he wouldn't want LeBron James to drink Chocolate Milk originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Al Horford is one of the most respected players in the NBA, and while relatively quiet, is a key leader on the Celtics. In a story by Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Horford talked about his team's struggles this season, his new advertising campaign with Chocolate Milk and playing in a city accustomed to winning championships almost...
Tags: News, Nba, Lebron James, Boston Celtics, James, Celtics, Al Horford, Horford, Justin Barrasso


Can Brad Stevens fix all that ails the Celtics?

Can Brad Stevens fix all that ails the Celtics? originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Maybe Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens could sense the frustration in his team's locker room following Saturday's embarrassing loss to the Los Angeles Clippers because, before the room opened to reporters, Stevens did all he could to direct the criticism for his team's 28-point collapse to himself. "I think I need to look at myself first and figure out what I can do to help [Boston giving a...
Tags: News, Boston, Los Angeles, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Brad Stevens, Celtics, Stevens, Maybe Boston Celtics