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NBA media reacts to the Boston Celtics Game 4 loss to the Bucks

The Boston Celtics fell behind by 20 points in the second half in Game 4 against the Milwaukee Bucks. However, the Celtics were able to fight back and even take the lead in the final minute. Boston was paced by a career-high 34 points from Jaylen Brown, but it wasn't enough as a late tip-in from

SCOUT - 2018-04-22 19:41:06

Jaylen Brown learning how difficult it is to win in the playoffs

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 20: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket against Matthew Dellavedova #8 and Malcolm Brogdon #13 of the Milwaukee Bucks during the first half of game three of round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 20, 2018 in Milwaukee,

HARDWOODHOUDINI.COM - 2018-04-22 18:19:09

Celtics guard Marcus Smart to have thumb re-evaluated

MILWAUKEE -- Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will have his injured thumb reevaluated Tuesday in New York and, if cleared for contact, believes he could be available for a potential Game 6 of an Eastern Conference first-round series against the Milwaukee Bucks. Smart underwent surgery to repair a t

ESPN - 2018-04-22 16:28:21

Win In 6 Podcast #208: All tied up, Bucks in 6?

Having led by as much as 20 points in the third quarter, it seemed at one point like the Bucks were going to cruise to victory, and regain parity in this series in the simplest of fashion. I did mention that this was the Bucks, though, so of course things didn’t work out that way.

BEHINDTHEBUCKPASS.COM - 2018-04-22 16:26:43

Disruptive Thon Maker, Bucks' length put Celtics "on their heels"

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton received little-to-no assistance scoring in Games One and Two. They needed another killer mentality at work, one that Antetokounmpo told Thon Maker in a conversation two weeks ago that had to emerge again. Joe Prunty's team lacked energy. Those two were goi

CELTICSBLOG - 2018-04-22 13:00:02

Marcus Morris fined $15K after accusing refs of targeting him

MILWAUKEE -- The NBA fined Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris $15,000 for public criticism of the officiating, the league announced Saturday. After Friday's Game 3 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Morris suggested that referees have been unfair to him recently, ever since he patted a ref on the backsi

ESPN - 2018-04-22 01:10:01

Terry Rozier: point of attack success and failure

In the first two games of theBoston Celticsfirst round series against theMilwaukee Bucks,Terry Rozierstepped up and played better than most figured he was capable of. He struggled shooting the ball early in Game 1, but came on late. Rozier finished with 23 points and of course drilled this almost ga

CELTICSBLOG - 2018-04-21 16:58:18

Marcus Morris: Refs knew they'd go after me before game started

MILWAUKEE --Boston CelticsforwardMarcus Morris, frustrated by a third-quarter technical foul assessed to him during his team's Game 3 loss to theBuckson Friday, suggested again that he believes referees have been unfair to him in recent weeks.

ESPN - 2018-04-21 05:57:11

Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Rounding up reactions from Game 3

MILWAUKEE, IL - APRIL 20: Milwaukee Bucks' Eric Bledsoe calls for cheers from the crowd after he forced a jump ball during a second quarter loose ball scrum. The Boston Celtics visit the Milwaukee Bucks for Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2018 NBA Playoffs at the BMO Harr

BEHINDTHEBUCKPASS.COM - 2018-04-21 05:30:19

Toscano & Gelso give you the keys to the Celtics going up 3-0 on Bucks (video)

Jacob Tobey officiates Jimmy Toscano and Nick Gelso as they give you their game 3 keys. While Josue Pavon is on the road in Milwaukee, Gelso and Toscano stayed back in Boston to provide you with their clutch points to a 3-0 series lead for the C's. The Celts will tip off at 9:30 pm ET in Milwaukee


Shane Larkin and Celtics’ bench find biggest fan in Brad Stevens

Brad Stevens’ trust, engagement with his bench throughout the year continues to draw the best from his bench, even in the postseason.


Boston Celtics daily links 4/20/18



32 years ago today: Michael Jordan’s playoff record

Even though the Bulls aren’t in the playoffs, it doesn’t mean that us Bulls fans can’t have fun looking back on the past. When a different team is hoisting the Larry O’Brien trophy at the end of the season, just remember these legendary Bulls moments and hope for some more in the future.


The playoff growth of Jaylen Brown

Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports In the 2017 NBA Playoffs, Jaylen Brown was a wide-eyed 20 year old coming off the Boston Celtics bench. He played 17 of Boston's 18 playoff games, missing only Game 5 in the first round against the Chicago Bulls. Over those 17 games, he averaged 12.6 minutes per game of


CelticsBlog Pod 34: Bucks losing themselves vs. Celtics

Jimmy Toscano points to a lack of leadership as Eric Bledsoe fires up a feud with Terry Rozier, Jason Terry rolls the ball downcourt and the Bucks roll over in Game 2 heading back to Milwaukee down 0-2. Also, some credit for the Celtics, especially Jaylen Brown.


The revival of Jaylen Brown, the Celtics' surging star

Jaylen Brown, blinking from the sudden daylight, sighed heavily. He had sequestered himself in darkness and solitude for the better part of the weekend, emerging only when his mother coaxed him out with culinary bribes: jambalaya pasta for dinner, French toast for breakfast. Anything, she would late


Ainge: Marcus Smart at least a week away from return

Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports As the Celtics gear up for their first road game of this year's playoffs in Milwaukee for Game 3, Danny Ainge gave an update on Marcus Smart's return from thumb surgery. Smart's expected return date is April 27th after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ligament in his


Bear Truth and Youth

There were plenty of remarkable things about the Boston Celtics win 120-106 over the Milwaukee Bucks Tuesday night. After all, this was a night when rising star Jaylen Brown dueled MVP candidate Giannis Antetokounmpo to a draw and the short handed Celtics squad took a 2-0 lead that few expect from t


Terry Rozier downplays any bad blood with Eric Bledsoe

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier downplayed any bad blood with Milwaukee Bucks guard Eric Bledsoe and suggested that referring to him as "Drew" during a news conference after Game 1 was simply an accident. Boston's Terry Rozier torched the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 2 of their playof


Win In 6 Podcast #205: What needs to change in Game 3

Every game at the Bradley Center was going to be significant during this series as the end of the Bucks’ time in that arena comes to an end, but the shape of the series so far makes the Bucks’ first, and potentially final, home games of the series all the more important.