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Boston Celtics: 5 Games to Watch After All Star Break

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 8: Head coach Brad Stevens of the Boston Celtics argues a call against the Washington Wizards at Capital One Arena on February 8, 2018 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenti

HARDWOODHOUDINI.COM - 2018-02-20 18:42:29

NBA Metrics 101: Top 10 Individual Seasons So Far

NBA Metrics 101: Top 10 Individual Seasons So Far 0 of 11 This is not intended for consumption as an NBA MVP primer. Production prior to the 2017-18 campaign is entirely irrelevant, as is potential these players could tap into during future go-rounds. All that matters is what's come to pass during t

BLEACHER REPORT - 2018-02-20 12:00:03

NBA players vote Celtics to have the best free agency pitch

ESPN released an NBA player poll on Monday that shows us what certain players think about different aspects of the league. The polls are completely anonymous, but it's fun to see what the popular opinion is around the league. Most of the questions were about LeBron James and his free agency decisio

CELTICSBLOG - 2018-02-19 17:12:41

2018 NBA Power Rankings: Have the Cleveland Cavaliers figured it out?

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 11: Lebron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers is guarded by Terry Rozier #12 of teh Boston Celtics in the second half during a game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that

SIRCHARLESINCHARGE.COM - 2018-02-19 08:00:14

Adam Kaufman welcomes Chris Mannix on Celtics Beat: talks state of the Celtics at All Star break (podcast)

Adam Kaufman, the new host of CLNS Media's Celtics Beat airs his first episode... BOSTON - Longtime fixture among Boston Celtics fans, Adam Kaufman, is the new host of CLNS Media's flagship program Celtics Beat. this Sunday, Adam welcomes Yahoo! Sports and NBC Sports Boston's Chris Mannix. After a b

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The Eastern Conference race is heating up - can the Celtics retake the lead?

A three game losing streak heading into the All Star break has the Boston Celtics in a position that they haven't been for most of the season... looking up in the standings at another team. The Raptors have won 7 straight games (including one over the Celtics recently) and currently sit two games ah

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NBA All-Star Weekend 2018: The Celtics' trove of riches is on full display in L.A.

LOS ANGELES -- Right now in the NBA, there are a handful of teams realistically competing for a championship this season, while everyone else, in some capacity, is building for the future. For myriad reasons -- namely the salary cap and the inverse draft order, which typically sends the best young p

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How the heck is Marcus Smart this important?

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics calls for the ball during the first half against the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January 23, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)It can be difficult trying to figure out why Marcus Smart is

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NBA Rising Stars Challenge 2018: Live Updates, Score and Highlights

Clock Icon3:57 am World 155, USA 124 — Final Team USA's dunks were on point tonight, especially in the fourth quarter.NBA on TNT@NBAonTNT Good grief... https://t.co/GM0skMq98s2018-2-17 03:43:24 Clock Icon3:49 am Bogdan Bogdanovic Is the 2018 Rising Stars Challenge MVP! He had 26 points, four rebound

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Why Does Rajon Rondo Have so Much Beef with Isaiah Thomas?

Rajon Rondo has a weird, inexplicable infatuation with Isaiah Thomas. Both count themselves as former Boston Celtics, but they've neither been teammates nor direct rivals. And yet, Rondo clearly harbors an abundance of ill will for his fellow point guard. Take his reaction to the Celtics planning a

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The Once-Unstoppable Celtics Are Returning Back To Earth

Photo: Michael Dwyer/AP Brad Stevens warned everyone. After the Celtics' 16-game winning streak was finally snapped earlier this year, he admitted that the impressive run of wins right after the team lost Gordon Hayward was "a little bit of a mirage." Still, though, Boston was at the top of the East

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Should Kevin Garnett's number be hanging next to Pierce's?

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 11: Former Boston Celtics player Kevin Garnett looks on during a game between the Boston Celtics and the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden on February 11, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Paul Pierce's jersey will be retired following the game. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowl

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NBA Scores 2018: Are we panicking about the Celtics (no) and 7 more things from Wednesday

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports Sure, the Boston Celtics are a long ways removed from their 16-2 start to the season, a dominant performance totally unexpected from a team that suffered a massive injury to Gordon Hayward during the season opener. That 16-game win streak naturally set expectations a

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Lakers delay Celtics taking Philadelphia 76ers protected NBA Draft pick

The Los Angeles Lakers 2018 NBA Draft 1st round pick will either end up in the hands of the Philadelphia 76ers (1,6-30) or the Boston Celtics (2-5). Now odds stack up for the Sixers to retain the pick The 2018 NBA Draft may be a deep pool of incredible talent invading the ranks of the NBA. Or it cou

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Kyrie Irving: With Celtics slumping, not thinking about All-Star break

BOSTON -- Celtics coach Brad Stevens said he will explore possible rotation changes after his team stumbled into the All-Star break playing maybe its worst basketball of the season. For the second time in as many outings, the Celtics allowed a season high in points during Wednesday's 129-119 loss to

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Jordan has 30 points and 13 rebounds, Clippers beat Celtics

BOSTON (AP) DeAndre Jordan had 30 points and 13 rebounds and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Boston Celtics 129-119 on Wednesday night for their fourth victory in five games. Tobias Harris added 21 points, Danilo Gallinari had 20, and Lou Williams 19. Kyrie Irving led Boston with 33 points and eig

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Isaiah Thomas, Rajon Rondo ejected after multiple altercations, lots of trash talk

It doesn't look like Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo and Lakers point guard Isaiah Thomas will be exchanging Valentine's Day cards any time soon. Rondo and Thomas were ejected from Wednesday's game in New Orleans after repeated altercations. Things first escalated when Rondo caught Thomas with a fo

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Watch: Uncle Drew movie trailer released

Kyrie Irving, also known as Uncle Drew had his own movie trailer released on Wednesday, and it's pretty great. The movie is scheduled to come out this summer on June 29th, and includes former NBA stars, Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber, Reggie Miller, and Nate Robinson along with WNBA legend Lisa Les

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Boston Celtics come up short to the "new-look" Cavaliers.

BOSTON - FEBRUARY 11: Cleveland Cavaliers LeBron James rises above the Boston Celtics defense during third quarter action at TD Garden in Boston on Feb. 11, 2018. (Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) In the past week the Boston Celtics have gone up against four of the top six

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Meditating with Jaylen Brown

The Celtics' young star is using meditation to stay centered on the court, and to help him grieve off it. Jaylen Brown is wary. "Some of these questions you may ask," he says as we begin, "I may not have the answers because I've never thought of them." It's a Saturday afternoon at the Celtics pract

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