New-look Celtics clicked from the jump
The new-look Boston Celtics kicked off the preseason with a win over the Charlotte Hornets 94-82. Brad Stevens called on Aron Baynes and Jaylen Brown to join presumed mainstays Gordon Hayward, Al Horford and Kyrie Irving in the starting lineup. With Marcus Morris still away from the club while his trial continues, Boston went with a group that could be used against bigger lineups this year.
The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that they have signed free-agent guard/forward Gerald Green, re-signed center Tyler Zeller and signed 2016 NBA Draft picks forward Jaylen Brown, guard Demetrius Jackson and forward Ben Bentil.
Good teamwork gets the Celtics the win in Miami despite a shaky second half
Due to injuries, the Celtics’ starting lineup has seen limited time together on the court this season, but when they have played together it has been pretty impressive. This game against the Heat saw the starters impress yet again as, despite some setbacks in the second half, the healthier Celtics were able to overcome their opponents handily.
Even though they were visiting the Heat’s hometown it was the Celtics that were on fire. Finally able to roll out virtually a full roster (minus Gerald Green, who was out with a hamstring injury) the Celtics looked a lot more like the force that they were expected to be this season.
The luck of the Irish overcame the dark magic of the Wizards in this must-win matchup between two of the best teams in the East.
In a must-win matchup that was both a possible playoff preview and a battle for the second-seed in the East the home crowd was rippling with anticipation as the rivalrous showdown began. Both teams started with intense energy on both ends of the floor, challenging each other on every possession. The result was a closely contested quarter where each side struggled to gain advantage.
Big lead, lose lead, win in overtime.
Playing the second half of a back-to-back and their fourth game in five nights, the last thing the Celtics needed was overtime with the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday.
Of course, that’s exactly what they got.
The series returns to Milwaukee for Game 6 on Thursday
Tied 2-2, Game 5 was bound to be a close, hard-fought affair. It delivered, as the Boston Celtics won 92-87 to take a 3-2 series lead over the Milwaukee Bucks.
Boston is one win away from the NBA Finals after crucial home victory.
In a do or die Game 5, the Boston Celtics continued their homecourt mastery in a 96-83 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. Boston now has a 3-2 lead as the series moves back to Cleveland for Game 6. The Celtics improved to 10-0 at home during the 2018 NBA Playoffs with the win.
Boston needs to clear cap space to sign Gordon Hayward to a max contract.
The Boston Celtics are finalizing a trade to send perimeter defender Avery Bradley to the Detroit Pistons, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Celtics will also send a 2019 second-round pick in exchange for forward Marcus Morris, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania.
Boston took the No. 1 seed, and now they can prove they’re worth it.
The Boston Celtics are somehow the No. 1 seed, and the Chicago Bulls are somehow in the playoffs. Neither seemed likely a couple weeks ago, but here we are, with both teams earning a chance to face off against each other.
Boston tops .500 for the first time this season with victory
You know something? The kids are alright. But the vets are even better. And the Boston Celtics needed every bit of them to avoid a second loss to the Milwaukee Bucks in just over a week, as they came away with a 96-89 victory.
The Celtics are considering trading down in the loaded draft class
The Boston Celtics are in serious talks to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers, according to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Zach Lowe. The 76ers own the No. 3 overall pick in the draft.
If the trade goes through, the 76ers will have the first pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
The Boston Celtics have reportedly agreed to trade the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Cavaliers reportedly asked for Jaylen Brown or Jayson Tatum, while Boston is hesitant to even give up a second-round pick.
It still seems like Kyrie Irving will be a Celtic and Isaiah Thomas will join the Cavaliers, but for now, trade talks have stalled. After Thomas underwent a physical for an injured hip, Cleveland is demanding more compensation and each side appears to have drawn a line in the sand.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Charles Barkley didn't want Kevin Durant to join the Golden State Warriors and isn't sure Durant changes things now that he's there.
In Barkley's mind, the Warriors are still a flawed team.
James Dolan says Charles Oakley has been indefinitely banned from all future Knicks games at Madison Square Garden, saying that it “hopefully won’t be forever” on ESPN New York radio on Friday afternoon. The ban comes in the wake of Oakley’s arrest at The Garden on Wednesday.
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Point guard Chasson Randle has signed a free agent contact with the Knicks, the Daily News has learned. Partial guarantee.
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SINCE we’re in the dregs of the NBA off-season, it felt like the right time to stir up some debate. We came up with the all-time line-up for every NBA franchise, but that wasn’t good enough. Then, we ranked them.
Jimmy Butler had a triple double and Dwyane Wade was a stolen-rebound-by-Felicio away from his own as well.
Jimmy Butler returned to the court and promptly put on an offensive showcase, even without a working jumper.
It happened again. Somehow, some way, it happened yet again.
No Dwyane Wade, no Nikola Mirotic, no Paul Zipser, no problem! The Chicago Bulls returned to the United Center from their Western Conference road trip this evening and managed to pull off their eleventh straight victory over the Tortrashto Trashtors in a 105-94 victory.
The win for the Bulls also represents a 2016-17 regular season sweep of the Cavaliers.
In a world plagued by uncertainty and risk, these are the three things you can always count on to make their presence felt. Logic and reason be damned, the Chicago Bulls are not going to lose to any basketball team on a Thursday Night Turner Network Television game at home, and that narrative will remain cemented for at least another seven or eight months after this evening.
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