Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics are an American professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. The Celtics compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Eastern Conference Atlantic Division. Founded in 1946 as one of the league's original eight teams, the team play their home games at TD Garden, which they share with the National Hockey League (NHL)'s Boston Bruins.
  • Klay Thompson or Kyrie Irving for All-NBA? Stephen A. Smith makes his pick
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    Klay Thompson or Kyrie Irving for All-NBA? Stephen A. Smith makes his pick

    If it was up to Stephen A. Smith, Klay Thompson would have fared far better in All-NBA voting.

  • LeBron James is doing some Instagram recruiting of Kyrie Irving
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    LeBron James is doing some Instagram recruiting of Kyrie Irving

    The Memorial Day weekend is upon us and LeBron James is taking the long weekend as an opportunity to intensify his recruiting efforts to bring top free agents to the Los Angeles Lakers. Fans in L.A. have been mobbing Kyrie Irving outside area restaurants and hollering at him to join the Lakers. However, someone in LeBron's orbit is also sending signals that LeBron wants to join forces with Irving in Los Angeles. LeBron's friend, who goes by Cuffs The Legend on social media, shared a photoshop of Kyrie in a Lakers jersey. The post was 'liked' almost immediately by LeBron himself, as well as their former Cavs teammate Tristan Thompson. While the Lakers didn't bring in former Cavaliers head coach

  • LeBron James' Lakers recruiting begins in earnest with public appeal to Kyrie Irving
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    LeBron James' Lakers recruiting begins in earnest with public appeal to Kyrie Irving

    LeBron James knows he's the only legitimate bargaining chip the Lakers have in recruiting free agents to a franchise in turmoil.

  • Associated Press

    Sports legends honor basketball great John Havlicek

    BOSTON (AP) — Sports legends were in Boston to honor basketball great John Havlicek.

  • Celtics Exit Interviews: Big decision ahead for Al Horford
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    Celtics Exit Interviews: Big decision ahead for Al Horford

    Will Al Horford opt in to the final year of his contract or try to work out a new contract for less annual salary? Chris Forsberg breaks down the big decision ahead for the Celtics' big man.

  • NBA Execs Believe Celtics Made Big Mistake In Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks
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    NBA Execs Believe Celtics Made Big Mistake In Kawhi Leonard Trade Talks

    Will the Boston Celtics' cautious pursuit of Kawhai Leonard prove to be a historic mistake? Some NBA observers believe that's the case after the Celtics' disappointing regular season gave way to a second-round elimination from the NBA playoffs, while Leonard and the Toronto Raptors are one win over the Milwaukee Bucks away from an NBA Finals tilt with the Golden State Warriors. That current Eastern Conference dynamic might have changed had the Celtics risked more last July during trade talks with the San Antonio Spurs. Rival NBA executives told The Athletic's Jay King the Celtics erred in failing to approach the San Antonio Spurs' demands for the All-Star forward. Boston reportedly declined to

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    Year-by-year NBA All-Rookie Teams

    Luka Doncic, Dallas Mavericks Trae Young, Atlanta Hawks Deandre Ayton, Phoenix Suns Jaren Jackson Jr., Memphis Grizzlies Marvin Bagley III, Sacramento Kings Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, LA Clippers Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers Landry Shamet, LA Clippers Mitchell Robinson, New York Knicks Kevin Huerter, Atlanta Hawks * Official Release & voting totals Kyle Kuzma, Los Angeles Lakers Lauri Markkanen, Chicago Bulls Donovan Mitchell, Utah Jazz Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers Jayson Tatum, Boston Celtics Lonzo Ball, Los Angeles Lakers Bogdan Bogdanovic, Sacramento Kings John Collins, Atlanta Hawks Josh Jackson, Phoenix Suns Dennis Smith Jr., Dallas Mavericks * Voting Totals Malcolm Brogdon, Milwaukee

  • Gordon Hayward and the Paul George roadmap to recovery
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    Gordon Hayward and the Paul George roadmap to recovery

    But the Boston Celtics were cooking. After a well-fêted flight to California, they went 3-1 on a trip through the Western Conference. Hayward looked solid. He went super efficient from the field against Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers. He hit a game-winner to take down the frisky Sacramento Kings. Gordon Hayward looked physically fit, but he was mentally drained. An inconsistent season was eating away at him. And the binary narrative—Is he finally back? Yes or no?—was taking its toll. “The most frustrating part is that I'm constantly being asked if I'm 'back.' Back to what? Because the situation is completely different now,” Hayward told ESPN's Jackie MacMullan. “Even if I was fully healthy,

  • "Game of Zones" pokes fun at Celtics' chemistry issues in latest episode
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    "Game of Zones" pokes fun at Celtics' chemistry issues in latest episode

    Bleacher Report's original series "Game of Zones" made fun of the Celtics' inability to overcome their chemistry issues this season in their latest episode.

  • Why Don't The Celtics Use The G League?
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    Why Don't The Celtics Use The G League?

    The NBA G League has grown tremendously since its humble beginnings as the NBA D-League. In 2019-20, 28 of the 30 NBA teams will have an affiliate franchise in the G League. With the inception of two-way contracts, it's becoming easier to test out G League prospects than ever before. But for whatever reason, the Boston Celtics have never really been on board the G League hype train. Sure, they used two-way contracts this year on P.J. Dozier, Walt Lemon Jr. and later R.J. Hunter. But to me, it never felt like those players were meaningful signings, and instead just added for the sake of filling a spot. For those who don't know, the Maine Red Claws are a fairly bad G League team. They've been around

  • Jason Terry tried to get Kevin Garnett to join him in BIG3
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    Jason Terry tried to get Kevin Garnett to join him in BIG3

    Jason Terry last suited up for an NBA game in 2017-18 as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks. Apparently, the one-time Boston Celtics guard (2012-13) wasn't long for retirement because he's heading back to organized basketball as a player. The 41-year-old is now a part of the BIG3's Trilogy as a rookie captain — which may be a first in the history of sports. The Trilogy roster also includes former NBA players Carlos Arroyo, Patrick O'Bryant, James White, and Sam Young. But Terry was looking to add another ex-NBA talent to the Trilogy roster. Terry told CloseUp360.com he reached out to Celtics legend Kevin Garnett about joining the BIG3. That's my guy. And if he wanted to ever lace them up, I'd love

  • Happy 31st birthday, Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins Game 7 duel
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    Happy 31st birthday, Larry Bird vs. Dominique Wilkins Game 7 duel

    It was a Game 7 at the Boston Garden that featured one of the great one-on-one duels in NBA history. Tommy Heinsohn and Doc Rivers recall Larry Bird's showdown with Dominique Wilkins - 31 years ago today.

  • Simmons, Mills in extended Boomers squad for FIBA World Cup
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    Simmons, Mills in extended Boomers squad for FIBA World Cup

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) -- Ben Simmons, Andrew Bogut, Patty Mills and Aron Baynes are among the NBA players picked in an extended Australia squad to prepare for the FIBA World Cup.

  • Jayson Tatum-themed line of Nike shoes to debut next month
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    Jayson Tatum-themed line of Nike shoes to debut next month

    BOSTON -- Jayson Tatum has never been coy about his desire to one day have his own line of sneakers.Well, the Boston Celtics forward moved one step closer to making that wish come true with Nike releasing a Tatum-themed version of their Air Max 97 next month.The Jayson Tatum x Nike Air Max 97 is a merging of many of the things that the Boston Celtics forward holds near and dear to his heart.

  • All-NBA team 2019: Kyrie Irving makes second team as lone Celtics player
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    All-NBA team 2019: Kyrie Irving makes second team as lone Celtics player

    Kyrie Irving reached a new NBA milestone after the best season of his career.