Boston Celtics

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Alex Reimer
April 20, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Kyrie Irving’s knee injury was disastrous for the Celtics. It will likely take them out of the contention for a NBA Finals berth in a wide open Eastern Conference. But one positive from Irving’s absence is that the Celtics’ younger players are getting an opportunity to fill the void. Much of the...
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Alex Reimer
April 16, 2018 - 12:40 pm
Charles Barkley has trolled the Celtics all season long. Earlier this year, the TNT analyst declared the C’s weren’t in the upper-echelon of the Eastern Conference . They went on to win 55 games and capture the No. 2 seed in the East without Gordon Hayward, who broke his ankle on Opening Night...
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Alex Reimer
April 11, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Jayson Tatum wants to join the NBA Rookie of the Year debate. Currently, 76ers guard Ben Simmons and Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell are sniping over who should win the award. But in an interview with the Globe , Tatum says he’s one of the top rookies in his class. “Talent level, I feel like if I’m not...
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Alex Reimer
April 09, 2018 - 11:53 am
Though the Celtics can still win a playoff round with their depleted roster, it’s unfathomable they can make any sort of run in the Eastern Conference with Kyrie Irving sitting on the sidelines. That means it’s time to start peeking ahead to the summer, where the Celtics will likely once again be...
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Alex Reimer
April 06, 2018 - 10:31 am
This season was supposed to end with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving squaring off in the Eastern Conference Finals. All of the backstabbing, subtweeting and subsequent hugging was going to manifest itself in an epic series between the mentor and his protege. We have been robbed. Irving will undergo...
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Alex Reimer
April 05, 2018 - 2:23 pm
Kyrie Irving offered some perspective Thursday on the devastating revelation that he will need to undergo a second knee procedure and miss the entire playoffs. In an Instagram post, Irving said he views the setback as a test of his personal willpower. “The hardest thing to do sometimes is accept...
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Alex Reimer
April 05, 2018 - 1:21 pm
The Celtics’ playoff hopes just got a lot more grim. All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure Saturday to remove two screws implanted in his patella, the team announced Thursday. Irving first suffered the knee injury in the 2015 NBA Finals with Cleveland and got the two screws...
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Ty Anderson
April 04, 2018 - 11:10 pm
With first place in the Eastern Conference still within reach, the Celtics got off to what was an absolutely perfect start of their season-series finale against the Raptors. Seemingly carrying the momentum of last Saturday’s comeback win over Toronto into the first quarter, the undermanned C’s came...
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Alex Reimer
April 03, 2018 - 4:09 pm
Would you like to play point guard for the Celtics? They might be looking for an additional body or two. Boston’s depleted lineup will be even thinner than usual when they visit Milwaukee to take on the Bucks Tuesday, with guards Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin both sidelined. Per usual, Kyrie Irving...
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Alex Reimer
April 02, 2018 - 1:12 pm
Seemingly every week, Gordon Hayward releases a new video that shows him doing basketball-related activities. Then Brad Stevens downplays its significance. It’s an odd contrast. Last month, the Players’ Tribune published the first of several videos of Hayward rehabbing from the gruesome ankle...
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