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John Tomase
April 06, 2018 - 11:24 am
The Celtics lost Gordon Hayward and won 16 straight games. They lost Marcus Smart and won five out of six. They lost Kyrie Irving and reeled off six in a row. Each time, to varying degrees, we wrote them off. Hayward's broken ankle meant they'd fight to make the playoffs. Smart's sliced thumb would...
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Josue Pavon
December 20, 2017 - 11:45 pm
Two nights ago it was Kyrie Irving's back-to-back 3-pointers in less than a minute that put his team in a game-winning situation against the Pacers. Terry Rozier made a game-winning steal/dunk, and Wednesday night against the Heat it was Irving's 14-point fourth quarter performance that gave the...
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Jayson Tatum
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John Tomase
December 20, 2017 - 8:11 pm
Celtics rookie Jayson Tatum, the NBA's leading 3-point shooter, left Wednesday's game against the Heat with a dislocated right pinky after being stepped on while diving for a loose ball, but was taped up and later returned to action. Tatum had just scored with a Kevin McHale-esque up-and-under on...
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Heat guard Dion Waiters celebrates end of Celtics winning streak.
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John Tomase
November 22, 2017 - 11:27 pm
And now, we can get on with the rest of the season. The Celtics weren't going to win forever, and on Wednesday night their 16-game streak came to an end with a 104-98 loss in Miami. In losing for the first time since Oct. 18 -- the Yankees and Cubs both won playoff games that night -- the Celtics...
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Rob Bradford
October 29, 2017 - 12:18 am
The Celtics are better this season. Nobody is proclaiming that Brad Stevens' team is better than Cleveland, or that it's a lock that the Celtics are destined for the Eastern Conference finals. But what we have learned through six games is that this edition of the C's is a more complete group that...
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Rob Bradford
July 06, 2017 - 8:28 pm
Kelly Olynyk has his payday. After the Celtics agreed to make the forward an unrestricted free agent earlier this week, Olynyk took advantage. The 26-year-old's agent, Greg Lawrence has told ESPN that his client has agreed to a four-year deal with the Miami Heat worth more than $50 million. The...
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Ty Anderson
July 01, 2017 - 12:47 pm
The dreams of a Celtics superteam died when late Friday night when Blake Griffin re-signed with the Clippers and Paul George was traded to the Thunder. But, it could still get worse for the Celtics’ summer plans depending on Gordon Hayward’s decision. And if the latest report the The Ringer's Kevin...
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July 05, 2014 - 10:49 am
The Celtics kicked off summer league play with an 85-77 victory over the Heat on Saturday in Orlando. The game featured 22 lead changes and 12 ties before a 25-13 Boston run to close out the contest helped the Celtics seal the victory. Kelly Olynyk led the Celtics with 20 points (8-of-17 shooting)...
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October 01, 2013 - 10:29 am
After winning his second straight NBA title and claiming his fourth MVP award, Heat forward LeBron James seemingly has reached the pinnacle of his career. However, based on James' comments at Heat training camp on Monday, the future Hall of Famer believes that he is even better than he was last...
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July 07, 2012 - 9:46 am
According to a report from Yahoo! Sports, Ray Allen's decision to leave the Celtics and sign a three-year, $9.7 million deal with the Miami Heat was based on not only the love shown by Heat president Pat Riley , but the lingering bitterness toward the Celts. The report had a source saying "He felt...
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