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  • • James’ Late Fadeway Key In Thrilling Rivalry Win
    LeBron James sank a clutch turnaround jumper in the waning seconds of the Lakers’ 104-102 victory over the Boston Celtics Sunday afternoon....2020
  • LeBron, Lakers top Tatum’s big afternoon for Celtics
    • LeBron, Lakers top Tatum’s big afternoon for Celtics
    LeBron James scored 29 points and put the Lakers ahead on a fallaway jumper with 30 seconds to play, and Los Angeles split its season series with the Boston Celtics with a 114-112 victory Sunday....2020
  • • Running Diary: Lakers 114 | Celtics 112
    Below is a running diary of the Lakers’ game against the Boston Celtics, taking you through game day from start to finish....2020
  • • NBA world reacts to LeBron James' dagger against Celtics
    LeBron James closed out the win for the Los Angeles Lakers with a go-ahead dagger late in the fourth quarter against the Boston Celtics Sunday. James, with his back turned to the basket, reversed course on Jaylen Brown with an epic step-back jumper, which touched nothing but the bottom of the net. Take another look at this gorgeous shot now from a different angle. LeBron actually smirked before dr...2020
  • • Watch: Rajon Rondo hits own teammate in the head with ball
    Sunday proved to be pretty eventful for Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo against his former Boston Celtics squad. That included a couple brilliant dishes to Anthony Davis. However, it’s this one play after the whistle was blown that has us laughing out loud. Rondo was seemingly unhappy about a foul call against him. He proceeded to throw the ball up in the air. What followed was pure comedy go...2020
  • • Watch: Rajon Rondo with filthy pass to Anthony Davis for the flush
    Los Angeles Lakers guard Rajon Rondo is taking on his former Boston Celtics squad at the Staples Center on Sunday. In what could have been an attempt to show off in front of Celtics legend Bill Russell, Rondo was up to his old tricks against Boston. Check out this absolutely ridiculous behind-the-back, no-look pass to Anthony Davis for the flush in the first quarter. This might in fact be a candid...2020
  • • Watch: Celtics legend Bill Russell pays tribute to Kobe Bryant
    The public memorial service for former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his daughter will be held at Staples Center on Monday. One day before that solemn event, the Lakers are hosting the Boston Celtics at Staples Center in a continuation of one of the greatest rivalries in sports history. All-time great and 11-time NBA champion Bill Russell was seen at the arena before tip off sporting a K...2020
  • • Lakers vs. Celtics: 3 Things to Know (2/23/20)
    Here is what you need to know before the Lakers continue their rivalry with the Boston Celtics....2020
  • • Jayson Tatum shows off new massive back tattoo
    Those who watched Friday night’s Boston Celtics-Minnesota Timberwolves game probably noticed Jayson Tatum appeared to have added a new back tattoo. Tatum, who had 28 points and 11 rebounds in Boston’s 127-117 win, appeared to have a wrap covering what looked like fresh ink across his back: Yes, Tatum did get a new tattoo. He showed off what the tattoo looked like via his Instagram story. The tatto...2020
  • • Gordon Hayward Puts Together Big Night To Help Lead Celtics Over Timberwolves
    Gordon Hayward probably likes playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves, to say the least. In the Boston Celtics’ 127-117 in Minnesota... »...2020

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Boston Celtics injury and suspension

  • • Kemba Walker had knee drained to reduce swelling after All-Star Game
    The Boston Celtics will return to action from the All-Star Break on Friday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, but they will be without Kemba Walker for that game and potentially beyond. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Friday that Walker experienced some swelling in his knee after the All-Star Game and needed to have it drained. Walker’s knee has bothered him at various poi...2020
  • • Watch: Celtics' Marcus Smart goes flying after being hit in the head
    Boston Celtics veteran guard Marcus Smart was not having a great day at the office against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Smart was hit with a technical at halftime after arguing with officials. He later found himself on the receiving end of a football-like play. Check out Smart as he goes flying after being hit right in the head. Luckily, this did not result in a serious injury. After all, ...2020
  • • Anthony Davis will be on minute restriction as he returns from bruised tailbone
    The Los Angeles Lakers are getting Anthony Davis back on Monday against the Boston Celtics, but they plan to ease him back into action somewhat. Mike Trudell of Spectrum SportsNet reported that the All-Star big man, who is returning from a five-game absence with a bruised tailbone, will be on a restriction of 28 minutes. Trudell adds that Davis worked out in the morning and said that he was ready ...2020
  • • Lakers star Anthony Davis to return Monday after five-game absence
    The Los Angeles Lakers will get star big man and MVP candidate Anthony Davis back on the court for Monday night’s huge game against the Boston Celtics. Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports that Davis will return after missing the past five games to a gluteus maximus contusion in his lower back. Davis originally suffered the injury on a scary-looking fall against the New York Knicks on Jan. 7. Riding the...2020
  • • Andre Drummond 'widely known' to be available for trade
    After losing All-Star forward Blake Griffin indefinitely to knee surgery, the Detroit Pistons are reportedly moving forward with their plans to potentially trade star center Andre Drummond before the trade deadline. According to The Athletic’s Sam Amick, Detroit has no intention of signing Drummond to a max contract this offseason and has made it known that he’s widely available for trade. Detroit...2020
  • • Joel Embiid out Thursday, seeing specialist for finger injury
    The Philadelphia 76ers have already ruled star center Joel Embiid out for their huge matchup with the conference-rival Boston Celtics on Thursday. Embiid suffered a gnarly looking dislocated finger in the team’s previous outing against the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night. He’s reportedly away from the team and seeing a specialist. The last thing the Sixers and their fans want to see in the same...2020
  • • Report: Lakers, Celtics among contenders interested in Davis Bertans trade
    Davis Bertans figures to be a wanted man ahead of the Feb. 6 trade deadline. Chase Hughes of NBC Sports Washington reported on Monday that the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics are among the teams emerging as suitors for the Washington Wizards sharpshooter. Hughes also has the Philadelphia 76ers and the Denver Nuggets as other interested contenders. The 6-foot-10 Bertans has been one of th...2020
  • • Gordon Hayward thinks current nerve pain is related to 2017 broken leg
    Gordon Hayward, who just can’t shake off the injury bug, believes that he is still feeling the effects of his serious injury two seasons ago. Speaking with the media on Tuesday, the Boston Celtics swingman told reporters that he is currently dealing with nerve pain in his left foot and pointed the finger at his fractured tibia and dislocated ankle from October of 2017. “I think it has everything t...2019
  • • Celtics star Gordon Hayward to get MRI on injured foot
    The Boston Celtics might be without injury-plagued star forward Gordon Hayward for some time. Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters ahead of Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks that Hayward’s foot has been bothering him all season. Hayward got an MRI three weeks ago and is set to get another one on Friday. This isn’t great news for a player in Hayward who missed all but one game...2019
  • • NESN Hoops Now: Hayward Back, Tacko Fall’s Birthday, Marcus Smart Leading the C’s
      The Boston Celtics forward made his return after being out for 4 weeks due to hand surgery and Brad... »...2019

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Boston Celtics trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Celtics will retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey No. 5 next season
    The Boston Celtics surprised those in attendance for Thursday night’s game against the LA Clippers with an announcement. The Celtics played a video at TD Garden saying that Kevin Garnett’s No. 5 jersey would be retired next season. Garnett played 21 seasons in the NBA, six with the Celtics. He and Ray Allen were acquired by Boston prior to the 2007-08 season and joined Paul Pierce to form a Big Th...2020
  • • Kyrie Irving makes Kendrick Perkins want to throw up
    Kendrick Perkins took aim at Kyrie Irving on Tuesday night. Perkins, who played for the Boston Celtics from 2003-2011, joined Brian Scalabrine and Mike Gorman on the call for Tuesday night’s Celtics game against the Houston Rockets. Late in the second quarter of the game, Perkins was praising Celtics fans, and that led him to take a shot at Irving. “Do you hear these chants right now?” Perkins ask...2020
  • • Ex-Hornet Kemba Walker shades former team in epic fashion
    The Boston Celtics earned a hard-fought victory in a physical game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Sunday afternoon, winning by the score of 112-111. All-Star guard Kemba Walker scored a team-high 27 points in a game that had a playoff atmosphere in OKC. Asked about that afterward, Walker took time out of his postgame Q&A session to absolutely troll his former Charlotte Hornets squad. That’s a w...2020
  • • NBA Rumors: Clippers Waive Isaiah Thomas After Acquiring Him From Wizards
    Isaiah Thomas hasn’t had the easiest road to redemption since being traded from the Boston Celtics, and that road might’ve... »...2020
  • • Giannis trolls James Harden with All-Star Game pick
    While Giannis Antetokounmpo is getting roasted by NBA fans for his All-Star draft picks, he also delivered the best shade of the night with an epic shot at Houston Rockets guard James Harden. During Thursday’s All-Star draft, Giannis shared that he was deciding between Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker.  When Charles Barkley asked him why he wasn’t taking H...2020
  • • Watch: Celtics’ Jaylen Brown with filthiest poster of the season
    Wednesday was bobblehead night for Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown. Fortunately for the Celtics, he took that to a whole new level and gave everyone inside TD Garden a poster to celebrate the occasion. Brown put Orlando Magic forward Michael Carter-Williams on an poster with one of the best dunks of the NBA season. It was filthy. It got Celtics fans excited. Carter-Williams won’t soon live it dow...2020
  • • If Cavaliers buy out Tristan Thompson, Celtics could be interested
    The Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off a blockbuster deal ahead of Thursday afternoon’s NBA trade deadline. Now that the Cavs added Andre Drummond to the mix, the existence of Tristan Thompson in Cleveland makes less sense. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst suggests that the impending free agent could be bought out soon. If so, the Boston Celtics seem like a possible destination. Boasting an impressive 35-15 rec...2020
  • • Watch: Hawks' Trae Young going full 'Lob City' against the Wolves
    Atlanta Hawks star guard Trae Young continues to make the hard plays look easy. He’s been a highlight-reel play waiting to happen thus far as a sophomore. The undermanned Minnesota Timberwolves found that out firsthand Wednesday evening. Young was out there throwing up alley-oop after alley-oop in the first quarter. It started with this pass to Damian Jones. Later in the first quarter, Young set u...2020
  • • NBA Rumors: Three-Team Trade Discussions Could Send Clint Capela To Hawks
    Clint Capela may not be on the table for the Boston Celtics after all. A three-team trade between the Minnesota... »...2020
  • • Five bold predictions for the NBA trade deadline
    With the NBA trade deadline quickly approaching, multiple teams are in need of upgrades to be taken seriously as title contenders.  Will the Boston Celtics finally pull off that blockbuster trade for a big man? What about the surprising Denver Nuggets out west? Are they in line for a major trade?  It’s in this vein that we give you five bold predictions for the NBA trade deadline, including a cert...2020

Boston Celtics stats

  • • Watch: Aaron Gordon dunked over Tacko Fall and got completely robbed
    Aaron Gordon delivered one of the coolest dunks in the dunk contest that we have seen, but he got robbed and lost to Derrick Jones Jr. in the finals on Saturday night at United Center in Chicago. Gordon needed more than a 48 to win the competition and decided to bring out 7-foot-5 Boston Celtics big man Tacko Fall for an assist. The Orlando Magic star jumped over Tacko for the huge dunk, bringing ...2020
  • • Legendary Moments in NBA History: Bird scores 60 vs. Hawks in 1985
    By the 1984-85 season, Boston Celtics forward Larry Bird had already established himself as an MVP and Finals MVP and one of the best players in the league. On March 12, 1985 in New Orleans, he further cemented his place in league history with an epic scoring performance against the Atlanta Hawks....2019

Boston Celtics kids, wife/husband, girlfriend/boyfriend, father/mother

  • • Obamas buy Martha’s Vineyard estate from Celtics owner for $11.75 million
    It sure looks like former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are doing well years after the couple left the White House. The Obamas are said to have purchased a Martha’s Vineyard estate from Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck for a cool $11.75 million, saving multiples of million from what the estate was originally listed for. “The 29-acre Edgartown property on Turkeyland Cove Road was...2019
  • • Son of Danny Ainge sends moving thank you note after father's heart attack
    Austin Ainge, one of Danny Ainge’s sons, sent a moving tweet on Thursday after his father suffered a heart attack. Austin, who is the Boston Celtics’ Director of Player Personnel, said thank you to all those who helped care for his father. The Celtics announced on Thursday morning that Danny suffered a mild heart attack on Tuesday in Milwaukee. They say he is expected to make a full recovery. The ...2019
  • • Watch: Al Horford brutally rejects Giannis — twice in a row
    Giannis Antetokounmpo is having a rough go of it Sunday against Al Horford and the Boston Celtics, as we’re about to show you. Check out this series of blocks on the same play as Horford rejects Giannis with authority. The Milwaukee Bucks star has been smothered by Horford, who now has five blocks in the post. As a result, Antetokounmpo managed just 11 points on 3-of-11 shooting early in the game....2019
  • • Celtics legend John Havlicek dies at 79
    The Celtics have confirmed that Hall of Fame forward John Havlicek, the franchise’s all-time leading scorer, has died at the age of 79 from Parkinson’s Disease. As part of their official statement, the Celtics wrote: “John Havlicek is one of the most accomplished players in Boston Celtics history, and the face of many of the franchise’s signature moments. He was a great champion both on the court ...2019
  • • NBA legend John Havlicek dies at 79
    John Havlicek, one of the greatest players in the history of the Boston Celtics and the NBA, passed away on Thursday at the age of 79. The Celtics released a statement on Havlicek’s passing on their website. “He was extraordinarily thoughtful and generous, both on a personal level and for those in need, as illustrated by his commitment to raising money for The Genesis Foundation for Children for o...2019
  • • Dwyane Wade’s son hits back at Paul Pierce over latest claim
    Did Paul Pierce have a better NBA career than Dwyane Wade? The former Boston Celtics great certainly thinks so, but the Wade family doesn’t care for that argument. Wade’s 17-year-old son, Zaire, posted a pretty clear response to Pierce, noting that in 19 years, Pierce only managed one NBA title. Wade himself had already responded to Pierce in a slightly more muted fashion, and it’s no surprise tha...2019
  • • Kobe, Vanessa Bryant to try for fifth child in attempt to have a boy?
    Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have a fourth child on the way, but none of the Bryant children will be eligible to follow in their dad’s footsteps by playing in the NBA. That’s because they are all girls, but is there still a chance Kobe and Vanessa could have a boy? According to Hollywood Life, Kobe and Mrs. Bryant are still hoping to have a son. That means there’s a good chance they could end ...2019
  • • Jabari Bird makes plea, awaits sentencing
    Former Boston Celtics guard Jabari Bird is awaiting sentencing after making a plea in a case accusing him of assaulting his ex-girlfriend....2019

Top Boston Celtics news

  • • Running Diary: Lakers 114 | Celtics 112
    2020
  • • Lakers vs. Celtics: 3 Things to Know (2/23/20)
    2020
  • • Rivers wants Allen at KG's jersey retirement
    When the Boston Celtics retire and raise Kevin Garnett's jersey to the rafters next season, Doc Rivers wants Ray Allen to be in attendance....2020
  • • James’ Late Fadeway Key In Thrilling Rivalry Win
    2020
  • • Kyrie Irving’s Shoulder Injury Likely To Keep Him Out Vs. Celtics Again
    Boston Celtics fans eager for Kyrie Irving’s return to TD Garden shouldn’t hold their breath. The Brooklyn Nets point guard... »...2020
  • • Lakers star Anthony Davis to return Monday after five-game absence
    2020
  • • Kevin Garnett: NBA had an ‘agenda’ when Heat beat Celtics in 2012
    The Boston Celtics nearly stood in the way of LeBron James winning his first NBA title back in 2012, and Kevin Garnett has not gotten over it more than seven years later. Garnett and Adam Sandler were guests on “The Bill Simmons Podcast” this week to promote their upcoming movie “Uncut Gems,” and Simmons managed to steer the conversation away from Hollywood to bring out the competitive side of K.G...2019
  • • Celtics’ Brad Stevens Remembers Kobe Bryant As ‘Ultimate Competitor’
    The death of Kobe Bryant rocked the NBA community Sunday afternoon, including the Boston Celtics locker room. And though Bryant... »...2020
  • • NBA Rumors: Clippers Waive Isaiah Thomas After Acquiring Him From Wizards
    2020
  • • TD Garden’s Purple, Gold Building Lights Honor Kobe Bryant After Death
    Kobe Bryant was part of the storied Boston Celtics-Los Angeles Lakers throughout the course of his 20-year NBA career. But... »...2020

Boston Celtics schedule, game

  • • Celtics will retire Kevin Garnett’s jersey No. 5 next season
    2020
  • • Celtics adjusting plans foe players to attend Kobe Bryant memorial
    The Boston Celtics are showing some major respect to one of their biggest rivals of all-time. Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe reported on Wednesday that the Celtics, who will be in Los Angeles to play the Lakers on Feb. 23, are delaying their team flight to allow players and staff to attend the Kobe Bryant memorial the next day. The memorial will be held at 10 AM on Feb. 24 at Staples Center,...2020
  • • Ex-Hornet Kemba Walker shades former team in epic fashion
    2020
  • • Jaylen Brown appears to take aim at Kyrie Irving’s leadership
    Jaylen Brown appeared to take aim at Kyrie Irving’s leadership when speaking on a recent podcast. Brown was a guest on Monday’s edition of “The Woj Pod” and spent part of his interview talking about Kemba Walker, who was signed by the Boston Celtics over the offseason as a replacement for Irving. When discussing Walker’s leadership, Brown praised Walker and contrasted it with the style of someone ...2020
  • • Lakers star Anthony Davis to return Monday after five-game absence
    2020
  • • Winners and losers from Bucks' huge victory over Celtics in Eastern Conference clash
    On pace to win more than 70 games this season, the Milwaukee  Bucks hosted the Boston Celtics Thursday night. It’s one of the better  matchups on the Eastern Conference slate through the first half of the  season. Though, that’s just on paper. As it has done all  season, Milwaukee ran roughshod through its opponent early before a  massive Celtics comeback in the fourth quarter drew this one close....2020
  • • Celtics Vs. Bucks Live Stream: Watch NBA Game Online
    Could Thursday night’s matchup at Fiserv Forum be an Eastern Conference Finals preview? The Boston Celtics will play the second... »...2020
  • • Joel Embiid out Thursday, seeing specialist for finger injury
    2020
  • • Celtics rookie Tacko Fall making his limited minutes count
    From the moment he was signed by the Boston Celtics, 7-foot-5 center Tacko Fall became a favorite of every sports fan in Boston. Now, the fan base has even more reason to love him thanks to this one stat that shows the rookie’s dominance. While the 24-year-old has only played in three games this season, he has made every minute count. In fact, he joins Houston Rockets star James Harden as the only...2020
  • • One trade that would put each NBA title contender over the top
    This NBA season has been as competitive as any we’ve seen in recent history. That should lead to numerous title contenders looking to improve their rosters ahead of February’s trade deadline. From the Los Angeles Lakers looking to add a championship-caliber bench player to the Boston Celtics finally pulling off that blockbuster trade, here’s a look at one trade each title contender could make to p...2019

Boston Celtics rumors, scandals

  • • 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Boston Celtics
    With the new year now finally upon us, speculation ahead of the 2020 NBA Trade Deadline is in full swing. Whether Boston Celtics fans are in consensus about what the team ought to do before the Feb. 6, 2020 cut off or not, anticipation mounts across all fanbases that there will be fireworks. In this […] The post 2020 NBA Trade Deadline Primer: Boston Celtics appeared first on SLAM....2020
  • • Watch: Marcus Smart nails winning three, steps over Trae Young
    Atlanta Hawks players can’t be too excited about the end of Friday’s game against the Boston Celtics. With the Celtics down by double digits in the first quarter, Jaylen Brown helped Boston start the comeback with this amazing steal and flush. With Boston down a point and less than a minute remaining, Marcus Smart nailed what seemed to be a dagger three-pointer. That’s until we realize second-year...2020
  • • Rajon Rondo explains how he messed up his movie debut after being offered role
    The sports world has been buzzing about Kevin Garnett’s role in a feature film that will soon be released, and apparently Rajon Rondo could have been in on it. Unfortunately, a missed flight resulted in Rondo blowing his big chance. Garnett co-stars alongside Adam Sandler in “Uncut Gems,” which hits theaters on Christmas Eve. There’s already been talk that Sandler could win his first Oscar for the...2019
  • • Bucks betting favorites to play Clippers or Lakers in NBA Finals
    The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in the midst of an absurd 15-game winning streak. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Co. are 21-3 on the season, matching the Los Angeles Lakers for the best record in the NBA. So it’s not terribly shocking these two teams are among the favorites to play in the NBA Finals. We are, however, a tad surprised that the Los Angeles Clippers join their roommates at the Staples ...2019
  • • Al Horford takes note of Warriors’ meltdown Monday night
    Most around the NBA were already asleep when the Los Angeles Clippers pulled off the biggest comeback in playoff history Monday night against the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors in Oakland. Up 31 about midway through the third quarter, Golden State let the upstart Clippers back in the game. It culminated in one of the most-shocking turn of events that we’ve seen in recent NBA pos...2019
  • • Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving reportedly talk or text every day
    There's speculation that the friendship between Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving could play a huge role in the upcoming wave of free agency. The fact that the two superstars are said to be in daily contact has led to suspicion there may be something big brewing between the two pals. During a recent episode of “The Hoop Collective” podcast, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst reported Durant and Irving are in near...2019
  • • Kobe, Vanessa Bryant to try for fifth child in attempt to have a boy?
    2019
  • • Charles Barkley: Kyrie Irving among the ‘most miserable people I’ve ever seen’
    Kyrie Irving has been at the center of firestorm this week, and Charles Barkley believes the recent antics from the Boston Celtics superstar suggest he does not have the sunniest of dispositions. The outspoken NBA on TNT analyst — who has targeted Irving on multiple occasions in the past — was making an appearance Wednesday morning on ESPN when he opined that Irving ” has to be one of the most mis...2019
  • • Kevin Love reacts to Kyrie Irving’s media rant, notes LeBron lesson
    Kyrie Irving’s contentious relationship with the media continues to degrade, and Kevin Love has reacted to the Boston Celtics star’s recent anti-media rants by relaying a lesson learned from LeBron James. Irving argued Monday that “the media has just gotten outrageous,” which followed a screed last month during which he suggested that “the media has broken up locker rooms.” Love tends to disagree ...2019
  • • Report: Kyrie Irving has grown ‘disengaged and detached’ from Celtics
    The Boston Celtics have been in a bad spot lately, and Kyrie Irving’s mood has apparently deteriorated along with it. According to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, Irving has grown “disengaged and detached” from others in the Boston Celtics’ organization, with the change in demeanor happening around the time that speculation about his future hit a fever pitch. One source added that there is a belief ...2019