No Kemba? No problem for Celtics’ second-year guard Payton Pritchard

Payton Pritchard of the Boston Celtics brings the ball up the court against Nah'Shon Hyland of the Denver Nuggets during the 2021 NBA Summer League...

Ahead of the new season, Boston are outsiders to emerge from an Eastern Conference boasting the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks, a determined Brooklyn Nets team stacked with an All-Star trio as well as Philadelphia – who agreed new terms on a max contract extension with MVP frontrunner Joel Embiid earlier today. Second-year PG Pritchard wants to bridge that gap. Continue reading

Jaylen Brown’s season-ending wrist surgery amplifies his Celtics influence

Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics drives to the basket during the second half against the Portland Trail Blazers at TD Garden on May 02, 2021 in...

Having become a first-time All-Star this season, Jaylen Brown again elevated his game while reinforcing his standing as Boston’s second most important player alongside fellow cornerstone Jayson Tatum. Now that his 2020-21 campaign has been cut short just before the postseason begins, head coach Brad Stevens and co must do without one of their blossoming youngsters.

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Chicago Bulls’ Nikola Vucevic deadline day trade a necessary gamble

Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls attempts a shot over Nikola Vucevic and Dwayne Bacon of the Orlando Magic at Amway Center on February 6, 2021 in...

Aaron Gordon’s trade request this week incentivised an ambitious Orlando side to embrace rebuild mode with key duo Markelle Fultz and Jonathan Isaac both sidelined with ACL tears. Chicago are 1.5 games behind the eighth seed out East and now boast having two true All-Stars for the first time since 2014-15 – when they were eliminated by LeBron James in the postseason. Continue reading

NBA Previews: Philadelphia 76ers vs Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers entertain Dallas Mavericks

Morant returns, Grizzlies top 76ers 106-104 for 4th straight | Taiwan News  | 2021/01/17

Two more NBA match previews as the Philadelphia 76ers (9-5) attempt to bounce back from their narrow defeat in Memphis against Eastern Conference rivals Boston (8-4), while the Indiana Pacers continue life without Victor Oladipo, hosting Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, who have been unpredictable to start the regular season. Which sides will prevail? Continue reading

NBA Previews: Celtics look for swift revenge vs. Pistons, Grizzlies host Lakers

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Read on for two NBA previews as the action continues after an unpredictable start to 2020-21.  The defending champion Los Angeles Lakers (4-2) next face a weakened Memphis Grizzlies (2-3) side, while the Detroit Pistons (1-4) look to prove their first win of the campaign Friday night helped turn a corner – not a fluke – when hosting the Boston Celtics (3-3) once again tonight. 
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Playoff Preview: Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics – A big Game 4 in store

Jaylen Brown's play, presence as a leader key Game 3 Celtics win | RSN

Jaylen Brown had 26 points, Jayson Tatum added 25 with 14 rebounds and eight assists as the Boston Celtics finally retained their lead to halve the series deficit against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Now, the onus is on Miami to respond accordingly – so how will Erik Spoelstra’s defiant players respond in an important Game 4? Struggle again or come out firing? Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat – C’s look to level pulsating series

This Ain't Healthy For My Heart": Twitter Erupts as Heat's Star Duo Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo Clinch Game 1 in an OT Thriller - EssentiallySports

Bam Adebayo’s record-shattering block to deny Jayson Tatum proved decisive in overtime, as the Miami Heat drew first blood in an exciting series against the Boston Celtics. Boston need to respond in Game 2, trailing against a determined Heat side continuing to silence their critics, like Denver out West. Will they double their series lead, or will things be tied up at one apiece? Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat – An important Game 1 awaits

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Game 1 of this season’s Eastern Conference Finals gets underway tonight, as the Boston Celtics face the Miami Heat at the start of a intriguing series. After squeezing past Toronto in the semi-finals, Boston target another impressive start to proceedings against Miami – who made the top seeded Milwaukee Bucks look ordinary in a five-game series which finished early last week. Continue reading

Playoff Preview: Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors – A decisive Game 6 awaits

GAME 5 NOTES: Raptors on edge of elimination for first time since Kawhi's magic | Basketball | Sports | Cape Breton Post

Jaylen Brown led the game in scoring with 27 points as the Boston Celtics edged closer to clinching their third Eastern Conference Final in the last four years. They’re just 48 minutes from an intriguing showdown with the Miami Heat, who stunned Milwaukee in a five-game series to seal their progression overnight. Will they join them, or can the defending champions take this to a Game 7? Continue reading

NBA Playoff Preview: Raptors vs Celtics – Can defending champions level the series?

NBA Playoffs 2020 Recap: Raptors crumble in Game 1, lose to Boston 112-94 -  Raptors HQ

After an impressive 112-94 victory in Game 1, the Boston Celtics hope to double their series lead against a slow-starting Raptors tonight. It wasn’t the start to the Eastern Conference semi-finals that Nick Nurse hoped for, but he’ll be optimistic for a much more efficient shooting outing as they look to improve in Game 2. Will they level the scores here? Continue reading