After falling short in the Finals, Boston Celtics look to go one further as Udoka scandal looms

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Having recovered from a sluggish start prompting fake trades aplenty, agitated fans and criticism, the Boston Celtics were two wins from their first NBA title in 14 years under first-year head coach Ime Udoka. He’s been given a year-long suspension after news of an inappropriate relationship broke last month, and now there are more doubts. How will they manage now?
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Jayson Tatum wrist injury: Does Celtics star’s recent admission change the criticism on him?

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics reacts against the Golden State Warriors during the fourth quarter in Game Six of the 2022 NBA Finals at TD Garden...

Knives were out rather quickly as Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics fell in a winnable six-game series against the Golden State Warriors in last season’s NBA Finals. After the star forward revealed to B/R at the weekend he quietly played through a non-displaced left wrist fracture for three months, will that change the criticism or narrative weighted on his shoulders?
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Stephen Curry – who else – the catalyst as Warriors earn gritty Game 4 road win

Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors celebrates during Game Four of the 2022 NBA Finals on June 10, 2022 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts....

With the lights brightest and others struggling, the 33-year-old recorded the second-most NBA Finals points of his career, and put his teammates on his back, en route to an invaluable 107-97 win over the Boston Celtics to tie the series at 2-2 with Game 5 next in the Bay Area on Monday. Given he played through a Game 3 foot injury here, are you surprised this was his next act? Continue reading

Draymond Green’s aggressive ‘attitude adjustment’ works wonders in Game 2

The Warriors Draymond Green bowled over a courtside videographer as he chased a second quarter loose ball. The Boston Celtics visit the Golden State...

After the Golden State Warriors’ fourth quarter collapse in Game 1 of this year’s NBA Finals, Draymond Green wasted no time making his impact felt against the Boston Celtics on Sunday night. He played aggressively, was close to an ejection – as per – but was a key reason for their blowout 107-88 win in Game 2. With the series set for Boston on Wednesday night, what’s next? Continue reading

Conference Finals set after Celtics, Mavericks dominate their respective Game 7 duels

Grant Williams of the Boston Celtics reacts during the fourth quarter in Game Seven of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference Semifinals against...

With their Game 1 clash vs. the Miami Heat set for tip-off in a few hours’ time, here’s a quick refresh: Boston Celtics, armed by a new career-high display from Grant Williams, overcame a 3-2 series deficit to knock out the defending champion Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday. Hours later, Dallas did similar but in enemy territory, stunning the Phoenix Suns in a historic blowout win. Continue reading

Relive the action: NBA Playoffs East Semi-finals – Bucks 110-107 Celtics, Game 5

Giannis Antetokounmpo of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots the ball against the Boston Celtics during Game 5 of the 2022 NBA Playoffs Eastern Conference...

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Hornets 129-140 Celtics: Tatum, Brown pivotal as Boston secure road win in overtime

Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics drives past LaMelo Ball of the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of their game at Spectrum Center on...

Jayson Tatum had 41 points with eight assists and seven rebounds, while fellow All-Star teammate Jaylen Brown added 30 on 20 shots as the Boston Celtics rallied from a nine-point deficit with 4:30 left to eventually outgun the Charlotte Hornets in overtime – ending their perfect 3-0 start to the new campaign during a frenetic duel packed with multiple lead changes. Continue reading