How to optimize Marcus Smart's offense

COMMENTARY Marcus Smart is not a good shooter. Anyone who watches the Celtics on a regular basis can tell you that. Smart does enough things right on the floor, particularly at the defensive end, that the team is happy to live with his shooting ups and downs. But there is a way to put Smart […]
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8 minutes ago

Video: Ainge works with Marcus Smart & Terry Rozier on their post games (cameo by Gerald Green's hair)

A fun video courtesy of MassLive of Danny Ainge working with a pair of his draft picks from the past few years. Marcus Smart is definitely a handful in the low post. Back in the day (before the 3 point explosion of recent years), he'd be posting up several times a game for sure.One of Ainge's earlier draft picks. Green and his hair is all grown up now.
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7 hours ago

A Look into the Boston Celtics from a Betting Point of View

With the exception of the Washington Wizards and maybe the Utah Jazz, there has been no more surprising team in the 2016-17 NBA season than the Boston Celtics. The Celts showed progress a season ago finishing 48-34 and losing to the Hawks in the opening round of the playoffs. However, the strides they’ve made since last May have catapulted them into the league’s elite. With three...
Via Celtics Life
7 hours ago

FiveThirtyEight's forecast favors the Celtics to win the #1 seed in the East

With the regular season nearing a close the Boston Celtics seem to be peaking at just the right time. The C's currently claim the most wins in the Eastern Conference, and are locked in virtual tie with the Cavaliers for the top seed heading into the playoffs - albeit Cleveland has 10 games remaining to Boston's 8. That said the Celtics have the best record in the NBA over their last...
Via Celtics Life
14 hours ago

Locked On Celtics: FIRST PLACE!!

The Boston Celtics have climbed into a “virtual tie” with the Cleveland Cavaliers for first… and they have more wins than anyone in the conference after tonight’s win over Miami. But… we do have some issues. Are we being nit-picky or is this legit? Also, some words on Devin Booker’s 70 point night. Enjoy the show! (Side Note: I was using new equipment tonight so pardon...
Via Red's Army
18 hours ago

Celtics are Now 30-15 in Clutch Situations

In this Roundtable segment, Jonathan Levy along with Matt and Jon Ignal have a Q-and-A session where they discuss a variety of topics following the Celtics victory over the Heat. Use the promo code "CELTSNEWS" on SeatGeek for a $20 rebate, and follow us on Twitter: @CLNSRoundtable
Via CLNS Radio
19 hours ago

Brad Stevens Has the Boston Celtics in Perfect Position Again

Brad Stevens has a knack for getting his team ready for the postseason Another year, another season where the Boston Celtics are ending the season playing some of the best basketball of the year and definitely the best basketball of Brad Stevens‘ tenure in Boston. Stevens, in his last 3 seasons, has gotten the Celtics […] Brad Stevens Has the Boston Celtics in Perfect Position...
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20 hours ago

WATCH: Demetrius Jackson Dishes on Pregame Routine | Game Plan Between Boston Celtics...

Taken with the 45th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Demetrius Jackson has spent most of his rookie season as a key contributor for the D-League Maine Red Claws. As the Red Claws settle in for a playoff berth, Jackson has quietly exerted leadership skills and a competitive edge that was previously lauded during his standout career at Notre Dame. I talk with Jackson about...
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Boston Celtics Demetrius Jackson Staying Level as a Leader in First Season

[Exclusive Audio] Demetrius Jackson Dishes on Pregame Routine | Game Plan Between Boston Celtics & Maine Red Claws | Evolution as a Leader | Powered by CLNS Radio
Via CLNS Radio
20 hours ago

Does it matter if the Celtics end up with the first pick in the draft?

Debate the answer with Chad Finn and Boston sports fans at The Sports Q.
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20 hours ago

Marcus Smart is becoming an indispensable player for the Celtics

Marcus Smart is 14 for his past 60 shooting in the past six games. At 23.3 percent, that’s what you would call a slump. He converted one field goal Sunday against the Miami Heat and it was a running 27-footer to beat the buzzer to end the first period. It was his most difficult shot […]
Via Boston.com
22 hours ago

Why the Celtics have a chance against the Cavs in the playoffs

The Boston Celtics are currently a half-game behind the Cleveland Cavaliers for the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference. They also have a far easier schedule than the Cavs and get to play Cleveland at home in their last matchup of the season. Currently, FiveThirtyEight gives them a 59 percent chance of stealing the No. 1 seed from the defending champs.It’d be easy to brush the...
Via The Sports Post
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Boston Celtics Control Fate of One Seed

After the Cleveland Cavaliers lost to the Washington Wizards on Saturday night, the Boston Celtics knew they had a special opportunity in their game against the Miami Heat on Sunday. With that loss the Celtics were just half a game behind the Cavaliers in the standings, and for the first time controlled their own fate […] Boston Celtics Control Fate of One Seed - Hardwood Houdini...
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22 hours ago

Boston Celtics: Homecourt a must if C’s are going to dethrone Cavs

The postseason is a time when causal fans are sucked into their television sets after being on auto-pilot mode for most of the regular season. The action is faster and drama obviously more heightened with the stakes at their highest. Minutes are no longer limited  and players are no longer benched, as superstars prove to the world why they are in a class of their own. Careers are...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens Upset with Inconsistent Play |  Marcus Smart Is Struggling | Washington...

Boston Celtics players were upset with how Phoenix coach Earl Watson handled the closing minutes of the game. Brad Stevens is upset with Boston Celtics inconsistent play. Marcus Smart is struggling with his shooting in March. The Cleveland Cavaliers loss pulls the Boston Celtics to within one game in the loss column.
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jae Crowder, Devin Booker trade shots on Instagram

NBA Instagram: It’s where the action continues even after the game ends.Some Boston Celtics were bothered by the Phoenix Suns’ tactics in padding Devin Booker’s stats on Friday night after he scored 70 points in a defeat to Boston.After the game, Jae Crowder threw some shade at the Suns for celebrating after a defeat. Crowder commented on a photo posted by the NBA’s official...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Brad Stevens on Devin Booker's 70 Points

Brad Stevens' full postgame press conference following the Boston Celtics 130-120 victory over the Phoenix Suns. Get a free trial set from Harry’s for free. That includes a razor handle of your choice, five-blade cartridge, and shaving gel. To redeem your free trial offer, go to Harrys.com/gardenreport right now. Get a $20 rebate off your first SeatGeek ticket purchase. Download...
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Celtics upset Suns tried to pad Devin Booker’s stats

Devin Booker made some history on Friday night by scoring 70 points in a loss to the Boston Celtics. But he upset some people on the way to the astronomical point total.Celtics reporter Marc D’Amico says the Celtics’ coaching staff was left shaking their heads at the way the Suns tried to pad Booker’s stats in the game, which Phoenix lost 130-120. Isaiah Thomas, who had 34...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brad Stevens on Butler's problems with Al Horford in '07 is the best

A good coach remembers every little detail. But Brad Stevens might want to let this one go.The Boston Celtics head coach, as we all know, was a standout coach at Butler before making the leap to the NBA. In fact, he spent a total of 13 years with the Bulldogs, beginning as an assistant coach in 2001.Stevens was on Butler’s bench as an assistant in 2007, when the Bulldogs met a...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ray Allen wasn't only former Celtic not invited to 2008 title reunion

It’s been nearly nine years since the Boston Celtics won their 17th NBA championship in franchise history, and one former Celtics player thought it was time for a reunion.Former C’s point guard Rajon Rondo recently told The Undefeated that he was planning a get-together for all the members of the historic 2007-08 Celtics squad.Despite being an integral part of the title run,...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

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