// Brad Stevens

Another Hard-Fought Loss: Celtics Lose 103-95, Go Down 3-0 in Series

We wanted the playoffs, and well, we got ’em.  The Celtics once again lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in a game that – at times – felt like they could have won.  But now, it is time to accept that the Celtics are severely out-sized and inevitably outmatched in a series we should never have convinced ourselves […]

Date with Destiny: Celtics Set to Face Lebron, Cavs in Return to Playoffs

Some Celtics fans were probably hoping for the team to lose its last two games and avoid the Cleveland Cavaliers and their league best record 34-9 over the last three months in Round One. A first round matchup against the struggling and banged up Atlanta Hawks certainly seemed preferable, right? Well, destiny took the decision out […]

The Magic Number is One for the Celtics

The possibility of the Celtics making the playoffs as a potential seventh-seed was a mere pipe dream at the start of the season.  Celtics fans were looking at draft boards and comparing college prospects as the Celtics were seemingly destined to fall to the lottery for the second year in a row.  As it stands, if the […]

Who Would You Rather See the Celtics Play in the Playoffs?

After their win against the Pistons, the Celtics keep inching towards a playoff spot. The Green currently sit in seventh place in the East with four games to go, by virtue of holding the tiebreaker over Brooklyn. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot is four (any combination of Boston wins and Indiana/Miami losses). […]

Celtics a Playoff Threat?

With seven games left on the Boston Celtics schedule, they sit with a 34-41 record, and are tied with the Miami Heat for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference, (the C’s are placed ninth due to tiebreakers). The Celts are also only a 0.5 game behind the seventh seeded Brooklyn Nets, and are three […]

Does Brad Stevens Deserve Consideration for Coach of the Year?

For over 50 years, the Red Auerbach Trophy has been awarded each season to the NBA coach whom  sportswriters have deemed the most exceptional. The award is presented prior to the postseason, thus, its recipient’s postseason performance is not a factor. Last year was the first time in 11 seasons that its recipient, Gregg Popovich, was awarded the honor and then […]

Revis Who? Smart, Celtics Tame Grizzlies to Edge Closer to Playoffs

Wednesday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies seemed to be following the classic Boston Celtics script this season: an early lead and solid play that evaporated and left the Celtics in a tight back and forth contest late in the fourth quarter. And with Isaiah Thomas out after falling hard on his back and right […]

Celtics Rule Sullinger Out for Rest of Season

It seemed the Boston Celtics of the future were finally taking shape. Isaiah Thomas arrived at the trade deadline to take over as the starting point guard of the next few years, Kelly Olynyk was getting ready to return from his ankle injury, and the Celtics were just a game and a half out of […]

The Celtics or the Bruins? Who’s the Bigger Ticket at the Garden?

I’m not talking about the price of the ticket because both teams, along with every team in our great snowy city, charge too much for their tickets, but which of these teams is the more exciting one right now? At the beginning of the season it was easy to say the more exciting team throughout […]

Is Celtics Sullinger Being Late Reason Enough to Join Team Eight Seed?

Since the Big Three era officially ended with the trade of Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets, I’ve been pretty squarely on Team Tanking when it comes to the Boston Celtics.But lately I’ve started to waver in my tanktastic beliefs. With every minute that Celtics forward Jared Sullinger has twice been late […]

Hey Celtics: Forget Tanking, Go for the 8-Seed

Sean Grande, the Celtics radio play-by-play voice, said it best: “Strange things happen the last game before the All Star break.” And strange things did happen as the Celtics defeated the Eastern Conference leading Atlanta Hawks 89-88. Evan Turner was the hero for the Green with his near buzzer-beating right-handed floater. These Celtics are proving more […]

Breakfast of Champions: Kobe and Rondo Share Side of Bacon Before Lakers-Celtics

Normally a Friday night game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics would be a marquee matchup of longtime rivals and storied franchises that dominates the headlines. But with both franchises stuck in NBA limbo (or purgatory, depending on your point of view), instead the talk of the town is about a Thursday […]

Marcus Smart Expected to Return on Wednesday

One day after blowing a 23-point road lead in Atlanta and extending their current losing streak to five games, the Celtics have finally received some good news. Marcus Smart is expected to come back from his 10-game injury absence on Wednesday at home against the Detroit Pistons. The Celtics have compiled an unimpressive 2-8 record during Smart’s […]

Don’t Blame Brad Stevens for Celtics’ Late-Game Woes

The Celtics could easily be a .500 team right now if a few more late shots had fallen in. Projections from various media sources predicted the C’s to be somewhere in the league’s bottom five at the end of this year. Bearing that in mind, while also considering just how tough their schedule has been so […]

Smart Out 2-3 Weeks: Exploring the Celtics’ Options

The air was sucked out of TD Garden early in the fourth quarter of Friday night’s win over the Pacers, when rookie sensation Marcus Smart went to the floor in obvious pain after stepping on Lavoy Allen‘s foot. On Saturday morning, tests confirmed a sprained left ankle and bone bruise for Smart, who is expected […]