Basketball

Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
October 29, 2019 - 1:49 pm
During individual work after Celtics practice on Tuesday, Enes Kanter (knee) was getting shots up and working on his moves toward the rim. Throughout practice, he was on Boston’s AlterG treadmill, according to Brad Stevens, which allowed him to run on roughly 70% of his bodyweight. But Kanter still...
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Kyrie Irving
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Nick Friar
October 29, 2019 - 10:17 am
Danny Ainge has expressed he had an idea Kyrie Irving was leaving the Celtics before the point guard officially announced he was signing with Brooklyn. Ainge said he had a “ pretty good idea ” around March or April, though he was “not certain.” According to ESPN ’s Jackie MacMullan, Ainge was...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
October 29, 2019 - 8:16 am
Trae Young was announced as 2019-20’s first Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday. He scored 38 in his first game, 39 in the next, finishing with nine assists and seven rebounds in each game. Jayson Tatum was among the other players up for consideration, along with Kyrie Irving, Giannis...
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Enes Kanter
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Nick Friar
October 28, 2019 - 2:39 pm
On Monday, Enes Kanter shared a video of a new Celtics jersey on his Instagram story. He later deleted that portion of his story, but not before screenshots were taken. Yeahhhhhh...I don't know... https://t.co/z5sNAQFa5s — Nick Friar (@Nick_Friar) October 28, 2019 This might be their new City...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
October 27, 2019 - 7:00 am
Leading up to the start of the season, Kemba Walker made clear one of the biggest changes for him was the fact he didn’t have to do everything anymore. Going from a team like the Hornets to the Celtics can have that impact on anyone. Still, through the first few games, Walker has tried to do a lot...
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Daniel Theis
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Nick Friar
October 26, 2019 - 1:13 pm
Just before halftime of Friday’s game, Daniel Theis was forced to go to the locker room early after he sprained his left ankle. But he would return to start the second half. Though it appears the state of Theis’ ankle has not improved since the 112-106 win over the Raptors. The Celtics have ruled...
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Grant Williams
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Nick Friar
October 26, 2019 - 11:07 am
When the Celtics acquired Enes Kanter in the offseason, one thing he was guaranteed to bring the team was rebounding — which has been a weakness for the Celtics in recent years. Especially on the offensive end. In the win over the Raptors , Boston had 21 offensive rebounds without Kanter. Not once...
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Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
October 25, 2019 - 9:35 pm
The Raptors were on fire from deep against the Celtics. Heading into the final quarter, Toronto was 16-for-31 from three. Although the Raptors finished 18-for-36 from deep, the Celtics didn’t allow as many threes in the final quarter, which helped Boston earn its first win of the season, as the...
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Jason and Devin McCourty
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Nick Friar
October 25, 2019 - 3:41 pm
The Celtics didn’t start the 2019-20 season off in ideal fashion on Wednesday. On top of losing to Al Horford’s Sixers, Enes Kanter injured his knee and is out for at least two games. But Patriots defensive back Devin McCourty doesn’t seem worried about the state of the C’s. During his Patriots...
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Kemba Walker
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WEEI
October 25, 2019 - 2:46 pm
Take our 2019-20 Celtics quiz and enter for a chance to win a basketball autographed by members of the 2008 championship team.
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