Basketball

Marcus Smart and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 12, 2019 - 3:41 pm
The Celtics won’t have to wait long to see what Al Horford looks like with his new team. The former Celtics big man and the 76ers will host Boston to start the 2019-20 season on October 23. In their home opener, the Celtics will host the 2019 NBA Finals champion Toronto Raptors on October 25. The...
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Kemba Walker, Gregg Popovich, Team USA
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Gabby Guerard
August 12, 2019 - 11:58 am
All four Celtics made it through the first round of Team USA cuts , meaning they will continue fighting for a spot on the final roster. But in addition to representing their country, and getting some extra touches before the season unfolds, Boston’s players are also soaking up the benefits of...
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Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
August 11, 2019 - 7:30 am
Kemba Walker, Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum all had their first bit of game action for Team USA in the Blue vs. White scrimmage on Friday. Tatum had the most impressive night of all in Team Blue’s 97-78 win, scoring 17 points on 6 of 8 shooting. Additionally, Tatum had a big block and four rebounds...
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Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Kemba Walker
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Nick Friar
August 09, 2019 - 2:57 pm
As much as Kyrie Irving often received the brunt of the blame in the public eye for the Celtics’ disappointing 2018-19 season, Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Marcus Smart have all expressed on separate occasions he alone did not ruin 2018-19. The matter of how the team handled Gordon Hayward has...
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Robert Williams and Daniel Theis
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Nick Friar
August 09, 2019 - 2:14 pm
When it became clear Kyrie Irving was leaving Boston for Brooklyn, Al Horford’s presence on the roster didn’t seem necessary. The Celtics weren’t about to contend for a title and going younger made more sense. Then Danny Ainge courted Kemba Walker and Horford departing for Philadelphia turned into...
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Jayson Tatum and Terry Rozier
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Gabby Guerard
August 09, 2019 - 11:19 am
Even though the games don't count, the Celtics have an interesting matchup at the start of their 2019 preseason schedule, which was released on Friday. October 6 marks the return of former Celtic Terry Rozier as Boston opens up against Charlotte. The Hornets acquired Rozier via sign-and-trade with...
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Brad Stevens, Celtics
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Gabby Guerard
August 08, 2019 - 12:27 pm
The Celtics have made it clear they are ready to move on from last season's dysfunction. Jayson Tatum acknowledged last year is behind them . Jaylen Brown noted it can’t get any worse than last year, but that’s over with . And now, Brad Stevens is adding to that mentality too, insisting it’s been...
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Jayson Tatum, Mike Krzyzewski
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Gabby Guerard
August 08, 2019 - 11:46 am
When former Team USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski visited training camp Wednesday in Las Vegas, Jayson Tatum was thrilled. He and Krzyzewski’s time was cut short at Duke, given that Tatum only played one season before being drafted by the Celtics , so any opportunity to work together goes a long way...
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