2019 NBA Playoffs

Josue Pavon
May 09, 2019 - 7:22 am
Kyrie Irving's future in Boston is as murky as it has ever looked. Is it fair to expect Irving to make some sort of commitment to the Celtics moments after losing Game 5 and being bounced out of the playoffs by the Bucks? No, absolutely not. That's just not who Irving is, which is fair. We expected...
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Josue Pavon
May 07, 2019 - 6:58 am
Kyrie Irving lives for playoff moments. He reminded everyone countless times throughout the regular season and then made sure people remembered that it's the reason Boston traded for him back in 2017. The Celtics believed Irving was ready to leave the shadow of LeBron James behind in Cleveland and...
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Josue Pavon
May 06, 2019 - 9:41 pm
The Celtics are one loss away from seeing their season come to an end. The Bucks cruised to a 113-101 Game 4 win at TD Garden Monday and will head back to Milwaukee with an opportunity to close out the Celtics Wednesday night. For the second consecutive game of the series, the Celtics leaped out to...
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Josue Pavon
May 06, 2019 - 6:26 pm
Marcus Smart will be available for the Celtics in Game 4 against the Bucks Monday night. Team officials confirmed moments before Brad Stevens' pregame press conference that Smart will be in uniform for the Celtics. He will come off the bench and be on a minutes-restriction, per Stevens. "He'll play...
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Josue Pavon
May 05, 2019 - 4:02 pm
Marcus Smart may return to the Celtics sooner than anyone anticipated. He spoke to the media Sunday afternoon at the Auerbach Center, following team practice, and said he's hopeful he'll be able to play Monday night in Game 4 against the Bucks. "I've been cleared yesterday," Smart said. "We didn't...
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Josue Pavon
May 04, 2019 - 8:48 pm
What Brad Stevens is seeing from Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks is nothing new to him. He saw this coming. As one of the league's leading superstar, Antetokounmpo continues to prove why he's a leading MVP candidate and why he's the most talented player in the Eastern Conference Semifinals...
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Josue Pavon
May 04, 2019 - 9:45 am
The Celtics didn't want to pin Game 3's loss to the Bucks on the officials. They did the best they could to hide their frustration with how the game was called Friday night. However, following their 123-116 loss, the topic was brought up to Kyrie Irving during his postgame press conference and the...
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Josue Pavon
May 01, 2019 - 4:47 am
MILWAUKEE -- For a team that suffered from a 21-point loss against the Bucks in Game 2 of their best-of-7 series, the Celtics seemed rather breezy throughout their postgame interviews. After becoming the only undefeated team in the playoffs (4-0), Boston dropped its first game against the Bucks in...
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Josue Pavon
April 30, 2019 - 1:33 pm
MILWAUKEE -- Head coach Brad Stevens understands the likelihood of seeing Giannis Antetokounmpo shoot 33.3 percent from the floor like he did Sunday afternoon against the Celtics, is highly improbable. He expects The Greek Freak to bounce back from his Game 1 performance, where Boston forced him to...
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Josue Pavon
April 29, 2019 - 3:33 pm
MILWAUKEE -- Five years ago to the day of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals matchup between the Celtics and the Bucks, a high school teacher told a young Jaylen Brown that he wouldn't amount to much. One of Brown's old tweets resurfaced ahead of tip-off Sunday morning. In the tweet, a...
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