2019 NBA Playoffs

Josue Pavon
April 28, 2019 - 6:17 pm
MILWAUKEE -- No other member of the Celtics has more playoff experience than Al Horford. With 115 postseason games under his belt, Horford knew just how important it was going to be for the Celtics to establish their defensive intensity at the start of their best-of-7 Eastern Conference Semifinals...
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Josue Pavon
April 21, 2019 - 9:21 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- For Gordon Hayward, Indianapolis is unlike any other city. Basketball runs deep around these parts and as a kid, Hayward immersed himself into the culture. His fondest memory dates back to his high school playing days in 2008 when he hit the game-winning shot for Brownsburg High...
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Celtics forward Gordon Hayward
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Nick Friar
April 21, 2019 - 4:10 pm
Despite the Celtics finishing with their highest point total of the series, finishing off the Pacers 110-106, Game 4 was far from pretty. The Celtics couldn’t get things going offensively in the first half with Darren Collison and Cory Joseph playing air-tight defense on Kyrie Irving while the...
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Josue Pavon
April 20, 2019 - 6:44 pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- When Kyrie Irving was seen on the bench getting his right hand checked out just before halftime in Game 2 of the Celtics' best-of-7 series against the Pacers, it didn't seem like a big deal at the time. Fast forward to Celtics shootaround Friday afternoon at Bankers Life Fieldhouse...
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Josue Pavon
April 20, 2019 - 11:02 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- When the Celtics' 2018-19 regular season commenced last September the excitement of seeing Brad Stevens' starting lineup at full strength outweighed the likelihood of a trying season that was eventually bestowed upon the four-year head coach. It didn't work out the way Stevens...
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Josue Pavon
April 20, 2019 - 1:11 am
INDIANAPOLIS -- After Kyrie Irving's 37-point performance in Game 2, Pacers head coach Nate McMillan's game plan heading into Game 3 was a blatant one -- force Irving into a playmaker. Indiana's defensive approach to make Irving pass the ball and see if his teammates could beat them instead of...
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Celtics guard Kyrie Irving and forward Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
April 19, 2019 - 11:27 pm
The Pacers desperately needed a win in Game 3 and approached contest accordingly, from start to finish. That still wasn’t enough to knock off the Celtics, who matched Indiana’s intensity throughout, taking Game 3 104-96 on the road. With the exception of the Pacers’ response in the second quarter...
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Josue Pavon
April 18, 2019 - 7:11 am
Kyrie Irving always sees the big picture. He knows that if the Celtics are going to make a deep playoff run, it's not going to come down to winning at TD Garden, it's going to come down to winning on the road. The Celtics All-Star was impressed by his team's late-game execution -- in a game where...
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Josue Pavon
April 17, 2019 - 9:45 pm
The Celtics now have a 2-0 lead in their best-of-7 series after topping the Pacers, 99-91, Wednesday night at TD Garden. (For a complete recap, click here.) After trailing the Pacers throughout the entire third quarter, the Celtics chipped away at a 10-point deficit in the final frame before...
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Josue Pavon
April 16, 2019 - 5:39 pm
For the first time since suffering from last week's torn left oblique, Marcus Smart gave reporters an update following Tuesday afternoon's practice at The Auerbach Center. Smart revealed what he experienced last week against the Magic, when he ran into Orlando's big man Nikola Vucevic before he...
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