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Jaylen Brown
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Nick Friar
January 04, 2020 - 4:18 pm
Former Laker Brandon Ingram thinks if Jaylen Brown and Ben Simmons received extensions, he should have, too.
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Ben Simmons and Jayson Tatum
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Nick Friar
October 23, 2019 - 10:31 pm
Ben Simmons had his way with the Celtics in the paint. Boston had a rough shooting performance from the floor. But there was one driving force that led to the Celtics’ 107-93 loss in Philadelphia: missed free throws. The Celtics only made 20 of their 34 free-throw attempts (58.8%). That’s 14 free...
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Jaylen Brown and Draymond Green
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Nick Friar
August 04, 2019 - 1:00 pm
The 2020 NBA free agent class isn’t expected to be anything special. Denver extended Jamal Murray (five years, $170 million) this offseason, taking one of the few prominent names off the board. The 76ers gave Ben Simmons the same max deal — which seems like money well spent and in no way a mistake...
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Paul George and Kawhi Leonard
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Nick Friar
June 30, 2019 - 6:06 pm
The Free Agency Moratorium concluded on Saturday, July 7 at 12 p.m. Free agents can now sign with contracts. Below is a running log of the transactions and updates that transpired throughout the 2019 Free Agency Moratorium period. Newest items are listed at the top: Saturday 9:48 a.m. — Quinn Cook...
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Sixers center Joel Embiid and Celtics forward Al Horford
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Nick Friar
June 25, 2019 - 7:30 am
It’s still unclear who the mystery team is that’s reportedly pulling Al Horford away from the Celtics. The Mavericks were thought to be the favorite at one point. But when the report of a four-year, $112 million deal surfaced, Dallas made it clear they wouldn’t be the one to make that type of an...
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Josue Pavon
December 26, 2018 - 1:44 pm
Before the Celtics topped the Sixers on Christmas Day, there was a moment throughout the overtime period where it felt like Philadelphia was going to pull ahead for good. The Sixers grabbed a quick four-point lead with just over three minutes left when Marcus Smart earned a technical foul for...
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John Tomase
July 08, 2018 - 11:32 pm
It's entirely possible we're overrating Marcus Smart. We've been known to do that around here. I once declared I wouldn't trade Jae Crowder straight up for Kevin Love, for instance, so . . . yeah. That said, I find it surprising that the rugged guard has drawn zero interest around the league,...
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Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons
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John Tomase
May 10, 2018 - 9:55 am
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons have a message for Celtics fans: no hard feelings. Philadelphia's two young stars had nothing but praise for the TD Garden crowd and atmosphere after being eliminated from the playoffs in Wednesday's 114-112 Game 5 loss. "Coming into this building and arena the fans are...
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Alex Reimer
May 07, 2018 - 12:49 pm
On paper, it looked like Al Horford was primed to enjoy a big series against the Sixers. He’s delivered. The Celtics’ forward was at his most valuable in the fourth quarter and overtime of Boston’s Game 3 win over Philly, scoring 11 points and grabbing three rebounds while blocking a shot. Horford...
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Alex Reimer
May 04, 2018 - 11:29 am
The Jayson Tatum Show returned for another episode at the Garden Thursday. And once again, Markelle Fultz had a front-row seat. Tatum led the Celtics with 21 points and took over the game with his athleticism and hustle in their improbable Game 2 win over the Sixers. Whether it was blowing past...
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